Samkad lives in a tribe deep in the Philippine jungle at the end of the nineteenth century, and has never encountered anyone from outside his own tribe before.
He's about to become a man, and while he's desperate to grow up, he's worried that this will take him away from his best friend, Little Luki. However, Samkad's world is about to change utterly.
A strange man with white skin arrives in his village, and Samkad discovers the brother he never knew he had.
A brother who tells him of people called `Americans'.
Americans who are bringing war, and burning, to Samuel's home...