Dark Crystal News

Written by Sam HaiNe

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Retro lovers,

Feast your eyes on some wonderful news. There will be brand new tales from "The Dark Crystal" universe.

A prequel or series of prequels will be coming around the corner very soon and I'm sure that many of you either can't wait or your heads are exploding right now.

The Dark Crystal a classic film from Jim Henson was a perfect marriage of fantasy and darkness. Perhaps a smidge more adult the Disney but, tamer than a Ralph Bakshi feature. The cast were all puppets and the visuals were amazing on top of a timeless tale of Good vs Evil.

Shadows of the Dark Crystal is the first book in the series, and it’s written by author J.M. Lee, who won 2013’s The Dark Crystal Author Quest — a competition put on by Grosset & Dunlap and The Jim Henson Company. Lee’s story beat out 500 other submissions.

The story is set in the world of the Skeksis and Mystics, and takes places years before The Dark Crystal. According to Nerdist, “The prequel takes place years before the events of The Dark Crystal and follows the journey of a young Gelfling woman who leaves her secluded home to uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of her brother, who has been accused of treason by the sinister Skeksis Lords.” The powers of good vs. evil live on.

To make things especially nostalgic, the book’s cover art was created by the film’s original creature designer Brian Froud." - Hellogiggles.com

Available for purchase on June 28. 

Source: http://hellogiggles.com/prequel-series-dark-crystal