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Piratii marilor rosii ( seria Ticalosul Gentilom )

Red Seas Under Red Skies (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #2)

                                          de Scott Lynch

 

Rating: 4.16 of 5 stars 4.16

Locke Lamora, odinioară Ghimpele din Camorr, şi Jean Tannen au fugit din oraşul lor natal, lăsându-şi în urmă vieţile distruse. Dar nu vor putea să fugă mereu şi, odată plecaţi din Camorr, decid să se îndrepte spre cea mai bogată şi mai dificilă ţintă de la orizont: oraşul-stat Tal Verrar. Şi Sinspire. Exclusiv şi luxos, Sinspire este cel mai celebru cazinou – exclusivist, luxos şi… foarte bine păzit. Nimeni nu a reuşit să fure nici măcar un bănuţ de la mese – cel puţin până acum. Locke Lamorra plănuieşte cea mai mare cacialma din istorie… însă jaful său perfect se pare că va trebui să mai aştepte. Mai sunt şi alţii în Tal Verrar care doresc să se folosească de experienţa ticăloşilor gentilomi şi sunt pregătiţi să utilizeze orice mijloace pentru a-şi asigura colaborarea necondiţionată a lui Locke şi Jean în scopul… pirateriei pe mare. O sarcină perfectă pentru nişte hoţi care nu deosebesc prora de pupa.

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Nr. de pagini :704

Gen: fantasy

Vol. : #2

First published January 1st 2007

 

In his highly acclaimed debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch took us on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with a band of daring thieves led by con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. Now Lynch brings back his outrageous hero for a caper so death-defying, nothing short of a miracle will pull it off.
After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can’t rest for long—and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves. This time, however, they have targeted the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world. Its nine floors attract the wealthiest clientele—and to rise to the top, one must impress with good credit, amusing behavior…and excruciatingly impeccable play. For there is one cardinal rule, enforced by Requin, the house’s cold-blooded master: it is death to cheat at any game at the Sinspire. Brazenly undeterred, Locke and Jean have orchestrated an elaborate plan to lie, trick, and swindle their way up the nine floors…straight to Requin’s teeming vault. Under the cloak of false identities, they meticulously make their climb—until they are closer to the spoils than ever. But someone in Tal Verrar has uncovered the duo’s secret. Someone from their past who has every intention of making the impudent criminals pay for their sins. Now it will take every ounce of cunning to save their mercenary souls. And even that may not be enough.…

 

Din primul volum…

Se spune despre Ghimpele din Camorr că este un spadasin neîntrecut, un maestru într-ale hoţiei, o fantomă care poate trece prin ziduri. Jumătate din oamenii oraşului sunt convinşi că este avocatul celor săraci. Cealaltă jumătate crede că el nu este decât un mit stupid. Nici unii, nici ceilalţi nu cunosc însă întregul adevăr. Subţirel şi fără prea mare agilitate în mânuirea sabiei, Locke Lamora este, spre marea sa supărare, legendarul Ghimpe. Cu siguranţă că nu a încurajat zvonurile cu privire la aventurile sale. La fel de sigur este şi că Locke fură de la cei bogaţi (de la cine altcineva ar merita să furi?), dar la săraci nu ajunge nici un sfanţ. Locke adună bani doar pentru el şi pentru banda lui de Ticăloşi Gentilomi. Capricioasa şi colorata lume subterană a vechiului oraş Camorr este căminul lor de când se ştiu. Dar acum un mister ucigător a început să terorizeze oraşul şi un război clandestin ameninţă să dezbine lumea subterană. Prinşi într-un joc ucigaş, Locke şi prietenii săi vor fi nevoiţi să lupte pentru viaţa lor.

Minciunile lui Locke Lamora ( seria Ticalosul Gentilom )

The Lies of Locke Lamora (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #1)

Nr. Pagini: 604

Aparitie: 8.6.2011 (RO)

First published January 1st 2006 (U.S.)

Pret: 49.99 RON

Rating :4.24 of 5 stars 4.24

In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing with the lives of decadent nobles and daring thieves, here is a story of adventure, loyalty, and survival that is one part Robin Hood, one part Ocean’s Eleven, and entirely enthralling.…
An orphan’s life is harsh–and often short–in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains–a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected “family” of orphans–a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards. Under his tutelage, Locke grows to lead the Bastards, delightedly pulling off one outrageous confidence game after another. Soon he is infamous as the Thorn of Camorr, and no wealthy noble is safe from his sting.Passing themselves off as petty thieves, the brilliant Locke and his tightly knit band of light-fingered brothers have fooled even the criminal underworld’s most feared ruler, Capa Barsavi. But there is someone in the shadows more powerful–and more ambitious–than Locke has yet imagined.Known as the Gray King, he is slowly killing Capa Barsavi’s most trusted men–and using Locke as a pawn in his plot to take control of Camorr’s underworld. With a bloody coup under way threatening to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the Gray King at his own brutal game–or die trying.…

 

Urmeaza :  – The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)

U.S. : 2013 (september 3rd)

The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard, #4)

U.S. : 2013 (june 1st)

The Ministry of Necessity (Gentleman Bastard, #5)

U.S. : 2014

 

 

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