When Seth, a young Stripling Warrior comes home from the wars after nearly eight years of fighting, he barely has time to settle in before Helaman, his former commander, now a missionary, comes to the village and calls him on yet another assignment. But Lilliana is determined that Seth will not leave the village again - at least not without her.
Jared, Seth's best friend and also a former Stripling Warrior, is persuaded by General Moroni to remain in government service to infiltrate the devious "Secret Combinations." When Seth and Jared meet Hagoth - an "exceedingly curious man," - in the City of Bountiful, their quest takes on a whole new dimension.
Upon the Isles of the Sea, the first adventure tale from The Nephite Chronicles, is a story of courage, sacrifice, and honor. [publisher blurb]