The Iron Jackal
by Chris Wooding
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575098077
Date: 20 October 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The new novel from the immensely talented Chris Wooding, now published by Gollancz. The Iron Jackal is set in the same world as Wooding's Arthur C. Clarke Award nominated Retribution Falls, a book also acclaimed by The Guardian as one of their recommended 2009 Summer Reads and blurbed by Joe Abercrombie as being a novel that "...picks you up, whisks you swiftly and entertainingly along and sets you down with a big smile on your face." I've long been an admirer of Wooding's work and have no doubt this new one will garner equally impressive plaudits.
"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. Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's ex-fiancee and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge. 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. 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. The first time was to clear his name. The second time was for money. This time, Frey's in a race against the clock for the ultimate prize: to save his own life."