Retribution Falls

Retribution Falls Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay He and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law running contraband robbing airships and making a nuisance of themselves An easy heist and a fast buck

  • Title: Retribution Falls
  • Author: Chris Wooding
  • ISBN: 9780575085169
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Retribution Falls

    Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay He and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, running contraband, robbing airships and making a nuisance of themselves An easy heist and a fast buck sound great until a heist goes wrong and the freighter explodes Suddenly Frey isn t just a nuisance he s public enemy number one.

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    1. Samir

      I wanted to try steampunk genre for a long time. To be honest this isn’t my first steampunk read. I’ve read Senlin Ascends a couple of months ago and even though it had some steampunk elements and steampunkish vibe I wouldn’t label it as a steampunk novel per se. That label belongs to Retribution Falls; a full blown steampunk adventure.You’re probably asking yourself how can I assume the role of the expert on the field and label this or that if this is my first read of that kind. Well, y [...]

    2. Evgeny

      You can't take the sky from meThis steampunk/fantasy story starts with the captain of flying ship Ketty Jay and one of his passengers being politely interrogated about the launch code to operate his ship. 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. It only gets worse - much worse. If somebody asked me to describe the book in as few words as pos [...]

    3. Nataliya

      Nataliya Gushes About This Book - Picture Frenzy - More Book Gushing - I Want To Be An Airship Pilot (*) * Oh, did I mention how much I love Jules Verne-esque chapter titles? Retribution Falls is a well-crafted steampunk novel that immediately won me over. It is a very entertaining and refreshing read that has everything you want for 400-plus pages of delightful fun. I am serious - I mean, there are airships, sky piracy, GOLD, legendary pirate city, revolvers, adventures, danger, undead, conspir [...]

    4. Dan Schwent

      When they accidentally blow up The Ace of Skulls, and with it, the archduke's son, in a misguided act of piracy, Darian Frey and the misfit crew of the Ketty Jay wind up in the soup. Their salvation seems to be the mythical pirate port, Retribution Falls. But can they reach their safe haven before they wind up dead?Retribution Falls is one of those books that's hard to classify. At first glance, it might be called steampunk, but it's more like fantasy with an odd tech level. There are airships t [...]

    5. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

      BR with the BBB gang starting November 27, 2015.I read this book while buddy reading The Chronicles of the Black Company. BAD idea. The series is so mind-blowingly awesome that any book pales in comparison.♦ Retribution Falls – What should have been ♦This book was a 5-star rating waiting to happen. Why? Because sky pirates + inveterate womanizer/rogue mc + gang of dysfunctional misfits =The mere presence of Captain Frey, our resident rogue, should have triggered this Pavlovian response in [...]

    6. seak

      What happens if you combine The Lies of Locke Lamora with air ships, then add some Pirates of the Caribbean? This. This is what happens. Chris Wooding nailed it in Retribution Falls.I'll get this out of the way. I've been told it's a lot like Firefly. You may have to take away my geek card here but I've never seen Firefly. The movie, Serenity, was excellent, but I'm still looking forward to checking out the show. This means I can't confirm or deny the comparison. I apologize for any non-Firefly [...]

    7. Carol.

      Four and a half stars. First read through, have to say it was very good. Probably my favorite steampunk to date, and a fine novel all around. Airships, gunfights, pirates, a golem, daemons lots of fun ingredients but also fully developed characters. A little bit of the "shades of grey" protagonists; the captain of the airship seems to resemble Captain Jack Sparrow--charming as all get out, but you have the sneaking suspicion he isn't trustworthy. In fact, first couple of incidents we witness cem [...]

    8. Michael

      No, I've not yet read this yet, but I'm adding a note because (a) it's on sale for $1.99 so well worth picking up now and (b) someone on /r/fantasy (a site I love) said it was a highly underrated book. So I'm bumping it on my TBR pile.

    9. Tammie

      Retribution Falls is a steampunk fantasy that has loads of action. The air ships were interesting and I especially liked the air battles. The second half was better than the first half, but I pretty much liked it from the beginning. The characters were all interesting but Frey, the captain, had to grow on me.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 all running from something. I wouldn't say fa [...]

