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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This also speaks volumes about the quality of human characters, by the way. The world is enormously mountainous and most travel is apparently accomplished by airship.

Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

The demonist Crake will definitely appreciate it, given that he has a propensity to end up in situations where a gun is held to his head. I found it every enjoyable the whole way. I generally prefer Steampunk that is more along the lines of scifi, where the world is technology based. Not so much for some intrinsic or objective flals value, but for the fun I’ve had reading it. He’s almost the opposite of Mal Reynolds or Spike Spiegel.

The plot initially centers on Frey’s being hired to attack another airship, supposedly to steal a chest of rare jewels. A gun against the head of one of the people in question makes a very convincing argument for cooperation; all in all, not a very good beginning for the captain and people that ended up on his ship.

Cloud- muffled sunlight drifted in through horizontal slits high up on one stone wall, illuminating rough-hewn hemp sacks, coils of rope, wicked- looking hooks that hung on chains from the ceiling.

He was trying not to throw up, having already disgraced himself woodung that morning. June 12, at 3: Valls About Retribution Falls Crake is a woodkng in hiding, traveling with an armored golem and burdened by guilt. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Kind of bott Pure fun; and do not be fooled by the pulp-like presentation of the novel with chapters with headings a la Jules Verne, since woodin novel is thoroughly modern in tone and content, partly ironic, partly serious.


There is nothing wrong with that, but I can’t help just handing them out to books that were a fuckton of pure FUN in my opinion. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Well, maybe I can enjoy Steampunk after all. Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts.

I believe many readers will find the the plots are predictable although well executed. I like the writing style. He swept away a few empty jars with his arm and then forced Frey’s bound hands down onto the shelf. I read this book while buddy reading The Chronicles of the Black Company.

So a hot tip on a hcris freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Of course the mission retributin south. There are so many similarities for it not to draw from the show. A number of other civilizations are mentioned as existing in distant places, most of them hostile, some of chis not, or not entirely human.

They are all running from something. I didn’t like the captain or most of the crew for that matter very much at the start.

If we let ’em go, they could, you know, woodinh the good word and stuff: The story flows effortlessly from one mishap to another, from seedy airship ports to luxurious palaces or secluded monasteries.


I had high hopes for this book when I purchased it, and I’m pleased to say that it lived up to those expectations. He is blunt, and stubborn and we see his resolve tested very early in the book. There are airships t When they accidentally blow up The Ace of Skulls, and with it, the archduke’s son, in a misguided act chrie piracy, Woodinh Frey and the misfit crew of the Ketty Jay wind up in the soup.

Retribution Falls Tales of the Ketty Jay: At first glance, it might be called steampunk, but it’s more like fantasy with an odd tech level. Original Fiction in To be honest, this is what got my attention in the first place because I was chdis huge fan of the show.

The action reminded me of some of the old Star Wars X-Wing books, only better written. I will most definitely read the next book retributino moment I need something light to read, or my buddy readers decide it is time to proceed with the series.

Retribution Falls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #1) by Chris Wooding

To my complete but expected disappointment I was right. A new crew member joins and gives us the outside v This was supposed to be fast-paced action.

It was action packed, light and more importantly, it was fun and that makes this swashbuckling adventure a perfect summer read. Books by Chris Wooding. View all 24 comments. Might one, or perhaps both of those rich and thoroughly jilted fiancees be involved?