Anyone a fan of Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastards books? His debut novel was Lies of Locke Lamora, which was a brilliant read, and it's been followed up by Red Seas Under Red Skies, which I have, but haven't started yet. Two novellas, 'The Mad Baron's Mechanical Attic' and 'The Choir of Knives' are to be released in a volume called 'The Bastards and the Knives'. The current release date is listed as 15 May 2008. The novellas will be about how the Gentleman Bastards acquired the Austershalin brandy they used in the first book and how they avoided being killed by the elite assassins known as the Choir of Knives. The third novel in the series, 'The Republic of Thieves', is scheduled to be released in June 2008. The series will last seven installments. The titles of books 4-7 are as follows: IV: 'The Thorn of Emberlain' V: 'The Ministry of Necessity' VI: 'The Mage and the Master Spy' VII: 'Inherit the Night' Anyone else a fan? Mastadge got a nod in the first book's acknowledgements.