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People of Camorr know one thing about Locke Lamora i.e he works for the poor and for the poor he can steal even. But this Messiah is not what the people think he is, the stories are just rumors spread by his friends so that the image of a gentleman remains intact. He steals, that is correct but the rest of the fairy tale knit about his powers and giving nature is a big lie. The man steals for his own luxury and the only people he helps is the group of thieves that he has around him all the time.
Not even once in life he has thought about the poor, his eyes are always set on the wealthy people of the town. As far as his superpowers are concerned, he only has his sharp instincts to rely on for his dirty works.
Scott Lynch has painted awesome characters before but this one looks bizarre from the introduction. Locke Lamora the man with utilitarian approach has no chance of emerging as a hero figure in the town that is ruled by a corrupt man.
Then towards the mid we observe that Locke has something strange in his personality and it is very rare that he talks about his past. Where he has come from remains a secret just like the creation of the city in which he lives, there are some incidents every now and then that reveal the past but no completely. Red Seas Under Red Skies and The Republic of Thieves goes with the same stuff and the same gang only the story goes deeper than the first part. Michael Page could improve a little in the further parts in narration because the narrator has not tried to energize the tale which makes it boring at some stages.