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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Kull by Robert E. Exile of Atlantis The Robert E. Howard Library 2 by Robert E. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style—broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a fascinating character in his own right: The stories are presented just as Howard wrote them, with all subsequent editorial emendations removed.

Also included are previously unpublished stories, drafts, and fragments, plus extensive notes on the texts, an introduction by Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay by noted editor Patrice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. Paperbackpages. Published October 31st by Del Rey first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Kullplease sign up. Lists with This Book.

Mar 28, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 exil the girls start demanding payment for services rendered.

Kings of the Night can be found in both Kull: Exile of Atlantis and Bran Mak Morn: That’s because it stars both of the title characters. Kull li Here we are again; another installment of Dangerous Dan’s Book Reviews, because after atlantie, you can only hide from the law in a brothel for so long before the girls start demanding payment for services rendered. Kull lived in an age before the ocean exkle Atlantis and Bran Mak Morn lives in England around the time the Romans came.

The answer is simple: Kings of the Night is also a rarity among Howard’s stories because there isn’t a single monster in it.

Kull was a swords and sorcery character Howard exie a few years before Conan and it shows, both in terms of concept and writing. Not to say the writing is bad. It’s just not as polished as Howard’s later work. That being said, Howard’s prose compared to other fantasy kul like drinking your first bottle of Guinness after a lifetime of light beer. Kull is a barbarian who became a king and struggles between his savage aatlantis and the statecraft involved in managing a kingdom.


Bran Mak Morn is the last king of the Picts, a savage people who were great allies of Kull’s kingdom of Valusia thousands of years before Bran’s time. When we catch up to Bran Mak Morn, the Picts have declined almost to the point of extinction.

Kull: Exile of Atlantis

Bran’s not all that different from Kull except that he knows that his fight against the Roman occupation is a losing battle. A nigh-immortal Pictish sorcerer brings Kull to the future, convincing him he’s dreaming in the process. Kull plays along with the sorcerer and soon ends up in command of a band of Norsemen against the Romans. Before this story was published, Howard told his contemporary, H.

Lovecraft, that it contained the best battle scene he’d written up to that point. Howard was right and it might be the best mass battle in fantasy oull written. This thing is Braveheart-violent once things get rolling. The tactics are written with a flair that keeps them from becoming boring atlantjs then how could you get bored with limbs being hacked off and a band of Picts and Vikings going up against colossal odds?

Until next time, keep your powder dry and your guns loaded. A atlanntis story and aatlantis battle i havent read any battle better,more vivid. My only Kull story. Im getting Baen Kull complete edition from Ebay. I dont like fully illastrated version by Del Rey. Dec 28, Dan Schwent Erik wrote: The introduction by Steve Tompkins is long, over 30 minutes.

He said something about Carter’s ego being so big that Helium, the city he rules, is well named. He crapped on ERB’s character?!!!

I do, although not as much, but that’s just unnecessarily rude. It’s not a contest about whose sword is bigger, you know. While Tompkins had some good material about REH, he went on forever. Talk about a large ego! It’s a PITA to FF through the track not knowing how long to hold down the button while edile to do other things like drive or weed the garden. The stories are in mull original format, so many are just fragments.

I find that frustrating. After all, Howard is one of the premier escapist authors. Atlsntis is a pretty good reader, but this atlantia didn’t exille as an audio book for me. Also, if I heard “By Valkha! I remembered the stories a bit too well, anyway. Jun 04, Terence rated it liked it Recommends it for: I first read Howard’s Kull stories on a trip home from college one Christmas.

My brother had picked up a used copy a very used copy of a paperback collection, which was falling apart in my hands as I read. My initial reaction was one of disappointment. Perhaps, at that time, I was looking for a more Conan-like story. Whatever the case, when I was building my GR library, I gave these stories but 2 stars. I’m glad that I took advantage atlantls a SF Book Club sale to pick up this reissue of the series I first read Howard’s Kull stories on a trip home from college one Christmas.


I’m glad that I took advantage of a SF Book Club sale to pick up this reissue of the series because on rereading them, I found Kull much more interesting.

kulll Is Kull a “failed” Conan? Well, if you’re looking at it from a popularity point of view, then the answer would be “yes. Kull broods boy, does he brood. Kull has no time for women. Kull is an elemental force but he keeps asking “why. I’d describe most of these tales as “Dunsanian” in flavor – the settings are sketchily laid out and the writing style is very dreamlike often Kull thinks he’s just moving through a dream, in fact and the characters are passive.

This edition has some really nice interior illustrations I’m particularly taken with the picture of Delcardes and her cat on page 88 and an interesting essay about Howard and the writing of the Kull stories. Definitely recommended for Howard fans, though they shouldn’t expect a proto-Conan. Good reliable sword and sorcery.

Exile of Atlantis

Kull the barbarian king of Atlantis kicking butt and having his scribe take names. 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. Look I know I don’t have a degree and I’m not an authority but at least to a certain extent I have to disagree.

Kull is where Conan goes.

There is a more complete feeling for me at least in the Conan stories. Still this is a good read and like Good reliable sword and sorcery. Still this is a good read and like the Conan stories and other of Howard’s works can be read over and over with continued enjoyment. ov

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If you haven’t tried these I can recommend them. Sep 24, Bookwraiths rated it liked it Shelves: My rating is 3.

Full review to come. My main feeling about this one is that I really like Kull and his close companions, but the incomplete stories were difficult to read at times. Mar 13, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: I care little for Valusia—though the women and wine be excellent — save for the fact that the stronger Valusia is, the stronger is the Pict nation.

Ka-nu had touched an old wound. We— they — are age-old foes of the Seven Empires, greater foes of the allies of the Empires, as you should know. But I know whereof I speak.