Although most of the book was wildly entertaining, I appreciated that The Lies of Locke Lamora dared to go to dark places and take difficult roads. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life and now it is time for them to meet again. The Grey King is coming. If you have read it, you should probably read it again. This series is told through six self-contained episodes, each complete in its own right.
In all, this is the type of book that any author should strive to write. No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another.
I know that a lot of you love books that give detailed descriptions of the character's surroundings. The child prostitution, the gruesome torture scenes, and the mutilation dealt out by our hero are all absent in my own début which is often called out for being very dark. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. And all the while Locke must try to deal with the disturbing rumours about his past revealed in The Republic of Thieves. Within the first 100 pages and I'm already in love with the members of the gang already.
This book mentirxs my patience. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. However, this is also the only factor in the book where I had a minor problem with. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. An orphan's life is harsh — and often short — in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. And even that may not be enough.
And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city. I know, I know, I know! Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. Together their domain is the city of Camorr. I actually read 300 pages of the book in a day right after getting back from work, sleeping hours were sacrificed and did I regret it? Lots of fantasy fans quite like a blank to project themselves onto - but I'm not one of them. 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. Fighting a war when you don't know the truth of yourself is quite another. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it's a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries.
Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. A new chapter for Locke and Jean and finally the war that has been brewing in the Kingdom of the Marrows flares up and threatens to capture all in its flames. Fine work for thieves who don't know one end of galley from another. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. The Grey King is coming. I'm not the kind of reader who can truly enjoy this kind of book, but maybe you are? What a nice coincidence stumbling into you here on this expression of thought.
But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. These two novellas will fill in the backstory of the Bastards and allow fans to revisit the pleasures of the banter and antics of Caldo, Galdo and Bug as well discover how Locke and Jean forged their gang. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Click it and That's it, you're done amigo! But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capa's power. If you have read it, you should probably read it again. It is a heroic fantasy adventure written for a general audience and conceived as a single epic tale.
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. As Mentiras de Locke Lamora — Ebook written by Scott Lynch. Hopefully, the rest of the series will continue to awe me the same with its ingenious content that never fails to steal my attention from cover to cover. Well, then I don't even need to know that there was a fucking purple flower! Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls. And, yes, I do like the world I'm reading about to feel complete and real, but there's only so much I can personally take.
That would have been fine, if all of these flashbacks were interesting. 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. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting. So, I was surprised to discover we owned this book, since it's a very well known book but nobody in my house had ever mentioned it to me. The Grey King is coming. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.