With the identity of the Adversary finally revealed to the
citizens of Fabletown, it's time to begin making preparations
in earnest for the defence of their stronghold in the mundane
world - and that means forging new alliances with whoever
remains unconquered by the Adversary's legions. But the arrival
in Fabletown of a delegation from the Arabian Homelands shows
just how tricky this kind of coalition-building can be - especially
when one side is concealing Weapons of Magical Destruction...
Nights (And Days) collects
together issues 42-47 of the Fables comic book series.
There are two main stories in this collection. The first deals
with the arrival of Sinbad and his men into Fabletown, while
the second tale, The Ballad of Rodney and June, sees
love blossom between a wooden soldier and a wooden woman.
The two throw caution to the wind and decide that they want
to be made into flesh and blood. But how can they do so with
out upsetting the rest of the wooden citizens? And how can
they contact their maker when a war is on?
Arabian Nights tale is the longer and more entertaining
read. It is also better illustrated - the second tale seems
more wooden (excuse the pun - as this deals with a wooden
couple). There are several amusing scenes as the two try to
copy various human traits - and a very funny section where
our hero asks the advice of a goblin. The second tale is also
a stand alone story, whereas
requires the reader to be aware of some of the past history
you've been following this series then this collection is
well worth picking up - if you haven't then you really should