The Black Lung Captain Darian Frey is down on his luck He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong It s getting so a man can t make a dishonest

  • Title: The Black Lung Captain
  • Author: Chris Wooding
  • ISBN: 9780575085183
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • Darian Frey is down on his luck He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong It s getting so a man can t make a dishonest living any .Enter Captain Grist He s heard about a crashed aircraft laden with the treasures of a lost civilisation, and he needs Frey s help to get it There s onlyDarian Frey is down on his luck He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong It s getting so a man can t make a dishonest living any .Enter Captain Grist He s heard about a crashed aircraft laden with the treasures of a lost civilisation, and he needs Frey s help to get it There s only one problem The craft is lying in the trackless heart of a remote island, populated by giant beasts and subhuman monsters.Dangerous, yes Suicidal, perhaps Still, Frey s never let common sense get in the way of a fortune before But there s something other than treasure on board that aircraft Something that a lot of important people would kill for And it s going to take all of Frey s considerable skill at lying, cheating and stealing if he wants to get his hands on itStrap yourself in for another tale of adventure and debauchery, pilots and pirates, golems and daemons, double crosses and double double crosses The crew of the Ketty Jay are back

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    About "Chris Wooding"

    1. Chris Wooding

      Chris Wooding grew up in a small town in Leicestershire, where not much of anything happened So he started to write novels He was sixteen when he completed his first He had an agent by eighteen By nineteen he had signed his first book deal When he left university he began to write full time, and he has been doing it professionally all his adult life.Now thirty nine, Chris has written over twenty books, which have been translated into twenty languages, won various awards and been published around the world He writes for film and television, and has several projects in development.Chris has travelled extensively round the world, having backpacked all over Europe and North America, Scandinavia, South East Asia, Japan and South Africa He also lived in Madrid for a time When he wasn t travelling on his own, he spent his twenties touring with bands and seeing the UK and Europe from the back of a van.He also learned not so long ago that his family tree can be traced back to John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, which has no bearing on him whatsoever but it s kind of interesting anyway.Chris lives in London.

    702 thoughts on “The Black Lung Captain”

    1. Malcolm Reynolds Darian Frey is the captain of a spaceship Firefly flying ship Ketty Jay Sorry about the confusion, but these are very similar and thus are easy to get mixed up Anyway, Captain Frey seemingly had never heard the famous expression if it sounds too good to be true, it most probably is He fell for yet another get rich quick offer and as a result he and his crew have to dodge bullets flying at them from literally every direction practically non stop through the whole book Let me star [...]


    2. The Black Lung Captain continues the story of a rogue and irresistible to women airship pilot small time smuggler, setting out with his crew on the adventures full of fun and debauchery Sounds familiar d this time, they are chasing a mysterious and powerful artifact that is about to fall in the wrong hands Again, sounds familiar Do you know how much I love Harrison Ford Let me give you a hint My card is a Ford It has a name My Ford is named Harrison Yeah Black Lung Captain, the second in Chris W [...]


    3. So far, this is the best rag tag team steampunk series that I read lately.After read the second book of Ketty Jay, I perceive the 4 book series as a closely linked series On this second book, character development is the focus view spoiler I see only Malvery that has no significant development on this book Other characters are developing well, even the silent Silo hide spoiler The plot of this book is not as tight as the first book.The storytelling is very similar with the first book Personally [...]


    4. Book one 3.75 Book two 4.25 They ll both get 4 s due to the lack of granularity available but book two was far superior for me in every aspect to book one The story was better There was action, surprises, better insight into the world and the characters I think the thing I liked best was although still a fun swashbuckling tale we such so much depth into every character You felt their pain The writer took a much deeper dive into their persona and the empathy bleed through for each of them Seco [...]


    5. Actual rating 3.99999999 stars.Get it Good.Introducing.Captain Darian Frey 2.0 Now with humour More kick ass action More adventure and fun and stuff More blood and gore More awesome villains More cool aerial or not fights More pretty much everything insert sigh of relief here That was a close one I mean, I almost didn t read this instalment Book 1 was alright, but not the oh wow this is so entertaining and boom Captain Frey you re mine let me kidnap you and lock you up in my harem for later use [...]


    6. Bang, straight back into the reading groove after a coupla iffy books in my world of reading with this entertaining tale Loved the first in the series mainly due to its characters interaction between the crew who are in reality a bunch of misfits who somehow against all the odds gel as a crew Not much backstory was part of the first book you were cast straight into the plot this episode gives about each of the crew in turn whilst the plot treasure hunt unfolds genial it is You get to learn abou [...]


