The Lies of Locke Lamora
By Scott Lynch
Paperback, 720 pages
2007, Del Rey
The city of Camorr is crawling with thieves, but one little boy is particularly inventive in his schemes and is given over to Father Chains, priest at the temple of Perelandro for some more specialized training. And so Locke Lamora grows up trained by the best, to be the best of thieves with his band of merry men called the Gentlemen Bastards. Stealing from the rich and hiding most of their success from fellow thieves, the Gentleman Bastards have everyone fooled. That is, until the Grey King rolls into town and begins murdering the leaders of the most powerful gangs. Locke and his crew get pulled deeper into the plot than they realized and must find a way out again before it’s too late.
I found this novel to be incredibly exciting and so I think that my own little blurb is pretty lame in comparison. At ten pages in I was already excited and ready to recommend this book to whoever would listen to me blather on about it.