Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch Fun read. If The Lies of Locke Lamora was like Oceans 11 meets Oliver Twist, then Red Seas Under Red Skies is like Oceans 11 meets The Pirates of the Caribbean.

This second book was a bit less serious than the first one, though still quite dark in its silliness. Perhaps it is because of all that goes on in it, as I have to say RSURS is also a lot more convoluted, with more plot twists, double crosses, triple crosses, and more aliases than you can keep track of.

I admit at some points this book almost made me lose my patience, which often makes things worse as my attention tends to start to drift when that happens. But rest assured, everything does tie up together and make sense in the end, even if all of it does turn out to be crammed into the last 100 pages.

Personally, I felt LoLL was a better book, but only because I enjoyed the glimpses into Locke's childhood in the first one. Though I rated this second book a little lower, it is by no means a slouch; I do like the fact it goes deeper into the relationship between him and Jean.

RSURS also leaves us one HUGE problem that still goes unresolved, and now I can't wait for the third book to come out so I can find out how the Gentlemen Bastards will manage to find the answer.