Fables, Vol. 22: Farewell (Fables #22) (Fables Universe #42)

And so it ends. It’s been an awfully long strange trip, that probably overstayed it’s welcome just a bit. But on the whole it’s been quite the story and I’m glad to have read it.

It’s kind of neat having a page or two with the ‘last story’ of many different fables. We get to see some like Boy Blue again, which I appreciate. Even if/especially if he (more or less) stayed dead.


Jack of Fables, Vol. 9: The End (Jack of Fables #9) (Fables Universe #38)

Oy. Jack of Fables should probably have ended back with Jack of Fables, Vol. 6: The Big Book of War . It wrapped up everything nicely enough. Instead it just keeps going. But here, we have a finale! Except… everyone dies Not even kidding. After we’ve come to know and love all these characters, the big finale is them all getting together for one last battle … and every one of them dies . I guess that’s one way to end a series.



Fables, Vol. 20: Camelot (Fables #20) (Fables Universe #37)

Onward and Fableward, we’re almost to the end!

In this volume, we have the story of a little girl wondering about Castle Dark / the new Fabletown (cute), Rose Red growing in her position as a Paladin of Hope and refounding the Round Table (it’s weird and I’m not sure what the point is), and Snow White growing darker as she loses her children/at least their childhoods and husband.


Fairest: In All the Land (Fairest #6) (Fables Universe #41)

Fairest. The story of Cinderella, this time trying to solve a murder mystery as all the ‘fairest in the land’ (there are amusingly many of them) are dropping like flies. It’s actually a fairly decent murder mystery and while you completely expect that there will be some way (MAGIC!) to bring them back in the end, there’s still a chance that they might not.

It’s decent, although there are better Fables stories. Better Fairest stories even.


Fables, Vol. 19: Snow White (Fables #19) (Fables Universe #36)

And thus, 19 stories in we have the ‘story of Snow White’. Which details a first husband we’ve never heard of who’s a comically bad guy and wants to ruins everyone’s day… and actually does manager to kill Bigby... . Really?

On top of that, we have piles of backstory with BUFKIN THE LIBERATOR… who is not really that interesting. And apparently will never actually interact with the main Fables storyline? Meh.


Fairest, Volume 3: The Return of the Maharaja (Fables Universe #32)

So. Charming survived. And now he’s a Maharaja in a world of Indian Fables. I guess I shouldn’t really be surprised.

Storywise, it’s pretty crazy. It’s awesome to see the character growth. He’s an ass, but he’s got a lot of potential. A near death, saving the world… might just do the thing?