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Red Seas Under Red Skies
Red Seas Under Red Skies | Scott Lynch
In his highly acclaimed debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch took us on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with a band of daring thieves led by con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings back his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, nothing short of a miracle will pull it off. 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 cant rest for longand are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves. This time, however, they have targeted the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world. Its nine floors attract the wealthiest clienteleand to rise to the top, one must impress with good credit, amusing behaviorand excruciatingly impeccable play. For there is one cardinal rule, enforced by Requin, the houses cold-blooded master: it is death to cheat at any game at the Sinspire. Brazenly undeterred, Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie, trick, and swindle their way up the nine floorsstraight to Requins teeming vault. Under the cloak of false identities, they meticulously make their climbuntil they are closer to the spoils than ever. But someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duos secret. Someone from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals pay for their sins. Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls. And even that may not be enough.PRAISE FOR SCOTT LYNCH A bright new voice in the fantasy genre.George R. R. Martin Red Seas Under Red Skies Lynch hasnt merely imagined a far-off world, hes created it, put it all down on paperthe smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.Booklist (starred review) Red Seas Under Red Skies firmly proves that Scott Lynch isnt a one-hit wonder. . . . Itll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.Fantasy Book Critic Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.Locus The kind of witty romp that reminds you exactly how much fun heroic fantasy is supposed to be.SFXThe Lies of Locke Lamora Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you havent read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the WindFrom the Hardcover edition.
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julesG
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Double dip from my currently reading pile (so much for the forecast).

Both stories about master thieves. Both MCs must have been born under a #LuckyStar. They are capable of stealing anything, even the #Masterpiece from the most protected vault in town.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Sometimes you need to abandon the forecast and go where your mood takes you!! Both books sound great 3d
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Love this series ❤ I'm rereading it on Audible and its just as fun as I remember. It's a series but each book can be a standalone as the guys get up to different adventures in each one. It sets the bar for creative cursing 😂

CrowCAH Aye, that‘s for sure about the curses! Just finished this one today! 4mo
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Merethebookgal
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I love these gentlemen bastards! This series somehow gets even better upon a reread and I can‘t wait to get to book three!

JazzFeathers What a great edition 😍 4mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Uh, what a busy few weeks, so little time for Litsy & books! I‘m re-visiting a fave series with this one, it has THE BEST insults ever!
I‘ve been rubbish at keeping up with #bookfitnesschallenge too, sorry @wanderinglynn
I missed the weekly check-in posts but have hit my weekly mileage targets. I think I‘m on target for my book target too.
Bring on week 5, the week of my half marathon, eek!!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And good luck with your half! We‘re rooting for you! 6mo
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Marmie7
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Had a busy day with yard work and staining the deck. Time to relax and begin the 2nd installment in the Gentleman Bastard Sequence. 💖

GrilledCheeseSamurai Soooo good! 👍 6mo
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ElizabethAndino
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I loved the first in the series. This one dragged for me a bit, but the ending was completely worth it!

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Oryx
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And relax...

😍 Yorkshire

Sophoclessweetheart Beautiful 😍 1y
DHill What a view! 1y
C.Perone 😍 Enjoy! 1y
youneverarrived Looks lush 😍 enjoy! 1y
eraderneely Looks fab! 1y
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Oryx
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Lunchtime reading in the sun. Can I stay here all afternoon please?

RadicalReader @Oryx reading and sunlight bookworm‘s everlasting pleasures 1y
Cathythoughts Yes ! You have full permission from Litsy to stay there all afternoon 👍🏻😂 1y
Oryx @Cathythoughts I'll tell my boss you said it was ok 👍👍 1y
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readordierachel Cool Chucks. Is that a butterfly? 🦋 1y
Oryx @ReadOrDieRachel thanks! Yes it is 😁 1y
Oryx @RadicalReader definitely! 1y
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vivastory
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The Gentlemen Bastards, Jean & Locke, are quickly becoming my favorite fictional con artists. In the second book Lynch has already established their backgrounds, allowing for a broader narrative tapestry. One hell of a heist story with plenty of twists without being formulaic. The real heart of the story are the fantastic characters. The world created by Lynch is strangely familiar, yet offers the imaginative dislocations of finest SFF literature.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This looks fun! Stacked! 1y
Melissa_J I really need to read the first book! I‘ve had it forever. 1y
vivastory @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It's a blast! Also loved the first in the series 1y
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vivastory @Melissa_J Love this series! I've heard some people say that the second is a bit too long, but I'm honestly hard pressed to think of sections that could've been cut without damaging the story. 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai 3rd is just as good...and hot damn I need that 4th one! 1y
vivastory @GrilledCheeseSamurai Just as good?! I'm tempted to read it ASAP, but I know it'll drive me crazy that the fourth one isn't out. Is it supposed to be published this year? Or did it get pushed back again? 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I don't know. It keeps getting pushed and pushed and pushed. I thought for sure this was the year...but now I'm not so certain. I woulda thought we'd hear by now if it was. 😭 1y
vivastory @GrilledCheeseSamurai He's pulling a George RR Martin? Frustrating! Maybe if you & I write & beg, he'll feel a special sympathy for his namesake... 1y
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vivastory
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Me right now having finished the battle between Drakasha & Rodanov.

