Editorial Reviews. Review. As some cover blurbs so rightly state, ” Before Kull: Exile of Atlantis – Kindle edition by Robert E. Howard, Justin Sweet, Patrice Louinet, Steve Tompkins. Download it once and read it on your Kindle. Banished from his home world, the warrior Kull becomes the king of the all of Howard’s stories featuring Kull: “Exile of Atlantis,” “The Shadow. Kull: Exile of Atlantis by Robert E. Howard. * If you’re not — or not looking to become — a reader of sword-and-sorcery or fantasy tales, then you can probably .

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Talk about a large ego! Mayhap these mirrors are but windows through which we look into another world. Not surprisingly, those that were originally published are the best in this volume, and getting the critique immediately after the stories and fragments would make this collection cohesive.

Kull, Exile of Atlantis: Foundational reading for the sword & sorcery fan

Exile of Atlantis The Robert E. Howardwhich introduced his character Kull, a barbarian adventurer from Atlantis who had risen to the kingship of an ancient kingdom Howard called Valusia.

The weirdness of some of the tales, such as Kull fighting Though some of the entries are good Weird Adventure fiction, it’s best to appreciate this collection of Kull stories in the context of Howard’s other work, particularly his exils famous, the Conan stories. Hendee, Barb and J. And it is even more of a delight to realize that my personal views almost perfectly coincide with his. Dan Schwent Erik wrote: Howard SFF Reviews 1 comment. Unfortunately, there are a lot of fragments and incomplete stories here, in large part because Kull didn’t sell too well and Howard soon moved on to Conan.

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Subterranean Press crafted a gorgeous book here. This set me on a wild fantasy of my own, imagining what it was like in the Pre-Cataclysmic Atlantian days to write a letter and send it through the post. Aug 04, David rated it it was amazing.


All of which is to say, definitely check this one out if only to see what the original fuss was about. He sees himself wearing a golden crown, and pf people shouting “King Kull!

It’s good exjle completists, but those The Kull stories tend to be atlanfis overlooked in the wake of Conan and Solomon Kane and some of Howard’s other work, but they’re good, interesting adventures. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. Not to say the writing is bad. Open Preview See a Problem? Foglio, Phil and Kaja.

Kull: Exile of Atlantis – Del Rey

It is amazing how much of a great thinker REH was. You can read his latest news at Rob’s blog. The Last King collection scheduled for next year so that story was a good lead-in. As for the stories, for anyone interested in the genre, Kull is the original, the first Sword and Sorcery hero, and whilst not as detailed, epic or brutal as Conan, Kull has a more kll edge, where our hero questions reality, dreams and existence, when he isn’t fighting skull-faced demons The villain Thulsa Doom, is the original Skeletor and snake-headed warriors.

McLaren is atlatis pretty good reader, but this just didn’t work as an audio book for me.

Perhaps, at that time, I was looking for a more Conan-like story. You fear not me? If you have never read any of any Howards work I would recomend starting with the Conan stuff and if you like them Kull atlantls be the second place you go to explore more of Howards work. Still this oull a good read and like the Conan stories and other of Howard’s works can be read over and over with continued enjoyment.

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Exile of Atlantis

It was like a fantasy version of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western duel – the anticipation was everything. When empires lay spread across the world like shining jewels, but the greatest empire of all was Valusia. As for the stories, for anyone interested in the genre, Apart from the stories which are energetic and fun in their own right, what impressed me most about this edition was the biographical account at the end based on Howard’s correspondence from letters to the Weird Tales od and other authors about his ideas and stories.


When we catch up to Bran Mak Morn, the Picts have declined almost to the point of extinction. While Kull is sometimes entertaining in his own right, he and his loyal retainer Brule are certainly prototypes for Conan.

Also, we earn referral fees when you click our sponsored ads. However, the major point of interest for this collection is that it contains a couple of stories that are considered seminal works in the development of American fantasy writing, particularly the initial story previously mentioned.

My favorite story has to be Kings of the Night. Kull is often considered a mere prototype to Conan and while the story ‘By this Axe I Rule’ was indeed rewritten as a Conan story the Kull stories are still very much their own thing.

It’s just not as polished as Howard’s later work. As the men lay down to sleep, Kull has a strange dream. Kull Thulsa Doom Serpent Men. Gor-na, the oldest, tells an ancient story of a tiger who prayed to the moon to for deliverance from pursuing hunters and was granted sanctuary, causing all tigers to worship the moon.

Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a aglantis character in his own right: But also, Kull and Bran Mak Morn are both tragic characters, with a foreboding future looming above them like an inevitable menace. If you’re missing some exioe our book cover images, please pause ad block.

A great story and the battle i havent read any arlantis better,more vivid. Still, it’s nice to have this collection of all the Kull stories, as well as some fragments and drafts, because it shows us a lot about the development of Howard’s characters across his writing life.