Fairy tales and folklore come from a variety of sources, changing as they are told and retold. And some of these tales have been inspired by real historical figures, whose lives either formed the genesis of the story or altered it along the way. So what is fact and what is fiction?
Fairytales contain some of the most delightful make-believe in literature, even with all their creepiness and weirdness. These stories of bargains and trials, distilled by the oral tradition, pack some of the most potent storytelling in any genre, for any audience. So why can't anybody manage to make a halfway decent…
The splendid new role-playing game Ni no Kuni is, in many ways, a game about stories. It's a fairy tale of the purest sort, full of morals and messages, overflowing with heart. So it's fitting that within the game lies a book filled with richly-drawn fairy tales.