The Gentleman Bastard Sequence

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  1. The Blackfish

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    Saw laxjoe started reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Went to bump the thread and couldn't find it so I guess it was lost in the crash.

    New thread for the whole series!

    1. The Lies of Locke Lamora
    2. Red Seas Under Red Skies
    3. The Republic of Thieves
    4. The Thorn of Emberlain (Expected Publication July 21st 2016)*

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    Scott Lynch suffers from depression and has delayed multiple books due to inability to work because of anxiety / depression. ToE was supposed to be published last year but was pushed to Summer 2016. Hopefully Scott stays healthy and the book is published on time.

    Please put spoilers in spoiler tags so people reading for the first time can post their thoughts without worrying about being spoiled.
     
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  2. Jax Teller

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    Absolutely love the series. Really hope he can stay mentally healthy for his and our benefit.
     
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  3. RegimentML

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    I'm a huge Lynch fan. Locke is one of my favorite characters ever. I've said multiple times on here it's my favorite series going. As soon as ToE has an official release date I'm starting a reread.
     
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  4. laxjoe

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    just started it today. only about 10% in, but i'm enjoying it so far. i've gotten into the habit of starting books based on recommendations and not even knowing what they are about and i did that again with this one. it's a bit dangerous, but it hasn't failed me yet. the last book i did this with was the passage and based on the first 10% plus all the reviews of the book, I have a feeling i'm going to enjoy this just as much.
     
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  5. RegimentML

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    Also I'm pretty sure I'm the only person around that liked RSURS the most out of the three. I'm interested in seeing if that holds up with the reread
     
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  6. The Blackfish

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    Yeah I enjoyed RSuRS but liked it least if the 3
     
  7. RegimentML

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    This seems to be the most popular line of thought. Story wise it's probably the least important but it has a ton of Locke/Jean interaction.
     
  8. TheGrifter

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    I haven't read this series, but I know I have similar tastes to many in this thread who highly recommend it.

    I should finish my current book by Friday, and will be downloading Lies immediately after.
     
  9. Jax Teller

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    Y'all won't be disappointed.
     
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  10. laxjoe

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    Through 60% of #1. Loving it
     
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  11. laxjoe

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    loved book 1. Not sure if I'm jumping right into #2 or not, but very much looking forward to another adventure with Locke and Jean
     
  12. Neyland

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    These books are so fucking good. I need to re-read.
     
  13. RegimentML

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    The Thorn of Emberlain to Be Published in the UK in Fall 2016

    Gollancz has posted an exciting update on its blog about Scott Lynch’s hotly anticipated fourth Gentleman Bastards book: The Thorn of Emberlain will be published in the UK sometime in September 2016, to coincide with Lynch’s UK tour and his appearance as a Guest of Honor at Fantasycon-by-the-Sea.


    “England, I will see you in September,” Lynch tweeted yesterday. “Everyone else, you can have a book, too.” With previous Gentleman Bastard installments bringing Locke Lamora into the worlds of the con (The Lies of Locke Lamora), pirates (Red Seas Under Red Skies), and politics (The Republic of Thieves), now he’s going to war:

    Locke Lamora, thief, con-man, pirate, political deceiver must take on his most challenging role yet as a soldier…

    A new chapter for Locke and Jean and finally the war that has been brewing in the Kingdom of the Marrows flares up and threatens to capture all in its flames. And all the while Locke must try to deal with the disturbing rumours about his past that have been revealed.

    Fighting a war when you don’t know the truth of right and wrong is one thing. Fighting a war when you don’t know the truth of yourself is quite another. Particularly when you’ve never been that good with a sword anyway…

    You can pre-order The Thorn of Emberlain here.


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    We’re delighted to announce that publication of Scott Lynch’s brilliant new novel The Thorn of Emberlain has moved to September 2016, to coincide with his appearance as a Guest of Honour at Fantasycon-by-the Sea. September is a the perfect moment for Scott to tour the UK and celebrate the publication of his fourth novel in theGentleman Bastard sequence, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

    Locke Lamora, thief, con-man, pirate, political deceiver must take on his most challenging role yet as a soldier . . .

    A new chapter for Locke and Jean and finally the war that has been brewing in the Kingdom of the Marrows flares up and threatens to capture all in its flames. And all the while Locke must try to deal with the disturbing rumours about his past that have been revealed.

    Fighting a war when you don’t know the truth of right and wrong is one thing. Fighting a war when you don’t know the truth of yourself is quite another. Particularly when you’ve never been that good with a sword anyway . . .

    We know that it’s a long while until September 2016, but we promise it will be worth the wait.

    You can pre-order The Thorn of Emberlain here.

    You can find out more about Scott Lynch and the Gentleman Bastard sequence by visiting Scott’s website or following him on Twitter.

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    :moar::ohgosh:
     
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  14. Jax Teller

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    Holy shit can't wait for it.
     
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  15. Neyland

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    yessssssssssss
     
  16. RegimentML

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    http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2016/08/an-update-from-scott-lynch/

    An Update from Scott Lynch
    Gollancz Author: Gollancz - August 18th, 2016
    SCOTT LYNCH, UNCATEGORIZED

    [​IMG]Hello, everyone–

    As you’ve probably noticed, retailers have been doing funny things with pre-orders of THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN, and the reason for that is because, despite all our hopes and the heroic patience of my publishers, we’re not going to make the expected September release date.

    I am incredibly sorry about this, and I want it to be understood that there’s nobody to blame but me. In addition to the expected obstacles, I severely complicated my life this year by moving. The process of seeking a mortgage, securing a house, and moving across half a continent (although it was necessary, and has been mostly joyful) has eaten months of my time and made it very difficult to recover lost ground on several projects. Oh– Elizabeth Bear and I are getting married, too. Another real joy, but it’s eating spare time like you wouldn’t believe.

    We are trying very hard to ensure none of this messes up my planned appearances for the rest of the year (I’ll still be at Worldcon, and in the UK in September, and at IceCon in October).

    The release date information in retailer databases is going to do goofy things for a few weeks, because that’s just the way these things work, and there really isn’t anything we can do about it. Please ignore any date you see for the time being. Have a little patience, and we’ll and we’ll have another update soon.
     
  17. The Blackfish

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    Fuck

    Fuck

    Fuck
     
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  18. JohnCalvinTM

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    Read the first book a couple of years back and never moved on to the next one. Can't remember why. Thought it was pretty good. Not malazan by any means but still pretty good.
     
  19. RegimentML

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    FYI Scott has a new novella out called The Smoke of Gold Is Glory in GRRM's new anthology The Book of Swords.
     
  20. The Blackfish

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    Is it related to Gentleman Bastard?
     
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  22. BP

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    From Lynch's blog in Aug:

    Now why, you may ask yourself, is a writer who’s been in a frustrating shell for a while dealing with a long-term project suddenly busting his ass to spruce up his communications, online presence, neglected responsibilities, etc. in the next month or two? Heh. Interesting question.
     
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  24. RegimentML

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    The day he announces a publication date is the day I start a reread
     
  25. The Blackfish

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    He has pushed back multiple publication dates already so...
     
  26. RegimentML

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    True. Confirmed publication date. Locked in. Can’t change it. Idk. I’m just waiting for an excuse
     
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  27. The Blackfish

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    I'm with you. I'm looking forward to a reread just as much as the new book.
     
  28. The Blackfish

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    Nothing came of this
     
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    Damn you got me excited next book was finally coming out
     
  30. BP

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    Im a glutton for punishment.
     
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