Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

The Labyrinth of the Faun

by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/07/2019

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This enthralling novel, inspired by the 2006 film, illustrates that fantasy is the sharpest tool to explore the terrors and miracles of the human heart

You shouldn't come in here. You could get lost. It has happened before. I'll tell you the story one day, if you want to hear it.

In fairy tales, there are men and there are wolves, there are beasts and dead parents, there are girls and forests.

Ofelia knows all this, like any young woman with a head full of stories. And she sees right away what the Capitan is, in his immaculate uniform, boots and gloves, smiling: a wolf.

But nothing can prepare her for the fevered reality of the Capitan's eerie house, in the midst of a dense forest which conceals many things: half-remembered stories of lost babies; renegade resistance fighters hiding from the army; a labyrinth; beasts and fairies.

There is no one to keep Ofelia safe as the labyrinth beckons her into her own story, where the monstrous and the human are inextricable, where myths pulse with living blood...

ISBN:
9781526609571
9781526609571
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-07-2019
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
234x153x25mm
Weight:
0.43kg

"Funke's sensitive expansion of Del Toro's dark fantasy is a delight"
Guardian

"More than just a film spin off , this is a beautiful companion piece and a reminder of the importance of Del Toro's initial vision"
Observer

"A work of consummate love and passion, one that needs to be revered for its unmistakable brilliance...This novelisation not only lives up to impossibly high expectations but incredibly adds to the darkest of magical fairytales"
Starburst

"Inspired and beautifully illustrated"
i Paper

"Pan's Labyrinth is a terrific masterpiece, a literary accomplishment that reaches and often rivals its cinematic counterpart"
Storgy

Guillermo Del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is the award-winning director of numerous critically acclaimed feature films, such as Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim, and the co-author (with Chuck Hogan) of the bestselling Strain Trilogy.

He lives in California with his wife and two children. Daniel Kraus has landed on Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Year (2015 - The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) and has won two Odyssey Awards (for Rotters and Scowler).

His novels have been Library Guild selections, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks, Parent's Choice Gold Award winners, Bram Stoker finalists, and more. He co-authored Trollhunters with Guillermo del Toro.

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