Red Seas Under Red Skies is the second book in the Gentleman Bastards series, after The Lies of Locke Lamora. Lynch manages to make the new book seem fresh, with new challenges to face.
The book opens with the card tricksters working their way up a prestigious gambling house, with some flashback scenes to provide the missing links and drop in some of the set-up as it becomes necessary.
But the name suggests, in this book they go to sea, via attempts to defraud the rich and powerful of course. There is piracy, power struggles, negotiation and outright murder to be coped with. But beyond that there is some character development and dealing with grief.
Lies has to be read first, but this is definitely a series where I need the next book. It was on order before I’d even sat down to write about this one.
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