Eisner-winning comics creator Willingham (the Fables series) makes his middle-grade debut with an action-packed and often touching novel...that explores the nature of characters and authorship…The end result is a stellar example of a novel working both as an adventure tale and as metafiction. (Starred review, Publishers Weekly on the works of Bill Willingham
Willingham's Fables comics tapped into the deep fairy-tale structures in my psyche and never let go. Now, Down the Mysterly River
finally delivers the same opportunity for younger readers. Lucky them! (Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother on the works of Bill Willingham
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From the Publisher
In his Heroes Wood, Bill Willingham has created an enchanting new land of magic and adventure that might lie just down the river from Toad Hall, down the road from Narnia, or over the hill from the Hundred Acre Wood. Willingham gives us deadly sword fights, narrow escapes, lethal traps, surprising betrayals, and all of the other necessary elements of a thrilling adventure tale. But at its heart this is also a mystery story, and if the four fugitives cant first solve the mystery of the Heroes Wood they may never live to reach sanctuary.