What happens when you wish for something terrible... and your wish comes true? Young Sarah is about to find out. Left at home to mind her baby brother, Toby, she finds herself trying to confront a screaming infant as a wild storm rages about the house. In a fit of temper, she wishes that the goblins would come and take the child away. Unfortunately, they do.
Sarah then plunges into a whirlwind adventure. If she cannot reach the center of the mysterious Labyrinth within thirteen hours, Jareth - King of the Goblins - will keep Toby forever. In the twists and turns of her dangerous journey to Jareth's castle, she meets an extraordinary variety of strange characters, some more friendly than others. But none of them will be able to help her unless she musters the courage to challenge Jareth - no matter what the odds.
A wonderful novelization of one of the all time favorite fantasy films. I saw Labyrinth when it came out in 1986 (oh my god, where has the time gone!)and I was instantly captivated. However this book goes deeper into the mindset of both Sarah and more importantly for Goblin King fans, Jareth. Whenever I see the film, I immediately go back to the book and read silently to myself....."through dangers untold and hardships outnumbered.."
This book does give you a little more detail into the movie. Not much, but a little bit more. Just more in depth look at their thoughts through their perils. It does follow rather closely to the movie, though it does leave out all the songs, which I can understand but the songs helped the story in my opinion, especially when Jareth sings that he moves the stars for no one (that wasn't in the book). All in all a good read, if you're a fan you'll love this book.