Gentleman Bastard Sequence

3 books in series
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The Lies of Locke Lamora Summary

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.

©2007 Scott Lynch (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,703
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,690

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic modern fantasy storytelling

    • By David on 01-05-11

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • Red Seas Under Red Skies

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,661
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

    Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches.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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good,but.......

    • By M. Dawes on 28-03-13

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 3

    • The Republic of Thieves

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,581
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581

    He's back! The long-awaited return of the most exciting new commercial fantasy writer of the 21st century.... After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. 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. It is a fallout that will pit both men against Locke's own long lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life and now it is time for them to meet again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Please!

    • By Stephen on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £24.99