Far Fetched Fables No. 37 Scott Lynch

First Story: “The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats” by Scott Lynch


“I took up the study of magic because I wanted to live in the beauty of transfinite mathematical truths,” said Rumstandel. He gestured curtly. In the canyon below us, an enemy soldier shuddered, clutched at his throat, and began vomiting live snakes.


“If my indifference were money you’d be the master of my own personal mint,” I muttered. Of course Rumstandel heard me despite the pop, crackle, and roar of musketry echoing around the walls of the pass. There was sorcery at play between us to carry our voices, so we could bitch and digress and annoy ourselves like a pair of inebriates trading commentary in a theater balcony.


Scott Lynch is best known for the Gentleman Bastard sequence of novels, comprising The Lies of Locke Lamora and its sequels. Scott is a World Fantasy Award nominee and the winner of the 2008 Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer award from the British Fantasy... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy