Hen you write the second book in a series the honeymoon is over Now you re in a whole ifferent type of relationship And love is harder to maintain than infatuation That s why in my opinion shifting gears from first book to second book is THE most Children of the Sun 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 Ion t think I knew that then I mention all of this because this second time through I found myself wondering what my problem was the 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 Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing dialogue as before Wit and humor both It s true that this book might 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 andies And this book made me cry a bit which the first one Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 didn t So that s a mark in its favor 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 from a bit of a sopho slump Yeah A bit But you won t find 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 theyidn 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 Witch-Hunt Narrative don t want to be that person Nobody wants to be that personThat said the ending leaves you hanging So I m really fucking 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 aifferent way It retained some elements that made the first book rose to its fame and at the same time replace some of them with some new factors to the series I o however enjoyed reading the first book Difficult and impossible are cousins often mistaken for one another with very little in common Two years after the end of the first 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 55 Who s the Biggest Meanest Motherfucker Here Who S The meanest motherfucker here Who s the bruiser in the Brass Coves Buddy read with my fellow ship mates Petrik CelesteTHIS BOOK s the bruiser in the Brass Coves Buddy read with my fellow ship mates Petrik CelesteTHIS BOOK 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 for me that wasn t the case this book was as good as The Lies of Locke Lamorr honestly I can t ecide if I like this one or the fi I Alcohol Addiction Recovery d lay even odds that between the people following 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 fucking with us Now if that isn t an accurate assessment Iunno P In fact this is a pretty good summary of the entire book and I could probably leave it at that Since I m me and since I always feel an almost overwhelming need to put in my two cents I ll go a little bit into Mars Journey detail though Don t say youidn t see that coming P So apparently the shit hit the fan in Red Seas Under Red Skies big time I may add and Locke and Jean are neck Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption deep in trouble once again How they managed to infuriate an entire city Well I think you ll have to find that out for yourself all I m going to say is that they seem to have a special talent to attract the unwanted attention of bigger fish And I m not talking about sharks here I m talking about sea monsters lol Both figuratively 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 ofealing with one of their own I swear the scene at the market gave me the creeps shuddersI m sure Locke and Jean can t rink enough Lashani Blue to get their warning out of their Heads XD I Might Be XD I might be 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 elicious Anyway let s not have one over the eight and 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 Trick and swindle their way up the nine ﬂoors straight to Reuin's teeming vault Under the cloak of false identities they meticulously make their climb until they are closer to the spoils than everBut someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the uo's 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 enou. ,
475 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 fantasy 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 eadly silver tongued thieving Roots and Blossoms duo that are best summed up in two words awesome bastards Aeadly 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 for the farce it is no The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom doubt a charade for the benefit of their mark But either way it made me storm through the book toiscover 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 felt a little Shakespeare duped The plot of this book is fast and exciting I m not uite sure how theuo manages to pull it all off I mean they juggle a casino heist at the same time as being manipulated by a BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) devious Archon then to top it off they even find time in the middle for a pirate adventure It s uite remarkable really because just when you think their luck has run out they seem to conjure up an incredibly clever and improvised plan to save their hides These two are literally two of the most scheming ingenious bastards that ever existed they are theefinition of lovable rogues They grow on me with each book A clever partnership They know each other so well and only because of this Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy do they manage toefeat the odds time and time again They have secret hand gestures and code words so they can tell the others motives in tricky situations Locke provides the ability to worm himself out of any trap and Jean provides the muscle along with a moral thievish code Together they are brilliant apart they are vulnerable Their history together keeps them alive and allows for the most outlandish of plans to Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, develop into a truly intricate plot When you can t cheat the game you best find a means to cheat the players I Teaching white South African literature in high school do think the author s writing has improved in this novel He still uses the same elouentescriptions but the superfluous and convoluted information about the scenery are kept to a minimum In the previous book it felt he A Wish Your Heart Makes d spent paragraphsescribing inanimate objects and irrelevant places I was glad to see a concise approach to his writing I think he has got the balance just right in this novel and I can easily see this eveloping into a really strong series I can t wait to see where the author takes this in the future Gentleman Bastard Seuence 1 The Lies Of Locke Lamora A Bastard Seuence 1 The Lies of Locke Lamora A solid 35 stars2 Red Seas Under Red Skies A thieving 4 stars3 The Republic of Thieves A poisonous 45 stars I probably enjoyed this book than the first of the Gentleman Bastard seuence It starts as fast paced as the previous book ended with Locke Jean already knee eep in a con involving this worlds euivalent of a Casino known as the Sinspire The start of the novel flips between this section and also what the characters have been up to since they sailed away from 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 first 200 pages or so things get very complicated Locke and Jean playing 3 4 personas Loves Abuse Warrior Camp 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 feweaths againThere are a lot characters in this book than the first that I cared about So much going on including the Contemporary African literature divisions of pirates mages still after Locke Jean assassination attempts etc As I mentioned this is very fast paced and I think the human ualities of the main characters shine they are not superheroes and are just likely to make mistakesuring the long cons Also Jean and Locke have the best bromance ever Can t wait for the next book James xPs I am pretty sure I got lucky and bought the first edition of this book for 100 from a charity shop Woop x After reading a Tumblr post Where Lynch responded to a reader
S Complaints About Political Correctness complaints about political correctness this novel I am intriguedWhy shouldn t middle aged mothers get a wish fulfillment character you sad little bigot Everyone else 120 Content Strategies for English Language Learners does HL Mencken once wrote that Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats I can t think of anyone to whom that applies than my own mom and the mothers on my friends list with the incredibleemands on time and spirit they face in their efforts to raise their kids preserve their 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 some fucking heads and sail off into the sunset with her toddlers in her arms and a hold full of plundered goods is a wish fulfillme. After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly Making Me Crazy (Multicultural Romance Series: NHL Billionaire Meets African American Beauty Book 1) 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 rest for long and are soon back to what theyo best stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselvesThis time however they have targeted the grandest prize.