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vivastory
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GrilledCheeseSamurai ❤️ These books! 1y
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vivastory
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Although, I must admit to being more #TeamEzri

jmtrivera In general, I am team bad-ass lady pirates. 😊 1y
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vivastory
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vivastory
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Burn! 😂

CrowCAH So need to start this series! ⚔️☠️⚓️ 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I love Locke and Jean! ❤️ 1y
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ju1iar
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I'm currently listening to the 2nd book of the Gentleman Bastard series. I forgot how much I enjoyed the first book. These books just crack me up and amuse me.

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JPeterson
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Coupons + gift cards = the best #bookmail 😄

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Pickpick

I wish I'd picked up this book sooner! It was a good follow-up to The Lies of Locke Lamora, and it was great to spend time with Jean and Locke again and see how the consequences of that story affected them. This one was more about Jean, with a great focus on tension within a friendship. There's also a heist, a poorly thought out plan, and kickass, tough, sassy, lady pirates. Picking up the next for sure.

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KtheBookwyrm
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Awesome. Oceans 11/Now You See Me + pirates. Like I said before, this took way too long to finish. This is a rare favorite for me.

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KtheBookwyrm
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Only a couple hundred pages to go. This book has taken an exceedingly long amount of time to read, which is stupid because it's great. I should be done by the end of the week!

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#Noteworthynovember #fire 🔥

I've always found this cover very striking. Great read too!
#fantasy

(this is my first photo challenge here, and while this book isn't about fire the cover sure is. Does that count? Please correct me if I'm wrong).

TobeyTheScavengerMonk It totally counts! Love Locke and Jean! 2y
Dragon I enjoyed this one 👍🐉 2y
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Maike
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Locke and Jean have a try at the pirate life and it‘s as entertaining as you can imagine. The heist part of the book feels only secondary to their nautical adventures but is still very cleverly concluded.

julesG I just bought this. Is this part of a series? 2y
Maike @julesG yes, it‘s the second in the Gentleman Bastards series. You should start with the first one: 2y
julesG Thanks. I think I have that "Locke Lamora" on my Kindle. 2y
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julesG
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More #bookmail

Had already forgotten about these two.

Meanwhile some #audiowrapping is going on. (Listening to The Historian)

Cohnina Is holding published as "Ein irischer Dorfpolizist" in Germany? 2y
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RealBooks4ever
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JPeterson
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#crushingongiveaway

Congrats @Cinfhen on your milestone!!! 🎉🎉

I absolutely loved The Lies of Locke Lamora, and I have been eyeing the rest of the series to add to my collection. I mean, you just can't have one of them, right? 😜

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Cinfhen Of course you need more copies😂💚🤞🏼☘️🤞🏼 2y
CrowCAH I‘ve been wanting to start this series! 2y
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Tablet-and-Books
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Weather‘s horrible here so a good day for a good book, some coffee and a bit of pumpkin cake!

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llwheeler
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This time for a #bookrainbow I thought I'd try by title instead of by the colour of the cover. Turns out, I have no books with orange or yellow in the title. And I had to use author instead of title for violet(te). Several choices for red, green and blue though.
#fallintobooks

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Love those top two! 2y
llwheeler @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I haven't read either yet, though I have read Lies of Locke Lamora so Red Seas is high on my list 2y
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PagesAndConstellations
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So excited to get stuck in :D

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RedMudNessa
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I think I should get myself a book weight. I stepped away to put my dishes in the sink and come back to this.

