Scott Lynch - Author

About the Author

Scott Lynch was born in 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he still lives now. In addition to being a freelance writer for various role playing game companies he has done all the usual jobs writers put in their bios: dishwasher, waiter, web designer, marketing writer, office manager and short order cook.

Featured books by Scott Lynch

The Republic of Thieves

The Republic of Thieves

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. It is a fallout that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal - to destroy Locke for ever. The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.

Other books by Scott Lynch

The Republic of Thieves The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book Three

The Republic of Thieves The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book Three

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. It is a fallout that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal - to destroy Locke for ever. The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.

Red Seas Under Red Skies The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book Two

Red Seas Under Red Skies The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book Two

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches. No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there. But, as ever, the path of true crime rarely runs smooth and Locke and Jean soon find themselves co-opted into an attempt to bring the pirate fleet of the notorious Zamira Drakasha to justice. Fine work for thieves who don't know one end of galley from another. And all the while the Bondsmagi are plotting their very necessary revenge against the one man who believes e has humiliated them and lived; Locke Lamora.

republic of thieves

republic of thieves

Author: Scott Lynch Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2017

"e;Svezho, original'no, krajne zanimatel'no - i velikolepno ispolneno (Dzhordzh Martin). Priklyucheniya Lokka Lamory prodolzhayutsya. CHut' ne pogibnuv pod zanaves togo, chto dolzhno bylo stat' velichajshej aferoj "e;blagorodnyh kanalij, Lokk i ZHan otpravilis' na sever, v lihoradochnom poiske protivoyadiya ot toj otravy, kotoroj opoil ih arhont Tal-Verrara. I kogda podoshli k koncu kak ostatki deneg, tak i nadezhdy na uspekh, pomoshch' yavilas' s samoj neozhidannoj storony - ot mogushchestvennyh vol'nonaemnyh magov Kartena. Arhidonna Terpenie obeshchaet izlechit' Lokka - no pri uslovii, chto "e;blagorodnye kanal'i vystupyat v nekharakternoj dlya nih roli polittekhnologov. Prichem "e;igrat' na kartenskih vyborah im pridetsya protiv Sabety - byvshej ih boevoj podrug i glavnoj lyubvi vsej zhizni Lokka, propavshej na pyat' letVpervye na russkom - ocherednoj roman kul'tovogo cikla, odna iz samyh ozhidaemyh novinok dlya lyubitelej zhanra.

Red seas under red skies

Red seas under red skies

Author: Scott Lynch Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2016

"e;Svezho, original'no, krajne zanimatel'no - i velikolepno ispolneno (Dzhordzh Martin). Priklyucheniya "e;blagorodnogo kanal'i Lokka Lamory prodolzhayutsya. Teper' sud'ba privela ego v dalekie morya i zastavila hodit' pod chernym parusom. CHto ne samym udachnym obrazom sovpadaet s kul'minaciej mnogoletnej afery - ograbit' legendarnyj igornyj dom, gde kazhduyu noch' na kon stavyatsya celye sostoyaniya; igrovoj dom, hozyaina kotorogo do drozhi boyatsya i zhestokie bandity, i vlast' imushchie. No u vol'nonaemnyh magov dalekogo Kartena svoi planyV novom perevode - prodolzhenie odnogo iz samyh yarkih fehntezi-debyutov poslednih let.

The Lies of Locke Lamora Collector's Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition

The Lies of Locke Lamora Collector's Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2016

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards. Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it's a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city. But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capa's power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming. A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and The Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora ...

Lies of Locke Lamora

Lies of Locke Lamora

Author: Scott Lynch Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2016

Odnazhdy Vorovskoj nastavnik yavilsya k otcu Ceppi, Bezglazomu svyashchenniku hrama Perelandro, chtoby sbyt' s ruk nesnosnogo mal'chishku Lokka Lamoru. Ved' Lamora, hot' i prirozhdennyj vor, byl voistinu nesnosen, i dlya ego isklyuchitel'nyh talantov gorod-gosudarstvo Kamorr - prorezannoe desyatkami kanalov, raskinuvsheesya na mnozhestve ostrovov pod sen'yu ispolinskih bashen iz stekla Drevnih - moglo okazat'sya tesnym. S techeniem let Lokku i ego Blagorodnym Kanal'yam skhodit s ruk mnogoe vplot' do narusheniya Tajnogo ugovora, reguliruyushchego vsyu zhizn' Putnyh lyudej Kamorra, no vot v zakulis'e prestupnogo soobshchestva poyavlyaetsya Seryj korol' - bezzhalostnyj, nevidimyj i neuyazvimyj ubijca, - vnosya svoi korrektivy v ocherednuyu genial'nuyu aferu Lokka... V novom perevode - odin iz samyh yarkih fehntezi-debyutov poslednih let.

