Tales of Alhazred

by Donald Tyson
Release date: 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horrorweird fiction, short stories

Ten new tales from the mad Arab who wrote the NECRONOMICON!

Artwork by Frank Walls.

Contents:

  • Ghoul Bane
  • Mountain of Shadows
  • Brazen Vessel
  • Isle of the Dead
  • Dance of Durga
  • The Caliph’s Necromancer
  • Revenge of the Djinn
  • Hand of Nilus
  • Red Claws
  • Ancient Evil

Twelve full page illustrations by Frank Walls! Five illustrations are in full color, and two illustrations in full color are portraits of Abdul Alhazred! Seven illustrations are in black and white. The hardcover editions will also sport beautiful full color end sheets.

The Deluxe Hardcover Edition will include a hand painted and signed and numbered statue of Yog-Sothoth created by Frank Walls!

The Deluxe Hardcover Edition will be be bound in smooth black leather, and the front cover will be stamped in gold with magical symbols giving it the appearance of an ancient grimoire. It will be further enhanced with solid gold headbands and a gold book ribbon. The book will be protected by a black slipcase.

The signed and Numbered Hardcover Edition will be bound in black cloth, and the front cover will also be stamped in gold with a magical symbol. It will be furthered enhanced with gold and black headbands, and a gold book ribbon.

One of H.P. Lovecraft’s most compelling characters Abdul Aharzed, writer of the dreaded grimoire, the NECRONOMICON is back with ten new tales! This is a fine mix of Lovecraftian horror and sword & sorcery!

It is the dawn of Islam. The Civilized world, Christian and pagan alike, has bowed before the sword of the prophet Mohammed. On to this heroic stage steps Abdul Alhazred, a poet of Yemen who in his later years will write the most dangerous of all books, the Necronomicon. Some say that he is mad, others say he is a fool.

Horribly Disfigured in his youth by the king of his native land, he was cast into the great desert known as the Empty Space to die, but he did not die. He learned how to survive against any foe, natural or supernatural. He became a necromancer, and through the use of his wits made a home for himself in the ancient city of Damascus.

Follow him on adventures across the sands of Arabia and through the twisted streets and graveyards of the oldest city in the world, where horrors and mysteries lurk in every shadow. Go with him as he encounters gigantic djinn, consorts with corpse-devouring ghouls, and battles for his life against powerful sorcerers and alien creatures out of nightmare – wonders that will change you forever.

updated 2017-01-17

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