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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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 already have book 2 and I very much hope I can squeeze reading that into next month because I want to know what happens next!

However, equally as we find out her backstory learning what really happened to her and the way she’s been forced to live was really interesting and I woodimg it gave her a more human quality.

He’d pictured himself displaying a little more dignity in the face of his own extinction. Mortal Engines Quartet Philip Reeve 9. Fate has not been kind to the captain of the airship Ketty Jay —or his motley crew. The story is very much character-driven, but definitely not at the expense of the plot. He was a different person from the man Crake had known the night before.

He told stories that had them in stitches and drank until he passed out. He is also the author of three different, completed series; Broken Skyan anime -influenced fantasy serial for children, Braided Patha fantasy trilogy for adults, and Malicea young adult fantasy that mixes graphic novel with the traditional novel; as well as another, four-part series, Tales of the Ketty Jaya steampunk sci-fi fantasy for adults.


The wealthy have limited electric lights, though gas lighting is more common. Spoilers 4 23 May 08, Their pistols had been taken after they were found at the inn, snoring drunk at the table. They are a spirited bunch, fond of hard liquor and coarse humor, independent spirits trying to forge a team and learn responsibility for their action. Believe me, you do that and I take the code to my grave.

I felt that at times the battle scenes or the descriptions of the boats technical aspect slowed down the plot a bit but perhaps it is because I am just not into those things in my reading on a normal day.

Macarde was as surprised as Crake was.

Retribution Falls

Customers who bought this item also bought. His eyes flicked to the captain nervously. Beware, no rainbows or fluffy romantic feelings!!!

As for the setting, for me it was so much fun to trade the fun but well-used worlds of either spaceships and star travel or swords, dragons, and magicians for the steampunk setting with airships and revolvers. Please help by adding reliable sources.

That label belongs to Retribution Falls ; a full blown steampunk adventure. The movie, Serenity, was excellent, but I’m still looking forward to checking out the show. You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Looking forward to the rest of the series.

This is the first book i’ve read, since i was in a reading club for kids, at my local library. Crhis to Book Page.


Retribution Falls – Chris Wooding

He and his retributoon make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. His fingertips came away bloody from a split lip. Tales of the Ketty Jay 4 books. After the Captain gets them all wanted due to his own greed and stupidity they then have to battle their way out through a series of adventures.

Highly, highly recommended fa,ls one of the most pure fun novels I read in a long time The world building is wooving, 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. That’s not half bad,” Rat commented, peering at his reflection in the shiny tooth.

And Crake grinned, harder than he’d ever grinned in his life. D This is the story of The Ketty Jay and its crew of misfits. Oct 08, Evgeny rated it liked it Recommended to Evgeny by: There’s the cowardly selfish captain, Darian Frey, Jez, the mysterious new navigator, the daemonist, Crake, and the rest.

Retrieved from ” https: The main trio of characters are well developed and go from independent travellers to trusted companions and the journey getting to that point is well written with plenty of backstory for these characters to properly flesh them out and make that progression seem worthwhile.