Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Author Quest: a Penguin Special from Grosset & Dunlap
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More than 30 years after Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal first appeared on screens, the Jim Henson Company hosted an author quest to find the new author of The Dark Crystal prequel fiction. The competition spanned three months and nearly 500 entries, the top five of which are presented in this e-book only special. Through the eyes of Gelfling and telling tales of Skesis, these 5 stories are a taste of what is to come in the world of Thra.
a braid or a low ponytail to keep it from being buffeted by the wind. With it loose around her face, she looked pretty. It made him feel as though he should look away, as if he had caught her at a bad time. Eily just rolled her eyes at him. “You really are a bad influence you know, spying on other Gelfling. Are you ready to go?” Sherilie ran toward them holding three sweetsap clusters on sticks and grinning from ear to ear. She handed two to Zale and then dove into hers as though it were going
home, and even though the cabin reeked of fear, the tunnel was saturated with the warm scent of hope. Hagan had escaped. Zale lifted the lamp and felt his heart thundering as he saw the pile of objects in front of him. There was a tattered journal bound with Nebrie leather, a suit of Black River beetle armor, and a sword made from the same strong chitin. It was the armor and weaponry of a soldier of the Castle of the Crystal. He noticed that behind it the passageway widened and appeared to lead
his sentence with the rest of those associated with this criminal.” Once again, the note was signed by skekSil the Chamberlain. Zale rushed into the house and called for his father, but he knew he was too late. There were signs of a struggle. The writing desk was turned inside out and several pieces of furniture were broken and scattered around the room. Zale knew why. Even though his father respected the Skeksis and would have cooperated with them under normal circumstances, he also would have
fight. Gaining confidence, Ipsy stepped forward and waved her spear. When the creature did not advance, and actually shifted backward as if about to retreat, Ipsy stepped again and thrust at it with her spearhead. It was the wrong move. As soon as she attacked, the creature let out a squeal and lunged, slashing at her with its claws. She yelped and leaped back, barely catching her balance along the thinning tree limb. Her grip didn’t last for long; as the beast charged, its weight bore down on
been created and keep going with it, making it more textured, more nuanced, and more real. There is nothing more exciting to me than the possibility of expanding on the world that was created by my father, Jim Henson, and illustrator Brian Froud. The Dark Crystal was a truly groundbreaking film in its time, and we want to see where it could take us today. The Dark Crystal was always a unique film. It explored a world unlike our own, yet, like all good fantasy, it was a world that resonated with