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Publisher's Summary

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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incredible! work of art

I can't wait for the next book ! wow is all I can say. wow

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This book is different from the others but great

The pacing and themes in this one are different. But I loved learning more about Sabetha and it's definitely worth reading if you read the other 2.

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Another great read from Scott Lynch

This third book in the gentleman bastards series is just as wry, witty, and thoroughly entertaining as the first two. This was my first of the series as an audiobook and I have to say the narrator nails Locke perfectly.

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It feels like the the series was losing steam.

the beginning and end are great, but the middle was tough to get through. Michael Page is great as always.

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Feels like a flashback book... I begin to not care

I wanted some of the story from Sabatha's perspective, but instead I get more of Locke's childhood at unwelcome every turn.

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A must!

I love the third installment of this series. If you are a fan of these books you should seriously listen to this one.

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really good but not great

great series. however I think this was the weakest of the group. the voice actor is great, in fact he is fantastic. the actual story just didn't quite rise up to the same level. not that this isn't worth getting buy all means give it a listen, and perhaps the other 2 books were just so much better.

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Genre Swap!

Would you listen to The Republic of Thieves again? Why?

Yes. I'd listen to it again because while the stakes are lower, and the story explores different themes, it's still a Gentleman Bastards novel, and has all the wit and humor that makes this series so enjoyable.

What other book might you compare The Republic of Thieves to and why?

While I can't think of anything to compare it to off the top of my head, this novel reads more like a love story than the previous entries in the series.

Any additional comments?

This novel is a departure from the heist formula of the prior titles in the series. Rife with flashbacks, Republic of Thieves is both an introspective character study, a meditation on what makes Lamora tick, and a deep examination of his relationship with Sabetha in both past and present. <br/><br/>If you're looking for swashbuckling and wheeling and dealing you'll be disappointed. But if you want to see Locke at his most honest and vulnerable struggling against the greatest challenge he's dealt with so far, you'll feel right at home. <br/><br/>The book has all the wit and clever turns of phrase present in the previous entries, and the flashbacks take us back to Camorr in the days when Locke and Jean were children under the care and tutelage of Father Chains. <br/><br/>It's brilliant and enjoyable, just not edge of your seat kind of stuff. Go into it with that expectation, that this is an extended examination of Locke's love life, and you'll enjoy the ride.

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GREAT <br />

Loved it. wonderfull like the other 2 books. hope there is more to come. can't wait.

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Good, clearly a book meant to fill in backstory!

Backstory is helpful and I appreciate being brought up to speed. If you can't flip back in forth with flashbacks, this is not your book.