    7. Dave s Quick Judgement THE DEFENSE The villains are really good at being bad The heroes are also really good at being bad Many subplots introduced in the first novel are moved forward in exciting ways Loads of laugh out loud moments despite the story being darker this time around Wooding s world building abilities have improvedE PROSECUTION The absense of crucial team members at times interrupts the flow of the story which is sorta the point Wooding is trying to make about teamwork, but still, I [...]


    8. Fun swashbuckling adventure Should probably be read while drinking a glass of Captain s and Coke for fully immersive enjoyment The characters grew on me as they went through tribulations and started to transform with experience, even Frey One I need to add to my own library, because it deserves a second read.


    9. Deep in the heart of the Kurg rainforest lies a long forgotten wreck On board, behind a magically protected door, an elusive treasure awaits Good thing Darian Frey, captain of the airship Ketty Jay, has the daemonist Crake on board Crake is their best chance of getting that door open if they can sober him up In this installment of Tales of the Ketty Jay, Darian Frey is back to his old tricks He s robbing an orphanage in the beginning of this book, and that didn t endear him to me much By the end [...]


    10. E ovo je vrsta knjige koju lako mogu da zamislim kao holivudski blokbaster Jednostavna pri a koja je interesantno ispri ana, likovi koji nisu previ e kompleksni ali opet dovoljno interesantni i realni, gomila akcije koja je sve impresivnija kako se kraj primi e Dosadno vam sigurno ne e biti pa kome se svideo prvi deo neka samo navali.Plus i za romanti are u du i ima scena tako da su svi pokriveni P


    11. 8 10Just what the doctor ordered, a nice big healthy dose of fun After reading around 1000 pages of A Clash of Kings doom and gloom don t get me wrong, it s a great read this was exactly the thing to cleanse my palette and it s good to see that the first novel in the series wasn t a fluke If anything, this novel is better overall than the stellar Retribution Falls I remember when reviewing the first novel I mentioned that you didn t get information of all the crew This is well and truly addresse [...]


    12. Wonderful character driven fantasy that borders on scifi This book and series is all about the crew , how they deal with their background, each other and the world in general Too nice to be pirates, too dirty to be legit the Kitty Jay and its crew fall into an unprofitable grey area so jump at a chance to make a fortune.While the first book was about the crew coming together this book almost sees it all crumble apart, and it becomes about each member accepting who they are and coming to terms wi [...]


    13. I read the first book about the crew of the air ship Ketty Jay last year and Retribution Falls was a 5 star read for me.As this book takes all the ingredients the first one had it won t be surprising that I enjoyed the second installment as much as the first one.For those of you who haven t heard of the series before, imagine the legendary tv show Firely in a Steampunk corsett.There is a unique secondary world so no pseudo victorian scenario which offers a lot of sense of wonder.But by far the b [...]


    14. Executive Summary After a bit of a slow start, I think I enjoyed this one slightly than the first Looking forward to get to book 3 soon.Full ReviewI originally came onto this series after a recommendation in a thread about books similar to Firefly Two books in, I m hard to agree with that Sure you have a crew flying around ship, but that s about where the similarities end for me.For one thing, the characters are far less likable in this series than on Firefly I recall coming to like them a by [...]


    15. I am moving the star rating up to 5 for this one, basically because I am really really enjoying the story There are some corny moments and there are some pretty convenient super power abilities, but you know what it s just a fun read It s a real adventure story, with what appears to be a pretty solid forward thinking storyline I was expecting of the same with book 2, but Wooding certainly appears to have been laying the ground work for this series, there are you standard smallish side stories, [...]


    16. Nije ovo jedan od onih univerzalno dobrih romana koje se ak i hipsteri usudjuju da vole, iako im religija to brani Ovo je ne to malo druga ije, te moj rivju nije nimalo objektivan.Svaki aspekt ovog romana mi odgovara, bukvalno ne postoji nikakva sitnica koju bih mogao da mu zamerim Gde je prvi deo bio svojstveni prolog i uvod u ekipu likova, ovo je ve punokrvna avantura koja poseduje neverovatan i nimalo isforsiran arm Jako simpati na ekipica, prirodan i interesantan world building, odmerena akc [...]


