>> Friday, May 9, 2014
Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham
Genre: Fantasy, Graphic Novel
Series: #9 in the Fables series
Publication Date: 2007
This volume 9 is a compilation of issues 52-59 of the comic series.
From the publisher:
The Best-Laid Plans
The free Fables living in the mundane world have struck a decisive blow against the Adversary, destroying one of his most valuable assests at the very heart of his empire - and setting the stage for an all-out war between the worlds in the process. Now, while the rule of the Homelands licks his wounds and gathers his forces, the denizens of Fabletown have a rare chance to savor the brief peace their victory has brought them. Everyone, however, knows that this is just the calm before the storm - and that even the winds themselves will have to choose sides before it's over.
In the last volume of the series The Adversary was dealt a blow. This time around he's gathering his forces and making plans.
Back in New York the Fables are enjoying a peaceful time but are a bit unnerved when an envoy from the Adversary shows up. Hansel is clearly not a nice guy.
Bigby Wolf, Snow White and thier kids visit Bigby's Father and chaos and conniving follow.
I love this series and it just gets better and better. This volume is a good mix of action and setting the stage for future storylines. The final section is a series of short stories answering fun questions from readers of the series,.
If you haven't started this series you should.