Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Rating : 3.5/5
Number in Series : #2 in Fables graphic novel series
Reason for Reading : Seconds Challenge, to continue the series

Picking up directly where "Legends in Exile" finished, Snow White and Rose Red go to visit the Farm. Here are all the Fables not in human form. They are pretty much forced to live here so that the "mundys" do not discover them as it's obviosuly harder for them to blend in with society. This goes double for creatures like dragons and giants.

Led by Goldilocks (she choose to stay with the three bears on the Farm), the animals are about to begin a revolution and take over Fable Town in New York. Whose side will Rose Red take and will Snow White and Reynard the Fox be able to stop them. Will the cavalry ever arrive in time...

Lots more familiar faces turn up like The Three Little Pigs, Shere Khan, Brere Rabbit and Chicken Little. It's a lot more violent and disturbing than the first in the series with some great references to Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies. I enjoyed it, but not quite as much as the first in the series. I will definately be reading the next one though.


dancechica said...

This sounds interesting. I'll have to remember to pick it up.

Ana S. said...

I liked the first one better too, but I also enjoyed this one, and I definitely think the series will pick up again in the future.

jpderosnay said...

i picked up one or two issues of the comic when this storyline was on. i quite enjoyed it, although something about the whole premise (of the series) bugged me for a while. you know, it just seemed odd in a way. they weren't doing it the way i'd expected them too, so it took me a while to get used the concept.

a few years on and now i am finally ready to read it. what fools we can be sometimes, hey?

but yeah, i quite liked the dark tone of this - i can't remember whcih issue it was, but at the end of it one of the three little pigs was dead on a stick or something...! very cool.

Unknown said...

I really want to read these. Looking forward to review of the next one.