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First edition.
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London : Titan Books, 2014.
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480 pages ; 21 cm.
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Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new. They've got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them. In fact she's offered them a job-one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary. Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's ex-fiancée and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge. Secrets that might very well cost Frey everything
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First published by the Orion Publishing Group, London, 2011.
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1781167966 (pbk.)
9781781167960 (pbk.)
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869904788
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Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new. They've got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them. In fact she's offered them a job-one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary. Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's ex-fiancâee and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge. Secrets that might very well cost Frey everything - (Baker & Taylor)

A big slice of non-stop, action-packed, wise-cracking fun from the Ketty Jay, and Captain Darien Frey.

Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new.

They've got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them.

In fact, she's offered them a job - one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary. Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's ex-fiancée and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge.

Secrets that might very well cost Frey everything.

Join the crew of the Ketty Jay on their greatest adventure yet: a story of mayhem and mischief, roof-top chases and death-defying races, murderous daemons, psychopathic golems and a particularly cranky cat.

This time, Frey's in a race against the clock for the ultimate prize: to save his own life. - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Chris Wooding has written sixteen books, which have been translated into twenty languages and been published around the world. His 2009 novel, Retribution Falls, was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and his children's books have won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Silver Award and the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year. He lives in London. - (Random House, Inc.)

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Booklist Reviews

Captain Darien Frey and the crew of the airship Ketty Jay are hired to pull off a fairly simple heist: steal a valuable ancient relic from a train. But, after they have the relic (a sword that could be thousands of years old), things take a sudden turn for the worse. Is it possible that Trinica Dracken, Frey's lover-then-mortal-enemy-now-ally, withheld some important details when she convinced Frey to take the job? The book is the third in this steampunk series, and it's a lot of fun, fast-moving, with plenty of action set pieces and a cast of lively, slightly larger than life characters. A fourth book in the series is scheduled to appear in the summer of 2014, and, if you're a fan of Wooding's brand of steampunk, that can't come soon enough. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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Capt. Darian Frey and the rest of the crew of the airship Ketty Jay are used to getting out of dangerous situations, but stealing an ancient relic from a Samarlan museum inadvertently triggers a demonic curse. Frey needs to return the relic to the place it was originally found before nightfall in 12 days, or a demon will be released to kill him in a particularly horrifying fashion. VERDICT Fans of the TV show Firefly will love the rollicking steampunk adventures of the Ketty Jay's motley crew. The action races along, with adventures ranging from tense and gripping to hilarious and absurd—and sometimes both. The crew members are wildly different, but Wooding allows all of them moments to shine and become real to the reader. Although this is the third volume of the series (following 2011's The Black Lung Captain), new readers will have no trouble falling in love with the sailors of the Ketty Jay.

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