“Once Upon a Time” lost meaning when that ‘time’ became now for three teenagers. Pulled towards Die Bibliothek, a mysterious village that appeared almost in their back yards, the phrase becomes part of their daily vocabulary. The three enter a world where they must become the characters of their childhood stories and correct them from their recently corrupted states.
Gabe Wolfwood simply wanted a more exciting life but got a bit more than he asked for when he found himself portraying the roles of kings, princes, and street rats. He’s forced to keep the stories morally Good but when the embodiment of Evil is trying to stop him, he and his friends hit a snag in finding “happily ever after”.
His life, he begins to notice, is more like a young adult novel than he ever wanted or expected.