The Jim Henson Company is celebrating the broad critical acclaim for their epic fantasy adventure, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, with a collection of sensational new books and comics, just in time for the holiday season! Called a “perfect revival” (The Washington Post), “a whimsical, fun and entertaining series” (The Hollywood Reporter), and “a prime example of how television can do fantasy right” (Variety), the Netflix Original series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, is a 10-episode puppet-filled prequel to the 1982 classic cult film.
And now, fans of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance can become further immersed in the lore, legends, heroes and villains of the expansive world of Thra with all of these new books! New fans can learn more about their favorite characters from the series, while longtime fans can delve further into the rich canon of this pop culture phenomenon, and everyone can discover the behind-the-scenes magic that brought the many creatures of Thra to life.
From Penguin Random House are three books by J.M. Lee, a staff writer on The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance. Lee, who holds a degree in linguistics, also created the Podling language featured in the Netflix show. He is the author of a four-book prequel series that ties directly into the plot and setting for the Netflix series, as well as several other Dark Crystal tie-ins. The novels came about after Lee won a writing contest co-hosted by Penguin and The Jim Henson Company—The Dark Crystal Author Quest. New titles from Lee this season include:
- Heroes of the Resistance: A Guide to the Characters of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. This visual character guide, featuring stunning full-color photos from the show, will have readers feeling as knowledgeable about the world of Thra and its inhabitants as the wise and all-knowing Aughra. Hardcover; MSRP $9.99; Ages 12+
- Aughra’s Wisdom of Thra. A 40-page companion gift book, with lush illustrations by artist Cory Godbey, that transports readers into the legends and lore of The Dark Crystal’s expansive mythology. Aughra is a feisty three-and-a-half-foot creature with ram horns, a detachable eye, and secrets to an entire fantasy universe, who guides readers with wisdom beyond this realm and advice only she can give. Hardcover; MSRP $12.99; Ages 12+
- Shadows of The Dark Crystal. The acclaimed four-book prequel series, Shadows of the Dark Crystal, Song of the Dark Crystal, Tides of the Dark Crystal, and Flames of the Dark Crystal, dive into the culture of the Gelfling and how they work together across clans to resist the evil Skeksis. Flames of the Dark Crystal is newly available in paperback and Illustrated by Cory Godbey. Paperback; MSRP $9.99; Ages 12+
More about the Netflix Original series!
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a 10-episode puppet-filled prequel to the 1982 classic film thatfollows three Gelfling who discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to reignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Directed by Louis Leterrier and executive produced by Leterrier, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford, the series stars an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art characters and creatures created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and designed by Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer. Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Anya Taylor-Joy lead a stellar voice cast including Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Mark Hamill, Lena Heady, Jason Isaacs, Theo James, Toby Jones, Keegan-Michael Key, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Simon Pegg, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, and Benedict Wong.
I am a child of the 80s so I very much know what The Dark Crystal is so I am super excited to watch the new show on Netflix. I am also going to let my oldest daughter, Big Sis, who is 11 and into fantasy watch it with me. Until we get a chance to watch she has been reading these 3 books which has only got her even more excited to watch the show! To get you all excited I have a fun giveaway going on below!
How would you like to win a The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Prize Pack? I’ve got a package to give away to one lucky reader!
A 3-book package from Penguin Random House:
- Heroes of the Resistance: A Guide to the Characters of The Dark Crystal (hardcover)
- Age of Resistance; Aughra’s Wisdom of Thra (hardcover)
- Shadows of the Dark Crystal (paperback)
Giveaway open to US addresses only.