From the number-one New York Times best-selling author and creator of The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday...
...comes one of the most incredible stories in all of history. A young boy, out of nowhere, is chosen to be the emperor of most of the known world.
What he learns, what he does, who he is, will echo in eternity.
In 138 AD, Hadrian, the emperor of Rome, chooses Marcus Aurelius to succeed him. He knows no one was born ready for the job, so he arranges for the young boy's education. The greatest philosophers of the day are assigned to teach him, and all throw themselves into crafting him into a great leader.
It's a parable for life: The gods choose something for us, call us to something. Will we answer? Will we step up? Will we achieve the greatness within us?
Marcus Aurelius did. Absolute power not only didn't corrupt, it made him better.
And now, a story for the ages is illustrated and told for all ages in The Boy Who Would Be King.
This book is written by best-selling author Ryan Holiday and illustrated by the illustrious Victor Juhasz.
Ryan Holiday is one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker and strategist and the author of many best-selling books including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and The Daily Stoic. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and sold over three million copies worldwide. He lives outside Austin, Texas, with his family. You can follow him @ryanholiday or subscribe to his writing at ryanholiday.net and dailystoic.com.
Victor Juhasz is an award-winning illustrator and visual reporter. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, Esquire, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. Visit juhaszillustration.com for more information.