If you give me something original I will probably like it, regardless of the genre. Stick to a formula and I want to hurl a book at your head.
I think this one is my favorite out of the Gentlemen Bastard series. Michael Page does a fantastic job with narrating and the accents he performs always leave me wanting more. I listened to this book while driving to and from work and I often found myself white-knuckle clinging to my steering wheel, bouncing up and down in excitement as the story progressed. My favorite part of this book is the hilarious and imaginative swearing the characters use.
This story is a great start to a great series.
I haven't. And I'm very glad I did with this book. His characterizations are excellent (be warned, the language and visuals are not safe for work - or the wee ones) and Lynch's exposition simply drips with detail.
If it isn't already abundantly clear, Scott is a giant on the fantasy scene - and will be for years to come (my two cents). I've had the opportunity to watch a few videos/listen a few podcasts of him being interviewed and it's only strengthened my support for his work. Scott is very well-spoken, has a great (and witty) sense of humor, and best of all - keeps everything down to earth and in check. He's the kind of author I want to keep reading more of to see what he'll come up with next. He's also the kind of guy I'd like to buy a beer and shoot the breeze with. That's a powerful double-barreled combo.
Thank you Scott for introducing me to your world and redefining the concept of a con artist! And bravo for The Gentlemen Bastards!
The chapter structure is kind of all over the place and takes a little time to get used to. The dialogue is excessively vulgar at times. Overall though, a really interesting story. The world is very fleshed out and has a lot of interesting characters. I'm looking forward to the next two books.
Seriously...laughs, colorful villains and protagonists, just too many good qualities in this book to list. All the Gentlemen Bastard books have been good so far, but your introduction to them will probably always be the best.