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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That fact stuck with me as Prince of Thorns which has no torture scenes was getting stick at the time for having torture scenes: Derrick, unfortunately I have never read anything by Feist before so I can’t offer a comparison between the two. It kind of reminds me of looking through a camera lens aming in all the way.

Douglas Hulick has been reading fantasy literature for almost as long as he can remember. I received a copy of this book through Good Reads First Reads.

Also, the author’s descriptions of Drothe’s fencing techniques are fantastic, accurate and exciting. View all 7 comments. There are so many cool and intriguing things in oduglas world of Among Thieves.

We quickly find out that the Criminal Underworld is in a state of conflict. More than that, the writing as Drothe tells us about his world is incredibly well done.

All in all, I was glad I picked this up at a time I was looking for a new author to read and was particularly interested in delving more into the “thieves” fantasy sub-category.

Drothe falls firmly into the second category. What’s new New posts Theives activity. Apr 30, Felicia rated it really liked it Shelves: After a moment, I realized he dougls winking. The second category hulic, leads that are so likeable we don’t project ourselves into their place, we want to listen to their story, they are superbly characterised well written and rounded people.


The Name of the Wind. I loved this book.

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Douglas Rain – voice of HAL I love love love that there are several tough female secondary characters that show up in Among Thieves. It flows well from the first act where we see what Drothe’s life is like, to the second act where everything goes wrong, to the third act where he pulls it all together. Drothe has been a member of the Kin for years, rubbing elbows with thieves and murderers in the employ of a crime lord while smuggling relics on the side.

I could find a similar setting in how many other books published the last few years.

Witnesses and leads appear and then fall through, friends quickly become enemies, and we are always aware that things can quickly turn to shit fast! Other books in the series. Dune Dune Chronicles, 1 by Frank Herbert. Drothe is a “nose” I think whose job entails getting amonf. Most importantly, through all the action and suspense, the story stays true to itself, never once faltering or slowing down and never once making us doubt the believability of Drothe or his friends.

The writing is excellent. He has my sympathy, as this sounds like what I went through a few years ago. Quotes from Among Thieves. Customers who bought this item also bought. Wishing him the best. I’d have to restock soon.

I sat up a little straighter and worked the kinks from my shoulders. Oh noes, and now I have to go after the MacGuffin for unclear reasons! 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.

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Ears here things, and Noses sniff them out. I placed his head gently back on top of the barrel and stood. A mystery involving a book that any number of deadly people seem to be looking for—a book that just might bring down emperors and shatter the criminal underworld.


He is a Nose; a sniffer of information, middleman, and two bit smuggler. The city is a strong setting with a very interesting history a three bodied, reincarnating Emperor especially stood out. All signs show that whatever happened – those that assassinated his lead were looking for something. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Some of Hulick’s work is good in that respect. At times, I even found myself wishing the book would slow down a little — Douglas Hulick takes the idea of “something interesting must happen in every chapter” to the max.

So, is this book worth your time and money? That said I just couldn’t bring myself to give this a 4. If however you want book with likable, virtuous hero you might want to skip this one. But where most Eastern Martial Arts are based on a living tradition where the arts have been passed down from teacher to student for hundreds of years, or more, in some casesWMA is drawn almost exclusively from written material.

Heck, we even have material on mounted combat.

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Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars amomg of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. World-building in Among Thieves is nicely balanced.

Despite all he had gone through, he was still able to summon up a piercing look and give me the weakest shake of his head. Drothe gets rather too much information in the form of a book and suddenly is the focus of interest of dangerous and powerful groups.