"The enigmatic Thorn of Camorr is a whisper on the streets, and rumour in ballrooms, haunting the purses of the rich and powerful. Locke Lamora is a slender orphan, head of the “Gentleman Bastards” a small group of criminals operating under the infamous Capa Barsavi, the kingpin of crime in the island city of Camorr. Stealing from everyone, Lamora and his crew work to hide their activities as the Thorn from criminals and nobles alike for fear of harsh retribution as they dance along a knife edge.
Talented and cunning, Lamora and the Gentleman Bastard maintain that delicate balance, right up until the arrival of the Grey King. Fast paced, engaging, and thoroughly satisfying, The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of the best fantasy books out there."
“Locke’s resilience and wit give the book the tragicomic air of a traditional picaresque, rubbery ethics and all.”–“Publishers Weekly ”
“Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser would have felt right at home with the Gentleman Bastards. They’re not out to save the world, just their own skins…oh, and to relieve some nobles of their gold, jewels, and silks along the way. This is a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre. Locke Lamora makes for an engaging rogue, and Camorr a fascinating and gorgeously realized setting, a city to rival Lankhmar, Amber, and Viriconium. I look forward to returning there for many more visits.”–George R. R. Martin “