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Scott Lynch


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Scott Lynch is an American fantasy author, best-known for his Gentleman Bastard series of novels. He now resides with his wife Jenny in Western Wisconsin in the city of New Richmond. In addition to being a writer, Scott Lynch is also a volunteer firefighter, certified in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  

Genres: Fantasy
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Lies of Locke Lamora
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2007) : The Lies of Locke Lamora
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Lies of Locke Lamora
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2008) : The Lies of Locke Lamora
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2008) : The Lies of Locke Lamora


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The Conqueror's Shadow (2010)
(Corvis Rebaine, book 1)
Ari Marmell
"Marmell has a remarkable flair for the sinister."
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The City Stained Red (2013)
(Bring Down Heaven, book 1)
Sam Sykes
"Sam Sykes does blood and noise in the liveliest tradition of contemporary fantasy, with all the brash vigor of youth, and with a sly, penetrating sensitivity all his own. Not many writers can give you fireworks and subtlety at the same time like he can."
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The Goblin Emperor (2014)
Katherine Addison
"Challenging invigorating and unique. If court intrigue is your wine of choice, The Goblin Emperor is the headiest vintage I've come across in years."
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Cloudbound (2016)
(Bone Universe, book 2)
Fran Wilde
"Update premises many good things to come from Wilde."
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The Court of Broken Knives (2017)
(Empires of Dust, book 1)
Anna Smith-Spark
"Anna Smith Spark is a dynamic new voice in the field of grimly baroque fantasy, a knowing and witty provisioner of the Grand Guignol, a cheerful undertaker strolling across the graveyard and beckoning you to admire her newest additions."
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Jade City (2017)
(Green Bone Saga, book 1)
Fonda Lee
"Lee's astute worldbuilding raises the stakes for her vivid and tautly-described action scenes."
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Ship of Smoke and Steel (2019)
(Wells of Sorcery Trilogy, book 1)
Django Wexler
"Ship of Smoke and Steel is a brisk, gritty adventure starring a heroine with genuine agency and power, despite the overwhelming odds stacked against her. The world is sharp and unforgiving, the mysteries are deep, the action is harrowing and triumphant."

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