Glorious Bastards – Love For Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies

I’ve been repackaging some of my older writing and combining them and today I have my reviews of both The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, the first two books by Scott Lynch and in the Gentlemen Bastards series. You can check out my thoughts on Lynch’s third book The Republic of Thieves as well if you want to.

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Before you get to the reviews though I do want to add some thoughts that may or may not be of interest but The Lies of Locke Lamora was the first new novel I sniffed out during my days of owning a science fiction/fantasy book related website.

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Escaping Scott Lynch’s Republic of Thieves, In Need of That Thorn of Emberlain

Okay. So let me be clear, I dig me some Scott Lynch books. I really liked his debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and I think I might find myself in the minority when I say I enjoyed the follow-up in his Gentlemen Bastard cycle, Red Seas Under Red Skies, even more. I go back when it comes to reading about the exploits of the Thorn of Camorr. I was on this probably just after choice frameshifters were after hearing about it from other authors I was interviewing who had read early drafts/manuscripts and were telling me behind the scenes that Scott Lynch was what was next. I have documentation.

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Singing Purple Muppets – the Scott Lynch Interview

My guest today is a less than a week away from seeing his debut hit the shelves in the UK and a month away until it debuts in the U.S. The book, The Lies of Locke Lamora, is the first installment in a planned seven book cycle titled The Gentlemen Bastards.

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I first read the book in October of last year, reviewed it, and after reading it knew that Scott Lynch was somebody I needed to talk to.

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