The Black Lung Captain

The Black Lung Captain

by Chris Wooding
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The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding

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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345522597
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Tales of the Ketty Jay Series , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 187,062
File size: 3 MB

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The Black Lung Captain 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Retribution Falls can be compared to a certain much loved television series that didn't last as long as fans wished, The Black Lung Captain feels like the feature film wrap up of that series. And not all of that feeling is because of borrowing from the other source. Don't get me wrong, some of it is: finding out secrets that could be bad for an important organization, an increased focus on and presence by the setting's boogymen creatures, having to deal with the uncertainty of if a crew member is becoming a threat to their survival. But we're also dealing with a large number of the character's backgrounds and motivations. Five of the cast have story arcs from the first book in the series that get major screen time in this outting so that they're wrapped up by the end. On some level, it's like the author wanted to make sure he finished up those subplots in case this was the last time he was going to work with these charaters and this world. Which makes me a little worried about the third book in the series. Not that that worry will stop me from continuing to read these wonderful stories.
Lou_DeVille More than 1 year ago
Great Adventure and story! I loved Retribution Falls, but The Black Lung Captain ROCKED! The characters are very likeable, the world that Chris Wooding has created with this series is cool. Couldn't put the book down!
harstan More than 1 year ago
It has been a tough year on the crew of the Ketty Jay even with their fame growing from the Retribution Falls' success and failure; much of both their victory and defeat was caused by the dysfunctional relationship between Captain Darian Frey and his former fiancée Captain Tranica Dracken of the Delirium Trigger. After an embarrassingly failed attempt to rob an orphanage where Crake the tortured (over his niece's death and reincarnation as a Golem) demonologist warned Frey they shoot back, the captain discusses a deal with the Storm Dog Captain Harvin Grist. Explorer Rodley Hodd found a downed aircraft filled with treasure on the dangerous isle of Kurg where killing beasts run amuck. After choking on his beer, Frey accepts the commission as he wisely assumes the lethal monsters in the hostile barrier island's rain forest can't be any worse than orphans who shoot at thieves. The second Tales of the Ketty Jay pulp fantasy is a terrific quest thriller starring rogues and thieves. Backstabbing and double crossing are survival techniques. The story line continues some subplots from Retribution Falls as readers learn more about the inept crew especially Crake that cleverly tie into the prime theme of The Black Lung Captain. Ironically, all the swashbuckling on land, in the air and at sea brings plenty of exciting action; but also predictable expectations in a sort of Indiana Jones' style. Still fans, especially those who read the opening act, will enjoy joining Frey and his motley crew on their latest adventures; just watch your back as anyone else doing so likely will stab you. Harriet Klausner
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These characters remind me of Firefly, loveable yet dysfunctional.
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I hope this gets revisited time and time again!