    10. Jokoloyo

      This is one fun novel. Combining several popular themes: steampunk, airships, pirates, ragtag team protagonists (my personal fav theme), and forbidden magic.At first I thought the strength of this novel is in the action scenes, and witty dialogs. But after reaching the mid part, I changed my mind. The strength of this novel is on the character developments in an action-packed story. Not all parts of the story are plot driven, but some story parts are character driven. I believe many readers will [...]

    11. ScottHitchcock

      A really slow start to this one had me wondering at the one-third mark if it was worth finishing. It got better and better from that point forward. A steampunk tale about a bunch of misfits who finally bond as a crew. Their duplicitous captain more than most leads the pirate/smugglers on their misadventures where all of their pasts come back to haunt them to one extent or another. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    12. Kaitlin

      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! I think there's a bit of a misconception surrounding this book in that it looks and seems like it could be a YA or Children's book because it's shorter than many adult fantasies are, but this is most definitely a solid adult Steampunk book and for one of my first few exposures to Steampunk this book handled that so brilliantly :DThis is the story of T [...]

    13. Choko

      Thanks to my buddies for this read!!!*** 4 ***This book is not easy to qualify. It is a Fantasy with pirate adventure, low tech, and generously tinted dark. It flies in dark and tumultuous skies, it deals with characters dealing with dark pasts and shady present and, no one has clearly defined motives in a twisted desperate world Yes, its all some shade of dark. But that doesn't make the book difficult to read, exactly the opposite. It is a magnetic story with characters who draw you in and you [...]

    14. Daniel

      Jos jedna ultra brza, akciona knjizica koja te uhvati i nepusta do kraja. Likovi su interesantni i zabavni, mada mi nisu bas previse vezani za srce, i prati ih dosta misterije pa tako i zelja da saznamo sto vise o njima. Svet je interesantan, lep steampunk, sa puno dodataka kao sto su pirati, prljave politicke igre, legende itd.Jos jedan lep detalj je sto je knjiga stand alone iako me ceka jos citav serijal da uronim u njega tako da happy reading :)

    15. Andy

      A new steampunk series for me & one highly recommended by many. rightly so I found to my delight. The character involvement & interaction of the crew is spot-on with their individual backstories coming to the fore throughout the book during times of misfortunes/reflection & why they ended up on the Ketty Jay, all are poignant & go towards explaining how the cast of strays & waives bond over their adventure. They are Pirates (arrrrrrr) of a sort more like adventurers or scally [...]

    16. Lisa Reads & Reviews

      I'm a Firefly fan who picked up Retribution Falls to feed my nostalgia for good old cowboy/pirate steampunk westerns. I wasn't disappointed, to say the least. I laughed, got misty, and turned pages, completely absorbed in the adventure. The writing is excellent, the characters fleshy and fascinating (except for 2 by my count), and the plot is somewhat classic, yet it delivers startling breezes of fresh air, plenty enough to prohibit yawns. The next book, Black Lung Captain, is now on my to-read [...]

    17. Rob

      Executive Summary: Well, maybe I can enjoy Steampunk after all. I definitely plan on continuing with this series.Full ReviewI've been slow with reading the last month or two. This book was no different. That's not it's fault though. I found it every enjoyable the whole way.When I did finally have some time over this holiday weekend to read, instead of reading 75-100 pages like I had planned, I ended up reading nearly half the book in one sitting.Steampunk has never really appealed to me. I haven [...]

    18. Derpa

      Some people on here seem to give their 5 stars exclusively to books that supposedly change their lives and amounts awesome when mentioned in a serious conversation. 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. This book is like that. Yes, you can say it's not the most original thing ever written by anyone, but I like to think of it as just comfortably familiar, not boring and lamely cliché. What it does, it does [...]

