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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Constantly evading the Order of the Sphinx he travels with Thuggees to Damascus where he befriends a group of Necromancers in Damascus. As punishment, Abdul is tortured, brutally mutilated, and cast into the desert, known as the Empty Space.

Though typical, redundant, and over-written the book is a refreshing change of pace His horrors often happen off-screen, as it were. Donald Tyson — Alhazred: The bulk of the thee is concerned with this quest. Rated 3 stars An unfortunate book, in that the first half is uniformly excellent, and the second half is both dull and too sprawling for its own good, with far too many loose ends left by the time to put down the last page. Feb 25, Lloyd Anthony rated it it was amazing.

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. Author of the Necronomicon by Donald Tyson. On the other hand Alhazred tends to be overly dry and serious.

Alhazred tells his own life story, beginning with himself as a poor, ahthor boy in Yemen who attracts the attention of the king for his divine skill in poetry.

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Seasonal rituals are those that repeat stories and practices of the past. Very well written and entertaining to read. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Not for everyone but I loved it. This premise could have easily listed sideways into some insipidly awful Daaaaaaark Gawthic Fantasy bullshit territory, yet Tyson’s novel is surprisingly light on its feet.


The writing flows beautifully, and really makes the scenes come alive on the page. Jul 15, Resbot rated it it was amazing. A fantastic tale of the creation of the Necronomicon. While his Necronomicon contains an odd mixture of technical and narrative writing it is interesting, informative, and often surprisingly humorous. Published July 8th by Llewellyn Publications first published July 1st To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Donald Tyson is not afraid to tell a gruesome tale, as the plot is full of extremely graphic violence, so this book is not for the faint of heart.

Don’t know if I’d buy it, but it was a fun read if you can borrow a copy from Slinky like I did. The book does not draw on any previous atuhor of Alhazred’s life, but portrays him instead as a tragic antihero. On the conscious level he was a alhazrd, a materialist, and toward the end of his life, an atheist who rejected all forms of religion, spirituality, magic, and mysticism as no more than rank superstitions.

Months after his first death he wakes up in Alexandria, Egypt. Thus begins his downward spiral into wickedness.

Cthulhu Mythos novels novels fantasy novels Novels about writers s fantasy novel stubs. On top of many donadl elements, interesting character development, vivid- amazing settings and monsters, and a large pile of characters including friends, foes, and foes of foes, there is a very widespread magical system to boot.

Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon

Aug 02, Patrick rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Magical rituals repeat formats that have been shown to be effective in the past. Even though she has few ethical standards, Martala is still human, and acts as a foil to his character. In his last years Alhazred dwelt in Damascus. There are a number of minor character, some of whom lighten the mood of the book, while others push it further into the dismal. It was too damn long!

I completed the book content with the understanding that there isn’t any plot at all! Since I read Tales of Alhazred first, this book had a lot to live up to.



Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon by Donald Tyson

They have an illicit affair that ends up with her getting pregnant. To ask other readers questions about Alhazredplease sign up. Don’t know if I’d buy it, but it was a fun r Sword-and-sorcery style pulp fiction with good research on the setting ancient Iraq, Egypt, and surrounding countries and a cut-throat protagonist.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The spawn of Cthulhu—or as I like to call them, the Little C—are the brethren to Cthulhu, the difference being that their stature and powers are smaller when compared with the Big C.

Interestingly enough, I kept reading xonald book hoping to actually understand what the plot was more than anything else. And although the narrative is not insightful the style is non-disruptive and pleasant and the action makes up for a lack of character depth. Conan the Barbarian with great action but fairly flat characters, and has an ending that dovetails irritatingly in the direction of a sequel with no sign of the Necronomicon in sight!

The story starts off in Yemen when Alhazred, the kings poet I totally loved this book and autohr several reasons.

This essentially covers similar ground to his first work, but instead of dry descriptors, this is a narrative story and quite entertaining. After his tenure with the ghouls, who by the way die from poison, Alhazred wanders to the lost city of Irem or Ubar.

He visited the ruins of Babylon and the subterranean secrets of Memphis and spent ten years alone in the great southern desert of Arabia — the Roba el Khaliyeh or “Empty Space” of the ancients In Alhazred Tyson tends to be overly wordy. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.