    17. Man o man o man o MAN This series is amazingly, fantastically excellent It s not often that the 2nd book in a series totally surpasses the first in terms of awesomeness, world building, character feely feelz, attention grabbing excitement, butt kickin , and witty ass banter This one does And it does it with aplomb.Daring rescues, gas powered flying behemoths, giant possessed metal golems, rattling machine guns, magic swords lopping off pieces, space faring telepathic pseudo zombies, stealing fro [...]


    18. Another wonderfully adventurous and fun filled story from this second book I have to say that after loving the first one in this series I wasn t too worried about going into the next one and I just felt that Chris Wooding gets my kind of humour and makes me really entertained the whole way through.This story once again follows the crew members of the Ketty Jay, a sort of pirate airship with a sort of awesome crew The character are what really make these books thrilling and enticing for me They d [...]


    19. Still a lot of fun and action packed, just like the first book This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites, if not my all time favorite.Review moved to covers2covers.wordpress 20


    20. This book made me so happy And sad And scared And at the end, elated As kids nowadays say, oh the feels I have always loved the stories about a rag tag team in a ship fighting their way against all odds This series is definitely one of them The comradeship felt real Everyone was connected in a unique way to each other A testament to an excellent work with characterizations We are given insights into the characters, their inner voices while can be overlengthy at times, but not too annoying creat [...]


    21. From my blog.Damn it Mr Wooding, you almost put me in tears again And with a Golem How can a writer get so much beauty from a giant metal shell Ahem Anyway, Black Lung Captain picks up after Retribution Falls, following ragtag crew of the Kitty Jay It is most assuredly a book from a series, you must read RF first and if you haven t, get on it The book could be classified as steampunk, though it is not focused on the tech at all, and unlike most steampunk lives on its own world It reads like a pi [...]


    22. Another great adventure from our favorite crew of misfits Some background on Jez, the Manes and Crake and Bess Oh and maybe a whiff of romance 8 10


    23. It s been a year since Captain Darian Frey and the crew of the Ketty Jay barely escaped with their lives following their ill advised adventures in the first book They ve run through the money that adventure bestowed upon them so they re back at square oneoke, broke, and broke Times are so hard they ve even resorted to trying to steal from orphans White hatted heroes they ain t When the captain of another ship approaches Frey with plans to seek out some rud treasure on a crashed ship Frey, once [...]


    24. If you loved Retribution Falls, you would love this book too Chris Wooding can write a great treasure hunt adventure There are so many twists and turns in this story, that it is safe to say you will not catch a break even when you come really close to the end of the book Make no mistake, this is not only a treasure hunt story It gets so much depth through its characters and their suffering and growth, and the world with its political and religious intrigues and conspiracies.While Retribution Fal [...]


    25. Frey and his renegade crew of misfits did such amazing things in RETRIBUTION FALLS, I was wondering just how Wooding was going to top it Well, he did, and then some, I might add THE BLACK LUNG CAPTAIN is every bit as good as the first one Now, I m a but bummed the third Ketty Jay title, THE IRON JACKAL, isn t readily available here in the States just yet the UK release was last October , because I wanted to sashay right into it can one sashay while reading Unfortunately, that just ain t happenin [...]


    26. It took awhile for me to get into this one It s been awhile since I read Retribution Falls and I was a little confused on who was who and what had happened in the first book The reminders did come eventually but I do wish they had come a bit sooner.The plot to this one never really grabbed me The villain was blah The Mane were interesting But mostly this was of a character driven story And for the most part I love the characters Although Crake and Jez are my clear favorites And their arcs are t [...]


    27. More thrilling twists and turns and character conundrums for the reader to keep up with Very enjoyable I didn t always like what happened, but I definitely was hooked and wanted to keep reading All in all, a successful follow up to Retribution Falls I recommend it.Reviewed for Bitten by Books bittenbybooks.



    28. 3 1 2This is a book which, for me, may have suffered a bit from heightened expectations I rather enjoyed the first book, despite its flaws, and was told from a few people that the second one was even better, so I sort of expected to be blown away However, even though the second is also a good book, I didn t really feel that there was a marked improvement from the first, so I ended up feeling a little let down, overall.As I said, there are some good things that happen in the book I particularly e [...]


    29. Wow, for a second novel in a series with many to come, Black Lung Captain did not suffer the normal sopho blues Once again, we are taken on a non stop rollicking space cowboy, steampunk adventure The whole cast from Retribution Falls is back in another Tale of the Ketty Jay I felt like I was reading about The Serenity from Firefly, one of my favorite movies and quickly cancelled TV series In this novel we get back story on the captain and his crew, and all the richer it makes this story of betr [...]


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