Somalia and the Golem bid farewell to Haitora and Uzoi as they head toward the witches village and the home of all knowledge. Surely, they’ll be able to find something there to aid their search.
Before heading off on their separate quests, Haitora and the Golem had a discussion about what had happened and what the future held for them. Golem revealed that he had barely more than three-hundred days before his life would expire and Somali would be alone if they don’t find more humans. Haitora tells the Golem of a village of witches deep in the woods at the end of a river. They are known to horde all knowledge of the world there and if anyone could have some answers, it’ll be them. Golem and Somali head into the village and find their way to the library where there is a biographical book written by a human, although it would appear that it’s not where it’s supposed to be.
What was your favourite element?
So, once more, this series wows us with some wonderfully bizarre places and truly beautiful moments. It really is a spectacular feast for the eyes. Then, when you add the witches and their library complete with book eating fish that fly through the air. Hazel, one of the librarians manages to track down the book Somali is looking for, but the fish appear to have taken an interest in it and show no signs of giving up. They merge together to create a giant monster fish and manage to get the book from Somali. For whatever reasons, possibly the fact that Somali is human, the fish turns its attention to her, but Golem is not about to let it. He’s also got some fancy tricks hidden up his sleeves.
What have you learnt?
As much as I’m enjoying this series and all the wonderful images, I can’t help but feel like they missed an opportunity here. Sure, Haitora may not have long to live, but taking him to the witches library to look for answers seemed like the right thing to do and curing Haitora would be a way to ensure that Somali has another human to be with once Golem expires. Them splitting up and going their own ways didn’t seem to make much sense to me. I feel like maybe the order of things wasn’t necessarily the most optimal and I won’t be able to really comment on that until the end, but it didn’t flow as naturally as some of the other moments.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Journeying Parent and Child
- Episode 2 – Edible Herbs and the Oni’s Dwelling
- Episode 3 – The Sea at the Bottom of the Cave
- Episode 4 – The Wishing Flower and the Promise Request
- Episode 5 – The Wandering Birds
- Episode 6 – Dying Flowers Look Up at the Birds
- Episode 7 – The Footsteps That Stalk the Witches
- Episode 8 – Meetings and Bonds Prayed For
- Episode 9 – Memories of Minor Days
- Episode 10 – The Infant Child and the Green Fortress
- Episode 11 – Those Who Protect and Those Who Threaten
- Episode 12 – Bonded Father and Child
- Bonus Posts