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The Republic of Thieves: Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3 | [Scott Lynch]

The Republic of Thieves: Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3

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 fall-out 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.
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Audie Award Finalist, Fantasy, 2014

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 fall-out 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.

©2008 Scott Lynch (P)2013 Tantor

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    Winter Houston 12-10-13
    Winter Houston 12-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great F#ckery! Lynch did it again!"
    What did you love best about The Republic of Thieves?

    The book is cleverly written and cleverly done. I really enjoyed the flashbacks that shed light on some of the decisions the characters make.


    Any additional comments?

    It may take Scott a lot of time to complete his books, but they are defiantly worth the wait.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 10-25-13
    John 10-25-13
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    "Was it worth the Wait?"

    Yes, and now you don’t have to read the rest of my rambling.

    So, it’s been a while since we were treated to a tale about our favorite two conmen, and now we get to meet that legendary redhead we’ve watch Locke pine for over the last two books. She, like any good woman, has been worth the wait. She is strong, smart, confident, and capable. She is Locke’s match in wits and I wish their contest was more drawn out because the back and forth we do get to watch is just grand. And as always, the flashback story is awesome. The young Bastards going off to be a theater troupe and their adventures really make the book.

    I have only one real complaint. Sadly, it’s directed at our Narrator. Page is still great. I still want him as the narrator for the series. For 95% of the book he is as wonderful as ever. . .sadly, that 5% that went wrong involves two of my favorite characters. Father Chains and the Thiefmaker don’t have their old voices; they both sound more like Don Maranzalla. That was really disappointing since their old voices were just so perfect for their physical descriptions.

    Now, the ending, that was just amazing. The epilogue, which is setting up the future plot, is one of those “Did that just happen?” moments. Red Seas under Red Skies left me wanting more because it felt a little incomplete, The Republic of Thieves has left me wanting more from shear excitement.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 01-06-14
    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2010

    Likes to listen while doing chores; likes to write reviews while he should be doing chores.

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    "Another Solid Episode"

    It is good to be back reading the Gentleman Bastard Series after a bit of a long wait. While this book did not have the genius of the first one, it certainly serves as a very entertaining episode. Lynch fleshes out characters at a very smooth pace, melding back story with current story arc in ways that often leave you with a cliffhanger, but not have to wait too long for a resolution. The effect is quite pleasing.

    Lynch's dialogue is fantastic and Page's characterization of it is spot on! Be warned that the language is extremely bawdy. Even my 36 yr. old former soldier's ears might be too virginal for some of the worst of it. His insults and quips will make you want to use them at parties to impress your friends and confound your enemies.

    The weakest part of this book - and it was not very weak - was the con itself. For all that Locke spent the first two books as the most talented and clever confidence man in the world, he spent most of this book flailing like an amateur. I get why this antagonist was extra hard on him, but since the very first caper in the very first book he has been reliable for ingenious and bombastic thievery and mischief. That is more than half his appeal. For this episode it feels like Lynch lobotomized all of Locke's talent, but left his ability to curse alone. I read about Locke because I like hearing about the guy who is always one step ahead of his competitors, not 10 steps behind.

    I would recommend this book for people who like fantasy and comedy. I would not recommend starting with this book as it is the third in the series. Begin at the beginning and read the whole story. The previous two editions are available on Audible; enjoy them all.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Indiana 11-09-13
    Amazon Customer Indiana 11-09-13 Member Since 2012

    just myself

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    "Continuing Excellence"

    This is an incredibly good series, especially if you love language, wit, and complex characters. The narration is perfectly marvelous, the characters (of all sorts) beautifully, distinctively, creatively and delightfully voiced. I found Chains and the Thiefmaker to be the same as in the first book, just far less of them (to disagree with another reviewer's impression). The narration is so superb that I chose the Audible over the Kindle when I couldn't wait any longer for Whispersync to happen (grrrrrr).

    Scott Lynch creates strong and complex women and I applaud him for it. I really appreciated Sabetha and the refreshing change from a pat and predictable romantic arc, though I do hope further adventures in this series will satisfy my always strong desire for a happy ending. Sabetha may be difficult to get 'inside of', but she has her reasons, and we do get to see inside her head and heart at least once. Her feelings on her role in the Bastards are well articulated and raise issues not often addressed in fantasy fiction. The author appreciates and creates real characters of many differences.

    The excerpts from the play the characters are enacting in one thread have the special complexity of language that so arrested my attention and challenged my understanding and tickled my fancy at the beginning of The Lies of Locke Lamora. Thank you. The insults here and there are a special treat, too.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-03-15 Member Since 2014

    AfroQueen

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    "Very lackluster story."

    I had a very hard time trying to get into the story and the characters.

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    Kurt Upplands Vaesby, Sweden 06-29-15
    Kurt Upplands Vaesby, Sweden 06-29-15
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    "As good as the first book"

    This is writing at its best. If you like fantasy, start reading this series now. The plot twists and amazingly descriptive writing will not disappoint you. As English is not my mother tongue, the only negative is that some words are difficult to understand in the spoken version of this book. Definitely looking out for the next book in this series!

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    Nathan Roberts 06-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best characters died in the first one"

    Since Lynch killed off his best characters in the first book, I've been waiting for more of the twins and of Chains. He never gives us enough. I love the world the author has created, and the characters, but it is like Lynch had the camera pointed at the wrong people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shane 06-19-15
    Shane 06-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Favorite of the three"

    First, the narration was spot on. Michael Page so perfectly embodied the characters, even if Father Chains' voice was different than in book 1. Overall, though, I love how the story is unfolding. I'm not sure how I'll make it to September when book 4 is released!

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    Anthony G. Pero 05-21-15
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    "Favorite book in the series."

    Finally meeting Sabitha was worth the wait. Locke and Jean are as awesome as ever.

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    Nick Ronnei 05-07-15
    Nick Ronnei 05-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful"

    The whole series is great and I wasn't even in the market for any lovey-dovey stuff. Lynch keeps it from getting cheesy. Despite the romance dynamics, its still fantastic.

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