Something is always happening, there is action or plot twist, or just something plain compulsive in every single chapter. As I said above there is action or intrigue in abundance, never more than a few pages between the next fix. Give me a clever, street-wise thief protagonist and a smart, well-crafted caper and I'm a happy reader. And it was absolutely worth the wait! How does Douglas Hulick do it? The plot is intricate and well thought out, leaving you guessing and surprised to the very end. A rise to a underground criminal organization that even the main character didn't see coming. I am a true fan of Rogue's Tales. Three months of power struggle, of gaining a reputation and three months without Bronze Degan.
He's hoping to fix some of the harm he's done and leave the unwanted duty of being a Gray Prince to a failing organization behind him in the process. A work… Time ago via Follow on twitter. Douglas reads, writes and plays with a rapier in Minnesota, where he is often surprisingly tolerated by his wife who also fences and two sons who do not. The only problem is the offer isn't for him. The chapters were a nice length, and it didn't feel like the book was dragging at any point. Nevertheless, should you have currently check this out e-book and you're willing to help make his or her results convincingly expect you to spend time to depart a critique on our website we can distribute each negative and positive opinions.
I'll admit, I kind of reveled in his pain, he deserved it after everything he pulled in book one. Three months into his tenure of criminal overlord with barely a following to his name, Drothe is already the target of the other Gray Princes and has been framed for the murder of one of them. With barely an organization to his name, Drothe is already being called out by other Gray Princes. Mix in some humor and action and you end up with an enjoyable read. But please no more idle day to day drab that has no bearing on the story! He's not good at it.
It's been 3 months since Drothe betrayed Degan by breaking his oath and became a Gray Prince. It is significant for people that every correct about Douglas Hulick. The Nose is now a Grey Prince and this book is accordingly bigger in every sense, with a greater scope and detail to the world. But for whatever reason I had this book downloaded on my kindle and 10 hours on a plane to fill. How is that possible, you ask? This is going to involve cutting huge swaths of words from the book in hopes of making the final product a leaner, meaner read. For example, apparently the only way any criminal in this world ever greets any other is through threats, cons, setups, cajolery, kidnapping, or etc.
I thought I was prepared for Sworn in Steel, but omg there are even more awesome plot twists! However, I think this one is even better than the first book - Hulick has developed as a writer and the story goes deeper into the history of the degans and the empire. Drothe needs to find him. Both are original enough that you don't feel like you've read this same story fifty times before plus the main characters are fla Fortunately, I just finished the first book in the series and didn't have a long delay before I could start this one. Three years ago, at a time when I was just starting to get back into the Fantasy genre, I decided to pick up a debut novel from a fresh new talent and really enjoyed his fun little yarn about a gang of thieves and scoundrels. Now I have already talked about the characters and the story itself and have mentioned that mainly due to the location the story is readily taken forward, there is one thing I haven't said yet and that is what type of information is revealed along the way.
Fun Book another series I wish I could read them all in a row, waiting for the third now' I'll preface this review by stating upfront that the story feels hugely convenient at some points - with events happening for no apparent reason other than to progress the story in a way which suits the protagonist. Any date you see on the web is going to be wrong. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There was a clear throughline of challenges the protagonist Drothe has to get through in short order, for the sake of survival, friendship, and other things. Needless to say, comp When last we left Drothe he had risen from a humble Nose to a full-on Gray Prince. He lives with his fiancé and two dogs inside walls cluttered with St. So many unknown factors you can't possibly figure anything out.
Drothe did it to save everyone he cares about and potentially the entire empire from an eternal emperor whose going steadily insane. Do you like rich, twisty plots that always keep you guessing? I purposely did not re-read book 1 prior to reading this book in order to get a feel for how the story would stand on its own merit. For me the balance is perfect, the thief speech and terms colourful and intriguing, and wonderfully written. And the grains of sand in the hour glass are running out, fast. Perhaps because of this, these novels put me in mind of the urban fantasy tone and writing style, despite their traditional high fantasy setting.
Now, he is framed for killing another Prince, the punishment for while too unseemly to mention. As much as Drothe was redeemed in my eyes, I'm also just petty enough to relish and enjoy the irony! Drothe came over as a very solid characters in the earlier books, he knew the streets and everything that went about in Ildrecca, but with his promotion to Gray Prince he is becoming less sure of everything, probably due to the weight that is resting on his shoulders. This review contains spoilers for Among Thieves. The Tales of the Kin is a fun series so far and it will be interesting to see what direction it takes. Now, however, he has been raised to the status of Gray Prince, an exclusive club for only the baddest of the bad. Will I read the next one? But for whatever reason I had this book downloaded on my kindle and 10 hours on a plane to fill.
When not writing, Douglas is a stay-at-home dad or should that be: when not busy being dad, Douglas is an as-time-permits-writer? Regardless, I'm stoked you enjoyed the audio edition so much, and am pleased it ranks so highly for you. All that aside, though, what I really want to do is apologize to all of you. One question does remain to be answered, is this sequel worth the wait? Hulick has an amazing eye for detail, going so far as to describe his protagonist's predilection for good food and making that food come alive on the page. As for the shenanigans surrounding our intrepid hero? This book has adult content. There was a clear throughline of challenges the protagonist Drothe has to get through in short order, for the sake of survival, friendship, and other things.
Drothe has killed a legend, burned down part of the imperial capital, and unexpectedly elevated himself into the underworld's elite. His only chance to come out on top is to go along with the blackmailer, traveling to a rival kingdom to look for his forme In Hulick's Sworn in Steel, we continue to follow the exploits of Drothe, once a mere Nose working for the crime lords of Illdrecca, the seat of the Dorminikan Empire. One could easily say of Sworn in Steel, compared to its predecessor: more of the same. Now, he is framed for killing another Prince, the punishment for while too unseemly to mention. Drothe managed to kill off a Gray Prince, one of the most in famous leaders of the Ildrecca underworld and well wouldn't you have it, if you kill one of those you automatically find yourself promoted in the ranks. I read the first installment, Among Thieves back in 2012, and really enjoyed Drothe. Have you completed degree in writing? Members of the Kin begin choosing sides - mostly against him - for what looks to be another impending war.