“We’re looking to publish The Thorn of Emberlain before the end of 2015,” revealed the Gollancz blog. Lynch’s release dates are notoriously slippery, but this is encouraging news.

Details on the volume are slim, but the blog post did give readers a sweeping taste of what to expect. “As you can tell from the armour, the business like blades and the scarlet banner Scott’s new book takes Locke into a new world of risks and adventure,” Gollancz said. “You could say that The Lies of Locke Lamora was the book of the con, that Red Seas Under Red Skies was the pirate book and The Republic of Thieves took Locke into politics. Now, with The Thorn of Emberlain the Gentleman Bastard is going to war.”

The cover art is by London-based Uruguayan artist Alejandro Colucci.

  • Peterbound March 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Axes, this needs more axes.

    Or Hatchets, I guess, but this needs more of it.

  • Mad Professah March 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I thought the name of the group was the Gentleman Bastards, plural. So why is only one going to war, me wonders?

  • Mentat June 22, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Because Locke is architecting a mad plan involving a war, I could imagine, while his reluctant partner is trailing behind, trying to be the voice of reason.