Friday, August 28, 2009

Excerpts: The Writing of Scott Lynch

The other night I saw on Twitter that Scott Lynch has posted some excerpts on his site, including the prologue from his forthcoming novel The Republic of Thieves. For those who read the series, this is the book in which we finally meet the mysterious Sabetha (although I haven't read the excerpt, preferring to wait for the actual book, I heard she is in the section posted on Lynch's site).

The page containing the prologue also includes several maps, the prologue from the first book (The Lies of Locke Lamora), and approximately 140 pages from the second book (Red Seas Under Red Skies). Happy reading!

6 comments:

Memory said...

I'm torn, but I think I'm going to have to make time for the REPUBLIC OF THIEVES excerpt this weekend. It's been my most anticipated release of the year for about three years running now. I need a fix.

Kristen said...

Memory - I'm really excited about this one too. The first two books in this series were so much fun to read and I want more! Though I am going to avoid reading the excerpt, partially because I hate reading anything longer than a couple of pages on the computer and I just prefer to read the completed book all at once for some reason.

Harry Markov: daydream said...

I have the first book translated in Bulgarian, which is rare to happen or at least it somehow manages to skip my attention. I bought it at the heartbeat knowing that copies won't last and now I am hoarding it, until I find more time. I heard that his second novel wasn't exactly a success.

Kristen said...

Harry - A lot of people didn't think the second novel as much as the first one, although I have heard some people say they liked it better. Personally, I liked it but agree the first book was better. The end made me very curious about what would happen next, though.

Harry Markov: daydream said...

I guess it's the midle book syndrome that people keep referring to in series, but so far I haven't read that many trilogies or series with my reviewer attitude to know what people are talking about.

Kristen said...

Harry - "Reviewer attitude" is a good expression. I know what you mean - once you start actually putting into words what you think of a book, you start paying a lot more attention to things like that. As I review more, I find myself getting more critical and finding some of what I read a lot more predictable than I used to. Before reviewing, I used to just read a book and I liked it or I didn't and I never examined it beyond that.