Review: The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding

The Iron Jackal is the third book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding.


Everything is finally looking up for Darian Frey and the crew of the Ketty Jay. They’re heroes now, heroes who fought alongside the Century Knights to save common people from Manes. People are no longer after their heads. They’re no longer broke, the Ketty Jay’s all fixed up, and the crew actually functions like a team. So when Trinicia Dracken offers them a job stealing a priceless ancient artifact from a train in Samarla, Frey is confident it’ll be an easy job. It’s what comes after the job that he needs to worry about.

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Review: The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding


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

Review: The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence


The Wheel of Osheim is the third and last book in The Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence.


The Wheel of Osheim is turning faster than ever, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped. And Jalan is just the man for the job, even though he tries to convince everyone he isn’t. Jalan and Snorri face danger upon danger, from the minions the Dead King, the mysterious Lady Blue, to the horrors of Hell itself. The Wheel must be stopped. Nothing else, and no one else matters. Continue reading

Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key is the second book in The Red Queen’s War trilogy by Mark Lawrence.


Jalan, Snorri and his cousin Tuttugu have done the impossible. They survived the harrowing experience of the Black Fort, and found Loki’s key. The one key that can open anything. Snorri is determined to open the door of death and find his murdered family, Jalan just wants to go home and be a prince again. But other forces have turned their eyes upon them, eager for the key, and they care nothing for the wants of a spoiled prince and a broken Viking. Continue reading

Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch


The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book in the Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch. I’d heard great things about this book, and it had been sitting on my shelves for a while, but I finally got to it. I’m glad I did.


The flamboyant city of Camorr is the home of many colourful people, but none are as colourful as the Thorn of Camorr and the Gentleman Bastards. Seemingly petty thieves beholden to Capa Barsavi, Locke Lamora and his friends pull of confidence game after confidence game, targeting only the very rich, the nobles and the very powerful. But the Gray King has come to Camorr, and he’s about to shake things up and make life very hard for the Gentleman Bastards.

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