Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding. Retribution Falls book cover. logo logo. Rating / One of the best Steampunk novels. Review: Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding What makes it exceptional is the psychological insight rare in fast-paced, adventure SF, says Eric. 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.

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Jez is another one who we meet early on and she’s the new navigator for the Ketty Jay as they seem to have been having troubles before she joined getting any to stay. Worked together several times, haven’t we?

Yes, you can say it’s not the most original thing ever written by anyone, but I like to think of it as just The fight scenes were great. Chill shadows cut deep into the seamed faces of Macarde and his men, and the air smelled of damp and decay. First name Country where you live Book Your rating out of 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Your review. Pinn is a hopeless young boy who is always getting into trouble and fights and seems to have no sense of self-preservation at all.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Crake and Bess have a strange relationship to the point where the other members of the Crew think maybe he’s actually in love with her! It is the beginning of a projected series by Wooding and these books also look to be stand-alone too. Facebook Google Twitter Print Email. After a moment, it sank in: All the crew of Ketty Jay came with baggage from their past and this theme ran throughout the entire book; maybe even the entire series.


He is blunt, and stubborn and we see his resolve tested very early in the book. I already have book 2 and I very much hope I can squeeze reading that into next month because I want to know what happens next!

The kind of man you can do business with. The only real similarity with either series is that it’s about a crew aboard a ship who aren’t loyal to anyone but themselves. And even though I came to expect a certain sloppiness from you over the years-late delivery, cargo that wasn’t quite what you promised, that sort of thing-you never flat-out screwed me. Speaking of the writing, there’s a surprising amount of humor in the dialog and the writing itself is actually fairly good.

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Retribution Falls (Tales of the Ketty Jay): Chris Wooding: : Books

This book was no different. I’ve never read a book like this where it didn’t. As stated in the blurb, the main character of this novel is Darian Frey, the captain of the airship Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts, or as the author calls them, a group of sarcastic, cynical, wisecracking liars.

He suffers with trauma from the war, but he’s a really great character all the same and he can hold his own against Pinn and the others when he really needs to! A minor complaint would be that some of the other crew members outside the top 3 were mere filler, nothing was really fleshed out here but I guess this was due to mainly concentrating on the leads and there is always more to come from the series.

Nov 07, Emma rated it liked it. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships and generally make a nuisance of themse Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts.


Airships, misadventures, and steampunk overtones. More information on her intriguing situation will no doubt be forthcoming in future volumes in the series. In all, I’ll give this one 4. Buy the selected items together This item: Low tech science fantasy, maybe?

Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Steam Punky sky flying pirate wannabees are rocketed to a most wanted status when someone sets them up to explode a plane with some VIP on it. I enjoyed reading this but found myself skimming a bit towards the end. View all 13 comments. But an Archduke keeps some order, aided by his colorful personal army, the Century Knights.

The tooth worked only on the weak- minded. As I’ve never seen Firefly I can’t say this is like that series but noticed that comparison in a number of other reviews but I would class it as a mix of Red Dwarf and Lies of Locke Lamora.

And there are some similarities between them. The blurb sounds interesting, the cover is really nice.

It’s not bad, but taking into account some of galls whiplash-inducing UF I have read in the last few years, this is pretty average. English Choose a language for shopping. I could not stand him.

The little I have read was alright, but didn’t leave me itching to read more.

They aren I’d been hearing a lot about this book recently often mentioned in the same breath as sci-fi TV classic Firefly. A man can waste a life with regrets.

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