The Lies of Locke Lamora

Vowing to bring down the crime boss running the city, a group of Gentlemen Bastards, led by Locke Lamora, sets out to beat the Capa at his own game, taking on other thieves, murderers, beggars, prostitutes, and thugs in the process.

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9780575076945

Category: Brigands and robbers

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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. But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capa's power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming. A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and The Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora ...

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence

And now, following the success of Joe Abercrombie's First Law and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn boxed sets, fans of this series can now own the first three books in a collectable, beautiful and sturdy presentation box.

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473214467

Category: Fiction

Page: 1920

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THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA introduced Locke Lamora and his gang of con-artists to a global readership which was delighted to embrace these witty, inventive and hugely imaginative fantasy novels. Beautifully written and cunningly plotted these novels count both George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie amongst their fans. And now, following the success of Joe Abercrombie's First Law and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn boxed sets, fans of this series can now own the first three books in a collectable, beautiful and sturdy presentation box.

The Gentleman Bastard Series 3 Book Bundle

The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.”—Booklist (starred review) “It’ll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson ...

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 081298790X

Category: Fiction

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Hailed by George R. R. Martin as “a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre,” The Lies of Locke Lamora introduced one of the most compelling protagonists in years and established Scott Lynch as a household name. Years later, the Gentleman Bastard series continues to shine with Lynch’s signature blend of swashbuckling adventure, sparkling wit, and seemingly impossible heists. It’s all here in this rollicking eBook bundle, which collects the first three volumes of Lynch’s one-of-a-kind series: THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—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 underworld’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 game—or die trying. Praise for the Gentleman Bastard series The Lies of Locke Lamora “Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’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.”—The Times (London) “Right 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 haven’t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind “A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke’s wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike.”—The Seattle Times Red Seas Under Red Skies “Lynch hasn’t merely imagined a far-off world, he’s created it, put it all down on paper—the smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.”—Booklist (starred review) “It’ll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.”—Fantasy Book Critic “The kind of witty romp that reminds you exactly how much fun heroic fantasy is supposed to be.”—SFX The Republic of Thieves “Fast-paced, fun, and impossible to put down . . . Locke and company remain among the most engaging protagonists in fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The Republic of Thieves has all the colorful action, witty repartee, and devious scheming that fans of the series have come to expect.”—Wired “A fantasy world unique among its peers . . . If you’re looking for a great new fantasy series this is one you won’t want to miss. . . . In a word: AWESOME!”—SF Revu

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence The lies of Locke Lamora

And now, following the success of Joe Abercrombie's First Law and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn boxed sets, fans of this series can now own the first three books in a collectable, beautiful and sturdy presentation box.

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780575079755

Category: Brigands and robbers

Page: 1889

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The Lies of Locke Lamora introduced Locke Lamora and his gang of con-artists to a global readership which was delighted to embrace these witty, inventive and hugely imaginative fantasy novels. Beautifully written and cunningly plotted these novels count both George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie amongst their fans. And now, following the success of Joe Abercrombie's First Law and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn boxed sets, fans of this series can now own the first three books in a collectable, beautiful and sturdy presentation box.

The Republic of Thieves

. . If you’re looking for a great new fantasy series this is one you won’t want to miss. . . . In a word: AWESOME!”—SF Revu

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0553905589

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin), acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. And The Republic of Thieves is his most captivating novel yet. With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, Locke and his trusted partner, Jean, have barely escaped with their lives. Or at least Jean has. But Locke is slowly succumbing to a deadly poison that no alchemist or physiker can cure. Yet just as the end is near, a mysterious Bondsmage offers Locke an opportunity that will either save him or finish him off once and for all. Magi political elections are imminent, and the factions are in need of a pawn. If Locke agrees to play the role, sorcery will be used to purge the venom from his body—though the process will be so excruciating he may well wish for death. Locke is opposed, but two factors cause his will to crumble: Jean’s imploring—and the Bondsmage’s mention of a woman from Locke’s past: Sabetha. She is the love of his life, his equal in skill and wit, and now, his greatest rival. Locke was smitten with Sabetha from his first glimpse of her as a young fellow orphan and thief-in-training. But after a tumultuous courtship, Sabetha broke away. Now they will reunite in yet another clash of wills. For faced with his one and only match in both love and trickery, Locke must choose whether to fight Sabetha—or to woo her. It is a decision on which both their lives may depend. PRAISE FOR SCOTT LYNCH The Republic of Thieves “Fast paced, fun, and impossible to put down . . . Locke and company remain among the most engaging protagonists in fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The Republic of Thieves has all the colorful action, witty repartee, and devious scheming that fans of the series have come to expect.”—Wired “A fantasy world unique among its peers . . . If you’re looking for a great new fantasy series this is one you won’t want to miss. . . . In a word: AWESOME!”—SF Revu Red Seas Under Red Skies “Lynch hasn’t merely imagined a far-off world, he’s created it, put it all down on paper—the smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.”—Booklist (starred review) “Red Seas Under Red Skies firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn’t a one-hit wonder. . . . It’ll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.”—Fantasy Book Critic “Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.”—Locus The Lies of Locke Lamora “Right 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 haven’t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

The Gentleman Bastard Books One and Two

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.

