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Great thief and con man I d totally be ready to read stories about Captain Orrin Ravelle lol Oh sighed Jean Well aren t you the clever little bastard Yes on all three counts actually Captain Orrin Ravelle said Locke drawing a dagger and placing it against the captain s throat Of the good ship Tal Verrar is Fucked You stop in and let them know I m in the neighbourhood Once a Big Lie was let out in the world it seemed to grow on its own and needed little tending or worry to bend to the situation Jean Tannen When I get this door open you re dead Jean When you get that door open I look orward to many long years of life then Jean is THE BEST 3 I loved how he dealt with morose Locke and his creativity was uite impressive Who would have known he had it in him XD I think Jean changed a lot in this book too and I really liked his character arc To lose his ellow Gentleman Bastards was bitter pill or him as well but he dealt with it in an entirely different way than Locke did Jean tried to build something new and watched out or Locke which is so typical or him He s the best riend you could possibly have and despite his grief he never lost hope Still it s undeniable that his priorities changed and this led to uite a Sleepy Dog, Wake Up! few arguments between him and Locke I think Jean only wants peace now but as it seems this just isn t in the cardsor them Ezri Delmastro Touch a weapon or try to take one rom one of the crew and I guarantee you ll die on the instant We re touchy about that I ADORED this woman Ezri was so amazing and I m very thankful Scott Lynch decided to invent her character and to make her a part of this book She s definitely a girl that doesn t take any shit rom anyone and I just loved her On Beyond a Million for it Ezri is aormidable ighter and the men on her ship listened to her I loved that she had the respect of the crew and that she was able to ight or herself No damsel in distress here just a strong woman that knew exactly what she wanted and took it That s how awesome emale characters are done I loved how unapologetic she was and seriously when I grow up I want to be like her lol She could be very compassionate and gentle though and I can t believe it had to end like that WHY SCOTT LYNCH WHY Ezri deserved so much better than that TT I ll never get over her sacrifice never Del if it s not too much trouble we re planning to attack that ship just ahead of us so could you Oh yeah the The Womanizer: A Man of His Time fightor our lives I suppose I could help you out That Takes Ovaries! Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts for aew minutes Captain Captain Zamira Drakasha Oh good she said a moment later Because after that Mummy needs to So Much Love fetch her armour and her sabres And then she needs to go and board that lying motherfucker s ship and sink it like a stone Aemale pirate captain and she owned it Zamira was such a strong character I really liked that she had two children and was a caring and loving mother as well as a total badass when it came to boarding an enemy ship Some might say that her children were her weakness but I think her love or them only made her even stronger She saw through all of Locke s lies and wasn t ooled by him and that led to him being honest with her which was amazing I think Locke needed an honest riend like Zamira and someone that brought out the best in him And in some way or another she did exactly that At the end of the book Locke and Jean left her ship but I really hope that she ll reappear in one of the other books The world sure as hell needs characters like Captain DrakashaStragos The Archon The Bondsmagi distort our world with their very presence They rule us in many ways that have nothing to do with politics The Fact That We fact that we hire them to do our bidding is immaterial That little guild looms over everything we plan everything we dream Now that man was uite a nuisance Stragos is one of those privileged people that buy their mercenaries and alchemists but have no idea how to use them properly I must admit he got the better of Locke and Jean when he made them drink his wine but if it wouldn t have been or his dangerous little games he would have been no threat to them He seemed to be the kind of man that loves to plan things and sets them into motion but ultimately has no Trawling for Trouble foresight to predict unexpected events let alone to take them into account His plan to use Locke and Jean in order to stir the pirates was pretty half baked and it was no surprise that it didn t work out If you ask me he got exactly what he deserved and hopefully his current predicament will teach him a valuable lessonSelendri Reuin I wonder if there is anything that you don t distrust Distrust everyone she said and you can never be betrayed Opposed but never betrayed Now those two were the real deal They were uite the antagonistic pair and I kind of liked their attitude Those two didn t mess around they were aorce to be reckoned with and definitely even of a threat to Locke and Jean than Stragos ever was You wouldn t have thought it by just looking at them but they were uite ormidable and skilled The interesting thing about them is that no one would have assumed them to be so clever They were highly underestimated which ultimately benefited them in the end Also can we please acknowledge how interesting the Sinspire was I would have loved to take a closer look at that place and to spend a night there lol And don t even get me started about the irony at the end XD Reuin s inal move was artfully done indeed P Something tells me that we haven t seen the last of them yet and that this Duo Infernale will reappear in one of the other books A girl can always dream right lol Difficult Difficult and impossible are cousins often mistaken