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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In the introduction of the book our organizer of stories goes to great length to tell us that Kull isn’t really Howard’s warm up for Conan.

Kull: Exile of Atlantis – Del Rey

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The two characters, although sharing a similar barbarian origin, are very much night and day when it comes to personalities. When the lovers’ ship crashed and she washed ashore, her people found her, and now intend to execute her – with her own mother disowning her and leading the vengeful mob.

Please try the search box located under this menu. The sound quality is excellent, though I thought there should have been a clearer signal when one piece stopped and another started.

In it, he hears the sound of war and trumpets. I wonder if Howard ditched the character because the stories were running out of gas. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The stories are presented just as Howard wrote them, with all subsequent editorial emendations removed.

Admittedly, this gets a little repetitive, but Howard’s writing is pretty good and the stories tend to mix up the details at least a bit to keep things interesting. Robert Ervin Howard was an O pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction.

These inner intrigues and how Kull deals with them are what comprises most of these stories. Exile of Atlantis and Bran Mak Morn: I recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys swords and sorcery fiction, combat scenes, Out of the various heroic incarnations Howard produced in his short but fruitful career, Kull is a bright spark that comes and goes all too quickly.


A nigh-immortal Pictish sorcerer brings Kull to the future, convincing him he’s dreaming in the process. Kull the barbarian king of Atlantis kicking butt and having his scribe take names. I get through an entire collection over about three months and really feel like I absorb the stories rather than just reading one right after the other.

Kull climbs up the side of the cliff, and escapes by jumping into the sea. These are exlle than all of those. What I do like about this is that all the fragmentary stories, poetry, and many drafts are all brought together into one place for everybody to see.

All good stories indeed. All of them are top-notch. No word was spoken as Kull swung into the saddle nor as they clattered along the empty streets. Dan Schwent Erik wrote: Howard Library 2 by Robert E. Kull was a swords and sorcery character Howard created a few years before Conan and it shows, both in terms of concept and writing.

Is Kull a “failed” Conan? The neighboring islands of Lemuria are currently at war against the great kingdom of Valusia of the mainland. And a reincarnated ‘s Gangster?

Books by Robert E. They are dust; they are forgotten; we stand; we know; we are. As always with these Del Rey versions of Howard’s work, the accompanying essays, untitled fragments, poems, and artwork make for atlanhis well-rounded and enjoyable collection. There’s also a good introduction, an informative appendix and notes on the text used in this volume. 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 most famous, the Conan stories.

Kull li Here we are again; another installment of Dangerous Dan’s Book Reviews, because after all, you can only hide from the law in a brothel for so long before the girls start demanding payment for services rendered. It is effectively a prequel to the other Kull stories, detailing exiel events that led Kull to be exiled by his tribe, as well as foreshadowing Kull’s future as a great king through the use of a prophetic dream.

There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. Kull valued manliness above all.

Exile of Atlantis

Now I could not be false to you if I would, for a word from you would be my doom. And what secrets did they hold? Kull is a badass. Kull was a more intellectual hero than Conan, always brooding about the metaphysical world, but still ready and able to swing a sword in order to crush a tyrant or kill a wizard who threatened his rule.


Never does the published version vary far enough from the draft to warrant including both.

Kull: Exile of Atlantis by Robert E. Howard

Now, you see that I do not intend to deal you false, and tomorrow night when Brule comes to you, you will follow his advice without fear of treachery. Other books in the series. The artwork by Justin Sweet captures the pulp magazine style klul feel of the original published aatlantis, and the essays by Steve Tompkins and Patrice Louinet are excellent at explaining the context and background of the stories.

It’s good for completists, but those who just want to be entertained might want to just skip over the commentary. Aug 04, David rated it it was amazing. McLaren is a pretty good reader, but this just didn’t work as an audio book for me. Also included are previously atkantis stories, drafts, and fragments, plus extensive notes on the texts, an introduction by Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay by noted editor Patrice Louinet.

Kull was Robert E Howards pre-Conan sword and sorcery character so you could make a case that Kull is where the fantasy genre began. I would be willing to reconsider some of the almost-good unpublished stories if Howard’s polished texts ever turn up, and I’d be even more interested in seeing the rest of “The Black City”, which leaves us dangling in Lovecraftland after only a couple of pages. Kull stands on the brink of otherworldly knowledge. Jul 16, Robert rated it it was ok.

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 most famous, the Conan stories. Retrieved from ” https: