The Republic of Thieves (preorder)
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(preorder—to be published in late 2013)
Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Edward Miller
Locke and Jean barely escaped with their lives from what should have been the greatest heist of their career, in the port city of Tal Verrar. Now they head north, looking for sanctuary and an alchemist who can cure the poison that is slowly killing Locke. They find neither, but just when all their luck, money, and hope seem exhausted, they receive an offer from a power that has never had their best interests at heart: The Bondsmagi of Karthain.
In exchange for the chance that Locke might be saved, the Bondsmagi expect the two Gentlemen Bastards to rig an election in their home city of Karthain, and to work against opposition. The other side has already hired the services of Sabetha Belacoros, the one person in the world who might match Locke’s criminal skill, and the one person in the world who absolutely rules his heart.
Now it will be con artist against con artist in an election season that couldn’t be more crooked, all for the benefit of the mysterious Bondsmagi, who have plans within plans and secrets they’re not telling… at least not until it’s too late for the Gentlemen Bastards to do anything about it…
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase
From Publishers Weekly:
“A set of flashbacks explores Locke, Jean, and Sabetha’s shared past as a theatrical scam goes horribly wrong. Locke and company remain among the most engaging protagonists in fantasy, and Lynch sneaks in some incisive political parody while never overdoing the comedy. The result is fast paced, fun, and impossible to put down.”