THE BOOKISH ADVENTURE TAG: Camorr (The Lies Of Locke Lamora)


Imagine that you are an intrepid literary adventurer- braving the harsh bookish wilderness, traversing jungles of pages and slashing through vines of words. Where in the vast world of books would you go?

  • Write about one place mentioned in a book you wish you could visit and why.
  • List 3-5 things that you would do there.
  • Mention which souvenirs, if any, you would bring back with you.
  • Then tag some more literary explorers and please link back to the creator (Umairah @ Sereadipity) so I can see all of your adventures!


Camorr is the hometown of Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen from the series Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch. It is a city-state similar to Venice where the citizens travel by gondolas. It has a rich culture and a vibrant city life. There are several Elderglass towers made by an ancient race long time ago that are still standing. These towers are home to the Duke and the ruling class. The closer the place is to the towers, the richer the area. Their main market place is called the Shifting Market, which is made up of gondolas. Once a month, they have the Shifting Revels, a festival of sorts with gladiatorial games held over the water.

Camorr, by most accounts, is not a pleasant place. Which makes the trip all the more exciting.


  1. A grand tour of the city courtesy of the Gentleman Bastards. Everything from exploring the graveyard tunnels to climbing the Elderglass towers. Meet the Spider. Break into the Alcegrante Islands and annoy the nobles.
  2. Because traveling is all about food, try samples of the Eight Beautiful Arts, which is the name given to the highest mastery of cuisine preparation. The chef’s mastery of each Art is tattooed on his finger.
  3. And it’s also about shopping so Shifting Market it is. Watch the Shifting Revel if it’s the time of the month. Ride a gondola.
  4. Hang out and chill with the Gentlemen Bastards in their lair. Check out their loot. See what a room full of treasures looks like.
  5. Learn useful ‘street skills’ from the best in the business. You never know when you fall upon desperate times in this godsforsaken place. Since I used to cosplay, I’m particularly interested in the art of false facing
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Bringing home: acquired street skills, a purse full of gold coins and (hopefully) the trust of Locke and co.

The real Carnival of Venice must a crazy magical experience. The amount of detail they put in the costumes is staggering. They have nothing on this guy tho

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