The Black Lung Captain
By Chris Wooding
(Spectra, Paperback, 9780345522504, 560pp.)
Publication Date: July 26, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Fantasy - General
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Chris Wooding, author of the thrilling novel Retribution Falls, returns to a fantastical world of spectacular sky battles and high-flying heroics for another epic adventure.
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. For a prize this enticing, Frey is willing to brave the legendary monsters of the forbidding island and to ally himself with a partner who’s even less trustworthy than he is.
But what’s behind that door is not what any of the fortune hunters expect, any more than they anticipate their fiercest competitor for the treasure—a woman from Frey’s past who also happens to be the most feared pirate in the skies.
“The Black Lung Captain is as good, and dare I say it, even better than the first. . . . Recommended wholeheartedly—I love this series!”—SFFWorld
“The Black Lung Captain met, and even exceeded, my expectations and proved that Chris Wooding can write a damned fine adventure novel with characters you’ll come to love. . . . Chris Wooding writes one hell of a novel!”—Walker of Worlds
“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.”—SFX, 4-1/2 stars out of 5
Praise for Chris Wooding’s Retribution Falls
“A far-flung adventure of stunning imagination and brilliant craftsmanship . . . as if Robert Louis Stevenson and Patrick O’Brian had teamed up to write a rollicking fantasy.”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Altar of Eden
“Picks you up, whisks you swiftly and entertainingly along, and sets you down with a big smile on your face.”—Joe Abercrombie, author of Last Argument of Kings
“A fast, exhilarating read.”—Peter Hamilton, author of The Temporal Void
“This is a wonderful book.”—New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris