The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora Scott Lynch


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The Lies of Locke Lamora


Gentleman Bastard, Book 1




In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part "Robin Hood", one part Ocean's Eleven, and entirely enthralling...

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. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.

Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld's most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful — and more ambitious — than Locke has yet imagined.

Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi's most trusted men — and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr's underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game — or die trying...

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Um dos livros de fantasia medieval mais badalados dos últimos anos é “As Mentiras de Locke Lamora” (2006) de Scott Lynch. Recomendado pelo próprio George R.R. Martin, o romance é muito original em sua concepção. Em um cenário que lembra a Veneza do período da renascença, quase steampunk e com uma magia baseada em alquimia e na criação de animais alquímicos que podem ser controlados como robôs, o livro narra a saga do ladrão, etelionatário e rei dos malandros Locke Lamora. A grande s... leia mais

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