Midnight sun is the companion volume to gods in darkness, and collects all of the kane. The kane series of novels and stories by karl edward wagner have been recognized as dark classics of the sword and sorcery genre. No damage to the inside or the outside of the book. My favorite story in this book is the 2nd one two suns setting.
Many consider kane the greatest figure in epic fantasy since robert e. He was a master at writing dark sword and sorcery and numerous horror tales. He is the author of several collections of finely wrought short stories in the horror genre. As an editor, he created a threevolume set of robert e. But his most famous literary creation, is the mystical swordsman kane. Karl wagner inducted into the east tennessee writers hall of fame. Ive read karl edward wagner s sticks, listened to the zbs audio drama adaptation, and even seen parts of it cribbed for the most powerful scenes of the blair witch project. Night shade books has published the complete kane stories novels and shorts in two hardcover volumes. The book of kane by karl edward wagner nook book ebook. Nov 10, 2015 karl edward wagner was a complex figure, a giant in both the horror and swordandsorcery genres, but one whose battles with alcohol stopped him from building on the promise of his early work. Lee the book of kane por karl edward wagner disponible en rakuten kobo. Undertow two suns setting bloodstone novel the dark muse sing a last song of valdese misericorde lynortis reprise ravens eyrie. The book of kane kindle edition by wagner, karl edward. Karl edward wagner 4 december 1945 october 1994 was an american writer, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic.
Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Karl edward wagner is one of the most talented of the younger fantasy writers, and best known for his heroic fantasy saga of the mystical swordsman kane. Collects five occult tales about kane, redhaired and lefthanded mighty being. Cursed by an insane god with immortality, kane wanders around into adventure and any other. Karl edward wagner books list of books by author karl. Kane lintegrale french edition 9782207256978 karl edward wagner, isbn10. We are hard at work on the dustjackets for the karl edward wagner set of kane books.
During a recent reading of the late karl edward wagner s dark crusade 1976. Buy darkness weaves by karl edward wagner from amazons fiction books. Buy a cheap copy of night winds book by karl edward wagner. See all books authored by karl edward wagner, including conan. The kane stories are independent of each other, though there are three fulllength novels in addition to several short stories and novellas. And when youre done, if you havent already, read night winds to see what wagner could really do. The loss of karl edward wagner is even more tragic for precluding any more collaborations such as this. Since it seems there is more than just myself interested in this prospective set i figured a thread should be started. As for conan, i believe the only conan novel written by howard is the hour of the dragon, anything else would be a pastiche by later authors though some of these, like the ones by karl wagner, are supposedly quite good. Jan 08, 2017 wagner s hugely influential short story, originally appearing in whispers magazine, then in the tales of the cthulhu mythos, and finally in volume one of his collected works, where the summer. Jerad just sent out a newsletter with some more info on the series. If this is your introduction to kane, settle in for the best reading youve had all year. Night winds 1978 undertow kane s mistress attempts to escape from him.
A group for fans of the late horror and fantasy writer karl edward wagner. Kane and many of his swordandsorcery ilk are not what most modern. Jan 01, 1979 i love the kane books by karl edward wagner, but i was tempted to rate this final volume even lower. More sinister than either birds of prey or ranks of bronze. The main characters of this fantasy, heroic fantasy story are kane. Karl edward wagner 4 december 1945 october 1994 was an american writer, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in knoxville, tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. Kane lintegrale french edition 9782207256978 karl edward wagner, isbn 10. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The best horror stories of karl edward wagner, volume 2 by karl edward wagner, stephen jones, et al. The book of kane by wagner, karl edward and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Karl edward wagner s complex and compelling character of kane redefines the boundaries of heroic fantasy, and stands besides michael moorcocks elric, and fritz leibers fafhrd and gray mouser as one of the most idiosyncratic and compelling characters of the fantasy genre.
If you have time to give it a listen i hope you enjoy it and read more of karl edward wagner s work. He truly was a great character created by a truly great writer. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed. Karl edward wagners kane series from centipede press. Cursed by an insane god with immortality, kane wanders around into adventure and any other way to stave off the pressure of his curse. He wrote the kane series, which is one of the most grisly and entertaining pieces of pulp out there. Undertow two suns setting bloodstone novel the dark muse. Audiobook publishing made easy alexa actionable analytics. The death of karl edward wagner was a blow to the fantasy horror which i feel the genre has never fully recovered from. Warner paperback library published the complete stories of kane in five volumes in paperback. While his body of horror stories is small, with his later work sometimes disappointing, he wrote more genuine classics of the genre than most writers. I loathe reading books out of chronological order and it seems to me that it would be very difficult to read this series in a proper order given the 2 omnibuses midnight.
Enjoying the unique character of karl edward wagners karl edward wagner s dark crusade. Long before most of the grimdarkers were born, wagner was bringing grim and dark to fantasy. The book of kane is an excellent selection of some of his grittiest, hardest hitting short stories. Wagner created the immortal warrior kane in his stories and also wrote literary criticism as well as horror. The essay included in this volume, entitled the once and future kane gives insight into where wagner got his ideas, creativity and motivations. Karl edward wagner 12 december 1945 14 october 1994 was an american writer, poet, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in knoxville, tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. Free download or read online darkness weaves pdf epub kane series book. This item will ship to united states, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Out of print for years, these new editions will appeal to collectors andfans of karl edward wagners fiction. Midnight sun gathers together in one volume the complete stories of kane. The dwenda are planning to incite a second war on earth and. The idea for this essay came to me while reading dark crusade and simulataneously listening to the audio book of patrick rothfuss the name of the wind. Howard, and kane walks a more shadowy path than kull or conan ever did. May lord throellet spread his wings to guard you, karl edward wagner.
