Author: Scott Lynch
Series: Gentleman Bastard
Genre: Epic fantasy
Copyright Date: 2006
Cover: A boy with a pierced ear looks towards elegant towers. He has a queue, and a sword is slung at his side.
First line: "At the height of the long wet summer of the Seventy-seventh Year of Sendovani, the Thiefmaker of Camorr paid a sudden and unannounced visit to the Eyeless Priest at the Temple of Perelandro, desperately hoping to see him the Lamora boy."
Best part: The relationship between Locke and the other members of his gang, the Gentleman Bastards.
Worst part: It dragged. It was a real effort to finish it.
Recommended for: Fans of fantasy focused on thieves. Those who enjoy protagonists getting put through the wringer.
Related Reads: Shadow's Daughter by , To Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey
In one of the most popular churches in the city of Camorr, an eyeless priest lives his life in chains - or so it seems. But looks can be deceiving. The church is actually a cover for the pretentious, arrogant, extremely clever Gentleman Bastards - one of the most proficient groups of thieves and con men in the city. Follow Locke and his friends as they become involved in the most dangerous game yet.
This book didn't suit me. The middle and end dragged, a lot, and it also hit the "unfair" button I've mentioned here before. The bad guys get to do tons of gloating over their helpless victims. Not my favorite.