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From Ethan Hawke, four-time Academy Award nominee—twice for writing and twice for acting—an unforgettable fable about a father''s journey and a timeless guide to life''s many questions.

A knight, fearing he may not return from battle, writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time. His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty. 

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"A guide for living an upright and noble life."
  — The New Yorker

"Hawke ( Ash Wednesday) pens a heartwarming, medieval tale on ethics . . . an easy and endearing read, perfect for young and old children alike."
  — Publishers Weekly

"Philosophy lovers will enjoy the Eastern and Western philosophical musings, but everyone will enjoy the touching storyline."
  — Metro

"Hawke''s book of wisdom declaring life to be a gift should be pondered."
  — Booklist

"Entertaining and insightful."
  — The Buffalo News

"A deliciously digestible read. . . . Read this book. You’ll be reminded of just how powerful simple gestures can be when they’re fueled by passion and purpose."
  — The Free Lance-Star

About the Author

A four-time Academy Award nominee, twice for writing and twice for acting, Ethan Hawke has starred in the films  Dead Poets SocietyReality BitesGattaca, and Training Day as well as Richard Linklater''s  Before  Sunrise trilogy and Boyhood. He is the author of the novels  The Hottest State and  Ash Wednesday. He lives in Brooklyn with his four children and this book''s illustrator, Ryan Hawke.

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Richard Sayman
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Looking for change within? THIS BOOK is the roadmap you NEED.
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2018
You may have heard of Dale Carnegie''s "How to Win Freinds and Influence Others", Robert Kiyosaki''s "Rich Dad Poor Dad" or "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill. And while these books caused me to radically change the way in key areas of my... See more
You may have heard of Dale Carnegie''s "How to Win Freinds and Influence Others", Robert Kiyosaki''s "Rich Dad Poor Dad" or "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill. And while these books caused me to radically change the way in key areas of my life, they could all be encompassed by this book and then some. (I have given this review one-star solely for the purpose of helping it stand out and potentially reach more people.)

"Rules for a Knight" an absolute gem. If you have come to the conclusion that you want to be fit, be a millionaire, or have a great relationship with your significant other, you''ve probably realized that the change you seek must come from within. This book is the best roadmap to get there that I''ve ever seen (and I read LOTS of ''self-help'' books); it provides the what and the why to nearly every internal aspect.

The reason I love this book is it doesn''t just re-present the childhood dogma, it JUSTIFIES them. Ever wondered why it''s bad to lie, even if you know you''ll never get caught? This book explains. Ever wondered how to implement the phrase "forgive and forget"? The book explains why forgiveness is NOT forgetting, and how to restore your inner peace. Ever wondered WHY people always say "money doesn''t matter"? This book explains what you gain when you give (counter-intuitive, I know.).

Even better, the short beautiful book presents all of its points through parables. Meaning in NEVER gets boring! It really is a succinct collection of interesting medieval stories that make a point. I have read this book twice so far and after buying each of my future kids a copy, plan to read it another fifty more before I die. Very rarely is the cost of a book justified in my eyes, but this book is worth MORE than double what it''s selling for.

I guarantee you will instantly have 10% better life if you read this book thoughtfully. Still on the fence? BUY IT! Do whatever you need to do to read it (pirate it, barter for it, borrow it from the local library etc.)
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A Small Book with Big Themes
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018
A code of honor laced within touching tales and easy reading. Just about everything you need to know about how to grow up to be a good person, or a knight, is tucked away in these pages. As a grown-up, I found myself re-reading passages several times, thinking about how I... See more
A code of honor laced within touching tales and easy reading. Just about everything you need to know about how to grow up to be a good person, or a knight, is tucked away in these pages. As a grown-up, I found myself re-reading passages several times, thinking about how I could further integrate these themes in my own life.

Love, loss, friendship, life,death, all this is covered and so much more. This is a perfect gift for anyone who has young children, boy and girls! Ethan Hawke does an excellent job making the rules of Knighthood applicable to all. I already passed along my copy to a little boy who will need it and will probably be picking up another one for myself soon!

As far as the binding, beautiful. I''m a sucker for a solid hardcover book and this book delivers. It''s small, so it fits in the palm of your hand or your back pocket easily. One might also say it would fit perfectly into the hands of a child. I should also mention that 100% of the royalties from this book go to organizations that help kids overcome learning disabilities.

I cannot recommend this book enough. All can learn something from this tome of tales, child and grownup alike. A world with a few more knights is a world I could love to live in.
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A great book to start talking about life
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2016
I picked this up to read to my six year old and candidly it''s a little over his head. But, I''m not sad about that. We''ve been reading it slowly and talking about the lessons. The stories are really well put together. Although I''ve read almost all the source material,... See more
I picked this up to read to my six year old and candidly it''s a little over his head. But, I''m not sad about that. We''ve been reading it slowly and talking about the lessons. The stories are really well put together. Although I''ve read almost all the source material, this "repackaging" is very nice as it pulls a bunch of things together and places the ideas in a context that more understandable (relatable?) to kids.

