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Poll: Complete List of Robert E. Howard's Kull Stories (82 member(s) have cast votes)

What is Your Favorite Robert E. Howard Kull Story?

  1. The Shadow Kingdom (36 votes [43.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.90%

  2. The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune (9 votes [10.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.98%

  3. The Cat and The Skull (1 votes [1.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  4. The Screaming Skull of Silence (4 votes [4.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  5. The Striking of the Gong (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. The Altar and the Scorpion (2 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  7. The Curse of the Golden Skull (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. By This Axe I Rule! (16 votes [19.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.51%

  9. Swords of the Purple Kingdom (3 votes [3.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  10. The King and the Oak (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Kings of the Night (11 votes [13.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.41%

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#21 AnotherFan

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:32 AM

I seem to prefer Kings of the Night over every other Kull story, even though KOTN only co-stars him. I find his "performance" in KOTN one of the most memorable xD

Edited by AnotherFan, 18 October 2009 - 04:33 AM.


#22 Lord of the Animals

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:10 AM

I think Kings of the Night is the best story that Kull appears in, but I think The Shadow Kingdom is the best Kull story.
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#23 drush9999

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 04:11 PM

I think Kings of the Night is the best story that Kull appears in, but I think The Shadow Kingdom is the best Kull story.


That's close to the way I see it as well, Howard was fully matured as a writer when he wrote Kings and it shows. The Shadow Kingdom is still my favourite Kull though, as Kings of the Night is a Bran Mak Morn tale for me.

Edited by drush9999, 08 January 2011 - 04:11 PM.

"But the law!" screamed Tu.
"I am the law!" roared Kull, swinging up his axe; it flashed downward and the stone tablet flew into a hundred pieces. The people clenched their hands in horror, waiting dumbly for the sky to fall.

#24 Rockamobile

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:36 AM

Screaming Skull of Silence absolutely nasty story and concept.

a very close second Kings of the Night. :)

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:09 AM

Kings of the Night - Gave me chills like few stories have. Especially the final battle.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

Kull gets mobbed by D&D in 'By This Axe I Rule' when he goes awesome rage barbarian, and there can not possibly be a more metal S&S title than 'By This Axe I Rule'. It screams for Latverian power metal.

Has anyone encountered the elusive poem 'Road of Kings'? I heard it somewhere, and it sounded like Kull to me.

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#27 Crom2006

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

"By this Axe I rule" is my favorite. I like how Kull was struggling weather he should change a law for the greater good or not. Plus the climax and ending was awesome. Personally, I like it a little better than "Phoenix of the Sword" which was a reboot. However, "The Shadow Kingdom" and "Kings of the Night" are also Kull stories that I cherish.

#28 thatericn

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:16 AM

My favorite is actually the draft of a story with Kull, Brule and the Red Slayers riding to the ends of the Earth, complete with the river Stagus/Styx and the ferryman Charon/Karon... Epic.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:54 PM


I think Kings of the Night is the best story that Kull appears in, but I think The Shadow Kingdom is the best Kull story.


That's close to the way I see it as well, Howard was fully matured as a writer when he wrote Kings and it shows. The Shadow Kingdom is still my favourite Kull though, as Kings of the Night is a Bran Mak Morn tale for me.


Pretty much my feelings exactly though, that said, I did just vote for "Kings of the Night".