|About the Book|
The fantasy stars a 14-year-old Filipino Canadian hockey player named Duncan James MacDonald, known to his friends and family as DJ. For almost a year, DJ has been tormented by vivid visions of strange creatures and places, distracting him from hisMoreThe fantasy stars a 14-year-old Filipino Canadian hockey player named Duncan James MacDonald, known to his friends and family as DJ. For almost a year, DJ has been tormented by vivid visions of strange creatures and places, distracting him from his high school studies and hockey games. An incident at a school Halloween party sets off the chain of strange events that would take him on an incredible journey.An apparition from the spirit world leads DJ to a magic book that contains ancient and present knowledge, empowers him with the capability to fly and helps him in times of trouble.When he returns to his roots in The Philippines, where family members converge from all over the world for a reunion, a family secret is revealed: they are all Shaman warriors belonging to a clan called Malipayon. DJ discovers that the source of his disturbing visions is a prisoner being held in chains by fierce monsters from the underworld in the deepest ocean chasm. The dying prisoner has been sending him messages through mental telepathy. Since DJ seems to be the focus of the prisoners plea for help, it is determined that he should lead the Malipayon warriors on their mission to rescue him.The rescue mission includes a quest for the healing pearl in the undersea Reefdom of the Coral Palace. With the aid of the magic book, DJ leads the clan on a trek to the summit of an island volcano where they must overcome deadly perils to acquire a special crystal key in the throat of the volcano. The key unlocks the gates to the Reefdom of Kamut Hari who guards the sacred candles of Sulu Sea which are required to illuminate their way through the darkest depths of the ocean chasm called The Beyond where the prisoner is being held.The gripping tension as DJ leads the clan on a life-threatening journey to the chasm of The Beyond in the Underworld and exciting interaction between characters from our world and creatures of the Reefdoms of the Undersea world are lightened by comic relief. Faith, honor, and magic are put to the test as the warriors overcome many challenging obstacles and battle fierce predators in a race against time to complete their mission. Ultimately, the triumphant Malipayon warriors crown DJ the Shaman Prince, and their new leader.