Waiting On Wednesday (2): The Republic of Thieves

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is a chance for us to gush over those books we wish were already released!


Title: The Republic of Thieves

Author: Scott Lynch

Expected Publication: October 8, 2013 by Spectra


Here’s the thing.  I cannot put the publisher’s description here because it contains spoilers for books 1 and 2 of this series!  This book will be the third in the Gentleman Bastard series.  Main characters Locke Lamora and Jean are thieves and con artists and privateers and all around amazing.  Basically, think Ocean’s Eleven meets Pirates of the Carribean (the first one only, of course) meets The Godfather.  The setting is kind of like Renaissance Venice, but if there was magic.  It’s NOT a YA book – strong language abounds – but I’m guessing older teens would totally go for it, so long as you’ve read it first.  And look!  The third one doesn’t come out until October so you have PLENTY of time to go read the first and second books in the series.

Why Am I Excited?

I have been waiting for this book since August of 2008 when I read the second book in the series, Red Seas Under Red Skies.  To say that one ended in a cliff-hanger would be the understatement of the century and I *need* to know what happens.  Plus, there is the promise of meeting a highly-referenced-yet-never-before-seen character and I am basically drooling.

Add to that the fact that the first book, The Lies of Locke Lamora, ranks up there in my all time favorite first-books-in-series of all time.  I became a Locke Lamora pusher, gifting and lending and recommending the book to anyone who would listen.  While I thought Red Skies dipped to a 4-star read, I still absolutely love the characters and world drawn by Lynch.  And finally we have a publication date and an AMAZING cover and I cannot wait to go back.  Writing this has also made me realize I desperately need to re-read the first two to prepare… off to do that!


15 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday (2): The Republic of Thieves

  1. I’ve heard so many great things about The Lies of Locke Lamora, especially the fantastic characters in the series, but sad to say I haven’t had the chance to start the series yet. Great pick and hope you enjoy it when it comes out in October!

  2. i seriously hadn’t heard of this series until a friend received an ARC of this one about a week ago, and now I’m immediately in MUST HAVE mode. Totally picking up Lies from my library soon, I have a feeling I’m going to love it as well.

    • Oh good – I hope you love it! I just got the ARC from NetGalley actually and almost PASSED OUT. Still sticking to my goal of re-reading, so I’ll also be picking up Locke ASAP.

  3. I have been waiting for this book since 5 minutes after finishing Red Seas Under Red Skies. Am waiting patiently for NetGalley to process my eArc request.

    when that ARC shows up, I do believe i will pass out!

  4. Happy for you. I loved the first 2 books. Have the Little Red Reviewer to thank for the introduction. I have requested an eARC from Netgalley. All my digits are crossed.

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