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The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch
The Republic of Thieves
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“A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin), acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. And The Republic of Thieves is his most... show more
“A bright new voice in the fantasy genre” (George R. R. Martin), acclaimed author Scott Lynch continues to astound and entertain with his thrillingly inventive, wickedly funny, suspense-filled adventures featuring con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. And The Republic of Thieves is his most captivating novel yet.   With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, Locke and his trusted partner, Jean, have barely escaped with their lives. Or at least Jean has. But Locke is slowly succumbing to a deadly poison that no alchemist or physiker can cure. Yet just as the end is near, a mysterious Bondsmage offers Locke an opportunity that will either save him or finish him off once and for all.   Magi political elections are imminent, and the factions are in need of a pawn. If Locke agrees to play the role, sorcery will be used to purge the venom from his body—though the process will be so excruciating he may well wish for death. Locke is opposed, but two factors cause his will to crumble: Jean’s imploring—and the Bondsmage’s mention of a woman from Locke’s past: Sabetha. She is the love of his life, his equal in skill and wit, and now, his greatest rival.   Locke was smitten with Sabetha from his first glimpse of her as a young fellow orphan and thief-in-training. But after a tumultuous courtship, Sabetha broke away. Now they will reunite in yet another clash of wills. For faced with his one and only match in both love and trickery, Locke must choose whether to fight Sabetha—or to woo her. It is a decision on which both their lives may depend. Praise for Scott Lynch’s Red Seas Under Red Skies   “Lynch hasn’t merely imagined a far-off world, he’s created it, put it all down on paper—the smells, the sounds, the people, the feel of the place. The novel is a virtuoso performance, and sf/fantasy fans will gobble it up.”—Booklist (starred review)   “Red Seas Under Red Skies firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn’t a one-hit wonder. . . . It’ll only be a matter of time before Scott Lynch is mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.”—Fantasy Book Critic   “Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is likely to fault Lynch in his overflowing qualities of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.”—Locus   “The kind of witty romp that reminds you exactly how much fun heroic fantasy is supposed to be.”—SFX
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553804690 (0553804693)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 650
Edition language: English
Series: Gentleman Bastard (#3)
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traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
0.0 Republic of Thieves doesn't live up to the legacy of the Lies of Locke Lamora
I loved LLL but hated Red Seas Under Red Skies. It's rare that my husband Dorian loves a book that I don't, but that was the case this time, unfortunately. Maybe it's because I had high expectations, but it was only because I loved LLL that I kept reading at all. First, every other chapter is set in...
juniper green
juniper green rated it
3.0 The Republic of Thieves
Oh well, that dragged. This mostly served to set the scene for the following books in the Gentleman Bastard series and to introduce Locke and Sabetha's relationship - at great lenght, with Locke being a doormat and Sabethe being... not half bad, actually. I liked her much more than I thought I would...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
4.0 The Republic of Thieves
The Republic of Thieves is the third book in Scott Lynch’s ongoing Gentleman Bastard series. Wait! Where you going? You don’t need to be familiar with the series to read this review. All you need is some tolerance for paragraphs of prattle.The series (so far) is basically about the adventures of Loc...
Book it Chewie
Book it Chewie rated it
4.0
Slightly less impressed by this one, I must say. The only time I actually enjoy politics is when it's glossed over very well with a fantasy veneer, so I was excited to read about the main plot for Republic of Thieves. However - more of the story was spent on the past Gentlemen Bastards rather than...
SSkorkowsky
SSkorkowsky rated it
I loved The Lies of Locke Lamora. I was underwhelmed with Red Seas Under Red Skies. Lynch's 3rd Gentleman Bastards novel is a great improvement over the second book, but not as stellar as the first. The Republic of Thieves is two stories. The first picks up right after the end of Red Seas Under Red ...
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