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On My Wishlist (13) May 19, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.

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Title: Retribution Falls

Author: Chris Wooding

Genre: Steampunk

Available at: AmazonBarnes & Noble

Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships and generally make a nuisance of themselves. So a hot tip on a cargo freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Until the heist goes wrong, and the freighter explodes. Suddenly Frey isn’t just a nuisance anymore – he’s public enemy number one, with the Coalition Navy on his tail and contractors hired to take him down. But Frey knows something they don’t. That freighter was rigged to blow, and Frey has been framed to take the fall. If he wants to prove it, he’s going to have to catch the real culprit. He must face liars and lovers, dogfights and gunfights, Dukes and daemons. It’s going to take all his criminal talents to prove he’s not the criminal they think he is …

I found this book via the Goodreads recommendations filter. Some hail it as a Firefly simulacrum. While I’m not expecting an exact likeness, I wouldn’t mind some similarities. After all, this is a Steampunk book and Firefly was a Sci-Fi series. Exact is not what I’m going to get.

I haven’t had much of a chance to read my Steampunk books and I miss delving into that genre. It still looks like a fun ride. I look forward to the day when my to-read pile gets a little thinner and I can purchase it.

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