6/01/2011

Black Lung Captain

... finished. I finally closed this book today morning at 4 AM and I still have that odd feeling I got every time I finish good game or book. Of course I’m pleased but there is another side of coin, a subtle sensation of disappointment comparative maybe with last cookie in jar or something... don't know I just hit you with this inner thoughts bullshit to achieve two goals. First – I'm impressed by world created by Wooding and I don't want my whining and wishful thinking to lay shadow on very positive opinion I have about author and his book. Second if I bore you now you will be twice as much exited by core of this post which is...

Review of Black Lung Captain

It's hard to believe that every last one of you have read my previous review about first installment of Dorian Frey adventures and it's no less unlikely that I presented that world correctly. So I will start over. Imagine period somewhere between Napoleonic wars and First World War... There is press, rail and industry but also there is still high social inequality determined not just by money but by birth too. Know that cutlass and rapiers are used as commonly as revolvers and bolt-action rifles. Great houses hold tight grip on main sectors of economy, transport, manufacture, research. Like in England titles can be brought and the State has to pay attention to what mentioned great houses do in their highly independent duchies. Now Add two things... scientific and sound based demonology capable of various tasks ranging from creating communication devices by thralling twin daemons to
creation of golems and half sentient swords. And yes... I nearly forgot, ships you know... they fly, whole civilization is based on aerial transport, warfare and many other living areas all of that thanks to special mineral which produces lighter than air gas to lift even greatest airships. In this world we follow crew of Ketty Jay ship owned by Dorian Frey freelance contractor, often smuggler and occasionally pirate. If you watched Firefly series just replace lasers with guns and swords and space with air... and you should well know the basics. Till this point it could be about any of three books from this setting so if you are ready lets go further into plot of Black Lung Captain.

In last book Dorian and his crew thwarted coup attempt, razed (with valuable help from coalition navy) pirate hideout at Retribution Falls, year passed and money starts to became an issue alongside with critical repairs and which is not hard to came on your own this two cases are tightly connected. Frey is contacted by another freelance captain on the matter of certain research expedition, enough to say that less that few characters don't have their hidden motives or knows more that they are willing to admit. Book is fast paced dense packed with fights, schemes and even sex (yet not with characters I was counting on). For those who know previous book I can say that Trinica Dracken is back in much larger role that last time, her plot line developed yet left to end in another part of this story The Iron Jackal sadly delayed until October of 2011. !Warning Spoilers! Plot centers on mysterious orb striped from derelict Mane dreadnought and while various powers fight over for control over it Dorian and his crew struggle to stay on surface (or in air if you consider world's features) of current events and don't let the occasion to finally get rich slip their hands. 

20 komentarzy:

  1. My brother is reading this!
    You just made even more curious. I may just borrow it from him once he's done!

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  2. I've been wanting to read this for some time. Good thing it's summer.

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  3. Fantastic review, thanks a lot. Might have to check it out when I need a new book.

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  4. thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. Loved the review. Might check out this book ^.^

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  6. Awesome review bro, cant wait to check it out myself ;D

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  7. Great review, will have to pick this one up myself!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  9. great review, throws pretty cool light on the whole book

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  10. Dude i totally know that feeling after finishing a book. I feel like I just lost something that was a part of me. Its like you lost the novelty of the idea of reading THAT book. same goes for tv series.

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  11. I think I like this book blog more.

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  12. definately a book I'm going to need to read over the next few weeks.

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  13. cool post! will read the book!

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  14. thats a very good recommendation!

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  15. I was looking for something to read and I think I've found something worth reading thanks to you.

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  16. Very nice review thank you!
    I will have to find this and download it for my Kindle :)

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  17. Sounds like a great read. I need to sit down sometime soon and read, I picked up The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card the other day.

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