Young Zaya was very sad and lonely when her mother died, but she eventually found solace in the company of birds, who proved to be her only friends. When Zaya sees the form of the Giant-Plague, she immediately tries to warn the people of her city about what is coming, but almost everyone disregards her, believing her to be crazy. The only one who doesn’t blow her off is a kind old man, Knoal, who believes Zaya and joins her cause of trying to warn others about the Giant. Zaya’s birds help protect her and Knoal from the Giant, but as time goes on they discover that even they cannot remain safe forever.
“The Invisible Giant” was originally published in Bram Stoker’s first collection of stories, Under the Sunset, in 1881. Download and start listening now!