    19. Algernon

      Full praise for this book from me. Not so much for some intrinsic or objective artistic value, but for the fun I've had reading it.The story is probably one we've heard numerous time before. A group of down of their luck misfits and outcasts try to make a living at the edge of the civilized world, playing a game of risk in a dangerous environment and stepping on the wrong side of the law every so often. We already had The Argonauts, some of the Knights of the Round Table, The Elizabethan private [...]

    20. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

      Retribution Falls took me on a journey where I was continually required to reevaluate everything-- from the story itself, the world in which it takes place, and not the least, the characters. Great worldbuilding, and surprisingly multi-faceted characters who seemed to be archetypes, but proved to be much more. It was complex, intriguing, and ultimately very enjoyable.Reviewed for Bitten By books. bittenbybooks.

    21. Cathy (cathepsut)

      This was supposed to be fast-paced action. It's not bad, but taking into account some of the whiplash-inducing UF I have read in the last few years, this is pretty average. The blurb sounds interesting, the cover is really nice. But it took me a week to slog through the first 100 pages, as I could simply not build up any interest in the story or the charactes.We have the mischievous criminal with a presumabely good heart and his band of misfits. A new crew member joins and gives us the outside v [...]

    22. Emma

      There was a lot to like in this book. Really it gets 3.5 stars rounded down. For about half the book, it would have been 4 stars. The world building was good. The fight scenes were great. It was a fast-paced action led story. The main protagonists were interesting.Many other reviews said this was too similar to a TV show they had seen. Well, I hadn't seen it, but as the book developed, it sounded more and more like a TV episode. Also the author felt the need to explain to the reader how each cha [...]

    23. Veronica

      "Grab yourself a gun. Welcome to the crew.And that's pretty much how we enter the world of the Ketty Jay crew. There is no slow build up, no set up of the world, or lengthy exposition of the political situation. Just crew members facing a gun to the head and swift death. So, pretty much a regular day for the rag-a-muffin crew of the Ketty Jay who are all running from past secrets and mistakes. Led by Darian Frey, captain of the Ketty Jay, the crew is held together more by the fact that none of t [...]

    24. Liviu

      Pure fun; and do not be fooled by the pulp-like presentation of the novel with chapters with headings a la Jules Verne, since the novel is thoroughly modern in tone and content, partly ironic, partly serious.I laughed out loud many, many times, but there is a lot of heartbreak and tragedy.A crew of misfits led by one Darian Frey who seems to attract the attention of beautiful rich girls once too many for his own good is scrapping a living as airship smugglers and occasional pirates. Kind of bott [...]

    25. Kim

      I'd been hearing a lot about this book recently often mentioned in the same breath as sci-fi TV classic Firefly. And there are some similarities between them. A crew of misfits on a flying vessel, outside the law in a world recovering from war. There is a bit of humour and the crew gets in over their heads. But these are similarities with more than just Firefly. And all other similarities end there.This tale revolved around Captain Frey and his ship, the Ketty Jay, and it's passengers. They aren [...]

    26. Ctgt

      It's not like we haven't seen this type of story before, ragtag group of misfits making their way by hook or crook. An offer comes to them that seems to good to be true, they know it but it's just too tantalizing to pass up. Of course it blows up in their faces and you end up with a fun, well paced action adventure story with some great(although familiar) characters involved in a mystery/conspiracy that draws them in to a world they would much rather avoid. This was really close to 5 stars, not [...]

    27. J.M.

      Wow. I loved RETRIBUTION FALLS. Wooding, my friend, from that unfortunate offering that was STORM THIEF, you are now redeemed! I thank you. FIREFLY fans, read this. You won't be let down. Highly recommended. Five stars!

    28. The Shayne-Train

      So this was great. Pirate swashbuckling adventure meets steampunk meets heist story.The characters are wonderfully flawed, likable, and fleshed-out, the dialogue completely believable, the action fast-paced and easy to follow.Do yourself a favor and stab this book with the cutlass of your MIND. Me, myself, I'm going to devour the next one in the series very soon.

    29. Mark

      I cant believe I missed this brilliant book when it first came out. Great story writing interesting premise, great world buildingn't wait to read the others.

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