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King Kull

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Exile of Atlantis
The Shadow Kingdom
The Altar and the Scorpion
Black Abyss
Delcardes' Cat
The Skull of Silence
Riders Beyond the Sunrise
By This Axe I Rule!
The Striking of the Gong
Swords of the Purple Kingdom
Wizard and Warrior
The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune
The King and the Oak
Paperback, 188 pages
Published 1967 by Lancer
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This Lancer edition has cover art by Frazetta & all the original Howard fragments finished up by DeCamp & Carter (I think). I read this first & always liked their take on the stories the best.

Kull is a predecessor to Conan - the same kind of guy. He's a barbarian that took over the country by his honor & fighting skills.

One story is almost identical to a Conan story - the one where the king is attacked in his bed chamber & kills them all. He stands sorely wounded with an ax...more
Howard's stories about Kull of Atlantis are generally more reflective than his better-known Conan tales, and have an air of melancholy that, personally, I think contrasts well with the more conventional "hack-and-slash" elements.

Although Kull's world is not as fleshed out as Conan's Hyborian Age, this works to the tales' advantage, as it adds to the age-lost mystery and atmosphere of degeneracy of a world in its last throes, about to be washed away by geological upheavals, a slate wiped clean re...more
Nathan Shumate
Not as good as the last time I read it, but I'm not sixteen anymore. Robert E. Howard was like the Grandma American fantasy: primitive and self-taught, but energetic and primal.
حسام عادل
الملك كال..تلك الشخصية الشهيرة للكاتب (روبرت هوارد),وهو - لمن لايعرفه - مبتكر عدة شخصيات أسطورية من نفس الشاكلة ربما سمعت بأحدها يوما;أمثال (كونان) المحارب البربري والذي قدم له أرنولد شوارزنيجر عدة أفلام قبلاً,وكذلك (سولومون كاين) والذي تعرفت عليه لأول مرة في فيلم قبل عامين تقريباً وكان مسلياً نوعاً,وشخصيات أخري غيرهم.

نلاحظ أنه لم يحصل هوارد علي نفس شهرة أقرانه,ربما لتواضع موهبته وللتيمة الواحدة التي اتخذها لكل أعماله تقريباً حتي صارت مملة:البطل الأسطوري مفتول العضلات الذي يحتضن بإحدى ذراعيه امر...more
King Kull is a stellar choice for those who love Conan and would enjoy seeing his character with a bit more personality and zeal, instead of full-throttle bloodlust coupled with basic, animalistic urges and a love for treasure (which, don't get me wrong, is actually a major reason why I adore Conan). Kull is a barbarian no doubt, and he loves battle and blood just as much as Conan. However, he shows introspection and emotions, like fear and uncertainty, to a much higher and altogether more human...more
The Kull stories are some of my favorite Howard fantasy.
Jeff Hudson
Great stories. I love this style and rhythm of writing.
The Murderist
The Good: There are some powerful moments, both image-wise and in terms of narrative drive, though these are limited to the stories written exclusively by Howard. Howard does a fantastic job using the Kull stories to create a history for Conan's Hyborian Age.

The Bad: Kull is very obviously a secondary character to Howard. A number of themes and plot devices are used repetitively, particularly the idea that people should be able to marry whom they please and that Kull's background as a "savage" a...more
Kull di Valusia non è un romanzo organico, ma una raccolta di racconti che ha come protagonista il potente Kull, atlantideano sovrano di Valusia, secoli prima della nascita del famoso Conan.
Questo libro mi è piaciuto molto: i racconti non sono molto lunghi, ma proprio per questo motivo vanno direttamente al punto, senza dilungari troppo in particolari che appesantirebbero la lettura, e catturano l'attenzione del lettore, lanciandolo subito al centro dell'azione. In una realtà editoriale dominata...more
Am I the only one to notice that, even though the book cover attributes all these stories to the great Robert E. Howard, all but three of them are copyrighted by--and therefore probably written by--someone named Glenn Lord? In any case, the three legitimate Howard stories are great. Maybe I'm not knowledgeable enough, but to me this looks like false advertising. Lord knows that, as in the Conan canon, there are dozens of knockoffs--but there's only one original.
I volumi di questa edizione contengo tutte le storie di Kull scritte da Robert E. Howard.

Alcune delle storie, lasciate incoplete da Howard sono state modificate da L. Carter.

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Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

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