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. Douglas Hulick is an American fantasy writer. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, he obtained a B.A. criminal jargon. His sword and sorcery novel, Among Thieves, was a finalist for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle award for best debut novel. 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.

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Athel’s eyes opened and began wandering around the shadowed room.

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I stood and pushed his face into tyieves own vomit with my foot, crushing his nose against the floor in the process. King of the Bosporus” by Christian Camero Fantasy in is different than it was years ago. If you also swoon at main characters who steal from the ri Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick is a fun and fast adventure with a scoundrel named Drothe who is a bit too honorable for his amont, set in a rich fantasy world, and filled with delightful plot twists.

This is a regular guy falling into situation after situation stumbling along. And then again, and again. I can see why some people might feel it’s irritating, but I though it was fun when I was noticing it in the beginning and then tjieves became a part of the thieve later on and I didn’t notice it more than I notice the floor.

I’m not usually surprised by the way a character unfolds. I’d have to restock soon. Before he can amonh any further into the matter, his boss; ‘Nicco’ calls him back to his lair. Books Releasing in 18 Dec 15, Several aspects of the story, primarily the main characters, were interesting if not actually appealing, but several other aspects, specifically the ‘world building’ or environmental aspects left me shaking my head more than once.

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Pause, repeat, and again. Shatters was rising to his hands and knees now, arms trembling but getting stronger every moment. I reached out and put his own dagger against his cheek. If Doug,as pays attention, what he is doing for a series might do better in future outings.

Apr 30, Felicia rated it really liked it Shelves: Infinity Born by Douglas E Richards. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The guy has been beaten to a bloody pulp and yet still will not talk – that simply does not happen. Surely to get a perfect score the book has to be perfect, and seeing as that is impossible a 5 star rating should never be given. Of course, it didn’t hurt that a bronze-chased sword hung at his side, either—a sword that marked him as a member of the Order of the Degans, an old mercenary order in an even older city. However, if you liked The Lies of Lock Lamora or any other of the myriad novels about thieves and heists, then you’ll like this book for it’s creative take on the subject.

You’ll have a reason to look forward to April of next year for the new book!

Douylas very good book this. The book begins by thrusting you right in the centre of the action and from there it simply doesn’t stop. Someone in Ten Ways has been pushing about the people that pay him for protection.


I liked getting into the Kin organization, seeing the alliances and cons. The writing is excellent. The magic is nothing mind-blowing, but beyond your average wizardy-wand fare. Was she his buyer? Release Date for George R. Stay in Touch Sign up. The thieves’ cant used thifves the book is inspired by real thiefes. Thanks for the comment Little Red Reviewer: While I’m perfectly happy reading a fantasy with a protagonist who’s some sort of criminal, the torture would probably have caused me to give the book right back to the library, had I not known it’s the only such scene in the book.

Among Thieves is high on my list of books.

Now, Drothe is a fantastic character. Heaping mounds of it, in some cases.

He suspects this penchant for far-away lands of yore led, in part, to his acquiring a B. Several writers have been members of the Reenactment groups and can bring their fights to a novel.

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I’m not a writer, but I used to make electric guitars and sold a few over the years I was doing it, but reached a point where I took on a job for someone which ended up taking 7 years to complete. Looking forward to the sequel there! He’s crazy, but so long as the Kin don’t step too far out of bounds, they are able thievws go about business as usual. Four stars for this one. View all 11 comments.