Jason Heller has reviewed Scott Lynch’s series in a short piece for NPR titled “The Gentlemen Bastards Unfold Sumptuous Stories Within Stories.” Discussing the literary appeal of nesting narratives, Heller writes:
Lynch isn’t the only current fantasy author unfolding stories within stories — the example that immediately leaps to mind being Patrick Rothfuss’ exquisitely framed Kingkiller Chronicle series. Lynch, though, is asking even bigger questions about the nature of truth. […] It’s a lot to tackle in a fantasy series, even one as broad and deep as this. But if Lynch has shown us anything so far, it’s that Locke and Jean — lowly liars though they may be — are more than up to the task.
It’s great to see such recognition!