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
Backstory is helpful and I appreciate being brought up to speed. If you can't flip back in forth with flashbacks, this is not your book.
I think this was a pretty good third story for Loch Lamora. Definitely third best of three, but at least worth your time if you have read the first two already. It felt like there was less at stake in this installment but again if you have already gone through the first two, definitely worth your time
While book one did wonderfully at introducing characters and finishing it's story line, book two floundered a bit with a thin storyline.
this book, the third in the series marks a triumphant return to great narrative and enthralling character development. Also exciting is the return of a great enemy and deeper story arcs to follow.
this was the first book in the series that has me guessing anxiously about what could be next for our protagonist and his friends.
back story fails to add too much to the present day plot, and the premise is weak with the action stacked at the beginning and end. I found myself uninterested in the middle as there was no real, pervasive sense of danger like the first two books.
I read the first two several years ago and loved listening to the entire series.
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