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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I really loved the pseudo-Byzantine atmosphere and the relics. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Among Thieves reads as a standalone novel, but is the first volume in an open-ended series that will see at least two more sequels.

For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Using his night vision – an ability passed down to him by his step father, Drothe searches his dead victim’s belongings. It’s a decently written book but it just didn’t jell for me. The worst is when characters jump to conclusions after really flawed reasoning, being right all the time seemingly by pure luck.


Not everyone is a super assassin, look no further than Drothe. After a moment, I realized he was winking.

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If any of the sympathy or pity I felt showed on my face, so be it. Want to Read saving…. Series by Douglas Hulick. Jun 08, Ian Hall rated it really liked it. The world building was quite interesting, with the Kin and a complex thief society, and I really enjoyed the anti-hero Drothe very confusing from Patrick Rothfuss’ hero Kvothe, but Dam errrrr, doggone wordy.

Before he can research any further into the matter, his boss; ‘Nicco’ calls him back to his lair. His narrative had me glowing in pleasure, and the insights into his thoughts gave him a real depth of character.

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I don’t have to like what I do sometimes. This is a regular guy falling into situation after situation stumbling along. It is effective, but slightly awkward.

A refreshing perspective A first-person narrative in fantasy usually has a purpose: Fights themselves are done very well and rarely our protagonist get out of them easily or without wounds.

Drothe falls firmly into the second category. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I would definitively recommend Thhieves thieves if you are fan of series mentioned above or grimdark fantasy in general. There are no living masters and no direct traditions for us to fall back on. See all reviews. He has a B. There is constantly something happening and story keeps moving fast. The book continued on the darker side of my enjoyment spectrum, but Drothe is a good narrator – often not nearly as clued-in as his many and growing enemies believe him to be, admitting he’s stumbling around half the time, and becoming more honorable as he’s pushed into increasingly difficult situations.


Eventually Drothe’s methods eventually get him a meaningless name, but his victim quite openly tells him that he would rather die than give him anything more. Aug 08, I really enjoyed it.

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. Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell. Most importantly, through all the action and suspense, the story stays true to itself, never once faltering yhieves slowing down and never once making us doubt the believability of Drothe or his friends.

The plot, is convoluted and the world is rather interesting, a few rungs below the interest of Scott Lynch and Locke Lamora, though the writer here claims to hulikc been working on his novel longer then Lynch.