#CBR4 Cannonball 13: Fables, Volume 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham

Fables, Vol. 10: The Good PrinceFables, Vol. 10: The Good Prince by Bill Willingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Boy, oh, boy, was this a good one. When it comes to straight-up action/adventure, I have to give this volume top props.

In Sons of Empire, we learned that Ambrose, also known as Flycatcher, better known to us mundys as the Frog Prince, was destined for an important future. The Good Prince tells the tale of Ambrose’s realization of his fate.

We take a trip down the Witching Well, and are reunited with characters that we thought were dead and gone from as far back as Volume 2, Animal Farm. The scope of the series has grown broader and more epic with each passing volume, and bringing back old characters from the dead is a great way to subtly point that out.

With the help of the Forsworn Knight, who turns out to be Lancelot of Arthurian legend, Ambrose returns to his homelands and establishes a new kingdom: Haven. He means for Haven to be just that: a place where people running from the oppression of the Empire can find sanctuary and solace. But the Empire isn’t going to just let them be. There’s action in the forecast, folks.

Willingham did such a good job of introducing us to Flycatcher early on in the series and painting him out to be little more than comic relief. But he then took the character and made him an unlikely hero, and did it in such a way that it was a complete and refreshing surprise.

It’s also still clear that, regardless of what happens between Haven and the Empire, Fabletown will have to fight its own fight against the Empire. And preparations are being made for just that.

This volume moves the action along at a great pace, and it’s my favorite of the series so far.

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  2. sevenstories Said:

    I’ve read the most recently issue but am way behind on my reviews so haven’t posted one yet but it keeps getting better! Ambrose is one of my favourite characters, I was so glad the way that Willingham brought him in to be such an important character. When you get to the most recent issue I will be leaving more comments but am wary of spoilers at the moment!

  3. Jelinas Said:

    Oh, I won’t be getting to the most recent issues for a while; not until they reach my local library. But I am loving this series!! So glad you are, too!!

  4. My child, my child, you didn’t tell me that you had a blog!!!! I just about died laughing at the family posts!

    Glad to see you’re reading Emma (I got this blog link from Goodreads).

    I’m too lazy to change my name on this one to Coyle…I’ll let this comment be from my author personna. :)

  5. Also didn’t realize where my name was linked to. Must rectify that.


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