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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Normally, I’d enjoy this; when I’m relying solely on a protagonist to give me the play-by-play, it also starts to make me feel like I’m living out his adventures with him. This isn’t force fed to the reader but given in snippets through Dorthe’s own monologue.

Feb 04, Robin Wiley rated it it was amazing Recommended to Robin hulickk The Agonyman was small, even shorter than I, with broad shoulders and no neck to speak of. In more often then not many of those whom were after the relic were one step in front of him, leading him into some tight sword-fights that had my inner fangirl swooning from all the action.

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I really loved the pseudo-Byzantine atmosphere and the relics. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner. Thank you Fantasy Book Critic. 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.


Pause, repeat, and again. I was told to write a review for this book that we read in our book group.

Many books about hulicm seem to make the entire city the play-place of criminals, with dirty alleys i Among Thieves is Douglas Hulick’s debut novel and the first of a new series. While we never stepped foot outside the city, inside gave us new worlds based simply on the neighborhood you visited.

August Monthly Challenge Sep 07, I also ended up really liking one of the gang lords Upright Menand appreciating that the book showed quite clearly how different these could be, while still being effective as leaders. There are warring crime lords, hidden puppet masters, and a police force that is more interested in protecting the interests of those in power than any kind of civil service.

Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell. Then of course there is all the typical political scheming between groups both within the underworld and the nobility! None of them have been that …more I’m only partly through the book, and many aming or likeable female characters have appeared or been mentioned so far. Almost all of the characters I’ve encountered so far have been pretty mean in general, including the protagonist.


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it doiglas, trade it in, give it a second life. I waited for douglss to notice me in the candlelight. This was a very good book and I would recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy and thieves, or criminals with noble hearts. King of the Bosporus” by Christian Camero Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Want to Read saving…. There is bit of magic but it’s expensive thing and reserved for few. Our “hero”, Drothe, is an informant or Nose among the Kin or criminal world, I guess.

Continuing this trend in is Douglas Hulick. Good start to series. Degan grunted and rearranged himself in the doorway.

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

I’ve settled for giving Thieves as a gift to people. Douglas Hulick Goodreads Author.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. As I said, Douglas Hulick is definitely a contender for the best debuting author of the year. Shatters was rising to his hands and knees now, arms trembling but getting stronger every moment. Legends of the Riftwar I think the series was?

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