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Our Pirate book for March has been decided! We'll be reading Retribution Falls  (Tales of the Ketty Jay #1) by Chris Wooding.  I have already read this book and can tell you, it is great choice for book club. I'm really looking forward to the discussions for this one.



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. Crake is a daemonist in hiding, traveling with an armored golem and burdened by guilt. Jez is the new navigator, desperate to keep her secret from the rest of the crew. Malvery is a disgraced doctor, drinking himself to death. So when an opportunity arises to steal a chest of gems from a vulnerable airship, Frey can’t pass it up. It’s an easy take—and the payoff will finally make him a rich man.

But when the attack goes horribly wrong, Frey suddenly finds himself the most wanted man in Vardia, trailed by bounty hunters, the elite Century Knights, and the dread queen of the skies, Trinica Dracken. Frey realizes that they’ve been set up to take a fall but doesn’t know the endgame. And the ultimate answer for captain and crew may lie in the legendary hidden pirate town of Retribution Falls. That’s if they can get there without getting blown out of the sky.


Still not sold? Check out Idlewilder's excellent review: http://wildersbookreview.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/retribution-falls.html

Week 1: Chapters 1 - 10
Week 2: Chapters 1 - 20
Week 3: Chapters 1 - 29
Week 4: Finished!

Who's reading with us?  ;D
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Re: [March 2013] Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 07:46:07 PM »
Is this a one of or the first in a series?
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Re: [March 2013] Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 07:53:53 PM »
First in the series. It's followed by The Black Lung Captain and The Iron Jackal.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 07:58:18 PM »
Damn.  Sounds really good, but don't want to get into yet another series...
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Re: [March 2013] Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 08:03:10 PM »
I just updated the first post to clarify that. It is the first book in Tales of the Ketty Jay.  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 08:10:02 PM »
But can it be read as a stand alone?  Or does it end on a cliff hanger?
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 08:11:20 PM »
But can it be read as a stand alone?  Or does it end on a cliff hanger?

Definitely standalone. I cannot recommend this book highly enough - seriously. So entertaining.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 08:12:28 PM »
Alright, since I changed by vote to this (to not read Robin Hobb.. ehm...) and people I like recommend it highly, I'm in. :)
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 08:14:17 PM »
Alright, since I changed by vote to this (to not read Robin Hobb.. ehm...) and people I like recommend it highly, I'm in. :)
*narrows eyes* to not read Robin Hobb?? *shakes head*

good thing this book is so good  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 08:35:33 PM »
Alright, since I changed by vote to this (to not read Robin Hobb.. ehm...) and people I like recommend it highly, I'm in. :)
*narrows eyes* to not read Robin Hobb?? *shakes head*

good thing this book is so good  ;D
I started Assassin's apprentice a year ago and still haven't finished it. I admit that it got better during the book, but I totally didn't like the beginning and it didn't draw me in at all.
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Re: [March 2013] Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 09:39:00 PM »
But can it be read as a stand alone?  Or does it end on a cliff hanger?

Definitely standalone. I cannot recommend this book highly enough - seriously. So entertaining.
They're all self contained, but I dare you stop at just one.
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 09:59:35 PM »
I will be downloading my ebook shortly.  I think I'm really excited for this one?  We will see!  I'm really liking these book clubs because books are always chosen that I wouldn't necessarily pick up on my own. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 10:02:04 PM »
I will be downloading my ebook shortly.  I think I'm really excited for this one?  We will see!  I'm really liking these book clubs because books are always chosen that I wouldn't necessarily pick up on my own.

That's cool. :) Will probably stop being a grouch come March and buy it.  Let's see how February goes first. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 01:14:43 AM »
Read it before...twice, but always up for a revisit of this one.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: [March 2013] Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 01:24:46 AM »
Might read this. The cover looks fantastic and the blurb really draws me in. Going to see, though.
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