Friday, February 26, 2010

Rating : 4.5/5
Number of Pages : 228
Series : #10 Fables
Format : Graphic Novel
Reason for Reading : Graphic Novel Challenge 2010, to continue the series

The story mostly follows Flycatcher who becomes The Good Prince. He follows a quest that takes him back into the lands of the Adversary where he ventures to build his own kingdom with the help of a guide and a series of trapped souls. He has magical armour and sword that help him keep the Adversary and his armies at bay. Plus he seems to be able to absorb the magic of others.

Back in Fabletown most of the Fables are watching Flys adventures through the Magic Mirror. There were some small side stories involving Bigby and Snow which I hope is developed in later collections. This was very much Fly's story though all the way through.

This was one of my favourite of the collections so far. Fly really came into his own and although he became a Prince again, he stayed true to who he was and did not get power mad like the true Adversary. He was such a background character previously until 1001 Nights of Snowfall (I recommend you read it before this one) where we learn his back story. I hope he continues to figure in later collections despite no longer living in Fabletown.

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 177
Series : #11 Fables
Format : Graphic Novel
Reason for Reading : Graphic Novel Challenge 2010, to continue the series

The War between Fabletown and the Adverssary beings in earnest. Cinderella has her own mission to bring back a package which turns out to be more complicated than expected. Bigby mans the last remaining beanstalk as an escape route into the Cloud Kingdoms which the adversary must never have access to. Meanwhile Prince Charming and Sinbad have taken to the skies in a super ship to shoot down any dragons or other aerial warriors set against them. The Fables are employing the use of earth technology, guns and bombs specifically, which the Adversary has always forbidden in his lands to stop them being abused and used against him.

Boy Blue finally reveals his true feelings for a fellow Fable, but things do not turn out as planned. He throws all of his efforts in to using the Witching Cloak to travel between the three outposts and make sure no one runs out of supplies of ammunition. Nothing can get through the Witching Cloak, or can it...

The end of the first main plot arc. I plan on taking a break and catching up with the Jack of Fables books before going further with this series. Some great storytellings, I look forward to coming back to the world of the Fables in the future.