Fables: Inherit the Wind [vol. 17] by Bill Willingham, et al, 144 pages
The overarching plot for this volume is right there in the subtitle: Bigby and Snow's kids are put through a series of tasks that will determine which one of them will succeed their grandfather as the North Wind. Along the way, we meet the other three cardinal winds, all of whom have designs on picking a weak North Wind successor that they can manipulate. A secondary tale takes us back to Bufkin the flying monkey, who has found his way back to Oz and is leading the resistance against the evil Nome King. Finally, in a short tale tacked onto the end of this volume, Rose Red gets the Christmas Carol treatment, visiting aspects of hope ranging from a ghostly bride to Santa himself. Not a bad volume, all in all.