Santiago, a shepherd and main hero lives a life common to all the shepherds. A lonely man who spends most of his time with his flock, and unsurprisingly, makes a living by selling wool from his sheep.
However, Santiago has a special little shepherds: the passion for reading and the desire to explore, in particular, the discovery of the world.
This is also because he was in search of the world he announced to his parents his desire to become a shepherd, who was supposed to become a priest and boost the image of a poor family by his knowledge of such languages the Latin, Spanish and theology.
The whole history of Santiago will start from a dream. A dream in which he sees a hidden treasure at the foot of the Pyramids. A dream that will become the first man who abandons family goal, profession and the safety of the routine that life offered him so far to follow what he called his "personal legend."