Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Urban Fantasy
Size: 240 pages
Release Date: June 17, 2008
Stand Alone or Series: 10th book in the Fables series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the tenth book in the Fables series by Willingham and was absolutely fantastic. It tells the story of Flycatcher, as he regains his place of power as the Frog Prince and becomes a force to be reckoned with.
Flycatcher remembers his past and realizes that he has a large role play against the Adversary. Armed with Excalibur and the special armor of Lancelot he will become a force for good against the Adversary. The Fables in Fabletown are finally fully aware of the plans for war that the Adversary has and are preparing to meet this challenge. There’s a little break in this heavier story as we revisit the cubs.
I really enjoyed this installment of Fables; the story about the Adversary versus the Fables was expanded on quite a bit. It was fun to see Flycatcher go against his tame personality and embrace both power and responsibility. I enjoyed how the story broadened out and enjoyed seeing Flycatcher given a larger role.
The artwork was similar to previous installments in the series. The interlude featuring the cubs had a different artist, but this was also very nicely done.
Overall I think fans of the Fables series will be pleased with this installment in the series. Flycatcher sees a lot of character growth and things are set up nicely for the upcoming war between the Fables and the Adversary. Recommended for fans of fantasy/urban fantasy graphic novels.