With the Battle of Fabletown won, and the surrounding city of New York none the wiser, the Fables have gained a little time for rebuilding and reflection. For father-to-be Bigby Wolf that means a visit with an old friend and a reminiscence of another, even deadlier war. And for Snow White herself, it means a long, painful labor—and a series of joyous, heart-wrenching surprises.