Fables #7 Arabian Nights (and days)

As the series revamps itself we enter a whole new warfare with new enemies and allies.

The Adversary has begun an invasion on the Arab fables lands. Sinbad, his leaders, slaves, and concubines have come to the hidden Fable community in New York seeking a new way of life. Misunderstandings between the two cultures collide with issues of slavery and language barriers. Poor Mayor Prince Charming falls in over his head and is force to call upon an old rival for help.

Unfortunately for our heroes one of Sinbad's ministers has other plans for the Fabled community. One being to release a genie with three wishes to destroy the community. There is only Fable with the power and knowledge to stop this powder keg of destruction.

The second part to the series is through the letters of a wooden soldier who has fallen in love while invading the Arab worlds. As he writes the letter to his emperor, The Adversary, we learn more of these soldiers and the role they play in conquering to know fabled worlds.

Arabian Nights adds yet another refreshing breeze of characters and story elements that keep building on the established universe. With the Arab Fables now involved we are introduced to a whole new set of ideas and legends.

Another great episode.

Reviewed by: shea
4 Comment(s)
Andy said...
This was a good one. I'm back on the Fables bandwagon. I wish Heroes was open 24 hours. I need my fix...
Paul said...
Yeah, great new wrinkles to the story as always. The wooden soldiers were great, and I'm interesting to see what paths they take with the moral dilemna that surely waits ahead. I wish Bigby were around though, he'd sniff them out...hah

My only gripe shea, is that you gave Homelands a 4. I would certainly give this one 5, but I enjoyed Homelands more I think.
Shea said...
I agree to disagree...

I loved Homelands but I definitely didnt dig Jacks story except for the part about him not showing up anymore to Fabletown. The only story I have ever like with Jack was when he was in the civil war...

This one gets 5 because it opened up so many endless possibilites for the series and added some great new elements that completely refresh.
Andy said...
Yeah this one introduced a new world of Fables I hadn't thought of. Not only that but opened my mind to the possibility of bringing Fables from every culture into the series.