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The Lies of Locke Lamora : Gentleman Bastards : Book 1 - Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora

Gentleman Bastards : Book 1

Paperback Published: 1st February 2007
ISBN: 9780575079755
Number Of Pages: 544

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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 ...

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"Locke's resilience and wit give the book the tragicomic air of a traditional picaresque, rubbery ethics and all."--"Publishers Weekly " "Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser would have felt right at home with the Gentleman Bastards. They're not out to save the world, just their own skins...oh, and to relieve some nobles of their gold, jewels, and silks along the way. This is a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre. Locke Lamora makes for an engaging rogue, and Camorr a fascinating and gorgeously realized setting, a city to rival Lankhmar, Amber, and Viriconium. I look forward to returning there for many more visits."--George R. R. Martin "Scott Lynch is a con man, a conjuror, a wickedly entertaining juggler of words with knives up his sleeves and hatchets down his back. By the time you realize he's dangerous, you're already bleeding. The Lies of Locke Lamora is a ticket inside the astonishing city-state Camorr, and a free pass into the com

A great read

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ISBN: 9780575079755
ISBN-10: 0575079754
Series: Gentleman Bastard Sequence
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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Scott Lynch

About the Author


Scott Lynch is an American fantasy author, best known for his Gentleman Bastard series of novels. He resides in Western Wisconsin in the city of New Richmond.

He has had a variety of jobs including dishwasher, waiter, web designer, freelance writer and office manager. His first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, was published in June 2006 under the Gollancz imprint in the United Kingdom and under the Bantam imprint in the United States.

In addition to being a writer, Scott Lynch is also a volunteer firefighter, certified in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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