Red Seas Under Red Skies

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies

If you love fantasy, then you should know the name Scott Lynch. His 2006 debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora, is a rollicking great read. Think Ocean's 11 set in a fantasy world with a dash of Robin Hood thrown in and you've nailed it.

Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second in the Gentleman Bastard series, finds con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora and his trusty bruiser sidekick Jean recovering from the explosive fallout of the first volume by targeting the grandest, most exclusive gambling house in the world. In the midst of playing the long game to get their big score, the cunning, wise-cracking pair finds themselves on the high seas, living the lives of pirates and desperately trying to keep all the myriad lies and games going. Because the consequences of failure could be a fate worse than death.

Though long and a bit slow in the middle, the start of this adventure will get you hooked and the payoff in the end is well worth the time spent to get there. Once you've finished, you'll be racing to the shelves to get the next promisingly-titled book in the series, The Republic of Thieves.

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Brandi T., Reference

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