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?