View our feature on Douglas Hulick’s Among has been a member of the Kin for years, rubbing elbows with thieves and murderers in the employ. Drothe is a Nose, an informant who finds and takes care of trouble inside the criminal organization he’s a part of. He also smuggles imperial relics on. An exciting new fantasy debut in the underground world of thieves.
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It could get a bit much on occasion, but I liked the way the Kin world felt solid – there are even three types of Noses described, for example, and it wasn’t unnecessary detail without relevance.
Goodness knows how George Martin must feel. Near the end the book does pick up again and tell a good story. The brief pieces of history relayed by Drothe during the story only serve to further increase this scope.
Get into the story though and it is pure entertainment. As I recall, the book opens with a torture scene.
As a former fencer, I can clearly picture what is happening on each side of a duel he describes.
And though I didn’t connect with Drothe right away, he and Kells too, grew on me. So you have to choose, not only which ones you are going to keep, but how your going to keep them.
When Drothe stumbles upon a much bigger mystery involving a relic whilst conducting one of these investigations, he finds himself caught up in a deadly and dangerous game that could shatter the criminal underworld of which he is a part. Published April 5th by Roc first published April 1st Read it Forward Read it first. Open Preview See a Problem? A lot of sword fights, and they do go on. Douglas Hulick on Twitter. Thanks for telling us a,ong the problem.
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Fantasy Book Critic: “Among Thieves” by Douglas Hulick (Reviewed by Robert Thompson)
It’s very gratifying when these things become clear. Starts November 18, 65 Dec 22, Among Thieves throws us into the middle of the action as Drothe is tracking down a lost relic that points to a bigger mystery. The book begins by thrusting you right in the centre of the action and from there it simply doesn’t stop.
I was told to write a review for this book that we read in our book group. Drothe is a “nose” I think whose job entails getting information. When Drothe stumbles upon a much bigger mystery At first this book sat in my to read pile for awhile.
Ask yourself the question; ‘Do you like your Fantasy dark, gritty and action packed? The book sounds good, however, the U.
Anyway, this is basically a buddy movie that takes place in a city dominated by organised crime. Among Thieves very well could rank as by far the highest on the “book that caught me most off-guard” list. In addition to all this, Drothe is also a fairly skilled fighter for his small stature and possesses magically enhanced night vision, which gives him an edge in tight situations.
But I wish I did.
Copyright Fantasy Book Critic. He takes us along into the underworld he lives in and briefly informs us of any background we need as the story develops. But that’s rather off-topic. And indeed Among thieves sometimes seems like older, more level headed brother of Lies of Locke Lamora.
Feb 18, Kathy Kindle-aholic rated it really liked it Shelves: Unlike many first books in a series, this one doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, so I feel comfortable saying that you should pick this one up right away.
Drothe dogulas firmly into the second category.
You can really tell that Hulick is a WMA practitioner with experience in fencing. The problem that brings the book down is the hero and the author.
Drothe gets rather too much information in the form of a book and hulifk is the focus of interest of dangerous and powerful groups.
A A very good book this. Gone are the days when the genre is filled with whiter than white characters that take on quests for the greater good. That is how immersed in the story I became.
Among Thieves (Tale of the Kin, book 1) by Douglas Hulick
Douglas Rain – voice of HAL Jul 28, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Regarding the cover art, I’m assuming you’re talking about the UK artwork which I think is more eye-catching Depression and anxiety do seem to be common among writers and similar creative types. The story is fast-paced and interesting, and involves multiple changes of direction and boatloads of high-intensity battles, both of wit and of steel.
So the Angels had decreed, and so it hulck been. If you like Brent Weeks or Scott Lynch’s work then this is one for you. I was really sorry to hear it. View all 4 comments. Nosing around mysteries Drothe is a Nose, a member of the Kin, who works finding out information for a crime lord.
Tell me, do I need to make an appointment to try and kill Drothe, or is it simply on a first-come, first-served basis?