Peter and Max
In the deepest dark of The Black Forest, two brothers will come undone ... When an unspeakable tragedy befalls a family of traveling minstrels, they become stranded and left for dead. Here in the heart of The Black Forest, Peter Piper and his older brother Max encounter ominous forces that will... show more
In the deepest dark of The Black Forest, two brothers will come undone ...
When an unspeakable tragedy befalls a family of traveling minstrels, they become stranded and left for dead. Here in the heart of The Black Forest, Peter Piper and his older brother Max encounter ominous forces that will change them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern-day Fabletown.
Writer Bill Willingham deftly weaves a story of adventure and dark fantasy -- ably accompanied with lush illustrations by noted Fables artist Steve Leialoha -- that will keep readers riveted until the final, fateful page.
Fans of the ongoing Fables series will uncover the secret histories of some of their favourite characters including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep to name a few.
New readers will find Peter & Max: a Fables Novel a welcomeentree into Bill Willingham's inimitable mythos that has garnered numerous awards and a Hugo nomination. An eight-page bonus sequential story, "The Price of a Happy Ending," is the perfect endnote to this compelling work of prose fiction.
Publish date: 2009-10-13
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
I knew about the Fables series by Bill Willingham but never picked any up, not being a huge fan of graphic novels. My disclaimer: there is nothing wrong with graphic novels; I love the art and stories and appreciate the talent that goes into creating them, but just never got into them so much. So, w...
I wanted to like this book. I've been considering getting into the Fables comics more, and thought this would be a nice way to introduce myself when I saw it at a library book sale. Well... it was an introduction. And the idea behind the story wasn't terrible. but I'm not sure the story knew what it...
Peter & Max is a stand alone novel set in the Fables-universe of author Bill Willingham. Fans of Fables will be familiar with the folk and fairy tale personalities that show up in the story. However, those who haven't read the series need not worry. You don't need to be a fan of even very familiar w...
It's been a while since I picked up a Fables book, so it felt great to be back in Fabletown again. One of the most fascinating parts of this book was when Willingham gave us insight into Max's mind as he transformed into one of the creepiest villains I've ever read. I guess the only downside to this...
Overall, this wasn't bad. I certainly prefer the comics, but that might have simply been because this novel was about characters I'd never met in the Fables history. Sure, Bigby and Snow, Red and Clara made brief appearances, but make no mistake, this was about Peter and his brother, Max.I wasn't ...
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