By Scott Lynch
In his hugely acclaimed debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch took us on an adrenaline-fueled experience with a band of bold thieves led through con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings again his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, not anything in need of a miracle will pull it off.
After a brutal conflict with the underworld that just about destroyed him, Locke and his depended on sidekick, Jean, fled the island urban in their beginning and landed at the unique beaches of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. yet even at this westernmost fringe of civilization, they can’t relaxation for long—and are quickly again to what they do top: stealing from the unfit wealthy and pocketing the proceeds for themselves.
This time, notwithstanding, they've got designated the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the main unique and seriously guarded playing residence on this planet. Its 9 flooring allure the wealthiest clientele—and to upward thrust to the best, one needs to galvanize with reliable credits, fun behavior…and excruciatingly impeccable play. For there's one cardinal rule, enforced by means of Requin, the house’s cold-blooded grasp: it's dying to cheat at any online game on the Sinspire.
openly undeterred, Locke and Jean have orchestrated an tricky plan to lie, trick, and swindle their approach up the 9 floors…straight to Requin’s teeming vault. below the cloak of fake identities, they meticulously make their climb—until they're towards the spoils than ever.
yet somebody in Tal Verrar has exposed the duo’s mystery. somebody from their earlier who has each goal of creating the impudent criminals pay for his or her sins. Now it is going to take each ounce of crafty to save lots of their mercenary souls. And even that won't be enough.…
PRAISE FOR SCOTT LYNCH
“A vivid new voice within the delusion genre.”—George R. R. Martin
Red Seas below crimson Skies
“Lynch hasn’t basically imagined a far away global, he’s created it, placed all of it down on paper—the smells, the sounds, the folk, the texture of where. the radical is a virtuoso functionality, and sf/fantasy fanatics will gobble it up.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Red Seas less than pink Skies firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn’t a one-hit ask yourself. . . . It’ll purely be an issue of time ahead of Scott Lynch is pointed out within the related breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.”—Fantasy booklet Critic
“Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is probably going to fault Lynch in his overflowing features of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.”—Locus
“The form of witty romp that reminds you precisely how a lot enjoyable heroic delusion is meant to be.”—SFX
The Lies of Locke Lamora
“Right now, within the complete flush of a moment examining, i believe The Lies of Locke Lamora is maybe in my most sensible ten favourite books ever. might be my best 5. for those who haven’t learn it, you have to. in case you have learn it, you might want to most likely learn it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind
From the Hardcover edition.