By Donald Tyson
H. P. Lovecraft's compelling personality, Abdul Alhazred, is dropped at existence during this epic story detailing the mad sorcerer's tragic historical past and magical adventures. Alhazred tells his personal lifestyles tale, starting with himself as a negative, good-looking boy in Yemen who draws the eye of the king for his divine ability in poetry. because the court docket poet, younger Abdul lives a sumptuous existence on the palace, the place he reports necromancy and magic. yet falling in love with the king's daughter ends up in a silly tryst, that is finally found. As punishment, Abdul is tortured, brutally mutilated, and forged into the wilderness, often called the Empty area. fighting madness, he joins a tribe of ghouls and learns forbidden secrets and techniques from a stranger referred to as Nyarlathotep. hence starts off his downward spiral into wickedness. Renamed Alhazred, he escapes the desolate tract and embarks on a quest to revive his physique and reunite together with his real love. touring around the old global and exceptional geographical regions, he's hounded through foes and laid low with the calls for of his darkish lord.
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I must know what others saw when they looked at me. No wonder the children of the caravan had laughed behind their hands. Weariness overcame my body. I withdrew from the pool and found a bare ledge of rock upon which to sleep. The damp of the cavern made me shiver, and it amused me to think that it was cooler than I would have wished, after so recently enduring the killing heat of the desert. The spiders posed no threat. They did not leave the carpet of fungus, and in any case showed no trace of aggression.
It has not told me why it is so interested in me," I said. Gor writhed his lips in a grin and licked them, coughing with laughter. " He realized that my puzzlement was genuine. " Still laughing softly to himself, Gor left me to ponder his words. 44 W e were greeted as heroes by the clan when we returned to Black Spring. There was much hooting and shouting as Gor told the battle to the assembled throng of ghouls. What he said in their language was obscure, but by his gesturing and intonations he might have been describing the fall of Troy to the armies of the Greeks.
One of his hands grazed my neck and drew blood, but I had no leisure to concern myself with the wound. A spray of blood coughed from his gaping jaws blinded me. In desperation I pulled myself close to his naked chest, inside the sweep of his claws, and ground the point of the dagger against the bones of his neck. He fell limp against me, and I realized that he was dead. I blinked the blood from my eyes and looked around. The battle was over. Two of the hill ghouls fled up the side of a dune, both seriously wounded and pursued by several of the Black Spring Clan, but before they could pass from sight, Gor called back His warriors with a barked command.
Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon by Donald Tyson