By Robert E. Howard
“Howard’s writing turns out so hugely charged with strength that it approximately offers off sparks.”
“Robert E. Howard had a gritty, brilliant style–broadsword writing that minimize its technique to the center, with heroes who're actually better than life.”
In a meteoric occupation that spanned a trifling twelve years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the style that got here to be known as sword and sorcery. From his fertile mind's eye sprang a few of fiction’s such a lot enduring heroes. but whereas Conan is no doubt Howard’s maximum construction, it used to be in his past series of stories that includes Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding mind of a thinker, that Howard started to increase the special issues, and the richly evocative combination of heritage and mythology, that may distinguish his later stories of the Hyborian Age.
Much greater than easily the prototype for Conan, Kull is an engaging personality in his personal correct: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, in simple terms to discover it as a lot a burden as a prize.
This groundbreaking assortment, lavishly illustrated via award-winning artist Justin candy, gathers jointly all Howard’s tales that includes Kull, from Kull’s first released visual appeal, in “The Shadow Kingdom,” to “Kings of the Night,” Howard’s final story that includes the cerebral swordsman. The tales are awarded simply as Howard wrote them, with all next editorial emendations got rid of. additionally integrated are formerly unpublished tales, drafts, and fragments, plus large notes at the texts, an advent via Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay through famous editor Patrice Louinet.
“Howard used to be a real storyteller–one of the 1st, and positively among the finest, you’ll locate in heroic delusion. If you’ve by no means learn him prior to, you’re in for a true treat.”
–Charles de Lint
“For stark, residing worry . . . what different author is even within the working with Robert E. Howard?”
–H. P. Lovecraft