Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Urban Fantasy
Size: 168 pages
Release Date: December 24, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 19th book in the Fables series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the nineteenth trade paperback in the Fables series. It was a good installment in this series and I enjoyed reading it. The 20th trade paperback in this series will be called Camelot and is scheduled to release July 2014.
The first set of chapters is about Bufkin helping Oz in their revolution. Then the majority of the book is the Snow White story arc. In Snow White, Snow White’s first and original husband shows up. He is a very evil man with strong magic, and he is threatening Snow White. As if Snow White doesn’t have enough to deal with in regards to her missing children…
Bigby and Smelly take off in Rose Red’s blood powered magic car to search for his and Snow White’s missing children, while Snow White deals with the problem of her original husband showing up.
This is a pretty dark Fables, Snow White is in a very bad place. She is upset over her children and then when her original husband shows up things get a lot worse for her. He is abusive and cruel.
The artwork throughout is very much in the style of previous Fables installments. It is well done, depicts the characters nicely, and is easy to follow.
I thought learning more about Snow White’s past was intriguing. It was also interesting to see the Fables moving into and claiming Castle Dark as their new base of operations.
Overall this was an excellent read. I really enjoyed the story, especially the Snow White part of it. Highly recommended to fans of the Fables series or to fans of urban fantasy graphic novels in general.