Scott Lynch

I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 2, 1978, the first of three brothers. I've lived in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area my entire life; currently, I'm just across the border in Wisconsin, about half an hour east of the Twin Cities.

The Lies of Locke Lamora, my first novel, was bought by Simon Spanton at Orion Books in August, 2004. Prior to that I had just about every job you usually see in this sort of author bio-- dishwasher, busboy, waiter, web designer, office manager, prep cook, and freelance writer.

I'm very much your standard-issue geek-of-all-trades; I like history, literature, films, contemporary and classic Macs (huzzah beige boxes!), gaming, and game design. I collect old Choose Your Own Adventure novels and Infocom text adventure games. I'm also a volunteer firefighter-- thanks to the wonders of bureaucracy, I'm certified in both Minnesota (where I trained) and Wisconsin (where I serve).

I live with my wife Jenny, a biology major (University of Wisconsin River Falls, 2004) and eventual veterinarian. We're owned in turn by an adorable young mutt named Valkyrie, four cats (Loki, Artemis, Thor, and, god help him, Peepit), plus whatever assorted lizards, fish, and amphibians Jen has smuggled into the house this week.

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Scott Lynch reviews

The Lies of Locke Lamora

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence: Book 1 written by Scott Lynch

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly stre [...]

Published: 2006

Our rating: 8.3 | 7 positive reader reviews


Red Seas Under Red Skies

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence: Book 2 written by Scott Lynch

Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the estwhile Thorn of Camorr and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship they arrive in the city stat [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews


The Republic of Thieves

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence: Book 3 written by Scott Lynch

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout [...]

Published: 2013

Our rating: 9.3 | 2 positive reader reviews