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As Fabulosas Aventuras de Salomão Kane (Solomon Kane)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  3,913 Ratings  ·  232 Reviews
Era um homem nascido fora do seu tempo... estranha mistura de Puritano e Cavaleiro, com uma pincelada de filósofo antigo, e muitas de pagão...Um desejo na alma guiava-o, uma urgência em corrigir todas as injustiças, proteger os mais fracos...Tão travesso e inquieto como o vento, era consistente apenas numa coisa: a fidelidade aos seus ideais de justiça e honestidade. Assim ...more
Capa Mole, 192 pages
Published 2006 by Saída de Emergência (first published 1932)
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Dirk Grobbelaar

The moon began to rise, lean and haggard, like a skull among the stars.

In the very first few pages of reading this, I was reminded again of just how electrifying a writer Howard was. I can’t help but wonder what a legacy he would have amassed by now, had circumstances been different. (Howard passed away at the age of 30; the first Solomon Kane story was published when he was around the age of 22)

What are mortals but food for the jaws of the black gods?

This is a fantastic collection and I can’t r
Teresa Proença
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: n-eua, 2e
Na Fnac há uma secção que se chama "Romance no Feminino", mas não há a secção de "Romance no Masculino". Está mal! Pois se houvesse, o Salomão Kane estaria lá, e eu analisá-lo-ia mais atentamente antes de o trazer para casa.
Não gosto de romances só com beijinhos mas, também não gosto de romances sem beijinhos; e este Salomão, "estranha mistura de Puritano e Cavaleiro" dedica-se apenas a manter a justiça e a proteger os desvalidos a "fio de espada".

Depois da introdução desnecessária (e mentirosa,
Mike (the Paladin)
Sep 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I'd like to have been able to give this 5 stars but for various reasons I can only go 4. I first read this book in spurts some years ago. The stories and the character I've known for many ears. Having discovered Conan back in the dark ages of my youth I spent time searching out many of REH's works. Back in the late '60s and '70s there were many reprints and collections of stories based on Howard's work.

I like Howard and I like most of his fantasy characters...though I never really got into his s
Dec 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of adventure-oriented fiction in a historical setting
Aug. 4, 2014
Best known as the creator of Conan the barbarian, pulp-era giant Robert E. Howard enriched literature with several other memorable series characters, including Kull, Bran Mak Morn, Dark Agnes de la Ferre --and Solomon Kane. This volume collects REH's entire Kane corpus: nine short stories, three narrative poems (one of which exists in two variant forms, both of which are included here), and four partially completed story fragments, of which we have the beginnings but not the endings.
Stjepan Cobets
The dark hero Solomon Kane leads us into the world of ancient secrets and the monsters that live in the jungles of Africa. With his loyal pistol, rapier and Ju Ju staff opposes the vampire queen, damned creatures, evil men, and evil that is hiding in the old cities and ruins. Always on the side of good, he helps those that attack these dark forces, although it often is in perilous situations, with his strength and mind destroy evil in its path. Writer story of Conan Robert E. Howard, in this boo ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La sombra del buitre vale, por sí solo, la pena.
“He was…a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan…A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things…Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only one respect—he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane.”

“Such was Solomon Kane,” indeed.

This book rocks. As much as I’d like to try and sound clinical about this—screw it. I’m not a litera
Dan Schwent
Since I've read half of this before as Skull in the Stars, I'll only be reviewing the complete stories I've yet to read, no fragments.

Hills of the Dead:
Solomon Kane and N'Longa go up against a group of vampires in some remote hills. Carnage ensues.

It's been a couple years since I read one of the Solomon Kane stories. Howard's Puritan adventurer is quite a bit different from Conan but still quite good. The staff N'Longa give Kane to use proves to be invaluable and I loved the way the vampires wer
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Standard Howardian disclaimer first: Robert E. Howard was living in a small town in Texas in the 1920s & 30s and writing, very quickly, for pulp magazines, so his stories sometimes feature ... suboptimal portrayals of people of other races & ethnic backgrounds, and ditto portrayals of women (if any).

