Before he became Alexander the
Great, he was Alexandros, adolescent son of the king of
Makedon. But rather than lead a life of luxury, as prince
he has to excel his peers in all ways: be faster, smarter,
stronger, and more courageous, tackling problems without
any help. Competition and status define one’s fate in his
world, where loyalty is rare and precious.
Alexandros finds that loyalty in Hephaistion, one of the
boys assigned to accompany him for lessons under
With Hephaistion’s fidelity and friendship, he learns to
trust his skills and become a leader of men. Yet he still
longs to be loved for himself. Is Hephaistion the prince's
friend, or Alexandros's?