The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art for one another with very little in common All that remains said Reuin isor your other judge to concur that you are still a risk worth taking Other judge Reuin gestured toward Selendri You ve heard everything my dear Do we put Leocanto out of the window or do we send him back down to where you etched him rom The relationships shipsLocke Jean Maybe I ll just hold Swan fast after this bottle said Locke Holdast is a nautical I know said Locke I ll kill myself later Their riendship is still everything and I can t believe that Locke doubted him or even a second Then again he might have thought he wasn t worthy of his Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: And Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries friendship any because let s be blunt here he truly acted like an idiot at the beginning of the book He was grieving though and Jean being Jean knew that it was Locke s way to cope with things It certainly wasn t the best way but it s probably the only one Locke ever knew Still with Jean s love interest there came an interesting and new dynamic into theirriendship and I think Locke had to get used to his best Seal Team Seven 11: Flashpoint: Flashpoint friend being in love It s something we all have to deal with when we grow up and it might have happened rather late with those two but it did happen nevertheless Jean s priorities might have changed over the course of the book but this didn t mean that he was wrong There was nothing wrong about wanting a uiet and easy life and Locke eventually realized this too Hell at the end he wanted this kind of life as well and was ready to take a shot at it with Ezri and Jean It s such a pity that Stragos didn t let them have it And URGH I don t know how often I used this sentenceor books already but THE ENDING It kills me to think that Locke might die a slow and painful death now but I can totally understand why he did what he did 333 Jean means everything to him and is his An Innocent in Cuba family and after all the things he didor him he just wanted to make sure that he d be alright That bastard You can t even blame him or taking away Jean s choice because it was such a noble and right thing to do TT ARGH I swear one day Locke Lamora will be the death of me 3 Fuck you You re ten pints of crazy in a one pint glass He is extraordinary Locke whispered He continues to save my life time and time again even when I don t deserve it He returned his gaze to the Orchid s roiling glowing monster haunted wake Which is always or less He realized that he was strangely disuieted that Jean hadn t ollowed him relentlessly at his heels looking after him as always It is a avour said Locke A avour to me You saved my life all the time because you re an idiot and you don t know any better Let me let me do it Matka alkaa (Etsijät for you just once Because you actually deserve it I don t understand any of this Jean whispered You son of aucking bitch how can you do this I want to hug you And I want to tear your gods damned head off Both at once Ezri Jean It is a Strange Star fine match Maybe you could do better Locke grinned to let Jean know that there was no actual need to knock his brains out of his skull but I knowor a
fact that couldn t Ever So saying he sueezed Jean s hand I m happy or you You ve gone and stolen something back Seven Nights to Forever from this whole dead end distraction Stragos has shoved us into Hold it tight sighs I adored them so much They were really damn cute and Iound myself grinning when they interacted Yes they were that sweet They were a ine match indeed which made it even sadder that Ezri died while saving them all That woman was so perfect or Jean I swear She gave her life or her riends and Carvalho und die Meere des Südens family just like Jean would have done And I think the worst thing about it all is that Jean can t even be angry at her because if given the chance he would have done exactly the same thing I m actually kind of pissed off myself and have an axe to grind with Lynch as well How dare you to introduce such a great woman just to kill her off again It s notair sniff I shipped them really hard but I also knew that it wouldn t last Truth be told I was afraid Ezri would die the moment Jean really The Science of Single: One Woman's Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry, and Finding L ove fellor her It was too good to be true TT Always a way to attack Jean mused between kisses always a way to escape Of course she whispered Hold Sarah Conley fast and sooner or later you ll alwaysind what you re after ConclusionWhen I thought that Scott Lynch couldn t surprise me any he proved me wrong and took this book in an entirely different direction I would have been content to Ninja Slice follow their Sinspire heist but Lynch had other plans and I m really thankfulor it This book had everything I love Intriguing and clever characters a deadly gamble a heist pirates strong Inbox female MCs an amazing plot and last but not least a wonderful world I could get lost in If you ve already read theirst book and loved it do yourself a avour and read this one too I m 90% certain you won t regret it. Trick and swindle their way up the nine ﬂoors straight to Reuin's teeming vault Under the cloak of alse identities they meticulously make their climb until they are closer to the spoils than everBut someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duo's secret Someone A Touch of Gold from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals payor their sins Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls And even that may not be enou.solid act that
