“A fearless and moving adaption of the film, and a gorgeously written, emotional, frightening parable about the courage of young women amid the brutality of war.” —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone
A dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, Pan’s Labyrinth is complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world. The main story is set in a remote village in Spain, in 1944, during the beginning of Franco’s dictatorship. Ofelia is moving with her pregnant mother, after the death of her father, to live with her mother’s new husband – Vidal, who is a Capitan in Franco’s fascist army. What follows from there is the journey of Ofelia as she discovers a mysterious Labyrinth in the woods near her new home. There are resistance fighters hiding in the woods that are intent on liberating the rationed food and medicines they need, and the Capitan’s sole mission is to eradicate each one of them. While the forest is a beautiful, luring place, it is not without its dark side. It is here that Ofelia meets a ghastly yet seemingly kindly faun called, Pan. However, the quests the faun sets her on are dangerous and filled with horror, and Ofelia soon questions whether she should trust Pan’s guidance.
Pan’s Labyrinth a spellbinding tale that takes readers to a sinister, magical and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed. Fans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince will relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie.