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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) by Scott Lynch - Paperback - from Discover Books (SKU: 3518924266)

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) by Scott Lynch - Paperback - from Discover Books (SKU: 3518924266)
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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)

by Scott Lynch

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ISBN 13
9780553588941
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Del Rey. Mass Market Paperback. POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

Synopsis

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....From the Hardcover edition.

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On Jan 29 2015, The King Crab said:
This is Scott Lynch's debut novel, the first in the Gentlemen Bastards Series.

A band of young theives and con-artists, the Gentlemen Bastards, as they call themselves, steal from the rich and the nobility and in the city of Camorr. Trained, from childhood, in the various skills necessary for their trade, they enjoy their work - and hold more stolen gold than they know what to do with.

But someone else stalks the night, leaving a trail of blood. The mysterious "Grey King" threatens to upset the established order in the underworld of Camorr - the uneasy Secret Peace, maintained by the crime lord Barsavi.

The Bastards soon find themselves pulled into the heart of the conflict.

A real page turner, LIES has it all - cocky theives, elaborate cons, humor , and a twisted plot - all set in a beautifully built world with its own unique history.

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3518924266
Title
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
Author
Scott Lynch
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - POOR
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
055358894X
ISBN 13
9780553588941
Publisher
Del Rey
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
This edition first published
June 26, 2007

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