The sixth volume in the series explores some of Bigby Wolf's extracurricular exploits around the mundane world in "Cinderella Libertine" and "War Stories" before returning to the main storyline in "The Year After," which follows the aftermath of the Adversary's attempt to conquer Fabletown. Rated for mature readers.
"Exquisitely detailed and vibrant art pulls readers into this well-crafted fantasy." School Library Journal
"If the dialogue is a mite clunky this time, the artwork seems more lavish than ever." Booklist
crowyhead, January 6, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
The opening of this collection finds Prince Charming trying (and failing) to deal ably with his position as Mayor of Fabletown. Boy Blue has returned from the Homelands with essential information about the Adversary, but due to Fable laws about the theft of magical items, he is imprisoned and awaiting trial. Meanwhile, a contingent from the Arabian Nights version of Bhagdad has arrived, and there are definitely some things getting lost in the translation. I felt that this collection was overall a bit weaker than the preceeding one, but then, I tend to find Bigby, Snow White, and Boy Blue to be the most interesting characters, and this collection didn't have much "screentime" for any of them.
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