The Republic of Thieves

The Republic of Thieves

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With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, Locke and his trusted partner, Jean, have barely escaped with their lives. Or at least Jean has. But Locke is slowly succumbing to a deadly poison that no alchemist or physiker can cure. Yet just as the end is near, a mysterious Bondsmage offers Locke an opportunity that will either save him or finish him off once and for all.

Magi political elections are imminent, and the factions are in need of a pawn. If Locke agrees to play the role, sorcery will be used to purge the venom from his body - though the process will be so excruciating he may well wish for death. Locke is opposed, but two factors cause his will to crumble: Jean's imploring - and the Bondsmage's mention of a woman from Locke's past: Sabetha. She is the love of his life, his equal in skill and wit, and now, his greatest rival.

Locke was smitten with Sabetha from his first glimpse of her as a young fellow orphan and thief-in-training. But after a tumultuous courtship, Sabetha broke away. Now they will reunite in yet another clash of wills. For faced with his one and only match in both love and trickery, Locke must choose whether to fight Sabetha - or to woo her. It is a decision on which both their lives may depend.

Title:The Republic of Thieves
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553804690
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    The Republic of Thieves Reviews

  • Petrik

    3.5/5 StarsLet me begin by saying that if I’ve read this book without knowing about Scott Lynch’s struggle with depression during this 6-years time of writing it, I’ll probably rate this book lo...

  • Merphy Napier

    I have no complaints. No critiques. This series is perfect in my eyes. It's my new favorite series of them all. I cannot WAIT for book four...

  • Sean Barrs

    “You want a lesson, boy? If you find yourself being born, climb back in as quick as you can, because life’s a bottomless feast of shit.” And isn’t that the truth? Locke Lamora has been thro...

  • Luna. ?

    4/5 “False names are fun,” said Calo. “Call me Beefwit Smallcock.” **this review contains mass amounts of quotes and fanart because I'm so inlove with these books and can't get enoug...

  • jessica

    i couldnt help it. i was planning on waiting to read this closer to the release of book 4, but after ‘red seas under red skies,’ i just couldnt do it. i was desperate to know what happened next. w...

  • Charlotte May

    "Hardship is boring as all hell. Gotta find laughs if you can't stay drunk." What a great fantasy series this is! I did find this one ever so slightly harder to tackle, it's a good 100 pages longer t...

  • Dana Ilie

    I LOVED the flashbacks in the The Lies of Locke Lamora, and I LOVED seeing the gentlemen bastards all working and interacting with each other. In Red Seas Under Red Skies, those flashback were only th...

  • Adina

    2.5*- 3* RTCI was in love with the first book in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora. Everything about it made me jump with joy while reading, even the gory parts. I loved the characters, the cussing...

  • Susan

    (This review doesn’t really contain spoilers until the second part, when I say there are spoilers. However, some vague information about earlier books is drawn upon in the first part. If you’re be...

  • Matthew

    This first book in this series was very good.The second book in this series was excellent!This book was just meh . . .Each one of the books is a similarly meandering and complex epic adventure with tw...