It's much more complicated than that, of course but if that idea doesn't hook you, nothing else will. There are many wonderful character moments for all of the established cast and Paul Cornell fills this issue with his trademark humor as well as some high drama. Fans of Cornell's Stormwatch, who haven't been reading this book, would be well advised to pick this issue up. You'll thank me later. Trust me.
Bernard Chang's artwork is as excellent as ever. His pencils are unwavering in their quality and his thin inks leave this book looking something like a colorized woodcut once Marcelo Maiolo has contributed to the finished product. Truly, this is the best looking fantasy book on the market today!