Get Acquainted With DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE’S Heroes In This Gorgeous New Book (Exclusive)

If you’ve recently fallen in love with Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and can’t wait to dive back into that world, then we have some very good news for you. Penguin Random House has teamed up with the show’s writer, linguist specialist, and the author of four brilliant Dark Crystal books, J.M. Lee to create a new gift book just in time for Christmas. We’re even more excited to reveal three exclusive pages that give you a taste of just how immersive Heroes of the Resistance: A Guide to the Characters of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance really is.

The cover of the book Heroes of the Resistance which features the title and three gelflings Brea, Rian, and Deet

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The official description of the book hints at the scope of the gorgeous tome. “Meet the extraordinary cast of creatures from Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. This exclusive character guide, featuring stunning full-color photos from the show, will have you feeling as knowledgeable about the world of Thra and its inhabitants as the wise and all-knowing Aughra.” The pages that we’ve got to share with you focus on a few of the most intriguing and brilliant new additions to The Dark Crystal canon. Up first is the strange and seemingly immortal creature from the new series, Lore.

Heroes of the Resistance: A Guide to the Characters of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance that explores the backstory of the character Lore

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As you can see, there are no spoilers here, just imaginative world-building that is a must-read for fans of the gorgeous fantasy series and the film that it acts as a prequel to. The book features spreads about fan favorite characters, from the Podling Paladin Hup to Deet’s fathers, Lath’N and Mitjan. Lee crafts cute summaries about each of their personalities, journeys, and the part they play in the greater story of The Dark Crystal: Age of ResistanceHeroes of the Resistance doesn’t just focus on the courageous critters that fill the world of Thra. It also offers up insight on some of the mythical beings and fauna like The Sanctuary Tree, which plays such a key role in sparking the adventures of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

A page from the book Heroes of the Resistance which centers on the podling character Hup Penguin Random House

The awesome hardcover book a great way to introduce potential fans new to the sprawling Dark Crystal canon. The book spans the massive world of the new series and is filled with a whole bunch of rad writing and info about your fave characters. It also features some killer double page spreads on core players including one of our favorites, the heroic gelfling and hero of Thra, Deet. In addition, Heroes of the Resistance highlights important Dark Crystal terminology, like Dreamfasting and The Darkening.

A page in the book Heroes of the Resistance about Deet

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Not only is it the perfect gift for any Henson and Dark Crystal fans, but it’s also a great companion to the inevitable rewatch of the rad fantasy series that we will all be doing as the cold evenings draw in and we get ready for the fantastical holiday season!

This lovely guide to all things The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance hits book store shelves on Nov. 12, 2019.

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