I’m a massive lover of fantasy, but it’s a genre I never make as much time for as I would actually like to. I think a large part of this is down to the fact that most fantasy books are part of a larger series and quite often I don’t want to invest my time in multiple series or pick up a really chunky book. It’s a shame because it is a genre I get a lot of pure enjoyment out of reading and something I need to make more of an effort to do. When I recently found myself with no current series on the go, I decided to pick up a book that has been waiting on my shelves for a pretty long time!
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch is the first in the Gentleman Bastard Sequence and is a book that originally came to my attention after getting rave reviews on BookTube. There’s actually also a quote from George R. R. Martin on the front describing the book as a ‘fresh, original and engrossing tale’, so high praise indeed!