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Having already written a "translation" of H.P. Lovecraft's imaginary book of occult lore, the Necronomicon, Tyson (Necronomicon: The Wanderings of Alhazred) takes fictional homage one step further with this "autobiography" of the forbidden tome's author, the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred. Maimed and cast out into the desert for carnal indiscretions with the king's daughter, young Abdul takes up with a group of ghouls and travels to the fabled Nameless City. Under the tutelage of Nyarlathotep, the messenger of the monstrous Great Old Ones, he learns unspeakable necromantic secrets and has fantastic adventures based on Lovecraft's stories. This embellished Arabian Nights fantasy is targeted largely at Lovecraft fans, some of whom will likely balk at a pastiche nearly as long as Lovecraft's complete collected fiction. (July)
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Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions. Visit him online at DonaldTyson.com.
This is a great book with a "hard to put down" element! I am reading it again. For such a long book (667 pages) it reads and flows terrifically. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel
Awesome book! I had a great time reading this account of the wanderings of the "Mad Arab" Reminded me of the fun I had reading R.E. Howard as a kid. Highly recommended. Read morePublished 2 months ago by thomas
ehh, good story, if u already know about the older stories, totally twists it, good story thoPublished 7 months ago by Alaina
A must read! It's a but graphic, but a page turner. I don't want to give anything away, so just try it. I promise you won't be disappointed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by m kost
It's a very good read. It's 600 + pages but it's worth it.Published 12 months ago by Christopher Millan
One of those books that makes you sad to see it end! I would really like to see more from this author!Published 16 months ago by Caz
I really kind of love this book. Alhazred makes a winning protagonist, flaws and all, as he and his young sidekick attempt to survive the terrors of the ancient world. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jake B.