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Fable: Jack of Blades (Short Story) [Kindle Edition]

Peter David
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fable™ Heroes, available May 2, 2012, on Xbox Live Arcade, gathers a range of heroes and villains from across the epic videogame saga—and the Fable™ companion eBook series delves even deeper into their greatest triumphs, darkest secrets, and never-before-seen origins. In the second eBook short story, evil will be unmasked—but nothing is ever what it seems when Jack of Blades has the upper hand.
 
Finally, the people of Albion are safe. Jack of Blades, the supernatural terror, has been slayed . . . or at least, that’s what they’ve been told. But the residents of Oddwood know that Jack is alive and well. Leading a small force of mercenaries, Jack has enslaved the townsfolk and is enjoying a life of luxury—until an unassuming young man arrives on the scene, inadvertently thwarting Jack at every step. Living up to his merciless reputation, Jack of Blades decides upon a suitable punishment: throwing the newcomer into a cage with a flesh-eating Balverine. Little does Jack realize that he’s dealing with a wild card—and a shocking twist to the Fable™ saga.
 
© 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Fable, Lionhead, the Lionhead logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1686 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (May 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007SWMZ1K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The first horror of Albion returns. May 30, 2012
By para
Format:Kindle Edition
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Short Story! June 9, 2014
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I've been a fan of fable since the very beginning. I always enjoy enriching myself with some good Albion lore! Especially Jack of Blades, who is still by far the 'best' worst villain Albion has ever seen. It was a very interesting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant August 3, 2013
By Lucais
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A very short story but a great one about Jack of blades. It is a shame he has only been featured in two games
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jack of Blades June 25, 2013
By Mike
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The lost chapters is my favorite Xbox game created. I saw this book on my favorite villain in a game a naturally decided to read it. While it was incredibly short it did bring on a new perspective to Jack of Blades
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 26, 2013
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This book is great the main character isn't who you think it is. It's called Jack of blades for a reason. Xiro is Jack of blades! Not the one who you think is at first.I didn't play the game but I love the story. You'd be smart to read it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fable May 15, 2013
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It was a good game, and hearing some more of the stories of the people in it was fascinating! I would recommend Peter David to anyone, and this is another great example of why.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fable: Jack of blades March 31, 2013
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This was a really good light read for the road, with some funny death parts and a good path. Have fun.
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