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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After that first section was over, the book became much more readable, and often very enjoyable. He acts with honor in his dealings, tries to prevent war, and works solutions duoglas will make as many people as he can happy.
There are double crosses, chases, and plenty of fighting. Drothe was the type amkng hero that grabs me, he’s smart, but not a big badass, bj not some super-human, magic wielding user. Greg R I’m only partly through the book, and many competent or likeable female characters have appeared or been mentioned so far. 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.
Among Thieves is written in the first person, this can be a risky move. As a general rule we do not hulicj any content on the site.
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 have been working on his novel longer then Lynch. I didn’t review it at the time so this is from hazy-ish memory.
Many books about thieves seem to make the entire city the play-place of criminals, with dirty alleys in every neighborhood. His narrative had me glowing in pleasure, and the insights into his thoughts gave him a real depth of character.
Drother is a great main character but I find myself with a couple of quibbles. Sep 18, He suspects this penchant for far-away lands of yore led, in part, to his acquiring a B. But through it all I know he is deep in a criminal organization, hires bad people to do bad things, and was first seen overseeing torture of a man who interfered with a little profit he was trying to make on the side.
And indeed Among thieves sometimes seems like older, more level headed brother of Lies of Locke Lamora. Duglas to Book Page. Interview with author Douglas Hulick.
Then of course there is all the typical political scheming between groups both within the underworld and the hulikc View all 3 comments. Also, I like the idea of different kinds of criminals, but I was getting kind of burnt out on the different names the author kept lobbing at me.
Fights – there are five fight scenes in the first third of the book alone. That doesn’t make much sense.
When Drothe stumbles upon a much bigger mystery At first this book sat in my to read pile for awhile. But it can also prove extremely awkward when it comes to the revealing of plot twists by the character. One element I particularly enjoyed was the pacing thueves a wider scale.
There are several mysteries going on in this book, but some of the reveals about the main character really gave me a start. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. Series by Douglas Hulick. Stay in Touch Sign up. Quotes from Among Thieves.
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Want to Read saving…. Apr 30, Felicia rated it really liked it Shelves: As I recall, the book opens with a torture scene. Douglas Hulick rated a book it was ok. Three Novels – Short Discussion: A refreshing perspective A amnog narrative in fan http: By the end of the book I was just wanting more And the good news is – not dougoas does he sit amongst these names comfortably, he is indeed a contender to the crown.
I would definitively recommend Among thieves if you are fan of series mentioned above or grimdark fantasy in general. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards.
Jul 24, Sarah Castillo rated it really liked it Tgieves The sword fights are well portrayed and the friendship between Drothe and the Degan feels real. Then there’s the Emperor, not that we meet him, as the action is kept strictly in the sections of the city outside the imperial realm. I loved aming book. 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.
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There’s micro-plot, macro-plots and super-macro plots going on here, and unlike Lock Lamora, they’re not based around a heist, which is what makes it defer the most from your usual thief novel.
The characters tend to be fairly three-dimensional, and struggle with the consequences of their actions and decisions. As he arrives at his best lead’s workshop he notices something strange