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies, The Republic of Thieves

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies, The Republic of Thieves

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/05/2016

THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA introduced Locke Lamora and his gang of con-artists to a global readership which was delighted to embrace these witty, inventive and hugely imaginative fantasy novels. Beautifully written and cunningly plotted these novels count both George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie amongst their fans. And now, following the success of Joe Abercrombie's First Law and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn boxed sets, fans of this series can now own the first three books in a collectable, beautiful and sturdy presentation box.

Gentleman Bastard Sequence

Gentleman Bastard Sequence

Author: Scott Lynch Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2016

THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA introduced Locke Lamora and his gang of con-artists to a global readership which was delighted to embrace these witty, inventive and hugely imaginative fantasy novels. Beautifully written and cunningly plotted these novels count both George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie amongst their fans. And now, following the success of Joe Abercrombie's First Law and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn boxed sets, fans of this series can now own the first three books in a collectable, beautiful and sturdy presentation box.

Gentleman Bastard Series 3-Book Bundle

Gentleman Bastard Series 3-Book Bundle

Author: Scott Lynch Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2015

Hailed by George R. R. Martin as ';a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre,' The Lies of Locke Lamora introduced one of the most compelling protagonists in years and established Scott Lynch as a household name. Years later, the Gentleman Bastard series continues to shine with Lynch's signature blend of swashbuckling adventure, sparkling wit, and seemingly impossible heists. It's all here in this rollicking eBook bundle, which collects the first three volumes of Lynch's one-of-a-kind series: THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES An orphan's life is harshand often shortin the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld's most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal gameor die trying. Praise for the Gentleman Bastard series The Lies of Locke Lamora ';Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch's first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining.'The Times (London) ';Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven't read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.'Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind ';A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke's wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike.'The Seattle Times Red Seas Under Red Skies ';Lynch hasn't merely imagined a far-off world, he's created it, put it all down on paperthe smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.'Booklist (starred review) ';It'll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.'Fantasy Book Critic ';The kind of witty romp that reminds you exactly how much fun heroic fantasy is supposed to be.'SFX The Republic of Thieves ';Fast-paced, fun, and impossible to put down . . . Locke and company remain among the most engaging protagonists in fantasy.'Publishers Weekly (starred review) ';The Republic of Thieves has all the colorful action, witty repartee, and devious scheming that fans of the series have come to expect.'Wired ';A fantasy world unique among its peers . . . If you're looking for a great new fantasy series this is one you won't want to miss. . . . In a word: AWESOME!'SF Revu

The Republic of Thieves

The Republic of Thieves

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. It is a fallout that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal - to destroy Locke for ever. The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.

Gentleman Bastard Books One and Two

Gentleman Bastard Books One and Two

Author: Scott Lynch Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2013

With the long-awaited release of THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES upon us, now is the perfect time to go back and see where it all began, in the first two books of the GENTLEMEN BASTARD series.THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA:They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards. RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES:Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr, and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches. No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there. But if anyone can, it is Locke and Jean...

The Bastards and the Knives The Gentleman Bastard - The Prequel

The Bastards and the Knives The Gentleman Bastard - The Prequel

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2010

These two novellas tell the story of how Locke, Jean and the other gentleman bastards acquired the Austershalin brandy that played such a key role in the con at the centre of THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA and how they managed to avoid being killed by the elite assassins known as the Choir of Knives. These two novellas will fill in the backstory of the Bastards and allow fans to revisit the pleasures of the banter and antics of Caldo, Galdo and Bug as well discover how Locke and Jean forged their gang. They will also serve as an excellent introduction to Locke and his world for new readers. And because these are novellas by Scott Lynch they will also provide 100,000 words full of devious con-work, high adventure, razor sharp dialogue and rich atmopshere.

Red Seas Under Red Skies The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book Two

Red Seas Under Red Skies The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, Book Two

Author: Scott Lynch Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2007

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, The Sinspire, for all of its countless riches. No-one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn't won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there. But, as ever, the path of true crime rarely runs smooth and Locke and Jean soon find themselves co-opted into an attempt to bring the pirate fleet of the notorious Zamira Drakasha to justice. Fine work for thieves who don't know one end of galley from another. And all the while the Bondsmagi are plotting their very necessary revenge against the one man who believes e has humiliated them and lived; Locke Lamora.

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