Scott Lynch É 8 review475 stars Finally the pirate book I ve been craving This is basically Ocean s 11 meets Pirates of the Caribbean Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly FitzChivalry Farseer and The Fool Locke Lamora and Jean Tammen eight men of antasy who without their counterpart would be nothing Indeed without Jean at his back Locke Lamora would have no chance of success Both men provide the other with what he lacks and together they make a deadly silver tongued thieving duo that are best summed up in two words awesome bastards A deadly scheme on the high seasIt was a big surprise to me that in the prologue Jean betrays Locke It s obviously not real and there s obviously a reason or the Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing farce it is no doubt a charadeor the benefit of their mark But either way it made me storm through the book to discover exactly why it had happened This was a bit of an underhanded move to those that the trick was played on It worked uite well and gave me a strong reason to read this book even if I elt a little duped The plot of this book is ast and exciting I m not uite sure how the duo manages to pull it all off I mean they juggle a casino heist at the same time as being manipulated by a devious Archon then to top it off they even Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope and Laughter find time in the middleor a pirate adventure It s uite remarkable really beca I probably enjoyed this book than the Az éltető étkek arany szutrája first of the Gentleman Bastard seuence It starts asast paced as the previous book ended with Locke Jean already knee deep in a con involving this worlds euivalent of a Casino known as the Sinspire The start of the novel A Grid for Murder flips between this section and also what the characters have been up to since they sailed awayrom Camorr at the end of book 1 This section showcases a cool transition period which shows the Gentleman Bastard s as less than their elegant best including an alcoholic LockeAfter the irst 200 pages or so things get very complicated Locke and Jean playing 3 4 personas depending on who they are talking too This tale is mixed with poison trying to rob a vault at the casino pretending to be pirates love and uite a ew deaths againThere are a lot characters in this book than the Appetite first that I cared about So much going on including the divisions of pirates mages still after Locke Jean assassination attempts etc As I mentioned this is veryast paced and I think the human ualities of the main characters shine they are not superheroes and are just likely to make mistakes during the long cons Also Jean and Locke have the best bromance ever Can t wait or the next book James xPs I am pretty sure I got lucky and bought the irst edition of this book Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning, Techniques, Buying for 100rom a charity shop Woop x After reading a Tumblr post Where Lynch responded to a reader s complaints about political correctness in this novel I am intriguedWhy shouldn t middle aged mothers get a wish Pure Grit fulfillment character you sad little bigot Everyone else does HL Mencken once wrote that Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands hoist the blacklag and begin slitting throats I can t think of anyone to whom that applies than my own mom and the mothers on my Apple-Picking Day! friends list with the incredible demands on time and spirit theyace in their efforts to raise their kids preserve their Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing families and save their own identitysanity into the bargain Shit yes Zamira Drakasha leaping across the gap between burning ships with twin sabers in hand to kick in someucking heads and sail off into the sunset with her toddlers in her arms and a hold Ajax is All About Attack full of plundered goods is a wishulfillment America the Philosophical fantasyrom hell I offer her up on a silver platter with a The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North fucking bow on top I hope she amuses and delights In myictional world opportunities or butt kicking do not cease merely because one isn t a beautiful teenager or a muscle wrapped ont of testosterone In my The Northman's Bride fictional universe the main characters are aat ugly guy and a skinny Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam forgettable guy with a supporting cast that includes SBF 41 nonsmoker 2 children buccaneer of noixed abode seeks unescorted merchant Cherry Bomb for light boarding heavy plunder You don t like it Don t buy my books Get your ownictional universe Your cabbage water vision of worldbuilding bores me to tears Leading the Way fans self ive said it once and i will say it again locke and jean could rob me of all im worth and i would literally get down on my knees and thank themor the honour they are the most deceptively clever enticingly cunning and gentlemanly bastards i have ever read and i cant get enough of them you guys this story does and i cant get enough of them you guys this story does suffer rom a sopho slump its a brand new adventure thats luring nautical and ull of scoundrels its masterfully chaotic so many subplots so many characters yay or women so much world building theres never a dull momentits intricately woven no movement no scene no word is insignificant everything is so interconnected on so many levels its darkly humorous oh my gosh the banter the jokes the uips the characters are so well written and their interactions are always memorableim not going to lie im a little worried about how things are going to go in the next book i guess i just
