Giveaway: Secret History of the Necronomicon

January 2nd, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Happy New Year! It’s been a while, but I’m doing a giveaway of Arkay Tilghman’s new ebook: The Secret History of the Necronomicon.

In The Secret History of the Necronomicon, Arkay Tilghman explores the H.P. Lovecraft’s mysterious and controversial work. First, he travels to Egypt, exploring a time and texts which contributed to Alhazred’s work. Then, he moves to the time of Alhazred and how the Templars brought Al Azif from Constantinople into Europe proper. Next, we learn more about the translations of Dr. Dee and Wormius and why Dee’s version was not published in his lifetime. Crossing the Atlantic, he uncovers stories of the Necronomicon in the New World. After a chapter dealing specifically with Lovecraft, Tilghman writes about the Necronomicon today and why we’re unlikely to see and digitized versions of the rare text.

I read and reviewed it while traveling this past weekend:

I find a lot of Lovecraftian stuff touch and go. One of the best parts of this book is definitely that it didn’t attempt to recreate the Necronomicon. Nobody’s done that well. Overall, I enjoyed. Fun read, not terribly long but I got it free from Kindle’s lending library.

Most interesting tidbit: Lovecraft apparently got the timing wrong for Wormius. Wikipedia confirmed. (4 stars)

I have two copies to give away! Right now it’s only in the Kindle store, but Arkay’s offered EPUB formats for this giveaway. Apparently the deal he has with Kindle doesn’t allow for selling on EPUB sites yet.

To enter, just comment below and answer one question–if you found the Necronomicon, what would you do with it?

I’ll pick 2 winners on Sunday around 7pm EDT using random.org.

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