By Donald Tyson
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Language: English | Number of Pages: 288 | Format: Paperback
Isbn-10: 0738706272 | Isbn-13: 9780738706276 | Publish date: 01/12/2004
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This grimoire traces the wanderings of Abdul Alhazred, a necromancer of Yemen, on his search for arcane wisdom and magic. Alhazred's magical adventures lead him to the Arabian desert, the lost city of Irem, ruins of Babylon, lands of the Old Ones, and Damascus, where he encounters a variety of strange creatures and accrues necromantic secrets.
1. This isn't a grimoire?
The first impression I have on Necronomicon was, as said by HPL, "one of the evilest and mightiest grimoire in the world."
Well, this book might be a little evil to people who are too orthodox, but definitely not "the mightiest" "grimoire"... No seals, spells or charts revealing blood-freezing secret of beyond comprehension.
Despite all this disappointment this "micon" also brought me much amazement and amusement.
It is a good reference for the Mythos, covering key elements of Lovecraftian world, linking them back to ancient cultures. Classics.
If you calm down and accept it as a mythos novel, you will find how interesting it is!
Stars are now right!
八足 said on Feb 21, 2008, 01:10