The Lies of Locke Lamora
In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one... show more
In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part Robin Hood, one part Ocean’s Eleven, and entirely enthralling.…An orphan’s life is harsh–and often short–in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains–a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected “family” of orphans–a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld’s most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful–and more ambitious–than Locke has yet imagined.Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi’s most trusted men–and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr’s underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game–or die trying.…From the Hardcover edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 26th 2007
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 736
Edition language: English
Series: Gentleman Bastard (#1)
I had read the great reviews for this book, but you still never know what to expect as the high reviews of a book can often lead to a let down. This was not the case with the Lies of Locke Lamora. I really enjoyed this book and would give it a 4.5 out of 5 rating. This book has fantastic world bui...
He is known as The Thorn of Camorr, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The Thorn is a master swordsman, a great romancer of women, and a ghost who walks through walls. The Thorn is a commoner’s tale...Locke Lamora is nothing more than a Gentleman Bastard, who has mastered the art of t...
This book was fantastic! I listened to the audio version narrated by Michael Page. The Lies of Locke Lamora had many characters and Mr. Page voiced them all believably and with distinction. Being the first fantasy book I've read since the last entry in the Song of Ice and Fire series, it has re-...
“He’s got larceny in his heart, sure as the sea’s full of piss.” Locke Lamora has larceny in heart, profanity on his tongue, mischief in his soul and loyalty in spades. And he and his band of Gentleman Bastards slayed me from beginning to end. Under the umbrella of speculative fiction, I tend to...
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch **Disclaimer: I read this book several months ago, and no, I didn't reread it before writing this review, so the accuracy of my recollections are questionable. However, I want to jot down my feelings about the first book before starting the second. Let's s...