After several long years waiting, the third book in one of my all time favourite fantasy series is finally nearing publication. That’s right, after the Lies of Locke Lamora, and Red Seas Under Red Skies, it looks like we only have to wait until October for the Republic of Thieves.
I understand that author Scott Lynch has had a fair few hurdles to jump in his personal and professional life recently, so I – along with a whole bunch of fans – have been happy to cut him some slack. It has in fact become a fun little gripe to make, because I know that I’m not really angry at all about the wait, I will be monumentally happy the moment the book comes out! Great news too is that I will still be working in a book shop when it arrives, so I might get hold of an advanced copy to read! I was able to snag a copy of each of the first two, so I know I might be pushing my luck at this point, but if you actually come across this blog post Mister Lynch, I promise you a killer review if you manage to get one in my hands.
Oh, and if you think that it must be awesome to work in a bookshop and get cool books like this, well it totally is, but it comes at a very frustrating price. Most people are just happy to wait for a book to come out, or check on websites for a date that may never get announced. Working at Waterstone’s means I get regular updates on when books are supposed to be published, so I’ve been getting my hopes up roughly twice a year for the past six years, whenever the publishers put a new date up on our stock ordering system. Not long now though.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please go and hunt a copy of each the above books down. Scott Lynch does not disappoint, and if you grab the m now, then your wait will be of a much more bearable length.