This is a free to read, online, ongoing novel by Scott Lynch. Lynch is probably best known for his Gentlemen Bastard sequence, featuring a group of medieval mafiosos who steal from the rich and give to, well, themselves. (There’s also friendship and love and a lot of revenge…
I don’t normally do reblogs on here but this seems way too awesome to not share! And, it’s super relevant since I’ve been reading (and reviewing!) the Gentlemen Bastards Sequence and really loved the Barsoom Series (the series that Princess of Mars is the first book of). I haven’t read through this yet though but I definitely will as soon as I get the chance!
I just finished the second book in the Gentleman Bastard Sequence and it definitely measured up to the last one! I’ve heard some say that they noticed a bit of a sophomore slump in this book compared to Lies but I’d have to disagree, I loved them both. Again since I’m on mobile this will be spoiler free,
The new characters introduced for this one were amazing, lady pirates in a world where women are thought of as better officers and are considered necessary for a ship to be blessed by the god?! Yes, please!! Seriously though, it was nice to read about some fantastic female characters in Red Seas Under Red Skies. Obviously there were female characters in Lies, but they some how felt like background noise to me…more plot device-y than anything, not the case this time. It sounds like Republic of Thieves has lovely lady characters too (Sabetha finally?!) so I’m looking towards to that!
Again I loved the plot, the two story lines kept me engaged, while the pirate plot line definitely took the front seat I was still interested in how the Sinspire ruse would turn out, and was constantly trying to guess what Locke and Jean’s next moves would be. Sometimes I called it, sometimes not so much, a good balance.
The ending was brilliant (and by that I mean the last 50-60 pages or so) but as I said, spoiler free so I won’t say why…it is taking a lot of will power to not (again!) run out to buy the next one!
Over all I loved the book. I thought it lived up to the last and would still encourage anyone to read the series. I was thrilled when I discovered that it’s planned to be 7 books!
Agh! I need to do some serious cuticle moisturizing. The (beautiful) autumn weather has them all dried out. But still since I’m trying to be more regular about posting again here are these.
A pretty slap dash basic manicure, since I’ve been busy with work. I’m really loving the combination of the dark purple and bronze though! I pretty much like bronze with any color, so I might be a little biased.
Yet another nail idea brought to you by my boyfriend! He tends to just throw out the first thing that comes to mind when I ask him…I think he just said “do a farm animal” this time, and thus pigs (since I’ve already done cows!)