Cover Artist: Benjamin Carre
This. This is the cover of 2011's The Republic of Thieves. This is also gorgeous cover art. It plays to the sword and cloak crowd while managing to be vibrant and unique. The lettering in blood is a nice touch. But to be fair, the cover art should be fantastic, because they've had years to perfect it. I normally hate when cover art goes away from the series trend but The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies didn't really match anyway so my rage is already spent [as long as they don't change the size format of the book]
And here's the standard blurb
After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds Sabetha has just one goal - to destroy Locke for ever. The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.The Republic of Thieves is due for Spring 2011 from Gollancz [UK] and Ballantine Spectra [US]. Probably. I hope. Please?