This episode's recommended book: Kiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono
Most die never
saying what they meant to. Never hearing what they should. Made
mute by fear-- and deaf by pride.
Season Two • Episode One
Waiting to Die in a Tent, A Few Thoughts on Valhalla
The old viking warrior Einarr and his young friend Mikel battle to protect their distant city of Reidun.
When Einarr is mortally wounded, Mikel sets out to locate Einarr’s estranged daughter Kára for a final father-daughter reunion. But before they can return, a mysterious figure finds Einarr alone-- and about to breathe his last.
This episode's recommended book: The Monsters and the Critics by J.R.R. Tolkien
I walk'd west of the sun for your touch. I walk'd east of the moon for your kiss.
Season One • Episode One
The House That Jack Built
When a man's secretive past threatens to consume him, he must choose between deceiving his wife and losing her for all time.
The newlywed couple Jack and Liz move into their new house on an otherwise uninhabited island, and soon a nearly-forgotten arson casts a fiery shadow over their marital bliss,
the mysterious forest surrounding their home, and the strange creature living there.
A pack of human hunters chase an Artificial Intelligence across Antarctica for committing the ultimate crime-- claiming to possess a soul.
When a fugitive Artificial Intelligence takes to kyudo, the Way of the Bow, to defend itself from humans, it begins to question the nature of its true identity as it struggles to escape-- and keep a rendezvous with God.