I was lucky enough to be approved for an uncorrected draft copy of “Killer” by Jonathan Kellerman. This is the latest in the series about Alex Delaware, a psychiatrist who consults with the Los Angeles Police Department to help them solve crimes, principally with his gay homicide detective friend, Milo Sturgis.
“Republic of Thieves”is the long-anticipated third book in the Gentlemen Bastards sequence, preceded by “The Lies of Locke Lamora” and “Red Seas under Red Skies”. The latter of these was published in 2007 so it has been six years between volumes. I was lucky to receive an Advance Reader Copy of “Republic of Thieves” from Netgalley.com and I will do my best to review it here without any spoilers.
How does the third book in the series compare to its predecessors, and is it accessible to people who read the previous book six years ago?
I was extremely happy to receive a galley copy of this book to review because I’ve been a fan of Naomi Novik’s “Temeraire” series since the very beginning.
I enjoyed the previous book, “Crucible of Gold”, but I found the pace to be slower than usual and it felt a lot like a bridging novel between the events in Australia and our heroes’ return to the Napoleonic wars. “The Blood of Tyrants” on the other hand starts out relatively slowly but ramps up swiftly and ends at a fever pitch with a sort of cliffhanger that will have me waiting eagerly for the next book.