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THE NECRONOMICON ~ The Cthulhu Revelations [Kindle Edition]

Kent David Kelly
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Book Description

(THE NECRONOMICON is both a gothic occult grimoire and a Lovecraftian tale of horror.)

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons, even Death may die.
(Al Azif, Necronomicon, Scroll 50, fin.)

THE GREATEST NECROMANCER of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Abdul Alhazred, comes to vivid and haunting life in this compelling first codex from the most fabled and infamous grimoire of black magic that the world has ever known: THE NECRONOMICON. Herein lie the terrible secrets of Great Cthulhu and his cult, of the sunken city of R’lyeh, of Alhazred’s necromantic incantations, of the Nameless City, of Nyarlathotep, and the horrible cannibalistic Ghuls who stalk the storm-wrought wastelands of Yemen and Arabia. But know this: where horrors stride from between the spheres, there rises beauty as well. Experience the wonders of the life of Alhazred: the spice caravans, the Tower of Babel, the Hanging Gardens, the unearthly paradise of doomed Sarnath within the Dreamlands, and share in his dark adventures as he seeks to resurrect his lost beloved, the murdered Adaya. What is the horrible secret of Adaya’s second life, and how did Alhazred come to be the death-sworn enemy of the Cult of Cthulhu? All of the answers are to be found in THE NECRONOMICON, CODEX ONE: THE CTHULHU REVELATIONS.

Part epic horror, part dark fantasy, part love story and part tomb-delving adventure, THE NECRONOMICON, CODEX ONE: THE CTHULHU REVELATIONS is a vast and ambitious chronicle which has taken fifteen years to come to light. From the author of the dark fantasy epic ARACHNE BOOKS I & II and the editor of the bestselling five-star Amazon ebook, THE COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND. A Wonderland Imprints exclusive.

(An epic novel presented in its complete edition. 80,000 words, 50 chapters, 325 pages. The first of a new epic series of tales exploring the revelations of the Cthulhu Mythos, meticulously researched as never before.)

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn ~
In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

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  • File Size: 594 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
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  • Publisher: Wonderland Imprints; 2nd edition (January 16, 2014)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Y3GR86
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3.0 out of 5 stars not bad March 11, 2012
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Not the best, but not bad by any means. I enjoyed the writing style, but the editing on the kindle version leaves much to be desired.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Read April 1, 2014
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Not what I was expecting, but a nicely done Lovecraft pastiche, nevertheless. Oddly enough, the style reminded me more of Robert E. Howard, which is not a bad thing. I hope the author does follow through with a sequel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Take on the Lovecraft Genre October 21, 2013
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If you like H. P. Lovecraft and the Lovecraft Genre, you will enjoy this book. If you have not read Lovecraft, don't start here, start with those stories and then return to this book later. The author's take on the Necronomicon is that it is largely, but not exclusively, a narrative written by Abdul Alhazred (and annotated by others), parts of which have been lost over time. This strategy works well and creates the impression of a real autobiographical story. All the Lovecraft references are worked in well and do not feel forced. I look forward to the next volume. Cthulhu fhtagn!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Necronomicon March 5, 2012
By D351
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Kent Kelly's Necronomicon is an excellent addition to the long list of "Necronomicon"s on the market. It follows more of a story approach than a grimoire which was a pleasant surprise. The writing seems pretty believable, excepting a few paragraphs that sound like they're written by Kent rather than Abd... descriptions from a historical perspective that just sounds a little too complete and modern. Aside from this, my only complaint is that when I think of ancient texts from the mythos, I imagine illustrations of mystical symbols, and unfathomable creatures, which were sadly missing. In the same vein, the formatting is somewhat underwhelming. The ebook just seems like it could have used a little better production value.

As for the story itself... I like it. I was really expecting the somewhat predictable result of Abd's quest to be disappointing, but, despite being predictable, it's well-formulated and creates a great lead-in for the ending. The whole story read like a series of short lovecraftian-horror-meets-fantasy-adventure stories interspersed with bits of behind the scenes info that only the Mad Arab himself should know.This would have made a brilliant horror rpg campaign, and with some slight modification it wouldn't even have to be one-player. I really hope Kent continues this project, perhaps giving more auto-biographical information about Kent's experience in translating such a disturbing work. I also hope to see more revealing side-notes from Dr. John Dee and Clarice Whateley.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words cannot do this book justice. May 9, 2014
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This book is a fiery jewel in Cthulhu's crown!

