It was an obsession that would destroy them all…. On a cold December night, a young man called Ishmael rents a room at an inn in Massachsetts. He has come from manhattan to the north east of America to sign up for a whaling expediton. Later that same night, as Ishmael is sleeping, a heavily tattooed man wielding a blade enters his room. This chance meeting is just the start of what will become the greatest adventure of his life.