Gods in Darkness The Complete Novels of Kane MOBI ✓

Gods in Darkness The Complete Novels of Kane Kane An immortal cursed to wander the Earth until he is destroyed by the violence that he himself has created A warrior and statesman As comfortable in the shadowy halls of courtly intrigue as he is on the bloody battlefields where those intrigue's inevitably play themselves out Karl Edward Wagner's complex and compelling character of Kane redefines the boundaries of heroic fantasy and stands besides Michael Moorcock's Elric and Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and Gray Mouser as one of the most idiosyncratic and compelling characters of the fantasy genre Gods in Darkness gathers together in one volume the complete novels of KaneContentsBloodstone 1975Dark Crusade 1976Darkness Weaves 1970 revised 1978

10 thoughts on “Gods in Darkness The Complete Novels of Kane

  1. says:

    If you have a craving for pulp style fantasy look no further Gods in Darkness is a good set of stories a delightful blend of Howard and Moorcock and Kane is what would happen if Conan and Elric were able to mate successfullyLaterKane's a red haired immortal barbarian cast out of a garden paradise prison by a mad god destined to wander the earth until he dies by vio

  2. says:

    For those who haven't tried it yetThe reviews on this list are than sufficient to let you know that if dark fantasy is your thing Wagner's Kane comes highly recommendedBut some of us put off reading Wagner not because of the books themselves but ironically by the glowing praise for them For example Anti Hero was pretty much coined for the character of Kane because

  3. says:

    Karl Wagner set out to overturn the cliches of sword and sorcery fiction with an intellectual anti hero who didn't always get the girl whose plans did not always work out Virtue does not always prevail nor is vice inevitably punished Wagner was a great talent and one hopes his Kane fiction will see a wider audience

  4. says:

    Wagner's Kane is a hero worth knowing if only for how different he is from what we've come to expect from a mighty thewed warrior Cunning cynical power mad and ferocious Kane defies all stereotypes all categories Which is to say of course that he has a reality about him missing from many heroes allowances being made for sorcery working history being different than we

  5. says:

    Three novels of heroic fantasy featuring Kane the immortal force of chaos and destruction Described by his creator as one who could master any situation intellectually or rip heads off if push came to shove You find yourself rooting for him anyway Awesome battle scenes cyclopean monsters and court intrigue make Wagner good reading

  6. says:

    My dad loves this cheesy fantasy warrior stuff and god help me so do I

  7. says:

    Wagner's Kane is a very dark character and perhaps of an anti hero than Moorcock's Elric in that Kane tends to be of the antagonist in each of these stories than a guy to root for So in that regard he is unlike Conan in the extreme Kane tends to be opportunistic and very much invulnerable as well given his curse and in all three of these stories he sides with the bad s

  8. says:

    Karl Edward Wagner is one of the fantasy genres unjustly forgotten giants much of the fault lies with his publisher that puts out the expensive limited editions As a horror author and anthology editor so has his influence on fantasy as we know it was unimaginable The title of the book comes from one of his many dark poems He coined the term dark fantasy so we have a lot t

  9. says:

    If you don't know of Kane but do know about sword and sorcery imagine Conan with even brains and a talent for magic or Elric with muscles and less mopeyness That's the Kane of Karl Edward Wagner not to be confused with the Kane of Mars of Michael MoorcockThe three novels in this omnibus edition Bloodstone Dark Crusade and Darkness Weaves all exist in stand alone editions

  10. says:

    Sword Sorcery and Dark fantasy are my favorite genre and I am a fan of Robert E Howard I have often heard that Karl Edward Wagner's character Kane is on par with Howard's Conan so the Kane chronicles have always been on my reading list My first exposure to Karl Edward Wagner's Kane Chronicles was a short story called Undertow Amazed at how good it is I purchased Gods in Dar

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