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.…From the Hardcover edition.
I was willing to give this a five but it somehow fell short. Not too far short but there was a 'something' missing that was conspicuous by its, well, *laugh*, absence. I shall now peruse the reviews of others - I'm eager to find out what they
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a thief story set in a world filled with ancient artifacts. likeable protagonist, interesting setting, satisfying ending with enough main characters dying. cleans head of thoughts for the weekend, what else do you need.
An excellent debut for a promising new series and a good departure for those who are a bit tired of epic fantasy. This book follows the life of Locke Lamora, a professional thief. The structure of the book put me off a bit at first, since
..." alternating sections were flashbacks to his early life, but only because the main storyline was so good. The book was a fun, enjoyable read. Think: a cross between a caper movie and a fantasy novel.Continua...Nascondi