Which, given that Solomon Kane is a "Puritan adventurer" circa 1600 AD, wouldn't seem like it would be an issue, but several of Kane's adventures take him to the heart of Africa, an Africa th
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: REH completists
I’ve been reading Robert E. Howard’s Conan for 30+ years now. I remember – and still have – the Science Fiction Book Club editions edited by the late Karl Wagner and I think any consideration of the best fantasy writing has to include “Beyond the Black River” and “A Witch Shall Be Born,” at the very least, but I was never much interested in reading any of the non-Conan stories Howard wrote.* I was always intrigued, however, by what I heard about “Solomon Kane” – a Puritan soldier-of-fortune who ...more
Executive Summary: This was a disappointment. I signed up to review this for SFF Audio trying something I wouldn't have read otherwise, but I mostly found myself bored.

Audio book: Paul Boehmer does a pretty good job here. I'd listened to him before with the Night Angel Trilogy, and enjoyed him again with this book.

He does some voices for the various characters. I think if this collection had a bad reader I would have stopped before the end.

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I don't normally seem to enjoy older works
Solomon Kane is the strongest, most interesting character i have read by Howard. Kane is perfect for his stories, his somber personality,style creates the weird atmosphere for the stories so seamlessly.

There are not many Kane stories and they are not the most consistent collection of stories i have read by Howard. The minor stories are somewhat uneven. But stories like Red Shadows, Hills of the Dead, Wings in the Night is very hard to improve on when it comes to stark atmosphere, quality storie
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these stories. In many ways, Kane seems the most dangerous of all of Howard's strong, brooding warrior creations. He's driven not by gold nor sex nor fame, but by a strange fire within his soul that makes him believe he is on an eternal, righteous quest. He feels with his heart the difference between right and wrong, and he acts upon those feelings with the cold, implacable drive of the religious crusader and fanatic. In many ways, I think he's pretty insane. It is his insanity that parti ...more
Greg (adds 2 TBR list daily) Hersom
Dressed in black with the tall slouch-hat typical of Puritan fashion, and armed with sword, flint-locks, and, later, an ancient carved staff, Solomon Kane stalks the 16th century world from the remote reaches of Europe to the bloody decks of the high seas, and into the deepest, darkest African jungles. Whether it be a witch-cursed monstrosity, hell-spawned vampire, mutant throw-back, or just a wicked wretch of humankind, Solomon Kane will fight with equal determination and enthusiasm to see good ...more
Alfonso Junquera perez
Las primeras historias de la recopilación me parecían repetitivas y machaconas con el tema del justiciero movido solo por la venganza atravesando países enteros para acabar con los malvados. Pero tras darle un descanso y retomar la lectura me encontré con un cambio de tono en los ultimos relatos, la sed de venganza cambia hacia la sed de aventura, hacia la llamada de la selva, y como Solomon Kane se adentra en el continente negro para encontrarse con horrores de eones pasados, tribus perdidas y ...more
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Birbirinden ürpertici hikayelerden oluşan küçük çizimlere sahip devasa bir kitaptı samanyolundaki Salihten hallice herkesi koruyup kollayan kötülere kan kusturan intikam peşinde koşan Solomon Reis seni unutmayacağım..
’Las extrañas aventuras de Solomon Kane’, recoge las ocho historias originales que escribió Robert E. Howard dedicadas a este puritano inglés cuyas aventuras transcurren durante el siglo XVI. Howard escribió docenas de relatos de todo tipo, del oeste, misterio, terror, boxeo, históricos, etc., buscando su publicación en revistas pulp tan aclamadas como Amazing Stories y Weird Tales. Tras su prematura muerte por suicidio (nunca sabremos las obras maestras que nos hemos perdido de tan brillante es ...more
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
SPECIAL DRUNKEN HALLOWEEN REVIEW EDITION!!!!!!!!! pains me, but this was disappointing. Disappointing to the point of aggressive boredom, even. I really like Howard, which is why I put this review off for months. I mean...I WANT to say I liked it as much as his Conan stuff, but I didn't. I don't think it just comes down to the choice of protagonist, either. Conan is certainly more likable with his "gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth" as the author would put it. That single descript
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is written in a similar style, but it misses a lot of the fun factor of Conan.
Oct 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahh, Solomon Kane. One of Robert E. Howards' other great creations, along with King Kull, Bran Mak Morn, and of course, Conan.

So, where to begin?

