Friday, 20 February 2009

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

This is my latest book recommendation - The Lies of Locke Lamora (Book One of the Gentleman Bastards Sequence) by Scott Lynch and published by Orion Books.

It is very difficult to review the story without giving away to much. The books cover states; The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a ghost that walks through walls. Half the city believes him to be a legendary champion of the poor. The other half believes him to be a foolish myth. Nobody has it quite right.

The book was recommended to me by my Brother-in-Law and my Daughter, both avid readers. It took me some time to take their advice, but I am glad that I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the book - the story moved quickly, with some fun and humour but also darkness and horror.

Ten out of ten, a great read and I cannot wait for book two. "Wickedly enjoyable, outrageously ingenious. Dark, complex and utterly compelling." - Sarah Ash


1 comment:

BaronVonJ said...

This is my favorite book in a long time. My wife is on "Red Sails Under Red Skies", the next book and says it gets even darker. Can't say enough good things about this book.
"I don't have to beat you, I just have to keep you here til Jean shows up..."