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The Bastards and the Knives

(Gentleman Bastard 0)

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This book (originally due for publication in 2008) is no longer due to be published according to the author (see Twitter post linked in the questions section below). This description and the book are being left here to avoid confusion and prevent anyone re-adding it if it were removed.

An omnibus containing two novellas: "The Mad Baron's Mechanical Attic" and "The Choir of
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published by Gollancz
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Khosch Amazon just cancelled my pre-order. The email said:

"We've canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. We must also apologize for the…more
Amazon just cancelled my pre-order. The email said:

"We've canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. We must also apologize for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion."

So apparently it never really did exist... Although I don't understand what such a "technical glitch" could be.(less)

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Isabelle
Apr 12, 2014 marked it as to-read
*splutters* WHAT. I HAVE TO WAIT TWO YEARS FOR THIS.
Did you get advice about how to torture your fans from Moffat? *mutters*
Lucas
Jan 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
There's a great video of a reading by Scott of the first chapter from "The Mad Baron’s Mechanical Attic," over at Fantasy Fiction. Really looking forward to this (as well as The Republic of Thieves).
Thea
Oct 10, 2015 marked it as to-be-published
I'm so sad this book will never get published. I miss the whole crew of the gentelman bastards
Kübra  Yağmur Aslanhan
Bunu bulan, bulabilecek yok mu ya? 😭 Ben bulamadım. 😢
John Ross
Jan 26, 2015 marked it as to-read
I am really hoping that this would be published someday. Amazon just notified me that this will be available on March 1, 2017.

I just have to create a custom made cover to satisfy myself.

The Bastards and the Knives by Scott Lynch

And here is a slightly modified version following the typeset of 'The Thorn of Emberlain' cover, where Scott Lynch's name is already bigger.

The Bastards and the Knives by Scott Lynch

* Work in progress... The front cover is a slightly modified version of the "official" cover.
Aamajor
Dec 22, 2013 marked it as to-read
Unrated.

After being disappointed by the first two books in the series i believe a background read is just too much to endure. I still pretend to finish reading the series, but after all the praise the series got i can't help but feel really let down.
Naza Alkhateeb
Oct 21, 2010 marked it as to-read
Just found out about this prequel, I'm excited to read it but sadly I'm unable to find it online.
Valerie
Jan 10, 2008 marked it as to-read
Eagerly awaiting this one.
Kalibaatje
Jun 25, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
Delayed another year! :o

Even more... 2016!!!! Seriously?
litsiren
Apr 10, 2014 marked it as upcoming
RD: Mac 1, 2017
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