Reasons to dye your hair bright and unnatural colors
- Because you wanna
- Being punk rock
- Looking hella cute
- Small children’s reactions
WELL, anonymous friend, let me tell you, it is pretty GOSH DANG fantastic.
Are you familiar with The Gentlemen Bastards as a whole? Either way, I’m gonna rave for a little bit. I’ve been meaning to school Mindy on it anyway.
The Gentleman Bastard Sequence is a series of fantasy novels (written by Scott Lynch) set in the shattered empire of Throne Therin, and follows a group of professional thieves/con artists known as the Gentlemen Bastards, raised by Father Chains, a priest of the Crooked Warden, god of thieves. The main character and de facto leader of the gang is named Locke Lamora.
The first novel is called The Lies of Locke Lamora, the second is Red Seas Under Red Skies, and the third is The Republic of Thieves. These are the first three in a projected seven novels, so I’m obviously distraught over the fact that I might very well be in my thirties by the time the series is done.
In the ~six months it’s been since I started the first book, I already count them among my absolute favourite fantasy series, or any genre of story in general. I honestly prefer the Bastards to A Song of Ice and Fire; they’re up there with Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.
There’s a laundry list of reasons I would recommend reading them (which I may yet type out in full and post here), but really, if you just want a really great fantasy series to get your teeth sunk into, characters to fall in love with and laugh at and cry over, and exciting escapades, then buy these books, yes.
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Since being quite young, I’ve had a very strong sense of independence and survival. As a child, I was on my own two feet emotionally.