Walter Raleigh had a dream of starting a colony in the New World. With help from the Queen of England and explorers willing to go, Raleigh starts his journey. But founding his colony doesnat prove to be as easy as he first thought. From warfare with local Indians to being stranded on an uninhabited island far across the ocean, Raleigh wonders if he should give up his dream. When Raleigh locates one hundred and seventeen colonists, including women and children, willing to start their homes in an uninhabited land, he feels sure his luck is changing. As he watches the ships sail out of the English harbor, he has faith in their success. So what happened three years later when all one hundred and seventeen colonists show up missing? One must read within the covers of the book to see the true journey of Walter Raleigh and his ill-fated colonists.