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The Lies of Locke Lamora: The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book One - Gentleman Bastard (Paperback)
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The Lies of Locke Lamora: The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book One - Gentleman Bastard (Paperback)

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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 ...

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575079755
Number of pages: 544
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 33 mm

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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

Paperback edition
14th May 2013
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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

Paperback edition
3rd August 2008
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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

Paperback edition
19th August 2007
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