So, Since I’ve joined Goodreads, I found out about the book giveaways…… Oooh such lovely free books…. ❤
So I entered a bunch, some already ended, some will be ending early tomorrow (1am-ish or there abouts) and some are a few days down the road yet… others are a LOOONG ways off. But I did Manage to win one book already! It’ll be arriving End of July/Early August, unless my mailman decides not to deliver it, in which case I will be VERY unhappy, since that seems to be a habit of my mailperson… sigh…
Anyways, the book I won is called ‘The Lies of Locke Lamora’, from the Gentleman Bastard Series. It’s the first book in the series so I’m not worried about not understanding something unless this series continues from another I’m unaware of at the moment. Anyways, here’s the blurb and the website link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/643750.The_Lies_of_Locke_Lamora
An orphan’s life is harsh — and often short — in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. Born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora dodges both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains, neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected family of orphans “Gentlemen Bastards.”
Locke grows to lead, delightedly pulling off one outrageous trick after another, infamous as the Thorn of Camorr—no wealthy noble is safe from his sting. But the Gray King 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 magically protected Gray King at his own brutal game — or die trying.
I got a bit of a thing for Theives, as I often play one if the option is there in many kinds of games, from MapleStory to Tabletop RolePlay, so this is a book I’ll gladly be reviewing once it arrives and I finish reading it. Keep an eye out for it if your interested, remember, it’ll be in my mailbox (Hopefully!) Sometime between the end of July, and the Beginning of August (4-6 week delivery schedual y’know) and depending on the length and what life throws at me, I might have it done within two days. We’ll just have to wait and see!