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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 existence tale, starting with himself as a bad, 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 lifestyles on the palace, the place he experiences necromancy and magic. yet falling in love with the king's daughter results in a silly tryst, that's eventually chanced on. As punishment, Abdul is tortured, brutally mutilated, and solid into the wilderness, referred to as the Empty house. scuffling with madness, he joins a tribe of ghouls and learns forbidden secrets and techniques from a stranger referred to as Nyarlathotep. hence starts his downward spiral into wickedness. Renamed Alhazred, he escapes the wilderness and embarks on a quest to revive his physique and reunite along with his real love. touring around the old international and remarkable nation-states, he's hounded by way of foes and stricken by the calls for of his darkish lord.

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Had the enhancement of my vision caused by the white spiders endured, I would have been able to see its contents easily, for the spiders made radiant not only anything having life, but anything formerly alive such as the very wood of the wagon, or anything possessed of life force, such as the djinn. My eyes adapted to the nearly absolute darkness, which was broken only by a beam of light from the moon that shone between the imperfectly closed curtains at the front of the wagon. I saw an elongated box of wood that filled the bed of the wagon, and beside it two simple stools, both empty.

32  Within lay a bundle of linen that could be nothing else but a burial shroud, yet it was unnaturally bulky, as though layered beneath its surface. I slit away its binding cords and cut it open. The exhalation of honey and spices that welled up from the rent cloth almost made me retch, it was so overpowering. Beneath it was a body entirely swathed in bands of linen that were saturated in honey and spice. I smelled cinnamon clearly, and myrrh. My hands quickly became covered in the sticky honey, which had partially dried to a kind of paste.

The grave clothes of the corpse had rotted away. Any jewelry of base metals had corroded to nothingness with the years. There was no gold. A cloud of light surrounded me, pressing over my face and stifling my breath like a layer of cloth. I recognized the sensation, having felt it before after opening the grave of the Bedouin. The djinn had wrapped its arms around me and was pressing its hands over my mouth and the ruin of my nose in an attempt to suffocate me. With a shrug of annoyance, I cast it off and went on with my search, but it returned like a buzzing fly, pressing its body through mine.

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