The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) Description:

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 br br 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 br br 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 br br 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 br br 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 br br

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)

Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) Description:

After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him Locke and his trusted sidekick Jean ed the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds But even at this westernmost edge of civilization they can t rest for long and are soon back to what they do best stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves br br This time however they have targeted the grandest prize of all the Sinspire the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world Its nine oors attract the wealthiest clientele and to rise to the top one must impress with good credit amusing behavior and excruciatingly impeccable play For there is one cardinal rule enforced by Requin the house s cold blooded master it is death to cheat at any game at the Sinspire br br Brazenly undeterred Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie trick and swindle their way up the nine oors straight to Requin s teeming vault Under the cloak of false identities they meticulously make their climb until they are closer to the spoils than ever br br But someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duo s secret Someone from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals pay for their sins Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls And even that may not be enough br br

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)

The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3) Description:

With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour Locke and his trusted partner Jean have barely escaped with their lives Or at least Jean has But Locke is slowly succumbing to a deadly poison that no alchemist or physiker can cure Yet just as the end is near a mysterious Bondsmage offers Locke an opportunity that will either save him or finish him off once and for all br br Magi political elections are imminent and the factions are in need of a pawn If Locke agrees to play the role sorcery will be used to purge the venom from his body though the process will be so excruciating he may well wish for death Locke is opposed but two factors cause his will to crumble Jean s imploring and the Bondsmage s mention of a woman from Locke s past Sabetha She is the love of his life his equal in skill and wit and now his greatest rival br br Locke was smitten with Sabetha from his first glimpse of her as a young fellow orphan and thief in training But after a tumultuous courtship Sabetha broke away Now they will reunite in yet another clash of wills For faced with his one and only match in both love and trickery Locke must choose whether to fight Sabetha or to woo her It is a decision on which both their lives may depend br br

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard, #4)

The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard, #4) Description:

With copies sold of The Republic of Thieves and with praise from the likes of Joe Abercrombie and George RR Martin the saga of the Gentleman Bastard has become a favourite and key part of the fantasy landscape And now Locke Lamora thief con man pirate political deceiver must become a soldier br br A new chapter for Locke and Jean and finally the war that has been brewing in the Kingdom of the Marrows flares up and threatens to capture all in its flames br br And all the while Locke must try to deal with the disturbing rumours about his past revealed in The Republic of Thieves Fighting a war when you don t know the truth of right and wrong is one thing Fighting a war when you don t know the truth of yourself is quite another Particularly when you ve never been that good with a sword anyway

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

The Lies of Locke Lamora / Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #1-2)

The Lies of Locke Lamora / Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #1-2) Description:

With the long awaited release of THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES upon us now is the perfect time to go back and see where it all began in the first two books of the GENTLEMEN BASTARD series br br THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA br 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 br br 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 br br RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES br Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet they will take the luxurious gaming house The Sinspire for all of its countless riches br br No one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn t won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there But if anyone can it is Locke and Jean

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

The Bastards and the Knives (Gentleman Bastard, #0)

The Bastards and the Knives (Gentleman Bastard, #0) Description:

This book originally due for publication in is no longer due to be published according to the author see Twitter post linked in the questions section below This description and the book are being left here to avoid confusion and prevent anyone re adding it if it were removed br br An omnibus containing two novellas The Mad Baron s Mechanical Attic and The Choir of Knives These two novellas tell the story of how Locke Jean and the other gentleman bastards acquired the Austershalin brandy that played such a key role in the con at the center of THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA and how they managed to avoid being killed by the elite assassins known as the Choir of Knives These two novellas will fill in the backstory of the Bastards and allow fans to revisit the pleasures of the banter and antics of Caldo Galdo and Bug as well discover how Locke and Jean forged their gang

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

A Year and a Day in Old Theradane

A Year and a Day in Old Theradane Description:

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Rating: 3.51 out of 5

The Gentleman Bastard Series books 1-3 (Gentleman Bastard #1-3)

The Gentleman Bastard Series books 1-3 (Gentleman Bastard #1-3) Description:

Hailed by George R R Martin as a fresh original and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre i The Lies of Locke Lamora i introduced one of the most compelling protagonists in years and established Scott Lynch as a household name Years later the Gentleman Bastard series continues to shine with Lynch s signature blend of swashbuckling adventure sparkling wit and seemingly impossible heists It s all here in this rollicking eBook bundle which collects the first three volumes of Lynch s one of a kind series br br b THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA b br b RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES b br b THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES b br b b br 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

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

In the Stacks

In the Stacks Description:

Originally published in i Swords and Dark Magic The New Sword and Sorcery i br Length available to listen and download at the official URL br br Norm Sherman as the Narrator br Peter Wood as Lazlo br Dave Thompson as Casimir br Wilson Fowlie as Master Molnar br M K Hobson as Astriza br Graeme Dunlop as Lev Bronzeclaw br Anna Schwind as Yvette br Ann Leckie Alasdair Stuart Talia Occicat and Marshal Latham as the Librarians Indexers and Vocubavores br and Rachel Swirsky as the Head Vocabuvore br br br b EXCERPT b br On the clock outside the gate to the Manticore Wing of the library the little blue flame was just floating past the symbol for high noon when Laszlo and Casimir skidded to a halt before a single tall figure br br I see you two aspirants have chosen to favor us with a dramatic last minute arrival said the man I was not aware this was to be a drama exam br br Yes Master Molnar Apologies Master Molnar said Laszlo and Casimir in unison br br Hargus Molnar Master Librarian had a face that would have been at home in a gallery of military statues among dead conquerors casting their permanent scowls down across the centuries Lean and sinewy with close cropped gray hair and a dozen visible scars he wore a use seasoned suit of black leather and silvery mail Etched on his cuirass was a stylized scroll symbol of the Living Library surmounted by the phrase Auvidestes Gerani Molokare The words were Alaurin the formal language of scholars and they formed the motto of the Librarians br br RETRIEVE RETURN SURVIVE br br br i Rated R Contains violence some language and the coolest most dangerous library ever i

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

Queen of the Iron Sands

Queen of the Iron Sands Description:

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Rating: 3.49 out of 5