Red seas under red skies is book two in the Gentlemen Bastards series(not trilogy)…Ps! If you haven’t read book 1 than this will be a spoiler.
The story continues with our main characters Locke and Jean as they plan and scheme to become rich. They are in a new town and have new identities. In this story like in the last involves Locke and Jean’s plan getting a bit sidetracked after they become pawns in a game that several people are playing. What i love about this book is that you don’t see things coming, who do we trust and who is the enemy? Locke and Jean are trained actors but in Red seas under red skies they have to take on a completely new role that they never saw coming and that they have problems acting out.
Locke: Is the smart and cunning male lead in this series. He loves tricks and he loves winning the game. He starts of being pretty down and very ready to just end life because of too much death that has happened in his life. He was the funny one that loved life mostly because of his friends and family that he now has lost. Jean brings him out of the darkness challenging him to the biggest heist of their life.
Jean: He is the muscle and the brain of the group. He is a big man and many fear him just by looking at him. He copes with his friends death in a different way than Locke does and instead of shutting himself of from the world he creates the same world he had with his friend by helping a streetcrew. He becomes their leader and teaches them how to fight, how to trick and how to use their head(he becomes Chains) After he helps Locke from his depression they start the journey of their biggest heist ever. Circumstances leads them to board a ship undercover as fake Captains and he meets a girl and falls in love.
Requin: The “Leader” of the Sinspire. He is the richest person in Tal Verarr and owns a big building that houses everything from dogfighting pits, slavery and a gambling house. He is the person that Locke and Jean are trying to trick.
The Archon: He is a bondsmage and the person that intervenes in Locke and Jeans plans. He is very powerful and wishes to become even more powerful. He makes Locke and Jean pretend to be pirates and to start a “war” among pirates so he can come and save the day and become a hero in Tal Vararr.
Zamira: A pirate Captain with a crew of mostly female pirates. She is a famous pirate and a great Captain.
Ezri: She is Zamira’s second in command and is the strength of her ship. She is strong and well respected as well as she is fair. She is Jean’s love interest.
Tal Verarr: Again book is like the first book set to a 1800 Italy inspired country . The different with this one and the last is that this reminded me of Las Vegas but more old fashioned.
The Red Sea: Half of the book is set to the ocean and coastal cities. A bit pirates of the Caribbean. There were normal scenes as well as a few supernatural. Loved all the pirate parts of the books and the pirate superstitions
This book is 5 out of 5 🙂