Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fables - Volume 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham

Books Completed: 40
Completion Date: February, 2009
Pages: 200
Publication Date: June 6, 2007

Reason for Reading: Next in series, Graphic Novel Challenge
Collecting FABLES #52-59! Pinocchio suffers seriously divided loyalties between his father, the evil Adversary, and his fellow Fable refugees in New York. Plus, Bigby Wolf reluctantly decides it's finally time to square accounts with his long-estranged father, the North Wind, and makes a journey with Snow White and their kids to find him.
This was another great edition in the Fables series. It is a series that is getting harder and harder to review, though. This book had a huge cast of characters because it takes place at the Farm and in Fabletown, but it also shows the plans of the Adversary and his team. Pinocchio had stayed with his father because he felt loyalty to him, but he is starting to feel torn between the two sides. It was great to see the 'bad guys' at work. I was particularly fond of the addition of Hansel as a new character. Learning his history was actually really interesting! Red Riding has also reappeared as a character and has decided it is time to move into the new city and a new era. This means the addition of some great fairy tale classics. I like how the writing allows for cameos.

In the meantime, Bigby, Snow White, and the children have gone to visit Bigby's father. This allows for a chance to see the relationship between Bigby and his father, plus allows for visiting with the children. You have to admit, they are pretty cute! One of them even narrates one of the stories. There is a lot going on in this book. Stories are being cleared up, while other ones are being created. It is easy to see that there is going to be a lot of great stuff happening in the next two books in the series! I can't wait to read them.


  1. They ARE cute :D I love the cubs.

    And yep...great stuff is coming :P

  2. I hope to get the next two books very soon!


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