Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780553588941

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Brief Description:
Includes an excerpt from the author's Red seas under red skies.


Brief Description:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2006 by The Orion Publishing Group, Ltd. Bantam hardcover edition published July 2006"--T.p. verso.


Biographical Note:
Scott Lynch is the author of The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies, and The Republic of Thieves. He lives in Wisconsin and frequently visits Massachusetts, the home of his partner, science fiction writer Elizabeth Bear. He moonlights as a volunteer firefighter.


Marc Notes:
Originally published in Great Britain in 2006 by The Orion Publishing Group, Ltd. Bantam hardcover edition published July 2006--T.p. verso.;Includes an excerpt from the author's Red seas under red skies.


Review Quotes:
"Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized." --George R. R. Martin

"Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven't read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again." --Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

"Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining." --The Times (London)

"A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke's wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike." --The Seattle Times

"A true genre bender, at home on almost any kind of fiction shelf . . . Lynch immediately establishes himself as a gifted and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, not to mention David Liss and even Dickens." --Booklist (starred review)

"High-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel." --Richard Morgan


Publisher Marketing:
"Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining."--The Times (London)

An orphan's life is harsh--and often short--in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld's most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game--or die trying.

Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora

"Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized." --George R. R. Martin

"Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven't read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again." --Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

"A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke's wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike." --The Seattle Times

"A true genre bender, at home on almost any kind of fiction shelf . . . Lynch immediately establishes himself as a gifted and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, not to mention David Liss and even Dickens." --Booklist (starred review)

"High-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel." --Richard Morgan


Review Citations:
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780553588941, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Booklist 05/01/2006 pg. 36 (EAN 9780553804676, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Kirkus Best Books 05/01/2006 pg. 10 (EAN 9780553804676, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 05/22/2006 pg. 36 (EAN 9780553804676, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 07/15/2006 (EAN 9780553804676, Hardcover)
  • ALA Best Books Young Adults 01/01/2007 pg. 1 (EAN 9780553804676, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780553804676, Hardcover)