Today, fantasy fans got a pleasant surprise from Gollancz: the UK cover for Scott Lynch’s fourth Gentlemen Bastard novel, The Thorn of Emberlain (right)!
I have said multiple times on CR that I love Lynch’s first two novels in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, and also that they were the two novels that got me back into fantasy – or, really, started me on the busy, glorious road to fantasy fandom. I read them before CR was even a thought in my addled mind, so there are no reviews. Strangely, I have been rather hesitant to start The Republic of Thieves, the third novel in the series. Partly, this is because I’ve forgotten much of what happened in the first two, so want to re-read them before getting to the third. With the waves of other new novels coming in, though, it has meant I am equally hesitant to re-read. I need to get over this and get ready for The Thorn of Emberlain. Maybe a project for this summer?
The stormclouds of war are gathering and we’re off to the besieged republic of Emberlain. Buckle up, it’s bound to be a bumpy ride…
The Thorn of Emberlain is due to be published in the UK by Gollancz “at the end of 2015” – more details when they’re available.