The Republic of Thieves

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Scott Lynch
The Republic of Thieves

In my last blog post, I reviewed Scott Lynch's second book in the Gentlemen Bastards sequence, Red Seas Under Red Skies. Just as I said then, once I finished that book, I ran to the shelves and picked up the third book in the series, The Republic of Thieves--and boy, was I NOT disappointed!

The Republic of Thieves is fabulous. While Red Seas Under Red Skies felt long and slow at times, this third book flew by and ended before I was ready for it to--a sign of a great book!

Just like the second book, The Republic of Thieves opens with Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen dealing with the brutal, near-fatal fallout from their grandiose schemes in the previous book. Miraculous workings set them up with their next job: win an election in the famed city of Karthain, home of the world's only magic-wielding people, the Bondsmagi, against an old, terribly familiar, and equally matched, opponent.

Interspersed with the fast-paced scheming and tricks to influence the election is the compelling backstory of Locke and Jean's former gang of conmen savants.

With stunning revelations about Locke's origins and a twist ending with dangerous implications for further stories, The Republic of Thieves both satisfies and leaves one hungering for more. I know it sure as the dickens did for me.

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Brandi T., Reference

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