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The Black Lung Captain - Chris Wooding
The Black Lung Captain
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Darian Frey is down on his luck. He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky. Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong. It's getting so a man can't make a dishonest living any more. Enter Captain Grist. He's heard about a crashed aircraft laden with the... show more
Darian Frey is down on his luck. He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky. Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong. It's getting so a man can't make a dishonest living any more. Enter Captain Grist. He's heard about a crashed aircraft laden with the treasures of a lost civilisation, and he needs Frey's help to get it. There's only one problem. The craft is lying in the trackless heart of a remote island, populated by giant beasts and subhuman monsters. Dangerous, yes. Suicidal, perhaps. Still, Frey's never let common sense get in the way of a fortune before. But there's something other than treasure on board that aircraft. Something that a lot of important people would kill for. And it's going to take all of Frey's considerable skill at lying, cheating and stealing if he wants to get his hands on it ...Strap yourself in for another tale of adventure and debauchery, pilots and pirates, golems and daemons, double-crosses and double-double-crosses. The crew of the Ketty Jay are back!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575085183 (0575085185)
ASIN: 575085185
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 442
Edition language: English
Series: Tales of the Ketty Jay (#2)
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
3.5 The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding
From the Blurb: "Darian Frey is down on his luck. He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky. Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong. It's getting so a man can't make a dishonest living any more.Enter Captain Grist. He's heard about a crashed aircraft laden...
Cat out of the bag
Cat out of the bag rated it
4.0
awesome series :)
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
3.0 The Black Lung Captain
Good development of the characters from the first book (especially developing the main character from smuggler to something more) and I enjoyed the fuller description of the worlds and the 'bad guys'. Wooding found the balance between making this a stand alone story and part of a series well in my o...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 The Black Lung Captain
I don't really have much to say about this book that I didn't already say in my review of Retribution Falls. If you liked book 1 chances are good you'll like book 2. In fact, I think I liked this book just a bit more. The first book was more about the crew pulling together and gelling as a group. Th...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
4.0 Black Lung Captain (Tales of the Ketty Jay 2) (Bk. 2)
Steampunk pirates. I want more.This series has become one of my favorites in the course of two books and a couple weeks. They make me laugh out loud sometimes. The characters are ones who really grow on you. The pace goes quick, the adventure is awesome and it even manages to get a few little emotio...
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