Alhazred Author of the Necronomicon. By: Donald Tyson H. P. Lovecraft’s compelling character, Abdul Alhazred, is brought to life in this epic tale detailing the. Alhazred is a novel by Cthulhu Mythos writer Donald Tyson. The book is a follow-up to Tyson’s “translation” of the Necronomicon. Like Tyson’s. Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon is a novel by Tyson portraying the life of the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, the fictional writer of The.

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Anne StokesDonald Tyson. Through out his travels Alhazred is bothered in his dreams by Nyalathotepthe dark one. Paperbackpages. Althea spent several of her formative years in Providence, Rhode Island, home of the master of horror H.

Necronomicon The Wanderings of Alhazred. In a fight with this order he is infected with a poison that will kill him in days unless he finds the cure.

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There are a number of minor character, some of whom lighten necronomocon mood of the book, while others push it further into the dismal. He encounters a djinn, who takes up residence in his body, and later acquires a partner in crime, a girl, Martala, from a family of grave-robbers. Lovecraft’s compelling character, Abdul Alhazred, is brought to life in this epic tale detailing the mad sorcerer’s tragic history and magical adventures.


Become a LibraryThing Author. It is said that those who study its contents go mad from the sheer monstrosity of its truths, for it reveals aspects of our world with which autor human mind is not equipped to cope.

First off the author has done his research on the Middle East.

All of them with many different magical elements and backgrounds, rather than one globally accepted magical system Such as in the Inheritance Cycle, Harry Potter, etc. But falling in love with the king’s daughter leads to a foolish tryst, which is ultimately discovered.

The story starts off in Yemen when Alhazred, the kings poet I totally loved this book and for several reasons. Alhazred tells his own life story, beginning with himself as a poor, handsome boy in Yemen who attracts the attention of the king for his divine skill in poetry. I found myself taking my time reading this so I wouldn’t miss the beautiful scenery, not to mention the incredibly colorful Arabian deserts, Bedouins, djinn, ghouls, palaces, monsters, and Nyarlathotep – the dark, mysterious and faceless desert wanderer – haunting your dreams, what’s not to love?

In his last years Alhazred dwelt in Damascus. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Though heavily Lovecraftian lots of unnameable beasties and subterranean adventures Jul 29, Elizabeth.

Donald Tyson is not afraid to tell a gruesome tale, as the plot is full of extremely graphic violence, so this book is donadl for the faint of heart. Sure enough, it chronicled his meetings with Martala and Altrus, as well as his mutilation. It starts by leading readers through his torture, alhhazred, and banishment, condemned to die in the vast desert known as the “Empty Space”.


They have an illicit affair that ends up with her getting pregnant. Come all you who despise a cohesive narrative!

Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon

Even though she has few ethical standards, Martala is necronimicon human, and acts as a foil to his character. Lovecraft’s lore, the ending was iffy due to the god’s reaction. Oct 08, Lucy Vega rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alhazred learns from a wide variety of teachers and gets into a wide variety of adventures.

Oct 13, Gregory Whigham rated it it was amazing.

Alhazred (novel)

Constantly evading the Order of the Sphinx he travels with Thuggees to Damascus where he befriends a group of Necromancers in Damascus. Sword-and-sorcery style pulp fiction with good research on the setting ancient Iraq, Egypt, and surrounding countries and a cut-throat protagonist.

Though typical, redundant, and over-written the book is a refreshing change of pace Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: