Thursday, August 15, 2013
Legends of the Dark Crystal: the Garthim Wars
The Garthim Wars tells the story of Lahr and Neffi. Both Gelflings are the sole survivors from a Garthim attack on their respective villages; after finding each other, they go to warn the next village. Lahr is the only Gelfling who has managed to kill a Garthim, making him a hero among the other Gelflings (who all believed they couldn't be killed). The Gelflings are a peaceful race, but both Lahr and Neffi urge the village to change their ways: the Gelflings need to stand and fight, or else they'll be hunted into extinction.
I enjoyed reading The Garthim Wars, but I have to admit that it wasn't at all what I was expecting. I didn't actually read the synopsis, so I was expecting a story centered more around the creation of the Garthim. I didn't get that, but I got a pretty decent look at Gelfling life along with a good story. Lahr and Neffi's story continues in Legends of the Dark Crystal: Trial by Fire. I'm interested to see where it goes!