Have To Pick Itto pick it and see what happens next 45 stars Although I was prepared to bite my thumb at anyone who had a problem with this book up to about 200 pages in over the course of the 500 pages after that I began to slowly reluctantly and inally in complete exasperation change my mindScott Lynch begins his novel at the same level of uality as his When Red Cried Wolf fabulousirst novel The Lies of Locke Lamora His characters are dealing with the events of the previous novel in a mostly believable ashion in a believable time period its kept rom becoming episodic or his characters The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing from seeming hollow I very much enjoyed theirst 200 pages as they both try to move on and deal with the past and the explanation of how they got where they are when the novel opens two years on Song of the Forest from the events of Lies A character development A banter A action seuences Aor inventiveness loved the relationship between
LOCKE AND JEAN AND IT HAD MOSTLY WELL DONEand Jean and it had mostly well done development as Locke and Jean embroil themselves in yet another high lying Oceans Eleven style conHowever And this is a big however it elt like Scott Lynch suddenly changed his mind completely about what he wanted to write and had a big Screw It moment and decided to be completely self indulgent Which I m sure was a lot of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena funor him but or the reader it is a very confusing ridiculous sharp disappointment Somewhere along the way he decided he wanted to write Pirates of the Carribean anfiction stealing plot details which kind of sucked even in the movies settings near direct uotes and even little moments of action in battle seuences His other influences were starkly obvious as well there were strong strong nods to The Princess Bride moments out of the movie they made of Zorro even His characters Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights fell victim to the most overdone ofantasy genre stereotypes the Still Life with Chickens fact that they didn t do this was one of myavorite parts of the Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea first book his plot was increasingly unlikely and also became a ridiculous soap opera and the uality of his writing wentrom laugh out loud to roll my eyes so loud you can hear me across the room I also Paradox Bound felt that this book got incredibly preachy at points which is kind of a killjoyor a novel that has two thieves or heroes Lynch decided that he needed to push some kind of Robin Hood working class agenda to make his heroes seem morally superior to everyone else Nobody is reading this book or justice or the lower classes LynchIt wasn t all bad I appreciated the Lynch inserts women into professions all throughout his world mostly without preachy comment I liked the character of the pirate Zamira I enjoyed that Jean who is still mostly wonderful got his own independent storyline I enjoyed how good his descriptive powers can be and like I said I enjoyed the irst 200 pagesBut come on this could have been much better I ll be honest when I irst read this book years ago my reaction was kinda meh Or rather I remember it being that way It was a long time back and I can barely bring to mind what I ate or lunch yesterday So I m not terribly reliable that way I also vaguely remember that it wasn t as talked up as Lies of Locke Lamora There wasn t the same excited buzz about it when it came out so I remember Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays feeling reasonably justified in my meheeling That means reading through it again a second time was an interesting experience Because now I have passed through the Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All fiery hell that is Publishing The Second Book Don t get me wrongirst books are hard especially in secondary world What a Lass Wants fantasy You have to introduce an entire world You re constantly walking the knife edge between boring people by explaining too much and confusing them by explaining too little But on the plus side in airst book or movie Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived for that matter everything has the benefit of being shiny and new Every revelation isresh and exciting Every character is a mystery unfurling That s not the case in a second book In a second book you still have that problem PLUS you have the problem that some of your readers read the Mexican Hooker first book two days ago and some of them read it two years ago Some of them haven t read it at allOn top of that a lot of people want nothing thanor you to write your The League for the Suppression of Celery first book over again because that s what they know and love But you can t do that because you only get one beginning When you write the second book in a series the honeymoon is over Now you re in a whole different type of relationship And love is harder to maintain than infatuation That s why in my opinion shifting gearsrom The Thirteen-Gun Salute first book to second book is THE most difficult part of being a new writer Given all of this I can see why people in general and me in specific might have been a little meh on this book We were all butterflies in tummy tingly after reading Lies of Locke Lamora We loved it and we wanted to see the same thing again Which I now realize is silly I don t think I knew that then I mention all of this because this second time through Iound myself wondering what my problem was the Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery first time Because honestly the book is good We get to explore a cool new piece of the world There are characters that I know and love being very true to themselves while still growing and changing and coming into conflict with each other and the world There is wonderful craft here And brilliant dialogue as before Wit and humor both It s true that this book mi. After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him Locke and his trusted sidekick Jean ﬂed the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds But even at this westernmost edge of civilization they can't restor long and are soon back to what