The Republic of Thieves (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #3) - Scott Lynch8.56

David Gemmell Legend Award nominee 2014, Locus Award nominee 2014.

“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.

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Release date: October 4, 2013
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy, adventure
Average rating: 8.56/10
Total ratings: 27
Updated: January 08, 2015

The Gentleman Bastard Sequence :: Series

Follow the the life and adventures of Locke Lamora, a master con artist in a world where con artistry, as we know it, is a new and rare style of crime. These seven novels will reveal his grand ambitions as well as his astounding failures. See his wits pitted against ever-increasing odds on behalf of the few things that truly matter to him, through the highs and lows of crime, courtly intrigue, politics, love, and war...

The Lies of Locke Lamora (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #1)8.84
Red Seas Under Red Skies (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #2)8.80
The Republic of Thieves (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #3)8.56
The Mad Baron's Mechanical Attic9.08
The Thorn of Emberlain (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #4)8.82
The Ministry of Necessity (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #5)8.66
The Mage and the Master Spy (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #6)
Inherit the Night (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence #7)