Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Book News - The Republic of Thieves

Yesterday, Simon Spanton, the Deputy Publishing Director at Gollancz, posted a bit of news on the Gollancz Blog about the expected release date of the new novel by Scott Lynch.  "The Republic of Thieves" is the third novel in the Gentleman Bastard series, following the story of Locke Lamora and his partner Jean Tannen, thieves extraordinaire.  I love the cover art for the new book - very dramatic and fantastical!!

Simon Spanton says:
"We know how eagerly many of you are waiting for the publication of Scott Lynch’s third novel, The Republic of Thieves. We know how frustrating the delays have been. We know this because we share your eagerness and your frustrations. But as you may know Scott has had a very difficult couple of years and consequently the novel has been delayed. Several times. If you knew the circumstances for these delays I’m sure you’d understand why we have had to wait for the book. We’re now waiting for final delivery of the manuscript and are hoping to publish the book in March of 2012. The moment we have final delivery we will confirm a publication date.

No-one is more eager to see this book published than Scott or myself. The delays have been forced on us. The moment we can put those behind us we will let you know and then we can all start counting the days to publication. Locke Lamora will return.

Simon Spanton,
Deputy Publishing Director, Gollancz"

This is fantastic news, as I, like many others, have been eagerly awaiting the third installment in the sequence!  I thought that I had reviewed Red Seas Under Red Skies, but apparently not.  Look for that in the not too distant future.  Meanwhile the reading order and the number of stars I've given each book in the series so far are listed below.

The Gentleman Bastards, by Scott Lynch
1. The Lies of Locke Lamora    9/18/2009 * * * *
2. Red Seas Under Red Skies    3/4/2011 * * * *


  1. I love that cover! Might have to loko out for this series... ;)

  2. It's a really fantastic series so far. Book 1 started a tiny bit slow, but then grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the last page!

    This cover is the best of the series by far, and I hope they don't change it before publication, as it is really just fabulous!