Red Seas Under Red Skies

Red Seas Under Red Skies

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name = Red Seas Under Red Skies
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author = Scott Lynch
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country = United States
language = English
genre = Fantasy, Novel
publisher = Gollancz (UK); Bantam Doubleday Dell (USA)
release_date = June, 2007
media_type = Print - Hardback & Paperback (forthcoming)
pages = 558 pp (US hardback edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-575-07925-8 (UK edition)
preceded_by = "The Lies of Locke Lamora"
followed_by = "The Republic of Thieves" (forthcoming)

"Red Seas Under Red Skies" is the second novel (of a projected seven) in Scott Lynch's "Gentleman Bastard" series.

The Gentleman Bastard Series

#"The Lies of Locke Lamora" (June 2006)
#"Red Seas Under Red Skies" (June 2007)
#"The Republic of Thieves" (February 2009)
#"The Thorn of Emberlain" (forthcoming)
#"The Ministry of Necessity" (forthcoming)
#"The Mage and the Master Spy" (forthcoming)
#"Inherit the Night" (forthcoming)

Plot summary

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi, Locke Lamora, the erstwhile 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. This is unusual 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 Locke, the one man who has humiliated them and lived.

External links

* [ Red Seas Under Red Skies Excerpts: Chapter 12] in Scott Lynch's LiveJournal.

* [ Red Seas Under Red Skies Review] at 7/2007

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