The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
- Publish Date: 2007-06-26
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: Scott Lynch
âRemarkable . . . Scott Lynchâs first novel, 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.ââThe Times (London)
An orphanâs life is harshâand often shortâin 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 underworldâs 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 gameâor die trying.
Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora
âFresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.ââGeorge R. R. Martin
âRight now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you havenât read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.ââPatrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
âA unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Lockeâs wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike.ââThe Seattle Times
âA true genre bender, at home on almost any kind of fiction shelf . . . Lynch immediately establishes himself as a gifted and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, not to mention David Liss and even Dickens.ââBooklist (starred review)
âHigh-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel.ââRichard Morgan
From the Hardcover edition.