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Fable by Peter David
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May 30, 12

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Read in May, 2012

I greatly enjoyed the original Fable game, but found the second to be less enthralling and didn't care for the third at all. So I've become detached from the franchise and while I'm a fan of Peter David I have not gotten to his Fable novels as of yet. But as this story focuses on the main villain from the original, it provides me an ideal starting point.

The first great adventure of Albion has been told, and the villain Jack of Blades defeated and destroyed. But bungling wanderer Xiro comes across the village of Oddwood and finds something else: people in terror, ruled by a very much alive Jack of Blades and his brigands. Who then forbid Xiro from leaving...

Fable: Jack of Blades is a nice little callback to Fable, and captures the titular character well. This story works in contrasts, and while I found it predictable it is well told and layered. Definitely worth a read for fans of Albion's first adventure.
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