The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)

by Scott Lynch

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The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a friend to the poor, a ghost that walks through walls.

Slightly built and barely competent with a sword, Locke Lamora is, much to his annoyance, the fabled Thorn. And while Locke does indeed steal fro the rich (who else would be worth stealing from?), the poor never see a penny. All of Locke's gains are strictly for himself and his tight-knit band of thieves: the Gentlemen Bastards.

The capricious, colourful underworld of the ancient city of Camorr is the only home they've ever known. But now a clandestine war is threatening to tear it apart. Caught up in a murderous game, Locke and his friends are suddenly struggling just to stay alive . . .

The first book in the Gentleman Bastard sequence, The Lies of Locke Lamora is a fast-paced and devilishly twisty epic fantasy, and has become a perennial favourite of fantasy fans everywhere.

Broken Binding exclusive for April 2024.

  • ISBN13 9781399625302
  • Publish Date April 2024 (first published 1 January 2006)
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Gollancz