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Offline Testwood

Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2011, 11:52:36 AM »
Did he mention when the third book is likely to be released?

From what I've read on his livejournal, he's making good progress with his illness; it's good to see him getting better.

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Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #76 on: September 03, 2011, 09:02:14 AM »
Did he mention when the third book is likely to be released?

From what I've read on his livejournal, he's making good progress with his illness; it's good to see him getting better.

Yep. February 2012 :)
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« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2011, 05:38:42 PM »
YAY!

Seriously, can't wait. I sort of pity the Gollancz team at the SFX weekender (at the start of Feb). EVERYONE will be making puppy dog eyes at them.

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« Reply #78 on: September 05, 2011, 08:48:38 AM »
YAY!

Seriously, can't wait. I sort of pity the Gollancz team at the SFX weekender (at the start of Feb). EVERYONE will be making puppy dog eyes at them.

Hahahaha - better start now I say!!!!

Interview with Scott Lynch will be up this week ;)
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Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #79 on: September 05, 2011, 11:25:39 AM »
Excellent, looking forward to reading that.

Offline Hoosay

Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #80 on: September 20, 2011, 03:30:36 PM »
Great interview Overlord.

I finished Locke Lomora a couple of days ago, what a great book. Loved it.
I have the second one on my Kindle ready to go, but have decided to take a break from Fantasy with a bit of Horror (Sarah Pinborough). But I reckon I'll be back to Locke and Jean next week. Can't wait to see what happens after reading the praise on this thread.


Offline Overlord

Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #81 on: September 21, 2011, 09:46:39 AM »
Great interview Overlord.

I finished Locke Lomora a couple of days ago, what a great book. Loved it.
I have the second one on my Kindle ready to go, but have decided to take a break from Fantasy with a bit of Horror (Sarah Pinborough). But I reckon I'll be back to Locke and Jean next week. Can't wait to see what happens after reading the praise on this thread.



Great to hear you enjoyed the book! :D
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Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2011, 05:09:13 AM »
I love both books to death and I've read them each about 5 times, although I do prefer Lies over Red Seas. There's a few reasons, but one is that there's Red Seas is not set in Camorr. In Lies Camorr was drawn so realistically and had so much history and such a rich culture that it was like this extra character in itself. I didn't get as attached to the setting in Red Seas. I've read the prologue and the first chapter of Republic of Thieves (I believe they're both available on Scott's site) and going on those we're in for a treat in 2012 if the release date can be achieved.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2011, 09:09:00 AM »
I love both books to death and I've read them each about 5 times, although I do prefer Lies over Red Seas. There's a few reasons, but one is that there's Red Seas is not set in Camorr. In Lies Camorr was drawn so realistically and had so much history and such a rich culture that it was like this extra character in itself. I didn't get as attached to the setting in Red Seas. I've read the prologue and the first chapter of Republic of Thieves (I believe they're both available on Scott's site) and going on those we're in for a treat in 2012 if the release date can be achieved.

Damned Elfy, your reading speed / amount impresses me greatly :D Glad to have yet another veteran reader join the Fantasy-Faction. I think Red Seas was obviously a set up for later books. Not sure if you guys read the interview, but it looks like book 3/4 is going to really, really expand the world. I guess that book 2 was mainly about getting Locke more hated by the 'big bad' and meeting up with his old flame :)
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Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #84 on: October 27, 2011, 12:07:48 AM »
Thanks Overlord, I get through about 70 + books a year, this year has been exceptional for me so far. I've just ticked over 70 and I've still got a couple of months to go, even then I don't get to read everything I want and have a TBR pile that is threatening to take over one room of the house.
Lies was very self contained and Red Seas ended on a small cliff. Just going on the titles I think you're right about the journey Scott wants to take the readers on. I was very interested to read in your interview with him about the brewing war that the characters will find themselves embroiled in, because that hints that in future books the plan is to expand the world he's created, whereas the first two gave us relatively insular city states. In other interviews I've read Scott hasn't really been that open about future plans, so I think that was a bit of a scoop for you. Did you happen to mention the book of Locke short stories that he was planning before things went out of whack for him personally? 
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Offline Overlord

Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #85 on: October 27, 2011, 09:37:01 AM »
Thanks Overlord, I get through about 70 + books a year, this year has been exceptional for me so far. I've just ticked over 70 and I've still got a couple of months to go, even then I don't get to read everything I want and have a TBR pile that is threatening to take over one room of the house.
Lies was very self contained and Red Seas ended on a small cliff. Just going on the titles I think you're right about the journey Scott wants to take the readers on. I was very interested to read in your interview with him about the brewing war that the characters will find themselves embroiled in, because that hints that in future books the plan is to expand the world he's created, whereas the first two gave us relatively insular city states. In other interviews I've read Scott hasn't really been that open about future plans, so I think that was a bit of a scoop for you. Did you happen to mention the book of Locke short stories that he was planning before things went out of whack for him personally? 

Sadly not, although he did say he was working on (and actually published) a few short stories. So fingers crossed I guess :D
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Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2011, 11:56:40 PM »
Shame, I'd love to read the story of how Locke and Jean came by that cask of rare Austershalin brandy.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2011, 12:22:31 PM »
Shame, I'd love to read the story of how Locke and Jean came by that cask of rare Austershalin brandy.

Maybe a younger chains?
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Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #88 on: October 30, 2011, 03:42:14 AM »
It was apparently one of the stories that he had planned for that collection. An Australian fan actually suggested it to him.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Offline Jeni

Re: The Lies of Locke Lamora
« Reply #89 on: November 29, 2011, 01:06:30 AM »
I've just finished this and I enjoyed it. It was very good, but I don't think it was as great as some of you obviously do.

I loved the prologue. But I found the book quite slow going until the Gray King and his Falconer turned up and the proverbial hit the fan. Then it picked up and turned into the book I'd been waiting for. Up until that point I was enjoying the 'young Locke' interludes much more than the main story, which was feeling a bit like a 'themed' episode of Hussle. I think the way it jumped about a lot also made it feel slower and hampered the flow, somewhat. And I did find myself getting a bit irked by the 'Daughters of Camorr' and 'The Tale of the Old Handball Players' interludes - granted, they may have been interesting, but by that point I couldn't care less about the tales, I just wanted to get on with the story!   

The sequel will now be added to my TBR list  :)