"Buko's Journey carries the reader to the magnificent Kingdom of Mesit, where the characters feel as real as the dilemmas they face. The magic in this kingdom is found in the heart of a young ruler and the loyalty of his trusted guardian. Destiny delivers Buko's Journey to a land of great imagination."--Arthur O'Donnell, journalist and author of Soul of the Grid
. Untok sits as the adolescent king of Mesit, an ancient city carved into the cliffs of the Netar Mountains. When a massive earthquake destroys the city, Untok faces his destiny. Untok travels to distant kingdoms to enlist aid for his people and establish alliances with his neighbors. At home, a conspiracy threatens the kingdom, and a plot to steal Mesit's gold reveals patterns of deceit that led to bitter rivalries and war. His coming of age is both tender and tragic as Untok learns to dispense justice with mercy. Untok's vision and convictions are tested as he leads his people in relocating the city to the plains. The young king earns the respect of new allies, while his heart is captured by a beautiful princess. Together, they lead Mesit into a new era of prosperity and enlightenment.