The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
In a spectacular (and destructive) display of rebellion the scion of one of Spire Albion’s oldest and most influential families defies her mother’s wishes and joins the Spirearch’s Guard.
A privateer strikes a desperate deal in order to keep his airship in the sky.
An apprentice etherealist’s dreams are filled with whispers of a peril that will befall all of humanity.
Spire Albion shall soon have need of these individuals and others besides, for danger is on the horizon and ancient enemies all but forgotten are beginning to stir once again.