search for books and compare prices
cover image
Kull: Exile of Atlantis
By Robert E. Howard and Justin Sweet (illustrator)
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date October 31, 2006
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345490179
ISBN-10 0345490177
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Banished from his home world, the warrior Kull becomes the king of the advanced Valusia empire and is challenged to defend his crown against treacherous nobles, a race of serpent-men, and the evil sorcerer Thulsa Doom, in a collection of stories chronicling the heroic adventures of the fantasy hero. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 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 groundbreaking collection, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Justin Sweet, gathers together all Howard’s stories featuring Kull, from Kull’ s first published appearance, in “The Shadow Kingdom,” to “Kings of the Night,” Howard’ s last tale featuring the cerebral swordsman. 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 Also included are previously unpublished stories, drafts, and fragments, plus extensive notes on the texts, an introduction by Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay by noted editor Patrice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.

Praise for Kull


“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 Gemmell

“Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”—Stephen King

“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


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781596061965
 
Slp sgd lt edition from Subterranean (October 30, 2008)
9781596061965 | details & prices | 317 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $150.00
About: The UK based small press Wandering Star issued glorious editions of Robert E.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345490179
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Del Rey (October 31, 2006)
9780345490179 | details & prices | 317 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Banished from his home world, the warrior Kull becomes the king of the advanced Valusia empire and is challenged to defend his crown against treacherous nobles, a race of serpent-men, and the evil sorcerer Thulsa Doom, in a collection of stories chronicling the heroic adventures of the fantasy hero.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.