The Republic of Thieves (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, #3)
Avg rating 4.28
4.28 stars
Give rating
star1
star2
star3
star4
star5
star6
star7
star8
star9
star10

Ratings (27)
Statistics

The Republic of Thieves

by Scott Lynch
Release date: October 4, 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy, adventure

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.

(updated 2015-01-08)

Other books you might like

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)The Lies of Locke Lamora (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, #1)Flames Over FrosthelmThe Girl with Red Hair (The Last War Saga, #1)Red Seas Under Red Skies (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, #2)
Online 41 visitors
Newest member: Josh
Total members: 5189