If masterful plotting were the book's only attribute, then RETRIBUTION FALLS would still be a first-rate read. What makes it exceptional is the psychological insight, rare in fast-paced, adventure SF. Frey is a fully-rounded character whose selfishness and duplicity undergo a gradual transformation as events cause him to reassess his motivations, as well as to appreciate the qualities of his crew, themselves fascinating individuals. On every level, RETRIBUTION FALLS is a triumph―GUARDIAN
There's a neat combination of swashbuckling excitement and wisecracking patter with sometimes surprisingly hard-edged violence, moral ambiguity, and a cumulative depth. It pulls the neat trick of sucking you in with pure entertainment value, and delivering substance while you're not looking. RETRIBUTION FALLS picks you up, and it whisks you swiftly and entertainingly along, and it sets you down with a big smile on your face―Joe Abercrombie
RETRIBUTION FALLS is the kind of old fashioned adventure I didn't think we were allowed to write any more, of freebooting privateers making their haphazard underhand way in a wondrous retro-future world. But Chris has dusted off the format and given it a sharp modern edge that makes for a fast, exhilarating read―Peter F. Hamilton
About the Author
Chris Wooding is in his early 30s and has already signed his first Hollywood film deal and won several awards for his writing. He is the author of, amongst others, the Broken Sky series, which has sold over 200,000 copies in the US alone, and THE HAUNTING OF ALAIZABEL CRAY, which won the SILVER SMARTIES AWARD. He has travelled extensively, plays bass and guitar, has recorded several albums with various bands and toured in Europe. His books have been published all over the world and translated into 19 languages. He is currently working on two movies with a top Hollywood director.