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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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.

Buy the selected items together This item: What makes it exceptional is the psychological insight rare in fast-paced, adventure SF…On every level, Retribution Falls is a triumph. There was a lot to like in this book. There was a lot of character growth and in the end Frey was not the same man that he was at the beginning of this book.

He writes for film and television, and has several projects in development. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. But can they reach retibution safe haven before they wind up dead? You’ll also notice the house is on fire.

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All in all a highly enjoyable and FUN read. The potentially awesome cast of characters was flat. This was an amazingly good read. All the crew of Ketty Jay came with baggage from their past and this theme ran throughout the entire book; maybe fzlls the entire series.

rertibution I certainly felt that she had a ‘bad-ass’ feeling about her when the crew was trying to defy her, and she was a very dominating character too. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But an Archduke keeps some order, aided by his colorful personal army, the Century Knights.

I’ve had this one on my list wkoding quite a while, but after repeated recommendations from author Rob J. The cutlass flickered, and his bonds were cut. He’s very quiet and he doesn’t take a huge role in the book, but he is always there in the background fixing things up and generally making sure everything is working alright.


He must face liars and lovers, dogfights and gunfights, Dukes and daemons.

He ended up where he is through his own stupidity and I just couldn’t warm up to him or sympathise with him. His characters are well developed, especially for an adventure novel, and all of the important ones are given enough space for us to learn their often tragic and occasionally comic back stories. Hungover and weak as he was, he couldn’t keep up the fight for long, and he’d already used his best efforts on Rat. Stay in Touch Sign up. The plot began when Frey was offered a heist mission that will make him extremely wealthy and as usual, the mission immediately went completely wrong.

I honestly don’t find much to criticize in this novel. D This is the story of T I read this as a buddy read with Mercedes and Brock and I have to say that I read this over a few hours on just 2 days and I loved every second! Jez, who may now be dead you’ll have to read the book for an explanationfears that she is slowly turning into a Mane.

In this first installment, Wooding did a great job in world-building his steampunk series and leaving a lot of rooms to be improved in the sequels.

Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. Additional note after finished reading the series: The crew takes on this mission that sounds really simple and is supposed to make them rich. Chris lives in London. The writing is excellent, the characters fleshy and fascinating except for 2 by my countand the plot is somewhat classic, yet it delivers startling breezes of fresh air, plenty enough to prohibit yawns.

Thanks to my buddies for this read!!! He stared at Crake, shocked.

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There is a bit wooing humour and the crew gets in over their heads. More like personal woooding. But being cornered and with no seeming escape possible is just what may finally rouse Frey and his crew from their personal mistakes and tragedies induced apathy and the plotters may just regret having staked the Ketty Jay crew as a scapegoat 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.


I’ve already booked passage for the next flight of the Ketty Jay View all 30 comments. But Macarde was smarter than Rat. Retribution Falls Feedback incl.

Hopefully this lack will also be redressed in the future. The pace is mostly frenetic and fast paced. These flying machines are buoyed up by something called aerium, which isn’t simply hydrogen or helium by another name.

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He told stories that had them in stitches and drank until he passed out. But you will never get my craft, you hear? They aren’t a well-meshed crew but a band of people with the common interest of hiding.

Thus sets off the events that follow in a rip-roaring, page-turning, blast of a read. The world building is decent, though as this is mainly a character and plot driven story, the world they live in is more a backdrop for their story than something that is explored in depth.

And finally we have Silo who is an ex-slave who is onboard the ship and is a constant presence there. The potentially awesome cast of characters was as emotional as a truckload of bricks. He’d pictured himself displaying a little more dignity in the face of his own extinction.

I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Kind of bottom feeders in the underworld, but Darian and his crew are happy that way, or to be more precise they are just content to try and survive a day at a time and forget the past