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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If there’s some way I can make this up to you, some job I can do, something I can steal, whatever you want. A little bit of the “shades of grey” protagonists; the captain of the airship seems to resemble Captain Jack Sparrow–charming as all get out, but you have the sneaking suspicion he isn’t trustworthy. Paperbackpages.

View all 5 comments. You ought to see it go! Complete predictability was another big problem for me. He stared at Crake, shocked. I generally prefer Steampunk that is more along the lines of scifi, where the world is technology based. He writes for film and television, and has several projects in development. Jez, who may now be dead you’ll have to read the book for an explanationfears that she is slowly turning into a Mane. It was action packed, light and more importantly, it was fun and that makes this swashbuckling adventure a perfect summer read.

The blurb sounds interesting, the cover is really nice. He is blunt, and stubborn and we see his resolve tested very early in the book. Honestly speaking, the first half of the book was really weak in my opinion. There were plenty of positives in t 7. There were the same wolfishly handsome features, the same unkempt black hair, the same lean frame beneath his long coat.


You’ll also notice the house is on fire. Full Review I’ve been slow with reading the last month or two.

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The world of Vardia also provides an atmospheric setting and is a highly imaginative and evocative world. It was complex, intriguing, and ultimately very enjoyable. I like Pinn view spoiler [ and with ragtag team theme, woodibg can expect dark background stories.

I have to say that while it is very similar, the crew of the Ketty Jay are their own unique characters with a completely new universe I found very fun to follow. Short-listed for the Arthur C.

She also was the only one who wasn’t in her predicament because ralls some choice she made. He glared hard and meaningfully at Crake. Pirates, sky-ships, and golems are just the trappings for a far-flung adventure of stunning imagination and brilliant craftsmanship.

With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships and generally make a nuisance of themselves.

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My personal favourites were Crake rich boy turned pirate because of a professional mistake and Harkins war veteran with a ton of issues. That man, Crake might have called a friend. Crake noticed Frey watching it closely.

English Choose a language for shopping. Published June 18th by Gollancz first published Next we have Crake who is the second character who is onboard Ketty Jay and he’s actually not really a pirate or freeloader at all.

After watching Firefly again and bemoaning the end of the series, I went out in search of what to watch or read next and this was suggested. Other books in the series.

But its amazing woodin far. How much fun would that be and what story would there be left to tell? Read it Forward Read it first. The rest of the crew includes Malvery, an alcoholic doctor who’s afraid to do surgery, but doesn’t think twice about punching people in the face; Silo, an enigmatic and competent ship’s engineer who is totally devoted to Frey; and Pinn and Harkins, who fly the Ketty Jay ‘s two outrider fighter aircraft.


Most of what happens in retribuyion book is pretty predictable, but still entertaining. The Ace of Skulls.

October Learn how and when to remove this template message. I’ve woodkng read a book like this where it didn’t. Malvery is a disgraced doctor, drinking himself to death. They are all running from something. And there are some similarities between them. The novel is set in a world of approximately late-Victorian era technology, though some of that technology, as in Ian R.

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Even though this is a story driven novel, we learn more about the characters through their back stories and that gave them another dimension rather than just being a stereotypical band of misfits. Their pistols had been taken after they were found at the inn, snoring drunk at the table. I laughed, got misty, and turned pages, chriz absorbed in the adventure. Tore the belly off, and woodong rest of it went up in flames. Macarde’s eyes bulged and he staggered back a step, making a faint squealing noise like a distressed piglet.

View all 4 comments. They’ll come flocking with their deals, rdtribution the best cuts for the privilege of working with you. Oct 26, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: This book starts a bit sluggish and it took me some time to get immersed in this world and its characters but that changed very soon when the crew was hired to do a seemingly easy job, to attack another airship and retrieve its precious cargo.