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. NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF THE DECADE 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 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 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 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: 862

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 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 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: 0553902717

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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“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

View: 974

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...

Peril of the Republic

CS 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 ...

Author: William Alexander Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Democracy

Page: 124

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The Republic

Thus ington , the capital of the Republic , “ of the the “ Great Commoner , ” Henry
Clay , in worst ' Ring ' of political thieves that ever | 1844 , was robbed of the
Presidency . Mr . preyed upon a people ' : — by “ the surrender of Greeley also ...

Author:

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Category: United States

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The Republic of Plato

If you see drones in a hive , you know that there are some bees with stings as
well as those without ; and in the same way in a city where you see beggars ,
there are sure to be thieves and cut - purses , sacrilegious and abandoned
people .

Author: Plato

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 292

View: 814


The Republic of Liberia

... Governor of the Maryland Colony , finding the subjects of his neighbor , King
Freeman , to be very great thieves , and being much annoyed by their continual
pilfering , determined to make the king pay for the articles stolen by his people .

Author: J. W. Lugenbeel

Publisher: New York, A. S. Barnes & Company

ISBN:

Category: African Americans

Page: 299

View: 109


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

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Haiti

Page: 1973

View: 146


Erchomenon or The republic of materialism By H C M Watson

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth , where moth and rust doth corrupt
, and where thieves break through and steal : “ 20 . But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven , where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt , and where
thieves ...

Author: Henry Crocker Marriott WATSON

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Utopias

Page: 226

View: 743


The Republic of Fools

285 the Church had come , after the destruction of the religious houses , and
suggests the necessity of better education for the people , who , he says , are ,
first made thieves , and then punished for being so . Raphael argues moreover ,
that it ...

Author: Christoph Martin Wieland

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page:

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The Republic of Letters

Well , then , I was obliged to persist in my dissimulation , and exercise the post of
cup - bearer still ; a circumstance that mortified me extremely : for my design in
aspiring to the honor of becoming a thief , was only to have the liberty of taking
the ...

Author: Mrs. A. H. Nicholas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature

Page:

View: 932


Area Handbook for the Republic of the Sudan

Any man who allows his wife to walk in front of him , or to ride while he walks , is
a candidate . The Nazir of the Rizaygat was fined on one occasion for having
hired as a donkey - boy a known thief who shortly afterward ran off with the
donkey .

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Category: Sudan

Page: 473

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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

Page:

View: 978

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.

Ideology and Experience

While attacking the parliamentary Republic , therefore , Drumont and others
evoked military coups , government by strong men ... disinterestedness and
liberty ” , current in the days of his father with the present “ Republic of thieves ,
profiteers ...

Author: Stephen Wilson

Publisher: Rutherford, [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses

ISBN:

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 812

View: 370


Redeeming the Republic

He would make those unoffending sailors feel his power ; and not only these , but
the crews of several other vessels were to be treated as if they were felons ,
thieves , and murderers . Other vessels , mostly whalers , were captured and
burned ...

Author: Charles Carleton Coffin

Publisher: New York : [s.n

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 478

View: 422


Fortune of the Republic

Later this strength appeared in the solitudes of the West, where a man is made a
hero by the varied emergencies of his lonely farm, and neighborhoods must
combine against the Indians, or the horse-thieves, or the river rowdies, by
organizing ...

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 44

View: 439


Romanism and the Republic

He was born in a den of thieves ; he seems a minister engrafted on a savage . All
classes of society hated him equally . ” And of the Papacy , under his influence
and direction , Gattina says , after speaking of the thefts , the villanies , the ...

Author: Isaac J. Lansing

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 447

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