THE SAGA OF KING KULL: 3 NOVELS, 1 POEM

THE SAGA OF KING KULL: 3 NOVELS, 1 POEM

by Robert E. Howard

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Overview

"Howard's writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks."–Stephen King"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."–David GemmellIn a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. From his fertile imagination sprang some of fiction's most enduring heroes. Yet while Conan is indisputably Howard's greatest creation, it was in his earlier sequence of tales featuring Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding intellect of a philosopher, that Howard began to develop the distinctive themes, and the richly evocative blend of history and mythology, that would distinguish his later tales of the Hyborian Age.Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a fascinating character in his own right: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, only to find it as much a burden as a prize.This collection gathers together three stories plus one poem featuring Kull - The Shadow Kingdom (1929), The Mirrors Of Tuzun Thune (1929), Kings of the Night (1939) and The King And The Oak (1939). The stories are presented just as Howard wrote them, with all subsequent editorial emendations removed."Howard was a true storyteller–one of the first, and certainly among the best, you'll find in heroic fantasy. If you've never read him before, you're in for a real treat."–Charles de Lint"For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?"–H. P. Lovecraft

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783739678283
Publisher: BookRix
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 119
File size: 384 KB

About the Author

Robert Ervin Howard (1906¿1936) wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard spent time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing—which he also wrote stories about. His tales of heroic & supernatural fantasy won him a huge audience across the world and influenced a whole generation of writers, from Robert Jordan to Raymond E. Feist.

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