Category Archives: The Bastard Read-Along

The Bastard Read-Along: The Republic of Thieves (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #3) by Scott Lynch

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The Bastard Read-Along is being hosted by Kaja @ OfDragonsAndHearts and myself. If you are interested please comment down below with your name or like to your review if you have written one, and we will add your name to the list of bastards. We would love for you to join us and read along! 🙂 However, you don’t have write a review to participate. Fell free to just read the the books, and then comeback and read everyone’s review and join in on the discussions 🙂


The Republic of Thieves (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #3) by Scott Lynch

Publisher: Dey Rey

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Edition: Hardcover, 650 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5 Rating


Long story short: go read the Gentlemen Bastard Sequence.
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The Bastard Read-Along: Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #2) by Scott Lynch

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The Bastard Read-Along is being hosted by Kaja @ OfDragonsAndHearts and myself. If you are interested please comment down below with your name or like to your review if you have written one, and we will add your name to the list of bastards. We would love for you to join us and read along! 🙂 However, you don’t have write a review to participate. Fell free to just read the books, and then comeback and read everyone’s review and join in on the discussions 🙂


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Read Seas Under Read Skies (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #1) by Scott Lynch

Publisher: Bantam Specta

Publication Date: August 2007 (first published June 20, 2007)

Edition: Hardcover, 558 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 Rating


Still very good, but it was… different…
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The Bastard Read-Along: The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #1) by Scott Lynch

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The Bastard Read-Along is being hosted by Kaja @ OfDragonsAndHearts and myself. If you are interested please comment down below with your name or like to your review if you have written one, and we will add your name to the list of bastards. We would love for you to join us and read along! 🙂 However, you don’t have write a review to participate. Fell free to just read the the books, and then comeback and read everyone’s review and join in on the discussions 🙂


The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentlemen Bastard Sequence #1) by Scott Lynch

Publisher: Gollancz

Publication Date: February 1, 2007 (first published June 27, 2006)

Edition: Paperback, 531 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 Rating


Every once in a while, I come across a book that is nothing short of fantastic – and The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of those books.
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PSA: The Bastard Read-Along

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Firstly, I want to tell everybody to go to Kaja (@ OfDragonsAndHearts)’s site to read her review for The Lies of Locke Lamora and to find out more details about The Bastard Read-Along.

Secondly, and the reason for this post, I want to let you all know that my review for The Lies of Locke Lamora will not be posted today, and probably will not be for a few more weeks. I am STILL participating in the read-along, my first review will just be delayed.

I have been having some distractions in life since December that have proven to cause a difficulty with me focusing on my reading. This is why I was only able to read 1 book last month, and why I did not post as often; it is also why I have been late in responding to comments on my blog, haven’t been commenting as much on other’s blogs, and when I do, is why my comments are brief and a lot less personal than normal.

I want to let all of you know though, that I am in perfect health and everything – and the same goes for all of my family, friends, and loved ones 🙂

MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape is NOT going anywhere. I am still reading everyday, it’s just that the amount is way down. Worst come to worst, I have 3 months worth of reviews already written and backed up, and plenty of books hauls, to keep things rolling why I get out this funk 🙂

Fellow Bastard’s Reviews of The Lies of Locke Lamora:

Thanks! 😀

-DJ

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There are many great fantasy series out there (too many to list) that I am yet to read and desperately want to. One of those series would be the Gentlemen Bastard series by Scott Lynch.

I hadn’t read anything by Scott until earlier this year, when I read his short story, A Year and a Day In Old Theradane, in Uncanny Magazine. Did I like it? Well, I started off my review by saying, “HOW HAVE I NEVER READ SCOTT LYNCH BEFORE!?!?!?!?!?” Yep, it is easily the best short story I’ve read this year.

One of my fellow bloggers read that review and was in total shock that this was first time I’d read Scott before; Scott Lynch was  one of her all-time favorite authors!

This blogger was Kaja from OfDragonsAndHearts. She also told me that she really wanted to translate his work someday. That “someday” was apparently very close, because she is now going to be translating The Lies of Locke Lamora into Slovenian! (Yay, Kaja!) 🙂

To prepare for that, Kaja is going to be rereading Lies of Locke Lamora, and invited me to join her in a read-along of the entire Gentlemen Bastard series. Continue reading

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