By Donald Tyson
H. P. Lovecraft's compelling personality, Abdul Alhazred, is dropped at lifestyles during this epic story detailing the mad sorcerer's tragic historical past and magical adventures. Alhazred tells his personal existence tale, starting with himself as a terrible, 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 lifestyles on the palace, the place he stories necromancy and magic. yet falling in love with the king's daughter results in a silly tryst, that's finally stumbled on. As punishment, Abdul is tortured, brutally mutilated, and solid into the wasteland, often called the Empty house. struggling with madness, he joins a tribe of ghouls and learns forbidden secrets and techniques from a stranger known as Nyarlathotep. hence starts off his downward spiral into wickedness. Renamed Alhazred, he escapes the barren region and embarks on a quest to revive his physique and reunite along with his real love. touring around the historic global and superb nation-states, he's hounded via foes and laid low with the calls for of his darkish lord.
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It was plain that he intended to tear out my throat. I wondered if these ghouls would be as fastidious as the Black 41 Spring Clan, or if they would consume my flesh immediately after my death. My right hand slid beneath the shadow of my belly to the scabbard of my dagger and closed around the hilt of my weapon. The ghoul grasped my robe at the shoulder and pulled me to my knees to expose my throat. As I rose from the ground, I drew the dagger and in the same motion plunged it into his belly.
39 The rest of the clan separated and wandered to their homes, which lay within small fissures between rocks or in holes dug in the ground beside sheltering boulders. A cry rang up, and then another. Those who had entered the holes issued forth babbling in their guttural tongue. Gor left my side and went to learn the reason for this confusion. He listened to several of the ghouls, making no more than grunts by way of comment, then issued a rapid series of commands that sent the larger males of the clan scurrying in and out of the holes.
So I was myself until the judgment of King Huban descended upon me. I felt pity for the innocence of the frail white things as I drifted into uneasy sleep. In my dream I stood in the open desert beneath the sun, not naked but clothed in the garment of the dead man, and watched a spinning column of dust approach. Its dancing motions aroused only curiosity, until I realized that it moved directly toward where I stood. Then I tried to run from it, but the spinning pillar was faster. It roared as it approached with the howling voice of a demon, and glancing over my shoulder as I fled, I saw the brightness of countless eyes within its serpentine body.
Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon by Donald Tyson