Solomon Kane is basically a bad-ass who is also really religious, in the Puritan sense (which means really hardcore). He knows how to fence, he knows how to lose it and go into a mad rampage where his vision is red with bloodlust, he knows how to be methodical and plan, and he's a damned good shot with a musket ball pistol.

Most of all, he is perhaps
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who knows me can tell you I am a Robert E. Howard fanatic. I think I always have been, since back in the Roy Thomas, Marvel Comics days. I actually read the comic books before I read the Conan novels. Solomon Kane came along to me many years later, in the form of some collected short works and eventually comic books. I was in love all over again, with a man who wrote during a very short few years in the 1920's and 1930's. Just a snapshot here, but Howard was a man who claimed he didn't ha ...more
Jared Millet
Solomon Kane is arguably Robert Howard’s most original creation. Most of his others were boxers, cowboys, or barbarian kings, but 16th century Puritan swordsman Kane stands alone. Of all Howard’s characters he’s certainly the most selfless – but more than that, he’s an obsessive fanatic willing to scour the ends of the earth righting wrongs, which most of the time involves avenging the death of people who are total strangers to him. Unlike Conan or Kull, Kane seems to have no desires for himself ...more
Annabelle Higgins
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy divertidas las historias del tremendo Solomon Kane. La edición de Valdemar contiene las 8 que fueron publicadas en la revista Weird Tales y, como extra, un cuento de Sonia la Roja.
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a compilation of all the Robert E. Howard Solomon Kane stories. This volume also contains fragmented stories, a biography of Howard (by Rusty Burke) and an "In Memoriam" written by H.P. Lovecraft. These stories jump off the page. In fact, in my estimation, Robert E. Howard is the greatest short story writer to ever write. He can detail characters and create complicated plot lines in less pages than most well known writers can in full-length books. This book is a testament to that fa ...more
Solomon Kane is an interesting and unique enough character to make up for the fact that many of his adventures feel rather second-rate. The sad truth is that author Robert E. Howard passed away at the age of thirty, well before he had a chance to reach his full potential as a writer. Imagine if Stephen King had died at thirty...the world would have considered him a one-hit wonder with CARRIE.
THE SAVAGE TALES OF SOLOMON KANE is no LORD OF THE RINGS, yet it's still pretty impressive coming from a
Arun Divakar
Jan 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple straightforward action, that seems to be the style of Robert Howard. No questions asked, in your face action sequences and characters. Solomon Kane for the uninitiated among you is a wanderer, a puritan, a fanatic who believes himself to be the right hand of a wrathful god.

The stories are very enjoyable provided you switch your brains off and enjoy the roller coaster ride on the offering. It has all the marks of a racist writing wherein the dwellers of Africa are called as nothing but sav
Andy Howell
Dec 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Badassery
Alright, I'm just going to list some things...
Puritan avenger with Thankgiving pagent hat, white socks, and buckle shoes.
Twin flintlock pistols.
Broadsword beheadings.
Pirates vs. Puritans.
Naked over-sexed ebony skinned Satan-worshiping jungle princesses.
Ruined jungle cities.
A Lovecraftian demon imprisoned by King Solomon.
Need I go on? True pulp if there ever was. This volume collects all of Howard's Kane stories, including the unfinished drafts. Beautiful artwork as well.
Aug 22, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantastic
I'm sure that Howard's fantasy was mind-blowing back in the 30s, but I get the sense that most people who praise him nowadays do so mostly out of nostalgia. I give him props for making his main character a hardcore Puritan who walks the earth righting wrongs and kicking ass. Otherwise I was pretty bored.
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Solomon Kane was the birth of Urban Fantasy. Anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't read him. It's probably the reason Jim Butcher keeps insisting that Dresden doesn't wear a hat, but the cover artist keeps adding one. Fantastic illustrations by Gary Gianni, which is no doubt a redundant sentence.
I didn't care much for the hero. My prejudices against religion, I guess.
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“Over the souls of men spread the condor wings of colossal monsters and all manner of evil things prey upon the heart and soul and body of Man. Yet it may be in some far day the shadows shall fade and the Prince of Darkness be chained forever in his hell. And till then mankind can but stand up stoutly to the monsters in his own heart and without, and with the aid of God he may yet triumph.” 18 likes
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