Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott LynchRed Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Red Seas Under Red Skies

byScott Lynch

Paperback | November 8, 2007

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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.

Scott Lynch was born in 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and current lives in Wisconsin. 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. His first novel, The Lies...
Title:Red Seas Under Red SkiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:640 pages, 7.84 × 4.98 × 1.67 inShipping dimensions:7.84 × 4.98 × 1.67 inPublished:November 8, 2007Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0575079673

ISBN - 13:9780575079670


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Awesome book in the series but I found it not as great as the first or third book. Still a compelling read.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Loved the first few chapters, but the story didn't sit well with me until the conclusion. Just okay.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lush Wow, Locke Lamora is really difficult to live with and is lucky to have a few good friends. This second offering of the Gentlemen Bastards sequence is set in a magnificent Italy-adjacent city and on board pirate ships!
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING This series is definitely one of the best out there. This book is paced differently than the first but the author makes it work. Just like the previous novel, this book captivated me from start to finish.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ THIS SERIES I don't know who this Scott Lynch dude is, or where he came from, but he is one hell of an author. I love the world building in this series. I love his descriptions. I love it all, and I buy into it wholeheartedly. When I'm reading a Gentleman Bastard novel, I'm there. Locke and Jean are two of the best characters in the current landscape of fiction. They love each other, but they hate each other sometimes. They are the best of partners, the best of friends, brothers. But they are distinct and each is wonderfully drawn. But if anything keeps me coming back to these books, it's two things. Lynch's complex plotting. It's schemes within schemes within schemes, but it's always very clear what's going on, and the reader is never lost. And along with that is the laugh-out-loud humour infused throughout the novel, usually in the dialogue between Locke and Jean. You can't help but get through certain scenes without an idiot grin on your face. I'm not a big fan of fantasy anymore, but I'll read anything Lynch puts out. The author—and his novels—are just that good.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scott Lynch I love you. Even better than the first. The gentlemen bastards never cease to amaze, with their funny personality and clever plans. Scott Lynch is such a talented writer. By far one of my favorite collection!!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first Disregard the negative reviews. This book is just as richly written as the first, and in my opinion is better. It's a natural progression on the story it builds momentum and does a lot of foreshadowing.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantasy The Gentleman Bastards become pirates (for some reason)
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first Too much time spent on a boat, not enough time spent doing heists.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Shadow of Lies This book was fairly disappointing. It is decent, but not NEARLY as good as The Lies of Locke Lamora. I always wished Lies would have placed more emphasis on the gang's heists, and this novel takes a step further in the wrong direction. It starts with a fairly interesting heist plan, but then quickly takes a turn towards different affairs and never really returns until the very end, where its thrown on kind of as an afterthought. The characters are still fantastic, but overall it strays too far from what made the first book great.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect The world is so rich and complex, and Locke and Jean's relationship is further developed in this sequel. The pirates are also a welcome addition to this volume, and add to the lore of the world Scott Lynch is so masterfully building.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun great sequel. Again the author suprised me with the storyline. the new characters where interesting and it was enjoyable to see how their roles played out. Locke is one of my favorite characters and I hope there is a third book in the making.
Date published: 2010-11-03

Editorial Reviews

Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization-Locus