In this gripping story, Paulo Coelho is on a quest for the ultimate in self-knowledge, wisdom and spiritual mastery. Guided by his mysterious companion Petrus, he takes the road to Santiago, going through a series of trials and tests along the way, even coming face to face with someone who may just be the devil himself. Why is the road to the simple life so hard? Will Paulo be strong enough to complete the journey towards humility, belief and faith? The PilgrimageÂ paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international best-selling novelÂ The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions â€“ to truly comprehend one, you must read the other.