Saturday, 14 December 2013

Scott Lynch on THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN

It's only been two months since The Republic of Thieves was published, but clearly Scott Lynch isn't resting on his laurels. Keen to avoid the six-year-wait between volumes, Lynch is already hoping to get the fourth book in The Gentleman Bastard series on the shelves before 2014 is done. From Fantastical Imaginations:
My next book, The Thorn of Emberlain, ought to be out in the fall of 2014.
 
The Thorn of Emberlain, the fourth book in the Gentleman Bastard sequence, picks up about half a year after The Republic of Thieves and finds Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen trying to get back on their feet with a major con. They’re trying to sell the services of a non-existent mercenary company to the besieged city-state of Emberlain, hoping to escape with the hiring fees before the chaos of the Vadran civil war overruns Emberlain. Naturally, things don’t go according to plan…

I can confirm that Scott's publishers are themselves confident that this date can be met: Scott began work on The Thorn of Emberlain some time before the final edits on Republic were done, and the novel is already in an advanced stage of writing. Whether they will hit this target remains to be seen, but all parties involved seem to be confident.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least the blurb looks like it should, instead of the potential *spoiler* magic thing some of us were hoping it not to be.

Bibliotropic said...

Even though I still haven't read "Republic of Thieves" yet, I'm really excited to know about the release of a fourth book! Just gives me that much more reason to read book 3! (Like I needed another reason...)

Josh (Fixed on Fantasy) said...

I really hope that the series doesn't become too formulaic, one con per book, flashbacks, overarching run in with crazy people ...