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 by means of con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings again his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, not anything wanting 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 delivery 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, besides the fact that, they've got detailed the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the main specific and seriously guarded playing apartment on the planet. Its 9 flooring allure the wealthiest clientele—and to upward push to the most sensible, one needs to galvanize with sturdy credits, a laugh behavior…and excruciatingly impeccable play. For there's one cardinal rule, enforced by means of Requin, the house’s cold-blooded grasp: it truly is dying to cheat at any online game on the Sinspire.
openly undeterred, Locke and Jean have orchestrated an complicated plan to lie, trick, and swindle their method up the 9 floors…straight to Requin’s teeming vault. below the cloak of fake identities, they meticulously make their climb—until they're in the direction of the spoils than ever.
yet anyone in Tal Verrar has exposed the duo’s mystery. somebody from their prior who has each purpose of creating the impudent criminals pay for his or her sins. Now it's going to take each ounce of crafty to avoid wasting their mercenary souls. And even that will not be enough.…
PRAISE FOR SCOTT LYNCH
“A vivid new voice within the myth genre.”—George R. R. Martin
Red Seas less than crimson Skies
“Lynch hasn’t only imagined a far away global, he’s created it, positioned 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 enthusiasts will gobble it up.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Red Seas below purple Skies firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn’t a one-hit ask yourself. . . . It’ll in basic terms be an issue of time ahead of Scott Lynch is pointed out within the comparable 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 characteristics 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 feel The Lies of Locke Lamora is perhaps in my most sensible ten favourite books ever. probably my most sensible 5. when you haven’t learn it, you'll want to. when you've got 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.