Scott Lynch’s THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES coming this October 2013!

The Orion Publishing Group (UK & Commonwealth) and the Random House Publishing Group (US) are thrilled to announce the publication of the third installment in Scott Lynch’s popular fantasy series that began with The Lies of Locke LamoraTHE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES will release on October 8, 2013 in the US, and on October 10, 2013 in the UK & Commonwealth.

Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, was a critically acclaimed hit when it was published in 2006.  Bestselling author George R.R. Martin called it “a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre.”  Publication rights sold in more than 20 countries.  The second book in the series, Red Seas Under Red Skies, followed in 2007 to more critical acclaim.  Since then, readers have anxiously awaited the next installment.

In THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES, readers will reunite with con artist extraordinaire Locke Lamora—and meet the only female Gentleman Bastard.  With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, Locke and his trusted partner, Jean, have barely escaped with their lives.  Or, at least, Jean has.  But Locke is slowly succumbing to a deadly poison which no alchemist or physiker can cure.  Yet just as the end is near, a mysterious visitor offers Locke an opportunity that will either save him or finish him off once and for all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Scott Lynch was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1978 and currently lives in Wisconsin and frequently visits Massachusetts, the home of his partner, SF/F writer Elizabeth Bear.  He moonlights as a game designer and volunteer firefighter. The Republic of Thieves is his third novel, following The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies.