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Read online The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) 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 .

by Scott Lynch

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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
Title:The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
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Number of Pages:499
Category:Fantasy, Adventure, Fiction, Epic fantasy
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After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him Locke and his trusted sidekick Jean ed the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds But even at this westernmost edge of civilization they can t rest for long and are soon back to what they do best stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves br br This time however they have targeted the grandest prize of all the Sinspire the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world Its nine oors attract the wealthiest clientele and to rise to the top one must impress with good credit amusing behavior and excruciatingly impeccable play For there is one cardinal rule enforced by Requin the house s cold blooded master it is death to cheat at any game at the Sinspire br br Brazenly undeterred Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie trick and swindle their way up the nine oors straight to Requin s teeming vault Under the cloak of false identities they meticulously make their climb until they are closer to the spoils than ever br br But someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duo s secret Someone from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals pay for their sins Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls And even that may not be enough br br, No description available, With copies sold of The Republic of Thieves and with praise from the likes of Joe Abercrombie and George RR Martin the saga of the Gentleman Bastard has become a favourite and key part of the fantasy landscape And now Locke Lamora thief con man pirate political deceiver must become a soldier br br 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 br br And all the while Locke must try to deal with the disturbing rumours about his past revealed in The Republic of Thieves Fighting a war when you don t know the truth of right and wrong is one thing Fighting a war when you don t know the truth of yourself is quite another Particularly when you ve never been that good with a sword anyway, With the long awaited release of THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES upon us now is the perfect time to go back and see where it all began in the first two books of the GENTLEMEN BASTARD series br br THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA br 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 br br 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 br br RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES br 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 br br 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 But if anyone can it is Locke and Jean