Honestly, I cannot stress this enough! It is a dark masterpiece by an expert storyteller with a breathtaking understanding of HP Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers and Edgar Allan Poe. It is at once haunting and heartbreaking, filled with sophisticated allusions, symbolism, foreshadowing, metaphors and nuances that utterly floored me.

Dreamlike and disturbingly surreal, this forbidden tome is as visionary as it is achingly poetic. I got a real sense that the so-called "Mad Arab" Abd al-Azrad was really speaking to me about the soul-churning tragedy that was his life. He sought the love of a girl and found only madness, despair and eternal damnation. This book is his cautionary tale to humanity.

A panorama of the Middle East of the 8th century was brought to life in chillingly realistic detail. It was as if Arabian Nights with all its supernatural elements were crystallized into being right before my eyes. The Old Dark Ones are presented here as well, in all their dark, demonic grandeur, at once cosmic, colossal and apocalyptic.

The author pulls no punches here! This book delves uncomfortably deep and explores the very worst of humanity with unblinking, even clinical intensity. It challenges the core beliefs of all religions everywhere. It unflinchingly questions the very existence of good vs. evil. It explores the philosophy of power and the means by which to acquire it.

It does not shy away from depictions of cruelty and extreme suffering. Any of the worst things you can imagine----betrayal, torture, rape, perversity, maiming, mutilation, murder, even cannibalism!----is represented at some point in this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars It was a little dry November 15, 2013
By J.K.
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I must admit, this was a bit dry. Not like the other version of the necronomicon I'd read in the 80's which made you think it was real.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome reading April 11, 2013
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This book was very fascinating. I am looking forward to the next one. I recommend this book to anyone that has the same taste and curiosity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book overall March 20, 2013
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I loved this book and would love to see another one. Get this book it was excellent.
I found myself pitying Al Azrad throughout the scrolls.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average
In all fairness, it is a good book...but in my opinion not as well written as Alhazred from Donald Tyson. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Karim Zerhouni
1.0 out of 5 stars one-star Amazon review
Waste of time. Didn't drive me to madness, not one moment of abject unimaginable terror, couldn't even hear the rats in the walls.
Published 7 months ago by Ramiro Gomez
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious
If one is a fan of the Cthulhu mythos, a DIE-HARD fan, an obsessed fan who lives for anything Lovecraftian, you'll like this book. I have to say, it is quite a... something. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Meat Brockwurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Love the timeline and writing style as this writing keeps you curious for more. Waiting for Codec II to be translated and printed.
Published 21 months ago by CC
5.0 out of 5 stars the long story of the crazy arabic of HP Lovecraft (prequel)
Amazing book of the underworld and the art of controlling the death in diferent forms simply love it. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Vassago
5.0 out of 5 stars Necronomicon
Very interesting read indeed! I have heard a lot about it over the years. It was great to see what all the fuss is about!
Published 21 months ago by Theresa L. Meiser
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better "Necronomicons"
This is one of the better 'Necronomicons" out there. I have read most of the necronomicons avilabile on Kindle and I enjoyed this one the most, entertaing story of how The Mad... Read more
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Hello and welcome. My name is Kent David Kelly; I live in Colorado with my wonderful wife Michelle and son Liam, and am owned by two sweet gray cats (Tyriel and Pixie). My hobbies include travel, writing, drawing, collecting, reading voraciously, and gaming.

My writings are many and varied. I am the author of From the Fire, Episodes I through VI, my post-apocalyptic adventure series. I have also published several other novels (Arachne I, Arachne II, Necronomicon), novellas (The Girl Who Bled Forever, Cthulhu in Wonderland), poetry (For the Dark Is the Light, The Summoning of Dark Angels), and role-playing supplements (the Castle Oldskull series), as well as many gaming articles (in InQuest and InPower magazines).

I also annotate, edit and present collections of classic fantasy, including the works of L. Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz), Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland), Lord Dunsany (Pegana), Bram Stoker (Dracula), Jules Verne (Les Voyages Extraordinaires), H.G. Wells (The War of the Worlds), and H.P. Lovecraft (The Cthulhu Mythos). All of these titles are available from Wonderland Imprints.

If you would like to get in touch with me, feel free to visit me at my Facebook page, and friend me at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000867874518. You can also feel free to e-mail me at shadowed_sky@hotmail.com if you would like to know about my future works and release dates. I am grateful for your reviews and comments, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Pleasant dreams and nightmares,
~K

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