Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Graphic Novel Review - 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Fables Prequel) by Bill Willingham (5/5 stars)

Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Size: 144 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: March 5, 2008
ISBN: 978-1401203696
Stand Alone or Series: Prequel to Fables series
Source: Swapped
Rating: 5/5 stars

This is a prequel to the Fables series and it was very well done. I enjoyed learning the back stories on some of our favorite characters. I also enjoyed the variety of different types of illustration, all of which were unique and beautiful.

This is a wonderful installment where Snow White is held hostage by the Sultan and, in exchange for delaying her execution, she tells the Sultan a new story every night. All of the stories tell of the pasts of Fables characters we have come to know and love. The illustrations vary a lot in style but are absolutely fantastic.

We hear about the Frog Prince and his past, about Snow White and how her and Rose Red came to be at odds. Another excellent story was the one about how Bigby was born and came to be the Big Bad Wolf he is in current stories. The stories are very well done and just wonderful.

We also learn about about the exile of the Fables to our world. Some of this back story we already know, but this installment provides some extra background.

I really really enjoyed learning the back stories for all of these wonderful Fables characters. It adds a lot of depth to these characters we know and love.

The variety of illustration was fantastic. All of these illustrations are very well done but very different from story to story.

Overall a very enjoyable addition to the Fables universe. If you are a fan of this series definitely pick this up. I would actually recommend this as an excellent introduction to the Fables world and great stand alone read as well. Fans of fantasy graphic novels should definitely check this out.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
- 150+ Reading Challenge
- TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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