The Republic of Thieves by Scott LynchThe Republic of Thieves, the long-awaited and oft-delayed third volume in Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards sequence, finally has a release date, confirmed by his UK publisher:

The Orion Publishing Group (UK & Commonwealth) and the Random House Publishing Group (US) are thrilled to announce the publication of the third instalment in Scott Lynch’s popular fantasy series that began with The Lies of Locke Lamora. THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES will release on October 10, 2013 in the UK and Commonwealth and October 8, 2013 in the US.

Now, of course, The Republic of Thieves has had many release dates, but this one appears to be legitimate. This October, we’ll all be reading Lynch’s next novel. Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director at Gollancz, discussed the release date, and

“Some of you will know about the real difficulties that gathered around this novel for Scott. I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank Scott for sticking with it. I know that he was always painfully aware of the delays and what those meant both for his publishers and his fans. So I’d also like to thank Scott’s readers for their patience and for the immense support and the profound goodwill towards Scott that they have shown during this time. It’s been a long wait but I have every faith that their patience will now be rewarded with The Republic of Thieves.”

Are you still excited for The Republic of Thieves after all this time? I certainly am. Expect The Republic of Thieves to soon be available for pre-order.

  • Joel March 14, 2013 at 8:32 am

    It appears I have excellent timing, as I just read Lies of Locke Lamora last month and have yet to start Red Seas Under Red Skies. The same thing happened with Name of the Wind — a few months after I finished it, the sequel was confirmed.

    Sadly my magic does not work on Goerge R.R. Martin.

  • Akshay Bakshi March 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I am hella excited for this. Gonna be my birthday gift to myself.

  • Roshan March 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    So I may have just freaked out! I am so keen! Scott Lynch, you are amazing and ingenious. The first 2 books are some of my favorite novels in existence!

  • Micaël Martel March 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Lol my magic only works until book 2 of the different series that I read if there not finished. Then I have to suffer through the wait. Waiting for the Wise Man Fear was excrutiating, same for Words of Radiance.

  • Jeff March 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    This is such great news! I hope this means Scott is making progress in his personal life as well.

  • Lauren March 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Oh yes, I am most definitely still excited for this book!!