Marupa is a fictional story that takes place on a South Pacific island called Shantu. On this island is a very high and dangerous mountain called Kuja. Only one person has ever successfully climbed to the very top of Kuja. That was Chief Akunda, one of the island's previous chiefs. He placed a rare and priceless black pearl necklace at the very top of the mountain to memorialize the death of his young wife. That happened several generations ago. In the present Marupa, one of Shantu's young warriors, falls in love with Alandra, the current chief's eldest daughter. The chief of the island has not been able to bear a son and is concerned about who will replace him as chief once he is gone. At their annual Harvest Festival, the chief stuns the villagers with a startling announcement. He tells them that whoever brings back the black pearl gold necklace from Kuja will marry Alandra and eventually become chief of Shantu. Although Marupa is an accomplished warrior, he must now face the challenge of eleven other warriors trying to retrieve the necklace. There will be many death-threatening perils that he must overcome in order to wed the princess he loves. The story revolves around the lives of Marupa, his family, pets, friends, and his love for Alandra. It is a refreshing and imaginative story that contains romance, humor, danger, adventure, courage endurance, wisdom, friendship, family values and morals, and a quest for marriage to a princess.