‘Thorn of Emberlain’ to be released in July 2016?

In the recent interview with Coode Street Podcast, Scott Lynch casually announced that the next installment of the Gentleman Bastard series, The Thorn of Emberlain, is to be expected in July 2016. Since the interview was recorded a couple of months ago during the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga, it is possible that the schedule has since changed. Stay tuned!

15 thoughts on “‘Thorn of Emberlain’ to be released in July 2016?”

  1. We’re all hoping we’ll get the book sooner rather than later ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately July 21, 2016, has neither been confirmed by Scott Lynch nor his publisher. The Wiki page cites Amazon as its source. Unfortunately dates on Amazon often are random placeholders. Since we haven’t even received confirmation that the manuscript has been turned over (although it seems to be close to completion), July 21st seems a bit optimistic at this point. But you never know! We’ll surely be posting as soon as we know more.

  2. Lynch is spending time writing a treatsie about playing Fallout 4 for his blog and playing F4 instead of finishing up the Thorn of Emberlain. How completely arrogant of him.

    1. Is that true?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I’m lucky I just started reading these books but people have been hanging on since like ’06 right? I haven’t finished rep of thieves Im trying to stretch it, God knows when there’ll be another one.

    2. How arrogant of *you*. How dare you suggest authors can’t have down time, or owe you in any way to create a book for your amusement.

      Take a walk, pal.

  3. Any update on the release date? I just finished re-reading the first 3 books to prep myself for the new one, and am REALLY looking forward to it!

    1. PS: I know the July 21 date is still just a placeholder, especially since Amazon doesn’t have hardcover listed, just paperback. Just hoping for any new info as it becomes available…. So many questions….

    2. I have not received any update and won’t venture any guess. We just have to wait and see. I’m sure it will be worth it!

  4. I understand fully that the creative process is inconsistent and not universal in terms of its application but as Stephen King has repeatedly pointed out: writing is work. It is a concerted effort. Sometimes the story and inspiration come mid-process. Lynch has been fairly consistent but Rothfuss is a little aggravating. It’s as if since success he doesn’t seem to care to devote his efforts to completing the story arch. And he seems dismissive almost in some of his comments. But I can sympathize because it really was an excellent first outing and a perfectionist is his own worst enemy. Still frustrating tho….

    1. If you’re looking for an author that publishes every year like clockwork, I’d recommend Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series. Seven books released so far, and the 8th due out in June. A new one is released every summer, you can set your watch to it. Really great series, a neo-noir urban fantasy masterpiece. Nothing at all against writers that take longer to publish, and you can’t argue with the quality of their work (I’m looking at you, GRRM), but it’s nice to be able to rely on the Sandman series every year.

    1. Sure thing! Matter of fact, your username reminded me of my favorite book, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, about an ordinary guy that finds out his father was the spider god, Anansi (absolutely amazing work). Any for any that want to explore the stranger side of fantasy, I can’t recommend China Mieville highly enough, especially the 3 novels set on a world called Bas-Lag: Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council. Also, somehow, Mieville is releasing 2 novels and a collection of short stories in the space of a year (I have no idea where he finds the time, really, I don’t). And for laughs, any of David Wong’s novels are great (John Dies At The End was a much better book that it was a movie).

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