Description An orphan's life is harsh - and often short - in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld's most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game-or die trying.
The Lies of Locke Lamora - Customer Choice by Robbert Coenmans The Lies of Locke Lamora is one great glorious bastard of a novel. Itís intricately plotted, has dialogue that pops off the page, and Ė most importantly Ė it might just be the greatest thing ever to have been set down on paper. It could be described as Oceanís Eleven set in a fantasy version of Renaissance Venice. But that wouldnít do it justice. Itís grand. And quite possibly the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
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Greatby: Lucinde from Vlaardingen 02-07-2007 This is absolutely one of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters are very well developed, the plot is unpredictable and there's fun and tears in the turn of a few pages. This book is fantasy's 'Ocean's 11', but with better humour, more shock, more tension and more murders. READ THIS! This review refers to the Paperback edition