A fantasy able to delightfully balance characters and story line. My only complaint is the flippant use of cursing. Once and awhile is tolerable yet the language dominates more than my personal taste. Aside from this small complaint, a must read for those who love high fantasy.
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This story is a combination of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, The Godfather and Oceans 11. It's quite entertaining but not at all serious and not meant to be.
I recommend this story to those that like fun fantasy books that do not get caught up in gritty realism and yet don't have overpowered super human heroes.
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Everything everyone says about this novel is true! An amazing, fun fantasy novel. Kind of an Oliver Twist turned gentleman thief but in another dimension...a fascinating and well realized world built on the ruins of a long-gone alien race...Lovely prose, characters you adore or despise. Violence that literally made me cringe more than once, humorous repartee and glorious revenge!!!
Truth be told, it took me a bit to get into the story and get used to the author jumping around in time. Though it was made somewhat easier by the narrator's ability to do age-appropriate voices. Once I made friends with the timeline, I found myself lost in the story. Word to the wary, this is so well written and well narrated that I actually found myself sitting in the car just to listen a little longer rather than be at work on time. This is a problem as some of the chapters are a bit long! This is a wonderful tale of thieves and cutthroats and the hero is not necessarily a good guy, but you cheer for him and feel his losses throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable! I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
This is a very likable start to the series. Scott Lynch gives his main characters a detailed back-story so that we feel that we know and understand the life of crime that Locke and John are thrown into. A variety of misadventures ensues to let us know that crime does not pay, at least not forever. As is typical of caper stories humor is a steady companion to these exploits of the Gentlemen Bastards. This book is entertaining and the next is even more fun.
Michael Page gives an enthusiastic performance, attaining emotional heights that lend to the already considerable fun.
This book is exactly the genre I was looking for after reading the mistborn series
Mistborn series and Riyria Revelations