Sky piracy is a bit out of Darian Frey’s league. Fate has not been kind to the captain of the airship Ketty Jay—or his motley crew. They are all running from something. Crake is a daemonist in hiding, traveling with an armored golem and burdened by guilt. Jez is the new navigator, desperate to... show more
Sky piracy is a bit out of Darian Frey’s league. Fate has not been kind to the captain of the airship Ketty Jay—or his motley crew. They are all running from something. Crake is a daemonist in hiding, traveling with an armored golem and burdened by guilt. Jez is the new navigator, desperate to keep her secret from the rest of the crew. Malvery is a disgraced doctor, drinking himself to death. So when an opportunity arises to steal a chest of gems from a vulnerable airship, Frey can’t pass it up. It’s an easy take—and the payoff will finally make him a rich man. But when the attack goes horribly wrong, Frey suddenly finds himself the most wanted man in Vardia, trailed by bounty hunters, the elite Century Knights, and the dread queen of the skies, Trinica Dracken. Frey realizes that they’ve been set up to take a fall but doesn’t know the endgame. And the ultimate answer for captain and crew may lie in the legendary hidden pirate town of Retribution Falls. That’s if they can get there without getting blown out of the sky.
Publish date: 2011-04-26
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
An entertaining, swashbuckling fantasy/light steam-punk adventure tale involving daemonists, golems, airships, pirates, guns, loot, political plots and the motley crew of the Ketty Jay. The book starts off slowly, but picks up pace nicely. This book would be suitable for teenagers. There isn't a...
A mostly entertaining read. Too much time spent asking rhetorical, overly introspective questions within the character's heads. I swear, every time the focus changed, the reader was flooded with the endless doubts that fill each of the character's minds. The story was fun, if not slightly stock a...
This isn't usually the type of book I go for these days, but lately I've been in the mood for a good old fashioned adventure. And happily this book delivered. The best way to describe this book is if Firefly, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Last Exile all got together and had a Steampunk lovechild. It...
When they accidentally blow up The Ace of Skulls, and with it, the archduke's son, in a misguided act of piracy, Darian Frey and the misfit crew of the Ketty Jay wind up in the soup. Their salvation seems to be the mythical pirate port, Retribution Falls. But can they reach their safe haven before...
There are unavoidable comparisons between this and the Locke Lamora series by Scott Lynch and the show Firefly by Joss Whedon but the similarities in no way detract from it being a very good book.It’s hard to miss with a combination of space pirates and steampunk. The author does a tremendous job wi...