they do best stealing rom the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds or themselvesThis time however they have targeted the grandest prize. Ght be a little less Ocean s Eleven and a little Grifters But that s okay Because seuels need to change and grow a bit otherwise a series stagnates and dies And this book made me cry a bit which the The Day Fidel Died first one didn t So that s a mark in itsavor Soyeah Simply said I really enjoyed it Did I enjoy it as much as Lies No But not every book can be on your top ten list Did Seas suffer rom a bit of a sopho slump Yeah A bit But you won t ind me bitching because the only thing I could say was something along the lines of O Woe is me I was expecting pure untrammeled brilliance and all I got was mere shining excellence Also they didn t have any loganberry cream cheese at the caf this morning so I had to have blueberry instead Alas I shall now weep and write poetry in my journal Yeah I don t want to be that person Nobody wants to be that personThat said the ending leaves you hanging So I m really ucking glad the next book is out Speaking of which I think I m going to wander over to the bookstore and buy a copy of that right now Buddy read with these thieves Celeste Sarah455 StarsContrary to the popular opinion that Red Seas Under Red Skies the second book in the Gentleman Bastard Seuence series is weaker than its predecessor I m inclined to say that it s not inferior nor superior but it s eually great with The Lies of Locke Lamora in a different way It retained some elements that made the irst book rose to its Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge fame and at the same time replace some of them with some newactors to the series I do however enjoyed reading the The Outlaw and the Upstart King first book Difficult and impossible are cousins often mistakenor one another with very little in common Two years after the end of the irst book we continue straight off with The Gentleman Bastard trying to again pull off another biggest heist they ever attempted The plot started with Locke Jean camouflaging as professional gamblers in an opulent casino named Sinspire executing one of the necessary steps or their heist However again the heist gets so much complicated than what they plannedThe whole setting of the book took place in a completely different place than its predecessor this time taking place in the island city of Tal Verrar and the Sea of Brass Although I miss the city of Camorr Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War for its beauty and resemblance with Venice I do think that Tal Verrar and Sea of Brass gave the necessary new atmosphere to the book and series as a wholePicture Tal VerrarThe entire narrative is still told in the same storytelling method as the previous book by shifting between present and past timerame The past sections this time are called Reminiscent and it s there to bridge the 2 years gap before the beginning of the book These past sections are there only or the irst half of the book it s different Stories for a Kindred Heart: Over 100 Treasures to Touch Your Soul from the previous book where it lastedrom the beginning up to the end and honestly speaking I prefer it to last all the way since it worked so well before However the entire Reminiscent sections explored how Locke deals with the aftermath of Camorr and how he ll set up their plan Concrete And Wild Carrot for the biggest heist of their career which remained captivating as alwaysThe most enthralling part of the bookor me will have to be the uestions How the hell will they get out of this situation How will they execute their schemes that were present through the entire plot line It s ingenious how Scott Lynch implemented the lies heist all the moving parts and schemes after schemes Speak Through the Wind filled with humorous crude yet elouent dialogues which I can t ever seem to get enough of Any man canart in a closed room and say that he commands the wind Imagine what Kvothe the Arcane would say to that Locke would probably art and said he knows The Name of the Wind if they ever metAll the parts I discussed just
are or less the same as the greatness we received in The Lies of Locke and so come up the uestion what makes this book so different rom its predecessor Pirates the last half of the book took on a completely different atmosphere with its seafaring piracy and naval warfare Don t get me wrong despite being on a ship most of the time there are still a lot of lies and schemes going on and I admit I m not too ond of being in the sea too long since there s nothing to look at in the world building during this duration other than you know the sea However Scott Lynch managed to make it so un to read with the never ending problems that arise the longer the Gentleman Bastards are there Plus the amount and uality of the actions piece in this book are superior to the previous book in my opinion Thrilling actions during the naval warfare and great climax scenes are all there and they in my opinion killed the boredom that should ve been caused by the setting completelyPicture Locke Lamora in Red Seas Under Red Skies Chinese edition coverNow let s talk about the best part of the book the characters With the second book inished let s just say Locke and Jean has become one of my avorite book duobromance of all time Their riendship loyalty banter is without a doubt the best part of the book or maybe the series itself or me even than the schemes and heists Their banter and interaction completely give life to the bookWhether it s the humorous interactions Worst of all the inner vault is guarded by a live dragon attended by ifty naked women armed with poisoned spears each of them sworn to die in Reuin s service All redheads You re just making that up Jean Or the heartwarming one I want to hug you And I