Genre: Fantasy, Comics
Format: Trade Paperback Comics Collected Edition
Series: #15 in the Fables series
Publication Date: 2011
This volume 15 is a compilation of issues 94-100 of the comic series
From the back cover:
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
As the Free Fables of the Mundane World try desperately to shield themselves from the withering power of Mister Dark, Rose Red — the Farm’s ostensible leader — is finally jolted out of her crippling depression and into action by a timely revelation from her storybook past. Her epiphany comes not a moment too soon — as more and more of New York City falls under Mister Dark’s malign power, the chances of striking a decisive blow against him are getting smaller by the hour. Luckily, the survivors of Fabletown have the world’s most powerful witch on their side — and she well may be the only entity more ruthless than the Dark Man himself.
I’ll confess. I’m ready for the Mr. Dark story to be over. Despite that, there was a lot I liked about this volume of the series.
The first part focuses on Rose Red and her past and her relationship with her sister Snow White. There was a lot of background filled in during this part. Some of it had been hinted at in previous books but there’s a lot more information here.
The second part of the book is about Frau Totenkinder now known as Bellflower and her battle with Mr. Dark. This is a lot of exciting action as well as some pretty impressive strategizing and sorcery.
As usual the artwork was impressive. As much as I dislike the Mr. Dark story line the art in that section was impressive. The battle between him and Bellflower portrayed the action and the tension wonderfully.
I love this series and one of these days I’m going to need to buy my own copies so that I can reread it from the beginning.