The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

After the sublime The Lies of Locke Lamora, I was a little disappointed in Scott Lynch’s Red Seas Under Red Skies. That, however, hasn’t stopped me from salivating over The Republic of Thieves for the past few years. Now, it’s just around the corner and you can read the first chapter, courtesy The prologue is also available via Lynch’s official website.

The wait until January, 2011 just got a little harder.