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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,971 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Hulick Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Tale of the Kin Series Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781452675800
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Ildrecca is a dangerous city, if you don't know what you're doing. It takes a canny hand and a wary eye to run these streets and survive. Fortunately, Drothe has both. He has been a member of the Kin for years, rubbing elbows with thieves and murderers from the dirtiest of alleys to the finest of neighborhoods. Working for a crime lord, he finds and takes care of trouble inside his boss's organization—while smuggling relics on the side.But when his boss orders Drothe to track down whoever is leaning on his organization's people, he stumbles upon a much bigger mystery. There's a book, a relic any number of deadly people seem to be looking for—a book that just might bring down emperors and shatter the criminal underworld.A book now inconveniently in Drothe's hands... Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Kirby Heyborne seems to have taken his inspiration from 1930s gangster movies. His thieves speak with steely resolve, and his crime lords may have some Edward G. Robinson in their DNA. His performance improves upon an already good book a caper about a smart thief is read by a true professional. Listeners will root for this thief—as long as he’s portrayed by Heyborne.”


  • A dark, gritty fantasy for fans of the Thieves' World novels and Glen Cook's Garrett, P.I. series. Library Journal
  • “A dark, gritty fantasy for fans of the Thieves’ World novels and Glen Cook’s Garrett, PI series.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Beyers | 2/7/2014

    " A really enjoyable debut book, Hulick has nicely balanced the world building necessary for a new fantasy-adventure with getting the plot going to keep the reader interested. An anti-hero protagonist can sometimes be difficult for readers to accept, but again Hulick manages that as well by creating a character that draws you into his way of thinking even as Drothe balances the slippery slope of dealing with all the underworld characters he lives and works among. This book takes the various shades of grey that the characters deal with and makes you invest in the outcome of Drothe's story. I look forward to reading the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurence | 1/6/2014

    " Despite a fair number of grammatical errors and a few spelling mistakes, this just has to be rated 5 stars. I didn't expect it to be this good to be honest, but I loved the story and the characters. And now I'm seeing that this is a series?! Great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Blair | 12/26/2013

    " So far I'm liking it, the first chapter starts fast and furious:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/18/2013

    " c2011. It took me sometime to realise that I was thoroughly enjoying this book. Great protagonist in Drothe and, oh boy, Bronze Dregan, woohoo. Lots more to come of this, I hope. Will be looking to the next one with a great deal of anticipation. Different slightly to the normal sword and magic. Don't like Shadow much but Solitude has promise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T | 12/17/2013

    " 3.5 -- I liked the worldbuilding and the story was pretty entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian Faulkner | 11/24/2013

    " One of the best books I've read this year. Great characters, great plot, and real atmospheric worldbuilding with nice use of cant. Will not hesitate to pick up next book in the series. Highly recommended "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Puke Dumbdumb | 10/14/2013

    " Good. Hard to fallow but exellent writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mordie | 8/9/2013

    " One of the best books out there. Like the reviews say the plot is complicated and fun to follow. It is a book to reread again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mhairi Penman | 7/17/2012

    " Great book. The world is interesting and has a fresh yet old feel to it. I am interested to see how the next book goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Legustafson | 7/1/2012

    " Loved it, a fast paced adventure with smartly plotted web of intrigue. I can't wait for the next one. "

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About the Author
Author Douglas Hulick

Douglas Hulick holds a BA and MA in medieval history with minors in history and anthropology. He is a practitioner of Historical Western Martial Arts with a focus on early seventeenth-century Italian rapier combat. When not writing, Hulick is a stay-at-home dad. He lives with his wife and two sons in Minnesota.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is an American musician, actor, and multiple award–winning audiobook narrator. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in economics, he received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has starred in many feature films and national commercials and has appeared on Everwood and Free Ride. In addition, he can frequently be found touring the country with his singing and songwriting act.