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.

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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.

Sucks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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