It was supposed to be an easy trip. All Sam had to do was to deliver the king's son, Michael, safely to the Swinton School. However, Michael had other ideas. Now, not only must they face wolves, pirates, girls, and the torture chambers of Western China; but Sam's greatest secret is about to be discovered. Will Michael keep it?Prince Michael is a boy that must become a man, a king, but by whose standards. As he travels with his companion Sam, Michael discovers that all he has been told about men and women may not be true. How will he find his place in the world and yet still become the king that his father wants him to be?