The Lies of Locke LamoraeBook - 2006
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In this grimdark fantasy, a small gang of thieves try to fight against the established order between the aristocracy and the head of the criminal element of their Venice-like city. In doing so, they find themselves caught in the middle of a political struggle between the mysterious outsider calli... Read More »
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 i... Read More »
Adult Custom Reading List Oct 25, 2019
Fantasy- 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 tha... Read More »
Adult Custom Reading List May 23, 2019
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 infamo... Read More »
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“Just one question," said Locke. "I'll grant the Lamora part is easy to spot; the truth is, I didn't know about the apt translation when I took the name. I borrowed it from this old sausage dealer who was kind to me once, back in Catchfire before the plague. I just liked the way it sounded.
"But what" he said slowly, "ever gave you the idea that Locke was the first name I was actually born with?”
“Throwing blondes at Locke Lamora was not unlike throwing lettuce at sharks.”
“I don't have to beat you. I don't have to beat you. I just have to keep you here... until Jean shows up.”
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