Return to Labyrinth By Jim Hensons

Hey everyone! So lately I have had a bit of an obsession with the movie The Labyrinth with David Bowie, and I was shocked to find out that there was a 'sequel' of sorts, in the form of a graphic novel. I bought them all in excitement, and I really must say that I enjoyed reading them. There are only 4 volumes in the series, and it gives a new light on the original story.

Thirteen years after Sara left the labyrinth by defeating Jareth, Toby, her younger brother, has finally grown up. He is a teenager, who is given everything he wants in life through... odd means... As it turns out, Jareth has been keeping an eye on his old friend, and has been sending goblins to cater to his every need, even if he doesn't know it.
But Jareth has reasons for pampering Toby. The young boy doesn't know it yet, but Jareth is getting ready to 'retire' as the Goblin King, and needs someone to take his place. And Toby is the boy for the job.
And, as anyone who has seen the movie might know, Jareth never does anything just to be nice. As it turns out, he is slowly losing control of his world because of Sara, who won his heart and then broke it by turning him down and leaving him before. With Toby as the new King, he would be able to journey into the human world and have another chance to have Sara by his side as his Queen.
Too bad she doesn't remember him. Not that he lets that stop him.
How will Toby deal with being a King? One thing is for sure, Jareth always has a back up plan for getting out of plans he can't keep... Especially when it involves total control over the Labyrinth by his crazy Ex Girlfriend...

I loved this series, and the ending was not too bad. It gives insight on how Jareth became the Goblin King to begin with, and what happened to him after Sara left him behind to continue her own life.
I gave it overall a 4 out of 5 star rating, and I would recommend giving it a go if you ever get the chance. (BTW they no longer publish the books so if you want to read it you have to look on Amazon to get them)
See you all next week!
- K


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