Thursday, November 5, 2009

197. Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days)


Arabian Nights (and Days) by Bill Willingham
Fables: Book 7

Pages: 143
Ages: 18+
Finished: Nov. 4, 2009
First Published: 2006
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:

Well, we're here.



Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Comments: The main story takes a pivotal turn as the focus shifts to the Fables of the East. Here we meet folklore from the eastern part of the world who are living in Baghdad. Sinbad, is namely the main character introduced and the first 4 issues of this volume contain this story arc. Many of our favourite characters so far make appearances (some very brief) to show what's happening with their respective arcs or to show they haven't been forgotten. Then the final two issues switch to a strange story which has a completely different artist appearance to it and takes place in the Homelands. The story is interesting but appears to have to no real relevance to any story arcs, but hang in there for a surprise ending that will leave you waiting for the characters to turn up again. As a turning point in the series this book takes a bit to get into with all the new happenings, characters and leaving the old plots to fill in the background. But we can see here that while the many story arcs will continue there is now a new direction in the main overall plot. Interesting things are ahead for our friends. And onward I go with the series!!

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1 comment:

  1. Soon you will be caught up like me and have to start waiting for the books to come out! Glad you continue to enjoy the series!

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