The Black Lung Captain
Chris Wooding, author of the thrilling novel Retribution Falls, returns to a fantastical world of spectacular sky battles and high-flying heroics for another epic adventure. Deep in the heart of the Kurg rainforest lies a long-forgotten wreck. On board, behind a magically protected door, an... show more
Chris Wooding, author of the thrilling novel Retribution Falls, returns to a fantastical world of spectacular sky battles and high-flying heroics for another epic adventure. Deep in the heart of the Kurg rainforest lies a long-forgotten wreck. On board, behind a magically protected door, an elusive treasure awaits. Good thing Darian Frey, captain of the airship Ketty Jay, has the daemonist Crake on board. Crake is their best chance of getting that door open—if they can sober him up. For a prize this enticing, Frey is willing to brave the legendary monsters of the forbidding island and to ally himself with a partner who’s even less trustworthy than he is.But what’s behind that door is not what any of the fortune hunters expect, any more than they anticipate their fiercest competitor for the treasure—a woman from Frey’s past who also happens to be the most feared pirate in the skies.
Publish date: July 26th 2011
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
Series: Tales of the Ketty Jay (#2)
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...
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...
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...
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...