The Republic of Thieves is the third book in the Gentleman Bastard series written by Scott Lynch. It was released on October 8, 2013 in the United States and on October 10, 2013 in the United Kingdom.
The book begins with the first meeting of Locke and Sabetha, the woman that he has been in love with throughout the series, though this is the first time she has actually appeared in a book. Sabetha and Locke meet when they are still part of the Thiefmaker's gang, and she is charged with supervising him on a mission.
After this flashback, the scene shifts to the fallout from Red Seas Under Red Skies where Locke is dying, and Jean is trying to find a way to save him. Patience, of the Bondsmagi appears and offers the pair a deal. They can work with her faction of the Bondsmagi in order to manipulate the election in Karthain in exchange for a cure. The catch is that Sabetha is working for the other side.
From this point, the book switches between flashbacks concerning Locke and Sabetha learning from Father Chains and the present games between Sabetha and Locke.
- The Republic of Thieves on Wikipedia