Ignore the cover, this is one of the most entertaining books I’ve read in a long time! It’s an intricate, unpredictable, exciting fantasy adventure novel following master thief Locke Lamora and his gang of thieves, the Gentleman Bastards. Locke Lamora is an infamous thief in the metropolis his gang operates out of, relying on great skill and great luck to swindle the nobility of out of their fortunes. But Locke’s luck is about to start running out when a new mafia boss comes to town bent on revenge.
This is such a smart, fun book. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the plot would turn again to a new direction. The story is full of likable, colorful characters. The writing is skillful and witty. It isn’t just for Fantasy fans, it’s like a mixture of The Godfather and Oceans 11 in a fantasy setting. This is the first in a series but there are only two out total, so you won’t feel far behind. We own this in print and as an ebook.