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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2009, 11:09:36 PM »

Errr... that's the US cover that was revealed July last year.
True  :elf_gloop:, from the Amazon listing then it looks like this is the UK cover as well as the US.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2009, 11:28:52 PM »

I'd say it's just Amazon trying to maintain interest in the title. Gollancz, Scott's UK publishers, have no news regarding the title available on their website (the title isn't even listed among their forthcoming products). I'd take both the cover and the release date with a grain of salt. It's Amazon, after all.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2009, 07:36:12 PM »

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Well, I just heard back from Anne Groell, Lynch's US editor, and you can forget about the summer 2009 publication date. Scott Lynch has yet to turn in the final manuscript, so it's impossible to schedule the novel until the ms is turned in.

Fall 2009 remains a possibility, but it looks as though the third installment in The Gentleman Bastard sequence will not see the light until 2010. . .

Not good news, I got the above from Pats Blog > http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2009, 03:30:11 AM »

Damn! They're such good books, I read them both and absolutely loved them.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2009, 09:08:37 AM »

devestating news IMO. loved the first two books, Lies is my definite favorite book i have read
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2009, 01:47:05 AM »

Yeah, that wasn't really good news at all. Really tired of hearing that from authors.

Ave sent me her copy of 'Red Seas under Red Skies'. Guess I'll have to read it, then. Oh, what a horrible ordeal I've got ahead of me. :P

Should be a top book!
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2009, 03:13:11 AM »

Well, apparently Lynch's reason for not having completed the book is listed as "personal (and private) issues". He is not along the lines of Martin for me, we next to never hear from Lynch, his existence around the net is pretty much null. Further, I don't remember him going to any cons or some such in quite a while. Rothfuss's issues are based primarily around a lie. Since his publishers said that the series was finished and obviously it was not.
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2009, 11:54:37 PM »

Just finished "Lies" and absolutely loved it. While some characters felt a little cliche to me from say a mob or 'caper' movie, overall I thought it was really well done. If I had to nit-pick on one thing though... while I am no prude, the language was distracting to me. Same with a movie that includes the F-bomb unnecessarily every 2nd sentence. Colorful language definitely has its place, and used well can enhance the force or timbre of a statement or thought to a level perhaps not possible otherwise. However, it can also be used a crutch by anyone not able to express themselves well.

So, while I think using the actual words is worlds less annoying than making up fake ones (such as the endless use of "frak" in BSG) I think overuse can be distracting as well. I fully admit this may be due to the fact I have 3 kids 15, 12, and 9.

That said, I loved the book, and have already recommended my 15 year old read it. I think he'll like it as well.

At some point I'll definitely pick up "Red Skies" and read that as well.
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2009, 10:43:56 PM »

Yeah, you should do so soon. I enjoyed 'Red Seas under Red Skies' a hell of a lot. Lynch's writing is very entertaining, and it doesn't drop so much in the sequel to put you off. I can't wait for 'Republic of Thieves'. Scott seems to have returned to the world, once again, and has spoken of announcements soon, so hopefully we'll hear info about his progress with the new book and when we'll be getting it.
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« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2009, 04:01:30 PM »

I'm reading "Red Seas..." now, I'm about 3/4 through and I am *loving* it. Really... trying to reserve final judgment since I'm not done with it yet, but its fantastic so far.
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« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2009, 01:43:57 PM »

Just finished "Red Seas Under Red Skies". Brilliant book. I absolutely loved it, even more so than "Lies of Locke". For one thing, I felt like the language was much better placed and less distracting. The ending was a little bit of a let down for me, only in that I expected it to be more dramatic and 'bigger'. But the whole middle 400 pages or so were just fantastic. A real treat.
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« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2009, 03:45:17 PM »

Just finished "Red Seas Under Red Skies". Brilliant book. I absolutely loved it, even more so than "Lies of Locke". For one thing, I felt like the language was much better placed and less distracting. The ending was a little bit of a let down for me, only in that I expected it to be more dramatic and 'bigger'. But the whole middle 400 pages or so were just fantastic. A real treat.

Welcome to the minority. Those of us who find Red Seas Under Red Skies just as good or better than The Lies of Locke Lamora are few and far between--it seems that most everyone else was underwhelmed by it.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2009, 01:46:56 AM »

i just re-read Lies of Locke Lamora and have started to re-read red seas under red skies, and i find it rather difficult to put one above the other. Lies was just an amazing breath of fresh air to me, everything about the book was great in my opinion. At first i didn't like Red seas as much, but now looking back i think i can attribute that to the loss of things i enjoyed in the story of lies ie. the city of camorr, characters and the history (interludes). I feel that i wanted to know more about all of these things, but when thrust in to a new city and new caper i was a bit taken back. I am really enjoying reading Red Seas again just as much as i did reading Lies. Just some thoughts for the "was Red Seas as good argument"

and in response to vega1 about the language, i can understand where you are coming from, however i liked the language as it made it feel more real. There were times in Feist's work when i thought how could you not respond to that without a "F**K THAT!".
I also think criminals aren't know for sitting around speaking overly nicely. Then again, it could just be that im young (22) and very used to this sort of language.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2009, 12:57:24 PM »

Yeah, I actually liked the interludes in Lies, but in Red Seas I thought they were just damn disruptions. I was really enjoying the main story, and then the interludes would come along in interlude fashion and bring a stand-still to the entire thing. It was an effort reading them. I just wanted Scott to move the story along and not focus on them.

However, I'm expecting a lot of Locke and Sabetha interludes in the next book, which may not be too bad.
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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2009, 03:34:04 PM »

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and in response to vega1 about the language, i can understand where you are coming from, however i liked the language as it made it feel more real.

Just to be clear, I had no issues with the colorful language itself. As I said it can add alot to the dialogue. My issue was that its use in 'Lies of Locke Lamora" was so prevalent that it didn't feel realistic, it felt forced like he was doing it just to show how different and edgy he could be. It was distracting to me.

This concern of mine disappeared in "Red Seas Under Red Skies". In contrast the language in that book felt perfectly placed to me, and added to the scenes rather than feeling forced. In short I thought the writing was better (smoother?) in this book than "Lies".
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2009, 10:54:54 PM »

You know, language in a fantasy novel, no matter the prevalence, never bothers me. Perhaps this is because I was raised by parents that could have been mistaken for sailors even on the days that they hardly cursed.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2009, 10:53:35 PM »

Re-post: If you haven't already seen or found out this news by now, check out Scott's site and you'll see he now has a nice addition to his current excerpts. Republic of Thieves prologue! Woo hoo.

Most amusing note, so far:

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Two things happened then.

First, he fell in love, though it would be years before he realized what the feeling was called and how thoroughly it was going to complicate his life. 

Second, she spoke directly to him for the very first time, and he would remember her words with a clarity that would jar his heart long after the other incidents of that time had faded to a haze of half-truths in his memory:

“You’re the Lamora boy, right?”

He nodded eagerly.

“Well, look here, you little shit. I’ve heard all about you, so just shut your mouth and stay close. You and I both know the rules, but I swear to the gods, if you give me one hint of trouble, I will heave you off a bridge and it will look like a bloody accident.”

:lol: Love.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2009, 03:28:34 PM »

No one read it? Shame. It's a decent read.


Anyway, so Scott is writing a serial adventure and posting it online for everyone to check out. Pretty cool, I must say.
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2009, 11:53:20 AM »

Glad to finally see some movement on the 3rd book, glad we will finally see Sabetha  :smile:
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Re: Scott Lynch
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2009, 01:36:19 PM »

im hoping to read it soon. too much damn study to be done! :(
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