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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 . . .

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4.7 / 5
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February 4th, 2015
An excellent and fun read. I admit there was a point halfway through where I thought the plot had died, but Scott Lynch manages to pull his story lines together for an epic finale. Full of colourful, brazen characters and bloody plot points. There's a little something in here for readers of all tastes.
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January 8th, 2015
A real page turner with awesome characters and a great location and story. Colourful language from start to finish, flashes of violence and humour, what's not to love?
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September 19th, 2014
Completely different and in a completely awesome way. All three thumbs up!
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July 18th, 2014
One of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time! Throughly recommended
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Good book, poor twists
May 16th, 2014
The writing good and feels alive most of the time but I feel like certain topics weren't addressed as they should have been or they were completely ignored. The writing kept me hooked and the world the author created feels real.
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January 24th, 2014
An exciting, well written book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Engrossing and enthralling until the end.
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January 23rd, 2014
Fantastic, engrossing read that takes you on a roller-coaster of theft, sub-plots, murder, magic and fantasy. I very quickly found myself connecting with the main protagonists of the book whilst attempting to preempt what was coming next, and was subsequently often surprised or shocked by what game next. If you are a fan of this genre, this book is a must-read. I couldn't put it down and have since read the next installment which was equally as enjoyable.
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Loved it.
January 15th, 2014
Now this was a fun read. Mix together name of the wind, Oliver Twist, and pirates of the carribeans Jack Sparrow (savvy?), with some brutally visceral world building and sharp, often dark humor and this is the result. Thoroughly enjoyed The Lies of Locke Lamora and looking forward to starting the next Gentlemen Bastards book.
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November 21st, 2013
If you loved the name of the wind this is a book for you. This is a must read
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Terrific read!
October 8th, 2013
Great read! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Has all the attributes of a great fantasy novel. Looking forward to reading the sequel. Highly recommend it!
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