For as long as he can remember, sixteen-year-old Marco Polo has yearned for a life of adventure. He has always been determined to follow in the footsteps of his father, the famous explorer Niccolo Polo. But instead he is being groomed for head accountant of the Polo family fortune. When Niccolo Polo vanishes in Asia and is written off as dead, Marco knows that this is his chance to prove himself. Armed only with a handful of mysterious talismans and the friendship of his family servant, Amelio, Marco embarks upon a dangerous journey to rescue his father. As Marco and his companions travel deeper into the Unknown Lands, where magic still reigns, he begins to realize that his mission is far more dangerous than he had thought: A deadly enemy is tracking Marco. And as Marco hunts for answers, he only uncovers new questions. What is the secret of the mysterious blue pearl? And why are so many willing to kill for it? The thrilling untold early adventures of the famous explorer Marco Polo sizzle with Asian mysticism, swashbuckling swordfights, and the ultimate battle between good and evil.