The Lies of Locke Lamora
Book 1, Gentleman Bastards
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“Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s 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 orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in 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 underworld’s 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 game—or 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 haven’t 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 Wind
“A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke’s 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 Morgan
From the Hardcover edition.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Great storytelling! Great Characters! Great plots!
Definitely recommended read for anyone who loves non-fiction & fantasy genre. Scott Lynch is a master story-crafter. He creates a believable world with characters you will grow to love and plots within plots that keeps you glued to the book.
I bought the paperback version and now I got the ebook just so I can carry it around with me and reread it while waiting for the other 5 books to come out.
Scott, please continue creating wonderful stories and tales to keep us enthralled and dreaming. Keep up the great work!
It's sequel red seas under red skies
Is just as good!
And written in the same unique style that only scott lynch has used effectively
Great Concept and Execution
I loved this book. Lynch brings his world alive with a brilliant cast of characters and a concept that brings the mafia and a group of street-smart criminals to a fantasy setting. The backdrop for the story was interesting, as were the characters. Highly recommended!
- Category: Epic
- Published: Jun 27, 2006
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 736 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Gentleman Bastards