Though overshadowed by delays from Patrick Rothfuss and George R.R. Martin, Scott Lynch’s The Republic of Thieves, the third volume in The Gentleman Bastard Sequence, has fallen off the radar as of late, but remains no less anticipated because of it.
You asked politely. You asked impolitely. You sent death threats. You hired mercenaries. Well, they made their point very clear! Enjoy the prologue to The Republic of Thieves, and lay eyes on Sabetha Belacoros for the very first time.
Now, don’t go getting your panties in a twist. It’s obviously a good sign that Lynch and his publisher are comfortable releasing this excerpt, but don’t forget that both Martin and Rothfuss have had excerpts from their respective novels out there for years. The only official word is that it looks like a 2010 date is likely.
In other words, don’t take this as any sort of confirmation that the novel is done, or soon to be released, but do go ahead and enjoy reading it!