Chuck has kindly given us permission to reproduce the interview here, complete with his original introduction a karl edward wagner is a horrorfantasy writer who lives in chapel hill, nc. Karl edward wagner 12 december 1945 october 1994 was an awardwinning american writer, poet, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in knoxville, tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. Killer by david drake, karl edward wagner, karl edward wagner. The dust jacket on the bottom of the binding is scratched up.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the book of kane. The entire season will be dedicated to karl edward wagner s dark fantasy character kane. Gods in darkness gathers together in one volume the complete novels of kane. But the dust jacket has some damage on the corners. Wagner came from the old school and he wore his influences on his sleeve. Read the book of kane by karl edward wagner available from rakuten kobo. Card, al harron of the blog that time forgot, apparition in the prize ring by robert e. Im excited to announce season 2 of the dark crusade will be starting next week thursday, july 5th, 2018. He earned a degree in history from kenyon college in 1967 and a degree in psychiatry from university of north carolina at chapel hill.
The complete novels of kane, featuring the immortal warrior and statesman. As an editor, he created a definitive threevolume set of robert e. Karl edward wagners fell hero walks again, and leaves no promised work undone, to the undoing of others. Click to read more about darkness weaves by karl edward wagner. The complete kane by karl edward wagner five unsigned. When wagner started writing kane stories, he aimed to introduce something that has never been done before in the genre of dark fantasysword and sorcery. On the eleventh of october karl edward wagner at last, received the recognition due himas one of the finest writers of knoxville and east tennessee. Warner paperback library published the complete stories of kane in five volumes in paperback between 1973 and 1978, and these slender books are. Karl edward wagner s complex and compelling character of kane redefines the boundaries of heroic fantasy, and stands beside michael moorcocks elric and fritz leibers fafhrd and gray mouser as one of the most idiosyncratic and compelling characters of the fantasy genre. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 288 pages and is available in mass market paperback format. Enjoying the unique character of karl edward wagners dark. His disillusionment with the medical profession can be. Howard, ace jessel, solomon kane, what will we do after.
Karl wagner s only series character was the villainhero kane. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The complete kane by karl edward wagner five unsigned illustrated hardcover set kane, the mystic swordsman an immortal, flamehaired sorcererwarrior, cursed by an insane elder god to walk the earth until eventually destroyed by the violence that he himself created. The audiobook runs 3 hours 21 minutes and the discussion begins after that.
Kane is a literary character created by karl edward wagner in a series of sword and sorcery novels and short stories first published between 1970 and 1985. Howards conan the barbarian fiction restored to its. Review of bloodstonebook i of the kane trilogy by karl. Reading him today is fairly problematic, however most of his appearances were in small press magazines like midnight sun, which are almost impossible to find. Karl edward wagner project gutenberg selfpublishing. Jun 28, 2017 he truly was a great character created by a truly great writer. In some of wagner s later stories kane appears in the present day for example, as a drug dealer in lacunae and as a somewhat suspect.
Kane the mystic swordsman ranges earth and time to confornt the demons of darkness. Darkness weaves by karl edward wagner librarything. Kane is one of the fiercest, most bloodthirsty, most intriguing antiheroes you will ever read about. Karl edward wagner page 3 the dark crusade a karl edward. Black gate articles death angels shadow by karl edward. Warner books published these paperbacks throughout the 1970s and 80s with cover art to catch anyones eye, thanks to the mighty frank franzettas depictions of ripped musclemen in various states of dress and battle. I was hooked from the very first page and could not put this book down. Karl edward wagner, is one of the masters of horror fiction.
Karl edward wagner 4 december 1945 october 1994 was an american writer of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in knoxville, tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. The event took place at the crown plaza hotel on knoxvilles summit hill, and members of karl s family, his former wife barbara mott and several fans were present. And i cant shake the feeling that i still dont know the story at all. Ramsey campbell, dennis etchison, brian lumley, and 16 other masters of the macabre and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The years best horror stories series vi years best horror karl edward wagner. The best horror stories of karl edward wagner, vol. During a recent reading of the late karl edward wagners dark crusade. The stories are set in a grim, premedieval world which is nonetheless ancient and rich in history. Born on this date in 1945 in knoxville, tn, the late great karl edward wagner made his bones writing countless tales of kane, a somber swordsman from prehistory. Wagner s hugely influential short story, originally appearing in whispers magazine, then in the tales of the cthulhu mythos, and finally in volume one of his collected works, where the summer. Karl edward wagner 1945 1994 karl edward wagner was born in knoxville, tennessee. The book of kane ebook by karl edward wagner rakuten kobo.
Its also easy to see the karl edward wagner s kane character influence. Night shade books has published the complete kane stories novels and shorts in two hardcover. Like kesher ive read all of those except for the book of kane, although i do have one of the stories from that collection in an old copy of sorcerers apprentice magazine. Howards conan, in part because kane is no pale imitation of conan, nor any sort of a genre character. Heroic fantasy fans will welcome the late karl edward wagners gods in darkness. Chronological order of karl edward wagners kane series. The first edition of the novel was published in 1970, and was written by karl edward wagner. The best horror stories of karl edward wagner, volume 1 by karl edward wagner, stephen jones, et al.352 244 371 1059 581 984 347 1147 578 1201 1294 292 419 524 581 688 955 1351 1404 1298 1430 841 1165 463 1176 1269 432 1142