After surviving a curse, plague, and the hostile woods, Charming returns to the camp in large part thanks to Nayalani. Trying to make good on his word, Charming sets a trap for the dhole who have been terrorizing her village, but that’s when the story takes an odd turn.
It turns out the dhole aren’t dhole at all, but the brothers of Bigby left in the region to fend for themselves when an enemy of Charming decided to recruit them to get his revenge on the new Maharaja. Although this new understanding between Charming and the shapeshifting wolves prevents any further bloodshed, it also reveals the creatures’ brutal revenge on Nayalani’s village for the death of their brother.
By the end of the issue Charming’s true enemy will finally be revealed and Nayalani will be forced to say goodbye to the only home she has ever known. I thought this arc got a bit off track with the plague storyline, but this issue feels much more in-tune with the rest of the Fables universe leading into next month’s final issue of Nayalani and Charming’s tale. Worth a look.