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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Looking forward to the sequel there! This can’t get any worse, can it? Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner.

The characters were interesting, and the plot was complex enough to keep me page turning. That doesn’t make much sense. Get into the story though and it is pure entertainment. A fantasy set in the city of Ildrecca, where the law abiding citizens and the criminal Kin exist under the control of the latest reincarnation of the immortal emperor. Can not our hero, Drothe reminds me of Rothfuss and Kvothe use his brains and not have to fight, again.

He does a lot of running about through a complicated plot, trying to keep himself and his sister alive while unraveling the mystery from the inside.

Amogn though, the fighting gets in souglas way qmong the entire story. The city is a strong setting with a very interesting history a three bodied, reincarnating Emperor especially stood out. It’s easy to hold on to the idea of what the words meant to you when you spoke them, but that’s not what it means to take an oath.

Gulick fight scenes are, for lack of a better term, amazing. Jun 19, Amanda rated it it was amazing Dogulas Time passes with nothing happening and the weight becomes so great that huoick only sensible way out is to stop. There were a lot of fight scenes, as the author is – uh, well, read the author profile, maybe. Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter prizes Also very pleasingly, the women weren’t different – there are women at the highest levels of the Kin, and nobody remarks on it as in any way odd.

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There are no big info dumps that throw off the pace of the story, just small flashes of background while the action takes place. View all 3 comments. He is countered by the unintelligent lieutenant. The Vagrant by Peter Newman.

Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

This isn’t force fed to the reader but given in snippets through Dorthe’s own monologue. All signs show that whatever happened – those that hjlick his lead were looking for something. The ending left a bit to be desired, but not enough to detract from the book for me. He remains mysterious through much of the book, and some bits of him are still mysterious even after hulic, end. Preview — Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

And the good news is – not only does he sit amongst these names comfortably, he is indeed a contender to the crown. Books by Douglas Hulick.

One of the Kin. Not only is the focus primarily on action and suspense, without slowing the story down by telling it from a wider angle, but the character that is being built this way is one of the best characters in fantasy to date. MorganTim LebbonK.

Nosing around mysteries Drothe is a Nose, a member of the Kin, who works finding out information for a crime lord. Are they trying to kill sales?


Copyright Fantasy Tgieves Critic. Our “hero”, Drothe, is an informant or Nose among the Kin or criminal world, I guess. It has magic, swordplay, lying and spying, chases and turn arounds that I definitely enjoyed.

Among Thieves (Tale of the Kin, book 1) by Douglas Hulick

Anyway, I went in warned about the book’s opening with a pretty grim bit of torture, and the warning was a valuable one. Cancel Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Entire story is told through PoV of Drothe, anti-hero with some douglws and true sense of loyalty but who can be merciless bastard who kills and tortures to get to his goals.

Drothe is a bad man with a hunt of honor in a typical fantasy city that has an economy that appears to be entirely driven by crime. I received Among Thieves from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Among Thieves

Subscribe dojglas the audio podcast: Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Jul 28, Jeffrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Setting and characters are somewhat similar to Gentleman bastards but more balance, plausible and ridden of some of melodrama present Lynch’s books. Series by Douglas Hulick. Goodness knows how George Martin must feel. There are double crosses, chases, and plenty of fighting. Not good for a nose looking for the information he was harnessing.

Probably selfish reasons, knowing me, but hey!