It’s been a long time since we’ve seen our old friends Locke and Jean. Thankfully that wait is now almost over. Scott Lynch and his publishers at Gollancz and Random House have announced an official date for Republic of Thieves. It will be coming to bookstores in the U.K & Commonwealth on October 10, 2013 and the U.S on October 8, 2013.
The series gained a strong and devoted following with the first book in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora, when it was first released in 2006. Since then it has had publication rights sold in more than 20 countries, with the sequel, Red Seas Under Red Skies gaining even more critical acclaim and appeal with readers.
Republic of Thieves is poised to pick up soon after we left off, with both Locke and Jean on the run from the dangerous Bondsmagi. Perhaps most excitingly we will finally get a chance to meet the much speculated about Sabetha, the only female Gentleman Bastard and Locke’s love interest, who has until this point been missing.