The Dark Crystal
Originating during the formation of the planet Thra, The Crystal of Truth acted as the planet’s beating heart, maintaining a link to all living things inhabiting it. That is of course, until the Age of Division. Cracked by the cruel Skeksis, the now broken Dark Crystal was used by the Skeksis to entrap malevolent energies to prolong their own lives, while infesting Thra with the noxious energy knowns as the Darkening.
The World of the Dark Crystal
Now, for the first time in over 15 years, The World of The Dark Crystal is back in print, featuring an abundance of striking art and including all the bonus material from the 2003 Collector’s Edition—a fascinating essay by Froud on the creative process of making the film and a facsimile of a booklet Froud and Henson presented to the film’s early backers. Beautiful, imaginative, and powerful, The World of The Dark Crystal celebrates a landmark fantasy film that continues to win new fans more than three decades after its release.
The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History
The book also delves into the wider world of The Dark Crystal, exploring the creation of comics, novels, and other official projects inspired by the film. This deluxe coffee-table book contains an in-depth look at the day-to-day production of the film and showcases a huge range of incredible visuals, including candid set photography, previously unseen concept art, storyboards, production notes, and more. The book also features a plethora of amazing removable items, such as script pages, notes, and sketches from Henson, and other unique treasures. Definitive, enthralling, and revelatory, The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History is the last word on an enduring modern classic and the book that fans of the film have been waiting for.