The Black Lung Captain is the second novel in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding. I raced through this one in a day and a half, so that’s an indication of how much I liked it.
Captain Darian Frey is down on his luck. His aircraft is old, rusty, and the engines are only being held together by the craft of Silo, while his crew is squabbling and broke. How he will keep the Ketty Jay in the air and his crew fed is a question that keeps playing in his mind. Enter captain Grist, who want Frey and his crew to accompany him on an expedition of sorts. Grist found an explorer who’d discovered an ancient aircraft that crashed on a remote island full of monstrous beasts. The aircraft contains treasures of a lost civilization. Frey thinks it’s dangerous, and too good to be true. But what’s a broke captain to do? Continue reading