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The Black Lung Captain: Tales of the Ketty Jay: Bk. 2 (Tales of the Ketty Jay 2) Paperback – 29 Jul 2010

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (29 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575085185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575085183
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,125,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A light-hearted dose of steampunkery that mizes cutlasses and grog with giant airships . . . The Black Lung Captain is imaginative, action-stuffed and an enormous amount of fun (SFX)

This is a steampunk romance full of battling aerium-fuelled aircraft, villainous buccaneers and hordes of ravaging ghouls, held together by an expertly orchestrated plot which uses every trick in the book to keep the reader hooked. But the true delight is Wooding's depiction of the crew of the Ketty Jay and Captain Frey's relationship with them. Marvellous. (The Guardian Eric Brown)

The Black Lung Captain, like its forebear, is page-turning entertainment from start to finish, packed with aerial battles, chases, intrigue and hints of much bigger stories to come. (WERZTONE)

Great pace, teeth-rattling battle scenes, terrific characters, lovely world-building slyly dropped throughout. f you're thrilled by tales of betrayal and revenge, space pirates, incredibly fast spaceship chases, great character repartee and steam punk sensibilities this one is a great read. (SFFWORLD.COM)

The Black Lung Captain is still a very recommendable novel - it not quite equalling its predecessor doesn't mean it doesn't outdo other books - its exciting, slightly quirky feel will plunge you into yet another improbably fun adventure. (LEC BOOK REVIEW)

The Black Lung Captain is a madcap rush from start to finish, all too easy to devour in a single read. The dialogue is sharp and witty, the writing is clever and the adventure absorbing. (PORNOKITSCH)

It has everything I want from a good book - great characters, superb story, plenty of action, and all the little extras that add to the story. (WALKER OF WORLDS)

Perhaps even more than first time round this struck me as a superlatively formed piece of science fantasy. (THE BOOK BAG)

...aside from the good characterisation, the events are supplemented by some interesting revelations about certain people and other aspects of the world, while the humour - again, as before - is well observed, with plenty of amusing moments to lighten the tone (which is perhaps a little darker this time around). In all, an enjoyable read. (SPECULATIVE HORIZONS)

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RETRIBUTION FALLS was fun, fast-paced, action-packed, brilliant stuff - and THE BLACK LUNG CAPTAIN is even better.

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