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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards #1)

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards #1)

Author: Scott Lynch
Series: Gentlemen Bastards
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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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The appeal of commercial fantasy combined with literary style and panache A beautifully realised and original fantasy world A superbly characterised hero - cocky, naive, clever, deceitful and endlessly funny. A rogue and a con artist, and a hero to carry the whole series Excellent dialogue, beautiful descriptions: this is a debut author in full command of his talents.


Shortlisted for World Fantasy Award 2007.

Author description

Scott Lynch was born in 1978 in St Paul, Minnesota, where he still lives. In addition to being a freelance writer for various role-playing game companies, he has done all the usual jobs writers put in their bios: dishwasher, waiter, web designer, marketing writer, office manager and short-order cook.

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General Fields

  • : 9780575079755
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Gollancz
  • : August 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fantasy
  • : Scott Lynch
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 813.6
  • : 537