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 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

Page: 2240

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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 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

Category:

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...

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

View: 271

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 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 ...

Author: Scott Lynch

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553902716

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 361

“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) 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 Lies of Locke Lamora “Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.”—George R. R. Martin “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 “A 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.”—Booklist (starred review) “High-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel.”—Richard Morgan

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 Republic of Plato

Unfortunately, however, the best mss. give, not iinroiipas, but l/urorijmu, quite a
different matter. Can anything ... 394, makes him the grandfather, on the mother's
side, of the crafty Odysseus, and the darling of the god of thieves, Hermes. Cp.

Author: Plato

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Category: Political science

Page: 324

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A Great and Monstrous Thing

X MARY YOUNG'S LONDON - CRIME AND VIOLENCE The Republic of Thieves:
Plebeian Crime Judith Gardner. Last Saturday Night, between 6 and 7 o'Clock, I
was coming out of Sherbourne-Lane, and had 135. and an Half-penny in my ...

Author: Jerry White

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674076400

Category: History

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A Great and Monstrous Thing offers a street-level view of eighteenth-century London, a city of grandeur and glitter, squalor and poverty, risen from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1666 that destroyed half its homes and great public buildings. What emerges is a society fractured by geography, politics, religion, history—and especially by class.

Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States

Had they been as skilled as are these Mexican thieves in bushwhacking , the
whole party of thieves would have been ... stolen from ranches and from the stock
- range in this vicinity , has been crossed into the republic of Mexico by thieves ...

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Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States Transmitted to Congress with the Annual Message of the President December 1 1873

Had they been as skilled as are these Mexican thieves in bushwhacking , the
whole party of thieves would have been ... stolen from ranches and from the stock
- range in this vicinity , has been crossed into the republic of Mexico by thieves ...

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Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts Relating to English Affairs

There his Majesty mentioned my request and the orders given to please the
republic . At the same time he ... A law of our realm provides that the goods of all
persons here shall be preserved , even of thieves and felons . If the republic has
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Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

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Studies in the Politics of Aristotle and the Republic of Plato

When the artist is benefitted by receiving pay , the advantage is gained by the
added art of pay , which , however , is not ... of thieves . And not being ambitious
they do not care about honor . Wherefore necessity must be laid upon them , and
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Author: Isaac Althaus Loos

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Page: 296

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United States Versus the Republic of Hayti

and in theirs as the only victims of the black plot which against us has been
connived , for the reasons publicly expressed by the public prosecutor , that
whereas we were belonging to a nation composed only of thieves , robbers ,
pirates , and ...

Author: United States

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Category: Haiti

Page: 1973

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A Companion to Plato s Republic for English Readers

Whether — a band of thieves — could succeed in any enterprise if they were to
deal unjustly with one another . ' ' Honour among thieves ' ; the effect of the social
virtues on the survival of groups of persons is recognised in recent evolutionist ...

Author: Bernard Bosanquet

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Page: 430

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CORRESPONDENCE Between the Government of the Republic of Hawaii AND Her Britannic Majesty s Government IN RELATION TO THE CLAIMS OF CERTAIN BRITISH SUBJECTS ARRESTED FOR COMPLICITY IN THE INSURRECTION OF 1895 IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

The King Street House had the reputation of being almost exclusively occupied
by persons known to be, or strongly suspected of, ... of the King Street House
during the whole of that time, and until his arrest, for conspiracy against the
Republic of Hawaii, on the 7th day of January, 1895. ... and also of Mr.
McDowall's oft repeated statement that the Government was a government of
thieves and robbers, and ...

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The Republic of Plato

Author: Plato

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Dickens and the Workhouse

Famine in Ireland also swelled existing communities in London, such as the
district around St Giles's. ... those districts: it was in St Giles that forty members of
the 'republic of thieves' had been captured in 1780 at the end of the Gordon Riots
, ...

Author: Ruth Richardson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624136

Category: History

Page: 408

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The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination. Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist's workhouse had been found, and made public the news that both the workhouse and Dickens's old home were still standing, near London's Telecom Tower. This book, by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these exciting new findings, presents the story for the first time, and shows that the two periods Dickens lived in that part of London - before and after his father's imprisonment in a debtors' prison - were profoundly important to his subsequent writing career.

Peril of the Republic

seen , a court in the National Capital permit the trial of one set of thieves to drag
through a year to the end that another set of thieves might bag fortunes under the
sham title of attorney's fees , while still other sets of official thieves , under cover ...

Author: William Alexander Taylor

Publisher:

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Category: Democracy

Page: 124

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The Republic

But if the cry of " thief " , litical community to be governed according to the census
of 1860 , was $ 62.95 for each incomes from thieves , whose acts necessitated
the summoning of a national posse comitus for dividual , and for every year $
5.24 ...

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The Republic of Plato tr with an analysis and notes by J L Davies and D J Vaughan

for that of honour: for they neither wish to get the name of hirelings by openly
exacting hire for their duties, nor of thieves by using their power to obtain it
secretly ; nor yet will they take office for the sake of honour, for they are not
ambitious.

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