The Dharma King is a fictional novel about a young man, Sam. He comes from an extremely well to do family. Sam finds himself on vacation to Tibet that changes his way of viewing life. Sam has to follow his destiny no matter where it may lead including saving Tibet.
I liked this book a lot even though I had a hard time reading it. I kept putting it down and felt disconnected to it. I enjoy the Buddhist history and mysticism. Being a fictional story it has such hope for future of Tibet and it’s buddhist followers. The hope that shines through is what kept me coming back to the tale of Sam Simms Jr. I did not want to see it end.
As for negative issues with The Dharma King was that it was sometimes too mystical and leaves too much open where I would have wanted closure.
I can only think that this book is a prayer that hope does not die for those in Tibet.