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By Scott Lynch

"Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly developed crime caper into an unique realm of fable, and the result's engagingly entertaining."--The instances (London)

An orphan's lifestyles is harsh--and frequently short--in the mysterious island urban of Camorr. yet younger Locke Lamora dodges dying and slavery, turning into a thief less than the tutelage of a proficient con artist. As chief of the band of light-fingered brothers referred to as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is quickly notorious, fooling even the underworld's so much feared ruler. yet within the shadows lurks an individual nonetheless extra bold and lethal. confronted with a bloody coup that threatens to ruin each person and every thing that holds that means in his mercenary lifestyles, Locke vows to overcome the enemy at his personal brutal game--or die trying.

Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora

"Fresh, unique, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized."--George R. R. Martin

"Right now, within the complete flush of a moment studying, i feel The Lies of Locke Lamora is maybe in my best ten favourite books ever. possibly my most sensible 5. if you happen to haven't learn it, you need to. when you've got learn it, you need to most likely learn it again."--Patrick Rothfuss, manhattan instances bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind

"A specific delusion milieu peopled by way of soaking up, colourful characters . . . Locke's wit and audacity endear him to sufferers and bystanders alike."--The Seattle Times

"A real style bender, at domestic on virtually any type of fiction shelf . . . Lynch instantly establishes himself as a proficient and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, let alone David Liss or even Dickens."--Booklist (starred review)

"High-octane delusion . . . a superb swashbuckling yarn of a novel."--Richard Morgan

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"Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly developed crime caper into an unique realm of myth, and the result's engagingly unique. "--The occasions (London)

An orphan's existence is harsh--and usually short--in the mysterious island urban of Camorr. yet younger Locke Lamora dodges dying and slavery, turning into a thief lower than the tutelage of a proficient con artist. As chief of the band of light-fingered brothers often called the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is quickly notorious, fooling even the underworld's so much feared ruler. yet within the shadows lurks somebody nonetheless extra formidable and lethal. confronted with a bloody coup that threatens to wreck every body and every thing that holds that means in his mercenary existence, Locke vows to overcome the enemy at his personal brutal game--or die trying.

Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora

"Fresh, unique, and engrossing . . . gorgeously learned. "--George R. R. Martin

"Right now, within the complete flush of a moment analyzing, i feel The Lies of Locke Lamora is maybe in my most sensible ten favourite books ever. perhaps my most sensible 5. in the event you haven't learn it, you'll want to. when you have learn it, you might want to most likely learn it back. "--Patrick Rothfuss, long island instances bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind

"A targeted fable milieu peopled by means of soaking up, colourful characters . . . Locke's wit and audacity endear him to sufferers and bystanders alike. "--The Seattle Times

"A actual style bender, at domestic on nearly any type of fiction shelf . . . Lynch instantly establishes himself as a talented and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, let alone David Liss or even Dickens. "--Booklist (starred review)

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It was a long voyage, John," said William. " Hawkins raised an eyebrow. "Not bad. " Hawkins took a pull on his mug. " Hawkins laughed and clapped William on the back. " Hawkins asked. " "Not this time," replied William. "We ran into some trouble in the Azores. " "How did you escape? " "I used Drake's trick. I swivelled the ship using boats and cannonaded them with the culverins. " Hawkins whistled. "Daintily done. " "Aye," said William. " asked Hawkins. "I don't know," William replied.

Little East Cheap ran all the way to Fish Street, which then went north up to Lombard Street. However, if they went further west before turning north they would get caught up in the cart traffic flowing across London Bridge. Carts could be dangerous to pedestrians as it was all too easy to get crushed between a cart and a wall. The lanes in London could have dangerous inhabitants but Simon had great confidence in Gwilym's ability to deal with dangerous people. Carts were another matter. Fewer people moved along Rood Lane and those that did hurried with their heads down.

Perhaps so," said Simon. He did not wish to ruin Lucy's romantic interpretation but kings and aristocrats married for reasons other than love, in his experience. Eleanor was popular so King Edward would wish to be seen to do the right thing. That would be good politics. "Look at those villas along the north bank," she said. " Simon pointed out those he knew. " "He can hardly ride back to Durham for his supper every night," said Lucy. " Durham was an important city in the far north of England.

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