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Gollancz Fantasy Hb July £18.99 / £14.99 608pp 978 0 575 07705 8 / 978 0 575 08851 1 ebook: £18.99 / 978 0 575 08883 2 Audio: £25.00 / 978 1 4091 5609 3

Something happens in this book which is hugely controversial and will be the talking point of the year in fantasy

SCOTT LYNCH The Thorn of Emberlain

The new locke lamora novel! locke and Jean find themselves sucked into the horror of war. will things ever be the same again?

Locke Lamora – thief, con-man, pirate, and political deceiver – must now become a soldier.

The brewing war in the kingdom of the Marrows has finally ignited, and threatens to destroy all those within its grasp. And through the travails of war, Locke must also contend with the disturbing rumours about his past revealed by the bondsmagi in The Republic of Thieves.

Fighting a war when you don’t know the truth of right and wrong is one thing. Fighting a war when you don’t know the truth of yourself is another thing entirely. Particularly when you’ve never been that good with a sword anyway . . .

With over 50,000 copies of The Republic of Thieves sold, and with praise from the likes of Joe Abercrombie and George R.R. Martin, the saga of the Gentleman bastard has quickly become a favourite and key part of the fantasy landscape. With an extraordinary and controversial plot, The Thorn of Emberlain is destined for the same success as its predecessors.

scott lynch, in addition to being a freelance writer for various role-playing game companies, has done all the usual jobs writers put in their bios: dishwasher, waiter, web designer, marketing writer, office manager and short-order cook. His first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, was an international success and he now writes full-time.

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Location: Minnesota, USA Available for interview www.scottlynch.us @scottlynch78

Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • July 2016