REVIEW: The Republic of Thieves (Gentlemen Bastards series) by Scott Lynch

The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch

This book turned out disappointing. Just like in the two previous books there are basically two story lines being told. One current, one past. In them, we are finally introduced to the final member of the Gentlemen Bastards, who has been hinted at several times in the previous books.

 

Unfortunately, this has a detrimental effect on the plot. Locke's relation with Sabetha reads like a ham fisted romance and, as a result, the past plotline is just cringe worthy in some points. Worse is that Locke is basically just janked around by the plot, only acting within the confines of those restrictions. This makes the plot very dull compared to the previous two books and, as said, the bad romance parts don't help.

 

Final verdict:

A considerable drop in enjoyability compared to the last two books. I hope the next book will resume the clever ploy angle again rather than the bad romance in this one.