Gentleman Bastard Sequence

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 32,527 ratings

The Lies of Locke Lamora Publisher's Summary

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning.

He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards. Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it's a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces, and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city.

©2007 Scott Lynch (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

    They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most entertaining listen!

    • By Graham on 03-15-11

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,786
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,339

    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 is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous, but be warned.

    • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 2

    • Red Seas Under Red Skies

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 900
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 813

    Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches.No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Read/Listen

    • By Joshua on 04-03-11

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Red Seas Under Red Skies

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 25 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,548
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,590
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,578

    After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke Lamora and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can't rest for long - and they are soon back doing what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is how you write a series!

    • By Anthony on 06-07-10

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 3

    • The Republic of Thieves

    • Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3
    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,127
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,546

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A transition and a preface

    • By David on 11-14-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Republic of Thieves

    • By: Scott Lynch
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 715
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717

    He's back! The long-awaited return of the most exciting new commercial fantasy writer of the 21st century. 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 fallout 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not my favourite.

    • By Shawn on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $26.64