Friday, July 20, 2007

Something New

It's always good to discover a new writer who grabs your attention and refuses to let go. So in light of that statement I want to recommend to you The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This is the first book in the Gentleman Bastard sequence and is a great read.
Set in a city that resembles a medieval Venice we are introduced to Locke Lamora the head of the gang called the Gentleman Bastard a type of Ocean's Eleven.
Our hero is a con man, thief, trickster and scammer of the highest order, and soon finds himself caught up in greater events.
The series is planned to go for seven volumes and Lynch has just released the second in the series called Red Seas under Red Skies, and all reports are that it carries on the good work laid down by the first volume.
Lynch is a natural storyteller and puts his skills to good use. The characters are engaging and Lamora is fun to read about.
Go out a borrow a copy and immerse yourself in the world of the Gentleman Bastard and discover what all the fuss is about.

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