The Black Lung Captain : Tales of the Ketty Jay Bk. 2, Paperback

The Black Lung Captain : Tales of the Ketty Jay Bk. 2 Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780575085190



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More of the same, more or less. It's pulp-y action adventure, and unashamedly so. One-liners, gunfights, thrills and chases - all here. Just don't expect much depth in the characters (even if there actually is some development in that regard since the last book, surpringly enough), and prepared to just run with the setting rather than questioning it - much more fun that way.

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A rare example of a sequel that surpasses the original. With his characters established, Wooding has a more assured touch, and the result is another thoroughly enjoyable adventure, with plenty of twists and turns - and the odd laugh-out-loud moment. Good fun.

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