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Gentleman’s Bastards

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch is the sequel to a book I talked about earlier, Lies of Locke Lamora. With giving away the ending to the first book i will attempt to tell you some of the awesomeness that is this book.

This book takes off a few months from where the previous one ended. Locke and Jean have escaped the city of Camorr and has been living in a port city-state of Tal Verrar laying low but slowly gaining respect at the casino, which they plan to rob. But what they plan to steal is not exactly what you think it is.

Locke and Jean are under cover for more that one group of people and are forces  play the role as pirates, which they are not very good at. While they are  undercover for the city at sea things go do not go as planed mischief loyalties are tested at sea when they join some other pirates and try to start a war at the pirates and the area surrounding Tal Verrar. It all comes back to their heist at the casino and leaves Locke and Jean on the run again.

This book is a combination of the Movies Oceans Eleven but with less people and Pirates or the Caribbean. The Intrigue and fights are as compelling as the 1st book and it ends with you wanting to jump right into the next book. The book does wonderful things that I loved about the first book which is that not all the chapters are chronological. Locke takes you back to times between the present and what happened when they first arrived in Tal Verrar.  Lynch Masterfully intertwines the main plot throughout the entire book with this aspect. The details that Locke and Jean need to pull off their heist.

The character build between Locke and Jean really strengthen in this book. They are the only gentleman’s Bastards in this story and we see their relationship tested when Jean falls in love with a pirate. Bringing hints of Locke’s past relationship with Sabatha who we have not seen yet but will be in the much anticipated Republic of Thieves. Red Seas


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  1. Pingback: The Republic of Thieves has been Released | Joma's Fantasy Books

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