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

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Read The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) Online Free - 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...



Title : The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
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ISBN : 0553804677
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 499 pages


Reviews


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2013

Back when I was first published, people made a lot of comparisons between me and Scott Lynch. The sentiment was mostly along the lines of "Pat Rothfuss is the next Scott Lynch!" Here's the thing, Lies of Lock Lamora had come out almost exactly a year before my first book, The Name of the Wind. It...


Michael rated it ★★★★★

January 25, 2010

Ocean's Eleven was great and everything, but know what would've made it cooler? If the setting had been during the late middle ages, possibly the Renaissance. Better yet, a fantasy world version of the Renaissance with an intricate system of magic and a complex set of political conspiracies to ad...


Nataliya rated it ★★★★★

April 02, 2012

The Lies of Locke Lamora is a love child of Ocean's Eleven and The Godfather. With blood, deaths, betrayals, money, and drowning in horse urine. With a sh*tload of non-PG humor. All for the price of one. And it's SO. GOOD. “Some day, Locke Lamora,” he said, “some day, you’re going to fuck up so...


Petrik rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2017

4.5/5 Stars Double Fuckdamn… 1. For postponing reading this book for a really long time. 2. For underestimating Scott Lynch’s capability to create such a strong debut novel. “There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.” Together with The Name of the Wind by Patri...


James rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

Lynch introduces us to a gang of intelligent, flamboyant and charismatic thieves called the Gentleman Bastards around whom this book (and I assume the entire series) revolves. Locke - the infamous Thorn of Camorr, Jean and Bug were my personal favourites within the group but the camaraderie prese...


Anne rated it ★★★☆☆

May 10, 2017

2.5 stars...maybe a full 3? I'm having such a hard time with how I feel about this book! I was looking for another fantasy/heist book like The Palace Job, and The Lies of Locke Lamora has so many great reviews that I thought it would be an easy win for me. Ehhh. Yes and no. But mostly no. Let me be t...


Dorreh rated it ★★★★☆

November 04, 2016

Hello my dears, is it a mentally decapitating book you wish to read? (Pun intended) Come, come right this way............. This book is exactly what you're looking for, IF you're looking for a fantasy riddled, ruthless, enigmatic piece of art. This book was that, and so much more. This book is arou...


Pierce rated it ★★★★★

December 10, 2013

It's not often I read a book that makes me forget I'm a writer too. This one succeeded, madly. It stole hours of sleep. It wrapped me in cozy myth. It gave me the blessing of feeling like a kid again, snuggled up with a book, wondering how the hell 10pm became 4am. Find. Buy. Consume.


☽Luna☾ rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

5 Holy shit what did I just read Stars.★★★★★ ❝I only steal because it’s heaps of fucking fun!❞ "You can’t be serious. This crap is as welcome as a pile of severed dog cocks.” Firstly this book was incredible, seriously i can't even think of words to describe how good it was. This was my first...


Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2016

Some books evoke a distinctive feeling, or atmosphere, that can only be associated with that said book. This is no less true for The Lies of Lock Lamora by Scott Lynch. From the very early on I knew what kind of stuff this would be about, and how gritty it was going to become. Indeed, this book t...





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