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The Books of Faerie: Auberon's Tale (The Books of Faerie #2)

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Discover how a young boy became the haughty King Auberon of Faerie in THE BOOKS OF FAERIE: AUBERON'S TALE, a VERTIGO trade paperback (suggested for mature readers) collecting the 3-issue miniseries of the same name and other tales of Auberon and his realm.

In the AUBERON'S TALE miniseries — written by Bronwyn Carlton (THE BOOKS OF FAERIE), with art by Peter Gross (THE BOOKS
Published (first published November 1st 1999)
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This book in the spin-off series "The Books of Faerie" gives a glimpse of Auberon as a child, before he became King of Faerie. It's fascinating to see who Auberon used to be.

There are other familiar characters here as well, such as Dymphna (who turns out to be Auberon’s aunt), Obrey and even the Amadan (what an underhanded manipulative creature!).

As with all the books in these series, the stories are well-written and engaging. There is even a Timothy Hunter (from "The Books of Magic") story at
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Appeal Characteristics: Neil Gaiman's creation, faeries, politics, war, backstory of The Books of Magic

This is a back story of a larger work created by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess called Timothy Hunter and the Books of Magic I was sorta lost throughout because I know nothing about this series. There were little short stories included at the end about Timothy...but again I was wiki'ing about half the people mentioned. So I love the graphic illustrations (and Neil Gaiman) so it was a great visua
KV Taylor
I reviewed this tpb collection, along with Books of Faerie (Titania's) for Fae Awareness Month. Link right here!

As a side note, the actual Auberon bit would get 4 stars. The other stories are cool, but more of a "that was cool" 3, so it might be a 3.5er over all.
Nov 08, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Ties into The Books of Magic and Sandman. Not as an interesting read as Titania's Books of Faery. Deals with Auberon's war in his youth for the throne.
Feb 27, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was pretty to look at (just look at those Faery land skies). The story was run-of-the-mill but it had a little charm.
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Bronwyn Carlton is an American comic book author, editor and radio DJ. She has written many DC Comics titles including Catwoman, The Books of Faerie as well as the Paradox Press imprint title, The Big Book of Death.

She has worked as an editor for both DC and Marvel. At DC she worked on both the Paradox Press and Piranha Press imprints; at Marvel she worked on the Marvel Knights line.
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