I''m really happy to have read this and I completely recommend it to you. I hope this review helps you.
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The Path of a Lofty Life
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2020
In the book, The Life of the World to Come , or another printing The Life of the World to Come , the author Dom Anscar Vonier speaks about the life we are destined for as “the true life of this world made eternal, immortal, carried to... See more
In the book, The Life of the World to Come , or another printing The Life of the World to Come , the author Dom Anscar Vonier speaks about the life we are destined for as “the true life of this world made eternal, immortal, carried to its highest potentialities.” Here, author Ethan Hawke speaks about the lofty life that’s attributed to a Knight and gives us instruction on how to live a noble life, therefore achieving the highest potentialities of earthly human living. It seems as if the loftiness that the life of a Knight achieves in this world is akin to the beginning of what Abbot Vonier says is transformed to the eternal, immortal life that is to come. He says that this life could hardly be enjoyed by someone not aiming for it, as by force. He says “One must be pure of heart to love the vision of heaven.” This purity of heart and its kindred virtues are alluded to, page after page. Obviously, this is good instruction for anyone to live a good life, to be happy in this life and eternally in the next.
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Francisco Rodriguez
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Love’s Labour Found.
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2018
This book is a Treasure. Clothbound. A ribbon for use as a bookmark. Beautifully illustrated black and white drawings at the beginning of each chapter. Easy to read font!! And most charming of all, the perfectly palm sized four by six inches. Publishing Houses take note! We... See more
This book is a Treasure. Clothbound. A ribbon for use as a bookmark. Beautifully illustrated black and white drawings at the beginning of each chapter. Easy to read font!! And most charming of all, the perfectly palm sized four by six inches. Publishing Houses take note! We need more books like this! Reading a book is experiential. And this book is pure Love.
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Adon Wolfe
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A nice little book of principles from a real letter that ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
A nice little book of principles from a real letter that was found in the 1970''s by Ethan Hawke''s family. While the letter has some question around it authenticity the principles still stands today. The person that is centered around these principles is Sir Thomas Lemuel... See more
A nice little book of principles from a real letter that was found in the 1970''s by Ethan Hawke''s family. While the letter has some question around it authenticity the principles still stands today. The person that is centered around these principles is Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke and the story of this man was really endearing to see his dedication to the Rules that he learns about from a young man all the way to when he wrote this letter to family and friends just before going to war. If you are looking for a nice story about what it mean to be Knight and the ideas that ring true even today then Ethan Hawke''s approach to bringing this man''s story will be interesting to read.
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teambyrne
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Will buy for all graduation gifts
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2018
Purchased for a college graduation gift for a male friend of family. From page 1, we loved it so much, we read the entire book while we were supposed to be wrapping it. Great gift. Great words to live by.
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Joseph V. G
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Rules for Life! This book you will continue to reread!
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2021
The mark of a great book is one that you reread every year and one that you purchase for your loved ones. I purchased this handsome book for my boys to give as soon as they graduate from high school. This book is written as a faux memoir by a knight who believes he is going... See more
The mark of a great book is one that you reread every year and one that you purchase for your loved ones. I purchased this handsome book for my boys to give as soon as they graduate from high school. This book is written as a faux memoir by a knight who believes he is going to die in battle. In a series of letters to his children he distills the lessons he has learned from his Grandfather, a knight also. The lessons in these letters have their origins in Eastern, Western, and Native American wisdom traditions. This book is a quick read that is a great closer for the evening. I recommend it highly! It really is a gem! And feel very indebted for Ethan Hawke for writing this much needed book.
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Z. Hanna
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Lovely
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 16, 2019
Really well written. Giving it as a communion gift
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Emma
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Insightful read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 20, 2020
Should be added to schools list of essential reads. Great lessons to be learnt and poetry telling an important truth.
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Great reading and learning for young and old
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 8, 2021
I absolutely love this book and have read it many times to my boys.
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A recomended read for young children
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2016
Gave this book as a gift (made it more interesting by making it a treasure hunt :) ) to my niece, 8 years old. She really liked it and said she had never read a book like this. So I think the purpose of the book (i.e. inculcating values such as humility, friendship,...See more
Gave this book as a gift (made it more interesting by making it a treasure hunt :) ) to my niece, 8 years old. She really liked it and said she had never read a book like this. So I think the purpose of the book (i.e. inculcating values such as humility, friendship, solitude in young children) is half achieved there.
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Excellent
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2017
A most excellence and fun book!
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