Audie Award Finalist, Fantasy, 2014
After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love.
Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever. The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles, and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.
©2008 Scott Lynch (P)2013 Tantor
Love listening to books.
This book takes place right after book two and wow, what an improvement. Lynch gets back to basics and weaves a tale of awesomeness. Twists within twists within a pretzel of even more twists.
Locke & Jean do what they do best - and do it even better. That, and we finally get to meet to Sabetha and learn more about Locke and her.
My only issue that I regret finishing this book since I now have to wait for book 4. A dry spell without Locke & Jean is not a welcome time.
The Flashback sequences are far more interesting then the present time line. Far too much cursing. Felt like the curses were thrown in randomly without regard to the scene. The present day Plot line of the novel was boring. For professional con artists, they did very little in the way of confidence games.
No. Interesting group of characters but that's about where my interest ends. The overall story was boring.
Well read, gives life to each character. His performance of the twins was excellent during the scene when they are perfecting the Chorus routine.
I was not satisfied with this book. I really enjoyed the backstory of how The Gentleman Bastards gained their skills. Unfortunately that did not bleed into the rest of the book.
Don't give up on the story because it slows down. The narrator is great and the ending is not something you want to miss.
Sixty years young. Surfer, Kayaker, Abalone diver, Backpacker. Rabid reader/listener. I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Best audio books out there. I listen to audiobooks daily, own hundreds, and this series is the cream of the crop.
My preferences have always been for linear storytelling. Going back and forth through time can get confusing at times especially if you miss the switch. However, the author is extremely talented, making this a "Don't Miss" series.
After reading Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, and GRRM, and waiting patiently for their next novels I was at a loss what to read next, until Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard series. The series is well developed, entertaining, and engrossing. Luckily the next book is scheduled to be released in a few months.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
I love this series. This is silly and fun and very entertaining. The romance is a bit tiresome but I'm not a romance fan.
Love the bit with the snakes.
The tight storyline, the constant irreverent humor, and the amazing quality of the writing. I like each book in this series better than the previous. Can't wait for the next one.
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