His story could be a fable. A young prince becomes his father’s chosen heir and triumphs over the other pretenders. He wants to reform his kingdom and dreams of glory. But he is surrounded by formidable adversaries, in court and beyond. It could also be a thriller, set against a backdrop of wars, dollars, murders and oil… Or even a modern ‘Game of Thrones’, a ruthless power struggle, where all is fair, and where cynicism and idealism serve the same dark designs.