The Lies of Locke Lamora - Gentleman Bastard (Paperback)
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The Lies of Locke Lamora - Gentleman Bastard (Paperback)

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Published: 01/02/2007
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'One of my top ten books ever. Maybe top five. If you haven't read it, you should' Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

'Fresh, original and engrossing' George R.R. Martin, the phenomenon behind A Game of Thrones

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count.

Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards.

Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it's a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city.

But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capa's power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming.

A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and The Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora ...

Readers can't get enough of Locke Lamora:

'Original, engrossing, emotional, and devastatingly impactful; this extremely well-written tale of avarice and brotherhood is a treasure of gold, and you will want your share of it' Novel Notions

'A rewarding read, well written, and entertaining. I'd recommend any fantasy fan to give it a try' Mark Lawrence, Sunday Times bestselling author

'It is witty, profane, violent, over the top, and frequently hilarious. I can't believe this is Scott Lynch's first novel, and I can't wait to read more. This is an incredibly fun adventure novel. Find yourself a copy and read it' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'You guys, this story is unreal. It's so morally wrong that you don't even want it to be right. It's that luring, that gritty, that bold . . . its masterfully chaotic - so many subplots, so many characters, so much world-building. theres never a dull moment . . . its intricately woven - no movement, no scene, no word is insignificant. Everything is so interconnected on so many levels. I straight up got chills in some parts' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'A love child of Ocean's Eleven and The Godfather. With blood, deaths, betrayals, money, and drowning in horse urine . . . and it's SO. GOOD' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'It stole hours of sleep. It wrapped me in cozy myth. It gave me the blessing of feeling like a kid again, snuggled up with a book, wondering how the hell 10pm became 4am. Find. Buy. Consume' Pierce Brown, bestselling author of the Red Rising series

'I mean seriously, I loved all those characters and their cunning and deceiving ways. XD Throughout the entire book I never knew what to expect and there were about a ton of "Oh, sh*t!" moments that were shortly followed by "Jeez! NO!" and "What happened now?" exclamations' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575079755
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized - George R.R. Martin

The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of my top ten books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven't read it, you should - Patrick Rothfuss

A great, swashbuckling yarn of a novel - Richard Morgan

Filled with thievery goodness, hilarious turns of phrase and description, and some truly harebrained schemes, The Lies of Locke Lamora belongs on any fantasy fans bookshelf - The Fantasy Book Review

This extremely well-written tale of avarice and brotherhood is a treasure of gold - Novel Notions

A rewarding read, well written, and entertaining - Mark Lawrence

[This book] stole hours of sleep. It wrapped me in cozy myth. It gave me the blessing of feeling like a kid again - Pierce Brown

If you like intelligent funny dialogue, clever protagonists facing equally clever antagonists, and vivid original world building, Scott Lynch is your guy - Rick Riordan

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“Something a little different.”

Scott Lynch's first book in the Gentleman Bastard Sequence is not one to undertake lightly; if you are not full committed to his writing, I think, you'll miss the quality which is hidden in between intense... More

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“The Lies of Locke Lamora”

Despite having read a particularly negative review of this book on strangehorizons.com, I decided to buy it and found it incredibly amusing and entertaining. Finally an approach on fantasy that is easy for those new... More

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“The Lies of Locke Lamora”

One of the best and certainly the most original fantasy novels I've read in some time. Set in Camorr, a city with more than a passing resemblance to Venice, it follows the fortunes of the Gentlemen Bastards, a... More

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