Retribution Falls

Retribution Falls

by Chris Wooding
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Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

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 all running from something. Crake is a daemonist in hiding, traveling with an armored golem and burdened by guilt. Jez is the new navigator, desperate to keep her secret from the rest of the crew. Malvery is a disgraced doctor, drinking himself to death. So when an opportunity arises to steal a chest of gems from a vulnerable airship, Frey can’t pass it up. It’s an easy take—and the payoff will finally make him a rich man.

But when the attack goes horribly wrong, Frey suddenly finds himself the most wanted man in Vardia, trailed by bounty hunters, the elite Century Knights, and the dread queen of the skies, Trinica Dracken. Frey realizes that they’ve been set up to take a fall but doesn’t know the endgame. And the ultimate answer for captain and crew may lie in the legendary hidden pirate town of Retribution Falls. That’s if they can get there without getting blown out of the sky.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345522580
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Series: Tales of the Ketty Jay Series , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 158,414
File size: 3 MB

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Retribution Falls 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay. Stop me if you've heard this one. The captain of a ship has a bad experience while working on the front lines of the last great war. Taking the ship he owns, he puts together a crew to make some money. This crew includes the stoic survivor of the captain's war experience, the high society type cut off from his resources and on the run from the law, the woman with amazing abilities and a mysterious past, the incredible pilot with minimal combat skills, and the public relations expert that isn't being paid to talk pretty. Together, they take on any job that comes their way, from honest work to occasional piracy. And rarely do their plans ever go smoothly. For a series I've never read before, from an author I haven't read before, in a genre I don't think I've ever read before, there was a lot here that was very familiar. But familiar in a good way, I think. There are very few occaions that I can think of where something in this book is an exact duplicate of something from another source with the serial numbers filled off. About the closest it comes to that is limited to just once scene. And the world itself is different enough, with its strange mix of magic and science, that it feels like you are reading something new. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great steampunk fantasy. A little complex at times, but that's alright. Harkins and Silo rule…can't wait to read The Black Lung Captain!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like nothing I've read before. The moment I picked this up, I couldn't put it back down. My favorite from Chris Wooding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters that are just so unique you gotta love them. A most excellent steam punk adventure. I recommend reading this book with great enthusiasm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly recommend
DavidWiley More than 1 year ago
It all started with an article I ran across on Twitter with 5 recommended Steampunk books to read. While the other four books on the list sounded good, this one had me hooked as soon as it was described as “Steampunk for fans of the TV show Firefly” or something along those lines. And let me tell you, I am a huge fan of Whedon’s Firefly. While I’m still waiting with the army of Browncoats for a Season 2 to get announced, I thought I might as well take some time and get my hands on a copy of this book to see how it stacks up. The bad news: it isn’t Firefly. I don’t think it was ever meant to be, but it has a lot of things in it that certainly remind me of that beloved show and that is a good thing. Comparing this book to that show would be an injustice, one I will try hard to avoid. The book should be judged for what it is. And this book is, at the end of the day, a great book. It has a great crew aboard the Ketty Jay, each one with a secret that is being kept from the rest of the crew. The dynamics between the crew members is easily the highlight of the book. That was one of the things that made Firefly memorable as well, so this is where I believe at least part of the idea of touting it as a Steampunk Firefly came about. There are plenty of twists, as well as back story reveals, that keep everything interesting. It was a difficult book to put down. the only caution is that there are plenty of unsubtle innuendos and profanities that would make this book unsuitable for a younger crowd. Who should read this book? If you like Steampunk, motley crews, airships, pirates, heists, airship battles, betrayal, scenes of Russian roulette, golems, intricate schemes, witty banter, poker references or Firefly you will probably enjoy this book.
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Retribution Falls is my second favorite book of all time and the series as a whole is my absolute favorite!
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This is a fun and exciting book with memorable characters and high adventure. A great read.
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This is like the love child of Robert Louis Stevenson and and top-self scifi author today. Def. A need for everyones personal collection
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owlluver15 More than 1 year ago
I love Chris Wooding because he creates wonderful stories and has characters that are fun. Retribution Falls is adventure with twists and turns. Couldn't put the book down once I started really getting into it. I've read most of his books and I love them all for different reasons.
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