Fables 18 - Cubs in Toyland
Yes, this is what I signed up for when I became addicted to the Fables series. I was literally biting my nails reading this, thinking “no, they wouldn’t do that, there will be a different outcome to the story” and then “I can’t believe they actually went through with this! When did I forget that these are not stories for children?!” It totally took me by surprise. I’m so delighted that the authors managed to confound my expectations.
It’s impressive how Willingham always finds a new myth to introduce and seamlessly weave into his story. Even though I gave a high rating to the previous books out of sheer love for the series on the whole, I admit to having started to have doubts and to worry. For me, it’s back on track now and I’m as eagerly anticipating the next instalment as I used to.