Free ownload è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Scott LynchNt fantasy from hell I offer her up on a silver platter with a fucking bow on top I hope she amuses and elights In my fictional world opportunities for butt kicking Academic Skills do not cease merely because one isn t a beautiful teenager or a muscle wrapped font of testosterone In my fictional universe the main characters are a fat ugly guy and a skinny forgettable guy with a supporting cast that includes SBF 41 nonsmoker 2 children buccaneer of no fixed abode seeks unescorted merchant for light boarding heavy plunder Youon t like it Don t buy my books Get your own fictional universe Your cabbage water vision of worldbuilding bores me to tears 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 Before the Door Closes down on my knees and thank them for the honour they are the mosteceptively clever enticingly cunning and gentlemanly bastards i have ever read a 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 finally in complete exasperation change my mindScott Lynch begins his novel at the same level of uality as his fabulous first novel The Lies of Locke Lamora His characters are Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership dealing with the events of the previous novel in a mostly believable fashion in a believable time period its kept from becoming episodic or his characters from seeming hollow I very much enjoyed the first 200 pages as they both try to move on andeal with the past and the explanation of how they got where they are when the novel opens two years on from the events of Lies A character We Are Each Others Harvest development A banter A action seuences A for inventiveness loved the relationship between Locke and Jean and it had mostly wellone plot They Left Great Marks on Me development as Locke and Jean embroil themselves in yet another high flying Oceans Eleven style conHowever And this is a big however it felt like Scott Lynch suddenly changed his mind completely about what he wanted to write and had a big Screw It moment andecided to be completely self indulgent Which I m sure was a lot of fun for him but for the reader it is a very confusing ridiculous sharp Deans and Truants disappointment Somewhere along the way heecided he wanted to write Pirates of the Carribean fanfiction stealing plot Talking About Trees details which kind of sucked even in the movies settings nearirect 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 fell victim to the most overdone of fantasy genre stereotypes the fact that they Alien Contact didn to this was one of my favorite parts of the first book his plot was increasingly unlikely and also became a ridiculous soap opera and the uality of his writing went from laugh out loud to roll my eyes so loud you can hear me across the room I also felt that this book got incredibly preachy at points which is kind of a killjoy for a novel that has two thieves for heroes Lynch ecided that
HE NEEDED TO PUSH SOME KIND OF ROBIN HOODneeded to push some kind of Robin Hood class agenda to make his heroes seem morally superior to everyone else Nobody is reading this book for for the lower classes LynchIt wasn t all bad I appreciated 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 escriptive powers can be and like I said I enjoyed the first 200 pagesBut come on this could have been much better I ll be honest when I first 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 for 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 feeling reasonably justified in my meh feeling That means reading through it again a second time was an interesting experience Because now I have passed through the fiery hell that is Publishing The Second Book Don t get me wrong first books are hard especially in secondary world fantasy You have to introduce an entire world You re
walking the knife edge between people by explaining too much and confusing them by explaining too little But on the plus side in a first book or movie for that matter everything has the benefit of being shiny and new Every revelation is fresh 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 first book two Bibliographia Aethiopica II 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 than for you to write your first book over again because that s what they know and love But you can to that because you only get one beginning 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 eath to cheat at any game at the SinspireBrazenly undeterred Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie. ,CONSTANTLY WALKING THE KNIFE EDGE BETWEEN