By Scott Lynch
NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
“A brilliant new voice within the fable style” (George R. R. Martin), acclaimed writer Scott Lynch keeps to astound and entertain along with his thrillingly creative, wickedly humorous, suspense-filled adventures that includes con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora. And The Republic of Thieves is his so much alluring novel yet.
With what must have been the best heist in their occupation long past spectacularly bitter, Locke and his depended on companion, Jean, have slightly escaped with their lives. Or a minimum of Jean has. yet Locke is slowly succumbing to a dangerous poison that no alchemist or physiker can remedy. but simply because the finish is close to, a mysterious Bondsmage bargains Locke a chance that might both shop him or end him off as soon as and for all.
Magi political elections are drawing close, and the factions are wanting a pawn. If Locke has the same opinion to play the position, sorcery can be used to purge the venom from his body—though the method should be so excruciating he may perhaps want for dying. Locke is hostile, yet components reason his will to disintegrate: Jean’s imploring—and the Bondsmage’s point out of a girl from Locke’s previous: Sabetha. She is the affection of his existence, his equivalent in ability and wit, and now, his maximum rival.
Locke used to be smitten with Sabetha from his first glimpse of her as a tender fellow orphan and thief-in-training. yet after a tumultuous courtship, Sabetha broke away. Now they're going to reunite in another conflict of wills. For confronted along with his one and in basic terms fit in either love and trickery, Locke needs to decide on even if to struggle Sabetha—or to woo her. it's a determination on which either their lives may possibly depend.
PRAISE FOR SCOTT LYNCH
The Republic of Thieves
“Fast paced, enjoyable, and very unlikely to place down . . . Locke and corporate stay one of the most attractive protagonists in fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Republic of Thieves has the entire colourful motion, witty repartee, and devious scheming that lovers of the sequence have come to expect.”—Wired
“A fable international specific between its friends . . . If you’re trying to find a superb new fable sequence this can be one you won’t are looking to leave out. . . . In a notice: AWESOME!”—SF Revu
Red Seas less than purple Skies
“Lynch hasn’t simply imagined a distant global, he’s created it, placed all of it down on paper—the smells, the sounds, the folk, the texture of where. the radical is a virtuoso functionality, and sf/fantasy fanatics will gobble it up.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Red Seas less than purple Skies firmly proves that Scott Lynch isn’t a one-hit ask yourself. . . . It’ll purely be an issue of time sooner than Scott Lynch is pointed out within the similar breath as George R. R. Martin and Steven Erikson.”—Fantasy e-book Critic
“Grand, grandiose, grandiloquent . . . No critic is probably going to fault Lynch in his overflowing characteristics of inventiveness, audacious draftsmanship, and sympathetic characterization.”—Locus
The Lies of Locke Lamora
“Right now, within the complete flush of a moment analyzing, i feel The Lies of Locke Lamora is maybe in my most sensible ten favourite books ever. perhaps my best 5. for those who haven’t learn it, you need to. when you've got learn it, you might want to most likely learn it again.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind
From the Hardcover edition.