The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)

Scott Lynch


“Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly developed crime caper into an unique realm of myth, and the result's engagingly entertaining.”—The occasions (London)
 
An orphan’s existence is harsh—and frequently short—in the mysterious island urban of Camorr. yet younger Locke Lamora dodges loss of life and slavery, changing into a thief below the tutelage of a proficient con artist. As chief of the band of light-fingered brothers often called the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is quickly notorious, fooling even the underworld’s so much feared ruler. yet within the shadows lurks somebody nonetheless extra bold and lethal. confronted with a bloody coup that threatens to spoil everybody and every little thing that holds which means in his mercenary existence, Locke vows to overcome the enemy at his personal brutal game—or die trying.
 
Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora
 
“Fresh, unique, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.”—George R. R. Martin
 
“Right now, within the complete flush of a moment interpreting, i feel The Lies of Locke Lamora is maybe in my best ten favourite books ever. possibly my most sensible 5. in case you haven’t learn it, you want to. when you've got learn it, you want to most likely learn it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind

“A precise delusion milieu peopled by way of soaking up, colourful characters . . . Locke’s wit and audacity endear him to sufferers and bystanders alike.”The Seattle Times
 
“A actual style bender, at domestic on virtually any type of fiction shelf . . . Lynch instantly establishes himself as a talented and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, let alone David Liss or even Dickens.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“High-octane myth . . . an exceptional swashbuckling yarn of a novel.”—Richard Morgan

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