The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)


The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) Author Scott Lynch
ISBN-10 055358894X
ISBN-13 9780553588941
Year 2007-06-26
Pages 736
Language English
Publisher Del Rey
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Remarkable Scott Lynchs first novel The Lies of Locke Lamora exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy and the result is engagingly entertaining The Times London An orphans life is harshand often shortin the mysterious island city of Camorr But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist As leader of the band of light fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards Locke is soon infamous fooling even the underworlds most feared ruler But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal gameor die trying Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora Fresh original and engrossing gorgeously realized George R R Martin Right now in the full flush of a second reading I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever Maybe my top five If you havent read it you should If you have read it you should probably read it again Patrick Rothfuss New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the WindA unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing colorful characters Lockes wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike The Seattle Times A true genre bender at home on almost any kind of fiction shelf Lynch immediately establishes himself as a gifted and fearless storyteller unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan not to mention David Liss and even Dickens Booklist starred review High octane fantasy a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel Richard MorganFrom the Hardcover edition

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