The Black Lung Captain

The Black Lung Captain

Book - 2012
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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 more.

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 it ...

Strap 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!

Publisher: London, England :, Indigo,, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781780620756
Characteristics: 508 pages ;,20 cm.

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misterwisp
Aug 14, 2015

Fun times. The sense of swashbuckling adventure continues from the fist book. The steampunk airship action is great and the plot is fast paced enough that there is never a dull moment. There are definite influences from TV's Firefly as well as Star Wars and pirate movies, all rolled into an imaginative steampunk style setting. The great cast of flawed characters is back and better then ever. It's a great series to lose yourself in for awhile without having to worry about it getting super dark and depressing like the Game of Thrones series and many of Joe Abercrombie's books. Those are great books but it can be nice to read something that's more about adventure and action then grim darkness.

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Jun 10, 2017

tgabriel_0 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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