Sworn in Steel: A Tale of the Kin [NOOK Book]

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DANGEROUS DAYS



It’s been three months since Drothe killed a legend, burned down a portion of the imperial capital, and found himself unexpectedly elevated into the ranks of the criminal elite. As the newest Gray Prince in the ...
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Overview

DANGEROUS DAYS



It’s been three months since Drothe killed a legend, burned down a portion of the imperial capital, and found himself unexpectedly elevated into the ranks of the criminal elite. As the newest Gray Prince in the underworld, he’s not only gained friends, but also rivals—and some of them aren’t bothered by his newfound title. A prince’s blood, as the saying goes, flows just as red as a beggar’s.



So when another Gray Prince is murdered and all signs point to Drothe as the hand behind the knife, he knows it’s his blood that’s in danger of being spilled. As former allies turn their backs and dark rumors begin to circulate, Drothe is approached by a man who says he can make everything right again. All he wants in exchange is a single favor.



Now Drothe finds himself traveling to the Despotate of Djan, the empire’s long-standing enemy, to search for the friend he betrayed—and the only person who can get him out of this mess. But the grains of sand are running out fast, and even if Drothe can find his friend, he may not be able to persuade him to help in time...
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
05/15/2014
Drothe was always a crook, but now he is a crook with responsibilities. In this sequel that picks up soon after the events of the marvelous Among Thieves, our antihero is now a Grey Prince, one of the criminal elite. But he will have to clear his name and fight off rivals if he wants to enjoy his new place as underworld royalty. Just as wickedly enjoyable as the first book, this series sophomore effort will suit those looking for fast-paced action in a grim fantasy world.
Publishers Weekly
03/10/2014
The Kin once known as Drothe is coming to terms with his recent advancement to a Gray Prince at the start of Hulick’s middling sequel to Among Thieves. Coming home to the city of Ildrecca with his companion, Fowler Jess, Drothe knows that he will be framed for the murder of fellow underworld leader Crook Eye, but he doesn’t realize the levels of intrigue and double-crossing that will attend his return. The scope of the conspiracy and the scope of the world expand together. Unfortunately, the characters lack the roguish qualities needed to make a story of a thieves’ guild entertaining; Drothe doesn’t show enough wit or intelligence to allow the reader to believe he would survive, let alone rise to power. Ildrecca is a shadow of some of the great settings in fantasy literature, possessing only a passing acquaintance with the richness of culture and detail that made Lankhmar and Sanctuary thriving locales. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101586686
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Series: Tale of the Kin , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 26,005
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas Hulick

Douglas Hulick has been reading fantasy literature for almost as long as he can remember. He suspects this penchant for far-away lands of yore led, in part, to his acquiring a B.A. and M.A. in Medieval History, and likewise to his subsequent study and teaching of European Historical Martial Arts. It most certainly helped result in his authoring several novels, including Among Thieves: A Tale of the Kin.

 
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Amazing

    The headline says it all but this book is awesome. Frankly i wasn't expecting much after the long delay of this book's release (I waited YEARS for this book to get on the market) But it blew me out of the water; its so beliveable how Drothe handles things. I forgive you Douglas Hulick for all frustration you put me through....so when is the next book coming out?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Great

    Excellent book.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    A very captivating read from the start. only thing that kind of

    A very captivating read from the start. only thing that kind of let me down was how wolf ultimately died. It seemed like an easy way out instead of honorable fight between wolf and bronze. i also would have liked to kno what was going on with drothes organization it would have been cool if  Hulick would have touched on it by the end. but despite all that it was indeed a very very good read and if you are into science fiction i highly recommend it. the world hulick created is phenomenal.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    Great follow up to his first book "Among Thieves". If

    Great follow up to his first book "Among Thieves". If you like fantasy books with an emphasis on excellent sword fights and just a dash of magic (magic is rare/expensive rather then all encompassing everyone has it).  This book greatly expands on the main characters of the previous book and puts them in an all new setting where Drothe finds himself again with his back to the wall in a do or die situation where he has to use a combination of wit, street tactics and sword work to save his hide. It's a great fast paced read that will draw you in and won't want to put it down until you've finished the last twist. I'm hoping he writes a third so we can learn more about Drothe and his mysterious step father....

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  • Posted June 29, 2014

    I just finished reading the, and I have to say I was very impres

    I just finished reading the, and I have to say I was very impressed with this follow up. I actually would rate this better than the first, at say four stars. I really enjoyed the story, the twists, the ending, and the flow of the book. I can say that I was never bored, and I truly enjoyed reading it. The Deagans are awesome, the expansion of Drothe's empire is looking good. I highly recommend it. There is no need to read the first one to follow the story, but I would also I recommend reading it was well.

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  • Posted May 26, 2014

    ok

    slow reading for me

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    Posted June 9, 2014

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