The Lies Of Locke Lamora
by Scott Lynch
â€œRemarkable . . . Scott Lynchâ€™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.â€â€”The Times (London)
An orphanâ€™s life is harshâ€”and often shortâ€”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 underworldâ€™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 gameâ€”or die trying.
Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora
â€œFresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.â€â€”George R. R. Martin
â€œRight 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 havenâ€™t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.â€â€”Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
â€œA unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Lockeâ€™s wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike.â€â€”The Seattle Times
â€œA 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.â€â€”Booklist (starred review)
â€œHigh-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel.â€â€”Richard Morgan
From the Hardcover edition.