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Publisher's Summary

He's back! The long-awaited return of the most exciting new commercial fantasy writer of the 21st century.

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the Bonds Magi. It is a fallout that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love.

Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal: to destroy Locke forever.

The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.

©2013 Scott Lynch (P)2013 Tantor

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Loving the series

Scott Lynch and Michael Page continue to deliver. As previous, huge applause for Page'e performance

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Ploy, Oh Ploy!

Schemes upon schemes, undone or outshone by other schemes, and grand origin story pieces kept me riveted. Michael Page is a master of character voices, giving the story even more life.

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When Is Thorn of Emberalain coming out?

I really want more. Write more, Mr Lynch. I want more. May, I DEMAND it

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the story you wanted

a great book. far better than the previous. great use of flashbacks. great setup for the next book. mouth was wide open at the end. worthy book to listen to

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book 3 of gentlemen bastards

lovely heist story. A delightful deceptive theiving roller coaster. I've now read up to book 3, and after this one I will continue with the series.

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Exceptional!!

Narrator was absolutely amazing! He really brought the story to life! I cant wait for the next book :)

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exceptional

loved every min of the book.
cant wait for next one
#these guys need a break Scott

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A Sad Ending to the King of Thieves

Scott Lynch knows how to tell a great story. The premise was simple and knew how to play with your heart strings. Locke Lamora is the best villian to make you smile and doubt that good is any different from bad. Evil is appealing to listen and dream to with a voice like Michael Page. Keep stealing Locke Lamora

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another great story

another great story in a fantastic and entertaining series. I'm hoping the next one is out soon

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It’s good! But not great

I really did enjoy this book, however compared to the first and second one it kinda blows. It really doesn’t live up to the expectation

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  • Shawn
  • 2016-10-26

Good but not my favourite.

My least favourite so far but still quite enjoyable. I didn't enjoy the romantic leads in this book as much as the last. Locke is at his best outwitting opponents, not trying to understand women.

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  • Luke
  • 2018-04-14

Disappointed

The weakest instalment of the series. I just couldn't get into the story & found it tedious to finish the book.

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  • Kevin
  • 2015-01-27

The hero is kind of a creepy stalker

What would have made The Republic of Thieves better?

The character development is very poor. I can't tell the difference between the characters at 15 and 30. The romance is based on the hero following and continually debasing himself to his love until she gives in and admits her love. According to this book stalking works.

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  • David M
  • 2022-07-10

Thoroughly enjoyable, clever and well presented

An outstanding series. well written, clever plot, with believable characters.

Another great performance by Michael, always a pleasure to hear clear diction, correct pronunciations and varied voices.

More please!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-10-20

Stand aside, and try not to catch fire

In my opinion, this book was the best in the series (so far). Just like the first two books, we are following Locke & Jean tackling a series of problems. Again, they are in a new city, so prepare yourself for long world-building dialogues. Luckily, Scott Lynch is very good at providing realistic and interesting dialogues.

Several reasons made me like this book so much more than the first two. First of all, the flashbacks are not only flashbacks to aid the main plot but also reveal another interesting storyline. The second reason is Sabetha. It was great to finally have her in the storyline to outsmart Locke. Finally, the pacing was much better compared to the first two books.

I have no complaints about Michael Page's narration. He was excellent as usual. My biggest complaint is that the sections within the chapters are not marked, so you end up having hour-long chapters but are not able to see when the section will end.

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  • Marcel du Plessis
  • 2020-02-24

Best of the Series!

Amazing! Lynch is at the height of his powers here. Enjoyed every second. A pure joy. How will I read/listen to anything else now?

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  • Sebastian Fernandez
  • 2019-11-16

The best one so far!

The book picks up characters from book 1, and the plot gets deeper and more complex. Can’t wait for book 4.

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  • Alexandru
  • 2019-09-25

Good book but read the middle part

The series is excellent and this book is no exception. However, the parts between, say 30% and 70% have been less good than the rest. I did not like the endless citations from a play you dont get to understand anyway.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-16

I dont know

to be honest.its a good book and all. but the charm from the first book is all gone. now it feels like the author is just trying to make a game of thrones copy or something like that. went from a really good book. the first one.. to this. were.. I don't know where I stand on this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-22

Absolutely fantastic!

To be honest The Republic of thieves is probably my favourite out of all GB 3 books. The storyline, the characters, every single detail is well thought out by Scott Lynch!