Here's what Lynch had to say:
You asked politely. You asked impolitely. You sent death threats. You hired mercenaries. Well, they made their point very clear! Enjoy the prologue to The Republic of Thieves, and lay eyes on Sabetha Belacoros for the very first time.
So what are you waiting for!?! Get your ass over there following this link!
Here's to hoping that this will be a 2010 release. . .