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473205085

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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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. THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA: 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. RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES: 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. But if anyone can, it is Locke and Jean...

The Bastards and the Knives

These two novellas tell the story of how Locke, Jean and the other gentleman bastards acquired the Austershalin brandy that played such a key role in the con at the centre of THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA and how they managed to avoid being ...

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9780575082120

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 336

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The Thorn of Emberlain

With 50,000 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.

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9780575077058

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Page: 608

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With 50,000 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. 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. 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...

Red Seas Under Red Skies

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city.

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575085908

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 408

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. But, as ever, the path of true crime rarely runs smooth and Locke and Jean soon find themselves co-opted into an attempt to bring the pirate fleet of the notorious Zamira Drakasha to justice. Fine work for thieves who don't know one end of galley from another. And all the while the Bondsmagi are plotting their very necessary revenge against the one man who believes e has humiliated them and lived; Locke Lamora.

Young Heroes of the American Revolution

Author: Scott Lynch

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Thirty short stories of young courageous kids ages 9 to 16, some killed by the British for spying.

The Last Lies of Ardor Benn

. . Highly recommended' The Eloquent Page 'I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is easily the best fantasy-heist book I have ever read in years!' A Fantastical Librarian

Author: Tyler Whitesides

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356511049

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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The final book in an action-packed epic fantasy series set in a world with dragon-fuelled magic where master con artist Ardor Benn takes a job to steal a living dragon Ardor Benn has takes his lies to a new level, infiltrating high society so he can steal a priceless resource. But now that he's on the inside, he finds himself poring over ancient texts, searching for answers to his deepest questions. He discovers something is coming. Something world-ending. Now, an old enemy is extorting him for one last job. Steal a live dragon. He doesn't know how, and he doesn't know why. But he's got a feeling that it's a job he has to take. Only problem is, Ard's running short on time and shorter on lies. And his personal ambitions are alienating all of his allies. With no one else to rely on, he'll have to trust the one person nobody else does: himself. Praise for the series: 'Mission Impossible, but with magic . . . a fun, terrific read' David Dalglish 'Ardor is a rogue with a heart of gold and his team is incredibly fun to follow' B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog 'If you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora . . . then I can confidently predict that The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the book for you . . . Highly recommended' The Eloquent Page 'I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is easily the best fantasy-heist book I have ever read in years!' A Fantastical Librarian

Red Seas Under Red Skies

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In his highly acclaimed debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch took us on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with a band of daring thieves led by con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings back his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, nothing short of a miracle will pull it off. After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled 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. 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 floors attract the wealthiest clientele—and to rise to the top, one must impress with...

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Had I read it when it was originally released , Infoquake would have trumped
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Entrepreneur and inventor Natch battles government bureaucracy, business rivals, and his own apprentices in a fight to control MultiReal technology, a revolutionary combination of biology, physics, and programming.

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Recent titles include The Patron Saint of Plagues by Barth Anderson ; Games of
Command by Linnea Sinclair ; Dusk by Tim Lebbon ; The Borderkind : Book 2 of
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The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn

Ardor Benn makes Locke Lamora look like a rank amateur' Fantasy Hive 'If you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora . . . then I can confidently predict that The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the book for you' The Eloquent Page 'The plot and ...

Author: Tyler Whitesides

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356510999

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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AN EXPLOSIVE TALE OF DARING DEEDS, DECEIT AND DRAGONS 'If you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora . . . then I can confidently predict that The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn is the book for you . . . Highly recommended' The Eloquent Page 'I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is easily the best fantasy-heist book I have read in years!' A Fantastical Librarian Ardor Benn is no ordinary thief - a master of wildly complex heists, he styles himself a Ruse Artist Extraordinaire. When a mysterious priest hires him for the most daring ruse yet, Ardor knows he'll need more than quick wit and sleight of hand. Assembling a dream team of forgers, disguisers, schemers and thieves, he sets out to steal from the most powerful king the realm has ever known. But it soon becomes clear there's more at stake than fame and glory - Ard and his team might just be the last hope for human civilisation. 'A fun, terrific read I heartily recommend' David Dalglish, author of A Dance of Cloaks 'The plot and world of this book are one of a kind . . . a very impressive debut' The Quill to Live 'From start to finish this is an amazing read' The Book Plank 'Fun, entertaining and has a unique magic system . . . pretty darn cool' BookNest 'This one is for all you fans of Scott Lynch and Marshall Ryan Maresca eager to meet your next favourite fantasy ne'er-do-well' B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

The Goblin Emperor

—Scott Lynch, bestselling author of The Lies of Locke Lamora “I was sucked right
into her world of goblins, elves, and airships.... An engrossing read!” —Kristen
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Author: Katherine Addison

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429946407

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment. Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with the naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend . . . and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose his throne–or his life. Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor is an exciting fantasy novel, set against the pageantry and color of a fascinating, unique world, is a memorable debut for a great new talent. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

What Made the Greatest Generation So Great

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