Determinism versus Fee Will - In a world ruled by fate, Nicholas has recurring dreams about being crushed by a falling tree. Even when he takes the queue from his previous dream and dodges in a different direction, the tree still hits him - in his dream. As for what will happen in real life, the general advice is, “Be strong and embrace your fate: it’s all for the cosmic economy.”

When Nicholas manages to sidestep his fate by doing the truly unexpected, strange things begin to happen. Helped along by a wizened old man named Jeremiah, who sings like a bullfrog, he enters a brave new world and begins to view his destiny. That involves a young boy named Josh, a member of a Gypsy community and a wise horse named Maggie. But the Fate Master isn’t pleased.