want to tear your gods damned head off Both at onceAh near as I can tell that s the definition of amily right there The Gentleman Bastards aside all the other characters are replaced with a completely new cast of characters This doesn t mean that the new characters are poorly written though Zamira Drakasha and Ezri Delmastro are both a The Best Canadian Animal Stories: Classic Tales by Master Storytellers fantastic addition to the story with them being the strong and compellingemale characters which the The Vagabonds first book don t really haveOverall Red Seas Under Red Skies once again proved Scott Lynch s capability in writing a great book with uniue highantasy story compelling main characters and beautiful settings It s another must have addition to the Gentleman Bastard seuence and in my opinion eually great with the irst book I Know It S Been it s been 10 years since the release of this book but hey better late than never right So chop chop or those of you who haven t started yet time to read this seriesI highly recommend this to anyone who s looking The Last of the Renshai for a uniue highantasy Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World full of swashbucklingriendship hilarious and captivating dialogues heart wrenching and thrilling moments yet at the same time remaining highly un and enjoyable to read 55 Who s the biggest meanest motherfucker here Who s the best bruiser in the Brass Coves Buddy read with my ellow ship mates Petrik CelesteTHIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD Seriously it was incredible I can t even explain how happy I was to be back in this world I went into this book with lowish expectations because I heard it was the weakest in the trilogy However or me that w I d lay even odds that between the people ollowing us and the people hunting us we ve become this city s principal means of employment Tal Verrar s entire economy is now based on At Sixes and Sevens fucking with us Now if that isn t an accurate assessment I dunno P Inact this is a pretty good summary of the entire book and I could probably leave it at thatnow are or less the same as the greatness we received in The Lies of Locke
Since I M MeI m me since I always The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole feel an almost overwhelming need to put in my two cents I ll go a little bit into detail though Don t say you didn t see that coming P So apparently the shit hit thean in Red Seas Under Red Skies big time I may add and Locke and Jean are neck deep in trouble once again How they managed to infuriate an entire city Well I think you ll have to The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography find that outor yourself all I m going to say is that they seem to have a special talent to attract the unwanted attention of bigger The Catholic Home fish And I m not talking about sharks here I m talking about sea monsters lol Bothiguratively and uite literally speaking XD They have enemies than you can count and if this wouldn t already have been enough the Bondsmagi of Karthain are still pissed off because of their let s say uite uniue way of dealing with one of their own I swear the scene at the market gave me the creeps shuddersI m sure Locke and Jean can t drink enough Lashani Blue to get their warning out of their heads XD I might be able to though so if any of you know where to get a bottle of this hellish stuff I m ready to buy it and share P It sounded truly delicious Anyway let s not have one over the eight and Sarah Binks focus on other things instead XD For instance the plot What I really enjoyed was that the book started with another planned heist but went in an entirely different direction after and players came into the game Atirst I wasn t all too sure if I liked that change but damn did Scott Lynch persuade me to board that new ship uite literally once again because they were actually heading out to the Sea of Brass lol And the rest Well the rest will hopefully become your next bedtime story PThe characters Welcome to Tal Verrar The city of gambling where winning will get you to the next level At least in the uestionable establishment of the Sinspire which truth be told actually sounds like a legendary place to be lol Selendri and Reuin the owners of said gambling den don t mess around though so prepare to be spoiled at every gambling table Spoiled AND robbed of course Keep your enemies close and your money closer P Locke Lamora And I miss them he said his voice nearly a whisper Gods I miss them It s my ault they re dead I can t I can t stand it I swear the Locke at the beginning of this book had my heart bleeding I never thought I d see him so broken but after what happened at the end of the last book I should have known that he wasn t going to recover uickly I m really glad that Jean was with him and orced him to Too Many Puppies! face his problems because otherwise he would have never come back And come back he did lol I loved to watch his journey and how he changed during the book The loss of hisriends made him stronger and serious but every once in a while there were moments when the old Locke reappeared His sass and his charming personality will always cause me to root The Wanderers for him and I just love this man okay XD He could charm the last pennyrom my pockets and steal my heart all at once and I still wouldn t mind it 33 And if he wouldn t already be such Of all the Sinspire the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world Its nine ﬂoors attract the wealthiest clientele and to rise to the top one must impress with good credit amusing behavior and excruciatingly impeccable play For there is one cardinal rule enforced by Reuin the house's cold blooded master it is death to cheat at any game at the SinspireBrazenly undeterred Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie. .