By Donald Tyson
H. P. Lovecraft's compelling personality, Abdul Alhazred, is delivered to existence during this epic story detailing the mad sorcerer's tragic historical past and magical adventures. Alhazred tells his personal lifestyles tale, starting with himself as a negative, good-looking boy in Yemen who draws the eye of the king for his divine ability in poetry. because the courtroom poet, younger Abdul lives a sumptuous existence on the palace, the place he reports necromancy and magic. yet falling in love with the king's daughter results in a silly tryst, that's finally came upon. As punishment, Abdul is tortured, brutally mutilated, and forged into the wilderness, often called the Empty area. combating madness, he joins a tribe of ghouls and learns forbidden secrets and techniques from a stranger known as Nyarlathotep. therefore starts off his downward spiral into wickedness. Renamed Alhazred, he escapes the desolate tract and embarks on a quest to revive his physique and reunite along with his real love. touring around the old global and great nation-states, he's hounded via foes and laid low with the calls for of his darkish lord.
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Were the glass of the floor to shatter, the fall would be fatal, yet there was nowhere else to stand. I peered down in fascination, standing on my toes with the wall at my back. Dimly through the dark glass, tiny figures moved. I observed these vague specks as does a man who towers like a giant over the mound of ants and watches their insignificant comings and goings, before dashing down his heel to obliterate them. They were ranked in circular bands in a kind of amphitheater, but so great was the distance, of their appearance or purpose I could discern nothing.
If it was an effect of the spiders I had consumed, it was uncommonly pleasant. Rising to my feet, I untied the silk kerchief from my neck and shook out its wrinkles above the rock that had served as my bed. My body swayed slightly, but it was not difficult to retain my balance. I began to collect spiders from the walls of the cavern, laying them on the outspread cloth and slapping them lightly with my hand to kill them without destroying their bodies. In a short while over a hundred spiders lay upon the striped silk, their legs curled under their bodies in death.
As it drew nearer, its face emerged from the glow of light that masked its body. The fine details of its features could only be distinguished when it stood near enough to touch. I allowed it to grasp my head in its hands and thrust its tooth-filled mouth through my face. "I thank you for my life," I told it. You are a fierce warrior. " Grant me a wish. I paused before answering. This spirit had saved me from certain death. Whatever it desired, I could not in good honor refuse it. The djinn sensed my unspoken thoughts.
Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon by Donald Tyson