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chemicalpink
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"Difficult" and "impossible" are cousins often mistaken for one another, with very little in common.

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kgriffith
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The greatest perk of going to SMCC: having this to visit after watering my on-campus community garden plot. #24in48

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kgriffith
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Listening while I tend my lil community garden plot. 😊 #24in48

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kgriffith
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Starting book 2 in the Gentleman Bastards series, and giving myself ten minutes to catch up on #24in48 posts!

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Tnovo
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Getting in some good reading time on the train to NJ. Finally seeing some sunshine too☀️. Have to say I love the colorful banter is this book. 😁

RealBooks4ever Love love love! 💜 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Locke and Jean are the best. 3y
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Tnovo
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Started my long weekend off with Red Skies and red wine 🍷 and nothing to do this weekend except read and spend Mother's Day weekend with mom and daughter 💐. I think I am liking this book better than the first one....

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That cover = I must read this now 3y
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HannaPolkadots
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#maybookflowers 8, I'm letting this favorite represent #bodyofwater. And can't wait for the fourth book.

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Lindsy
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This book takes place on a #bodyofwater. Fast-paced and fun!

#maybookflowers

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Kassia
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Pickpick

Another crazy adventure with Locke and Jean. Also, pirates! What more does one need?

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Celeste57
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I think I've fallen impossibly behind on #aprilbookshowers. I had a conference all weekend, followed by a day of frantic cleaning. I might try to catch up, but not today; I'm exhausted. So I'm going to listen to the rain and relax into a wonderful book!

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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"Know something? I'd lay even odds that between the people following us and the people hunting us, we've become this city's principle means of employment. Tal Verrar's entire economy is now based on fucking with us.” - Locke Lamora

Today my #aQuoteaDay post honors my two boys, the Gentleman Bastards, Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen. Locke and Jean are working on a con in Tal Verrar and... things are not going well.

Dragon Love these guys! Con men and pirates ! 💰 3y
JazzFeathers Have meant to read the Locke Lamora books for ages. I have to work out how to first 48 hours in one day... 3y
HannaPolkadots LOVE this series. 3y
Songsofhome What a great quote! 3y
CrowCAH This cover is amazing! 3y
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Maxxxpower64
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Started book 2 in the series.

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TheDigressiveApproach
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An even more convoluted plot than the first book and just as good! The heists keep getting better and better!

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BeththeBookDragon
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The general slump continues... just finished this! Mostly slow going, but picked up toward the end. And I do have to say Jean and Locke make for some #favoritefriendships, esp in this book.

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BeththeBookDragon
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I have tons of books that I love on audio, but 4 series stand out in particular. Sorry for the flood! First up: Michael Page #favoritenarrator

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TheLondonBookworm
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Hanging so badly today but I have BOOKMAIL to make me feel better 👽👻☠️ so excited for these two!!

Dragon Loved book 2 and book 3 is high on my tbr list , enjoy 😊 3y
BeththeBookDragon Red Seas Under Red Skies is my current listen!!! Love the narrator ❤️ 3y
DuckOfDoom Red Seas under Red Skies had some pretty cool characters in them. The Republic of Thieves was rather meh. Maybe my expectations were too high. Tell me what you think after you read them 😊 3y
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TheLondonBookworm @Dragon I can't wait 😆 the first one was awesome 3y
TheLondonBookworm @bethfriedman906 I can imagine that being brilliant as an audiobook 💙💙 3y
TheLondonBookworm @DuckOfDoom oh nooo I hope that's the case. Hate it when a series ends with a flop :( 3y
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Mehso-so

I'll give this book a so-so rating. It was interesting and I was quite curious how Locke and Jean were going to get themselves out of their jam. Thankfully they did or maybe I should say they halfway got themselves out of their predicament. Now I'm off to the third book in the series.

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Lindsy
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Fuck yeah lady pirates ⚔☠⚓️⚔☠⚓️⚔☠⚓️

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Dragon
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Locke and Jean don't disappoint in this rollicking second instalment of The Gentleman Bastards. Our "heroes " are up to no good and are engaged in a long con and a bit of piracy. There's a hint of romance and a boat load of kittens . It is a perfect bit of summer fantasy

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Dragon
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Beautiful evening for a picnic with a good book

AmandaL Nice! 3y
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