Yesterday I wandered over to Wertzone and Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist and discovered news of Scott Lynch’s eagerly awaited The Republic of Thieves. I’m not being over excessive when I say that Lynch’s debut The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably one of the best fantasy/speculative fiction books I have read in a long time. His world building is truly breathtaking. I gobbled it up on holiday two years ago, then raced back to London to get it’s sequel Red Seas Under Red Skies and cannot wait to read the next. Lynch has planned an ambitious series of seven books in the Gentleman Bastard sequence. Only Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen, a ten book sequence starting with Gardens of the Moon comes close.

If you want to know more you can check out Lynch’s website here. News about his forthcoming book in 2010 and a preview can be read here.

For my part, I have waited this long and can wait a little longer to read the whole thing in one go. Happy news!

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