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The Pen is Mightier...
Type Side Quest
Preceding The Hollow Legion
Succeeding None
Start Brightwall
End Brightwall
Reward 40 Guild Seals
Achievement icon.pngBrightwall Book Club
"You can never have too many books, I always say."
— Samuel

The Pen is Mightier... is a quest in Fable III that is given by Samuel in Brightwall. It requires the Hero to search for rare books scattered throughout Albion and Aurora and return them to the Brightwall Academy. The quest becomes available after meeting with Page for the first time. Completing this quest unlocks the achievement Brightwall Book Club. There are 30 rare books in total.

To view all locations of all the Rare Books, see Rare Book Locations.


Samuel, the librarian in Brightwall, needs your help recovering rare books which have been scattered across Albion and beyond. Return to Samuel to give him any books you find.


  • The Book of Mysteries: You found 'The Book of Mysteries'. Not that mysterious after all, but the title does draw one in.
  • The Invocation of the Watchers: You have collected 'The Invocation of the Watchers', a very rare and important book. Academics everywhere will thank you. Then they will be torn apart by demons.
  • The Pangs of Sunset: Excellent work! You've found 'The Pangs of Sunset', a book which... really says more about its author than its subject. And it frankly says way too much about both.
  • Reaver on Reaver: Well done, you got hold of a copy of Reaver's autobiography in difficult circumstances. But did you keep a copy for yourself?
  • The Book of Doom: Congratulations, you found 'The Book of Doom'! That's amazing. And you read it. That wasn't so smart, but still.

Book Locations in the Brightwall Academy[]

The actual order, when placed in the Academy, is as follows (from the entrance, clockwise):

  • 1. How to be a Crack Shot
  • 2. How to be a Master Swordsman
  • 3. The Amazing Exploits of Baron Barnaby Beadle
  • 4. Alchemy and Immortality
  • 5. AdventureQuest: A Select Your Own Endeavor book
  • 6. Famous Kings of History: King Cedric
  • 7. Famous Kings of History: Old King Oswald
  • 8. Famous Kings of History: Markus Ivy
  • 9. The Mibbs-Spagmo Theory of Gluttony
  • 10. The Extraordinary Homunculus of Baron von Orfen
  • 11. Attack of the Killer Puffins
  • 12. Liver of Darkness
  • 13. The Book of Mysteries *
  • 14. The Pangs of Sunset *
  • 15. The Book of Doom *
  • 16. Reaver on Reaver *
  • 17. The Invocation of the Watchers *
  • 18. Dangerous Things: Lightning
  • 19. Dangerous Things: Stargazing in Remote Areas
  • 20. Dangerous Things: Ladders
  • 21. Dangerous Things: Industrial Machinery
  • 22. Dangerous Things: Gunpowder
  • 23. The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol 1: Hang Gliders
  • 24. The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol 2: Ovens
  • 25. The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol 3: Boxing
  • 26. Famous Killers: Xavier Smedley
  • 27. Famous Killers: Terence Posture
  • 28. Famous Killers: Carl Tendency
  • 29. The Tyranny of Tyrants
  • 30. The Grasping Avarice of Kings and their Lackeys
  • * Denotes Quest books


See also.

Fable III Quests
Side Quests
An Ancient Key Animal Liberation Awakening Back to the Salt Mines Bored to Death Bounty Hunting Chesty's Chess Chicken Chaser Convict on the Run A Day at the (Chicken) Races The Debt An Evil Presence Escaped Convict Escaped Prisoner Excavation Factory 'Volunteers' The Final Insult Framed for Murder The Game Gift Wood for Driftwood Gnomes are Great! Gnomes are Evil! Gone But Not Forgotten Hobnobbing With Hobbes In Mourning An Island Getaway The Key to a Greater Key Kidnapped Leverage Lumberjacks Wanted! The Man Who Knew Just Enough A Marriage of Inconvenience Mercenary Customs Miners Required Missing Child Missing Play Mortar and Mourning The New World One Ring to Find Peace, Love, and Homicide The Pen is Mightier... Pest Control The Prophetic Hermit Reaver's Unmentionables A Relic of Ages Past Rescue the Miner's Brother Restoration The Silverpines Curse Special Delivery Temple's Treasure Whorezone

Relationship Quests

Understone The Voice Reaver's Wheel of Misfortune Mercenary Camp Shooting Range
Traitor's Keep Manhunt Undeath Sentence Reconstruction Prison Management for Beginners