"It's everything a fan of the series could want - and everything a non-fan could need to get initiated." - IO9 "Willingham manages to merge the gentle, meandering feel of fairy tales with a breakneck, contemporary pacing - a very clever trick indeed. The characters and stories are very engaging, the tension real, the mythos powerful." - Boing Boing The critically acclaimed prose novel from FABLES creator Bill Willingham - now in trade paperback! The tale takes place long ago, in the deepest dark of The Black Forest. Two brothers - Peter Piper and his older brother Max - encounter ominous forces that 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. PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and the lush ink drawings of FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. The novel also reveals secrets of some of the regular FABLES series cast members including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep, along with an 8-page comics story by Willingham and Leialoha!