The Lies of Locke Lamora book cover

The story of an elaborate heist in the kingdom of Camorr where the royalty lives in glass towers, and the rest of humanity live in colorful but decaying island neighborhoods, a group of urchins are raised in the faith of The Crooked Warden, a god of trickery. They progress from picking pockets to elaborate costumed con jobs, and eventually set their sights on the royalty. When they are forced in to a particularly dangerous job by a ruthless gang leader, their hoax begins to fall apart, and their cleverness is put to the test. The characters are entertaining and the plot is inventive and cleverly revealed.

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