Scott Lynch talks about The Thorn of Emberlain, writing, world-building, and more

Last month, the Helsinki Times caught up with author Scott Lynch at WorldCon 75. Concerning progress on the much awaited Thorn of Emberlain the author stated:

My wife and I will have an uninterrupted 2 month period after we go home, during which I basically hope to get the book turned in, and then we can begin setting a firmer schedule for its publication. For the most part Iโ€™m very pleased with it. Iโ€™m pretty sure that I can fix the stuff that Iโ€™m not pleased about in the next 8 weeks or so.

We also learn a bit more concerning the plot and main characters.

8 thoughts on “Scott Lynch talks about The Thorn of Emberlain, writing, world-building, and more”

  1. Interview take away – An unfinished novel has been promoted and advertised multiple times for a couple of years with assurances from the author, but this time, this time is legit.

  2. Take your time Bro. I would rather a good book than one that’s been rushed. Not to mention if you rush it and burn yourself out I get no books. Take care of yourself. And when it’s ready we will be here ready to read it for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Keep up the great work, Scott! I’m so excited for this book, and I’m sure we’d all rather have the story you want it to be than just a book that works best with some publisher’s schedule. Congrats on the marriage and the move-in, too!

  4. My brother let me borrow the first of this series before he passed away. I never got to read it while he was alive and I regret not being able to discuss it with him because they are that good. But I enjoy it twice as much because he loved the whole series and I can feel closer to him just by reading these books. They’re an incredible read and I eagerly await the release of the next in the series. I know he would too.

    1. My condolences for your brother’s passing. I’ve discovered this series a few years back, entirely by accident. I’ve since reread it, and listened to it on audiobook many times. And it may just be my second favorite book series of all time. I’ve since tried to get some of my friends to read it so I can discuss it with them. But I’ve convinced more or less none of them to take the proverbial literary leap.

      On that note, if you’re looking for someone to discuss the books with, I’d be delighted to reciprocate. I’ve yet to scratch that itch.

  5. I’ll wait however long it takes for this book, but I do hope that for the next book Lynch takes better care to not make announcements and promises that he can’t follow up on. That’s the only thing that really bothers me.

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