"Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's 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."—The Times (London)
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.
Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora
"Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized."—George R. R. Martin
"Right 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 haven't read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again."—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
"A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke's wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike."—The Seattle Times
"A 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."—Booklist (starred review)
"High-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel."—Richard Morgan
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by Scott Lynch
by W. Somerset Maugham
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by Jim Lynch
"Young thief and former slave Locke Lamora has learned to cheat death in this strange fantasy world so unlike our own. But he realizes he's over his head when he finds himself trying to con three powerful men, each of whom would kill him without a second thought. With equal parts OLIVER TWIST and HARRY POTTER, and with an unfortunate tendency to pepper the novel with modern-day profanity, Scott Lynch has created a fascinating adventure of a young man doing what he can to survive. Michael Page switches characters with incredible ease and gives the hero a distinctive voice. Page ratchets up the suspense in the story with his engaging dialogue. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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