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“I want to tell tales,” the troll child said.
“I want to find them and bind them and keep them forever.”
“And that is why you are here,” the Ancient One replied.
“Time has called to you,
The Ancient Ones have called to you.
A Keeper of Tales you shall be.”
For the first time, internationally acclaimed artist, author and concept designer, Brian Froud returns to the images of storied characters, haunted landscapes and forgotten tales that inspired Jim Henson to create the classic film, The Dark Crystal. Within these pages, Trolls reveals a new realm in the celebrated faerie universe of Brian and Wendy Froud, world renowned for their vast and personal knowledge of faeries, goblins, and other folk.
Through art, story and sculpture, we discover that trolls live through the telling of tales and the passing on of stories, weaving them together, then letting them flow separately again, as streams, rivers, tree roots and branches do. Here are stories of stone and bone, wood and feather, along with tale fragments, snippets of stories to be told in full down the road or ones lost to be remembered again, all brought to vivid life though Brian & Wendy’s captivating images and words. Interspersed among the stories are troll customs, philosophies and practices: How many kinds of troll are there, where do they live, what do they like to eat, why do some trolls gather while others seek solitude? Your journey through Trolls will reveal many mysteries, wonders and enchantments and there are no better guides for your adventure than Brian & Wendy Froud