By Donald Tyson
H. P. Lovecraft's compelling personality, Abdul Alhazred, is dropped at existence during this epic story detailing the mad sorcerer's tragic heritage and magical adventures. Alhazred tells his personal lifestyles 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 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 is finally came upon. As punishment, Abdul is tortured, brutally mutilated, and solid into the wasteland, referred to as the Empty area. scuffling with madness, he joins a tribe of ghouls and learns forbidden secrets and techniques from a stranger known as Nyarlathotep. hence starts off 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 global and impressive nation-states, he's hounded through foes and stricken by the calls for of his darkish lord.
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Dropping to my hands and knees, I began to crawl toward them. I touched my sweating cheek to the ground so that the sand would stick to it. When I came closer, I emitted a piteous moan. They leapt to their feet with snarls and whirled to face me. I let myself collapse onto the ground, then panting heavy breaths that I was sure they would hear, I pressed my body once more to hands and knees and continued to approach, as though unaware of their presence. They hissed in alarm and darted keen glances all around at the crests of the dunes, nostrils flaring as they scented the breeze, but when they saw nothing and smelled nothing, they silently approached and surrounded me.
As I unwrapped the corpse, I cursed silently and periodically scrapped my fingers clean with the edge of my blade. The unwinding swaths removed from the head revealed the face of a young woman of beautiful countenance, aged no more than eighteen years. Her flesh was perfectly preserved, so that she looked as though she had died only moments before. I realized the purpose of the honey. A wealthy family transported the corpse of their daughter to Yemen for burial, and the honey was intended to keep the body from decay on the long journey across the desert.
I backed away from the ghoul I had killed, still on my knees, blood streaming from the point of my dagger. To my enhanced sight it looked like milk as it pooled on the sand. Something struck me hard upon the shoulder and knocked me over. At least one of the raiders had not forgotten me. I rolled with the creature, grasping his wrists instinctively to keep his deadly talons from my face. In the process my dagger was lost. The strength of the ghoul was greater than mine. His reeking breath filled my face as his teeth snapped for my throat.