River Europe

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There were six of them, six children in a distorted world.

A world that crumbled before their eyes, when nationalisms tightened, borders became walls. The whole of Europe is over. For them, that boarding school in Switzerland was supposed to be a refuge, but it became a condemnation. When everyone, the teachers and the other children, ran away, they promised that someone would come back to get them. But no came back. Four long years. They learned to survive with what they had and what they could get. Now that one of them has been brutally murdered, the five survivors know it’s time to go. But where? A journey through a desolate world, in search of hope. The hope that Europe can rise from its ashes.

  • The story of a group of children of different nationalities who feel united by something stronger.

  • A dystopian adventure along the River Rhine, where five friends bravely survive among the ruins of a devastated Europe.

  • A rich and vivid children's novel that tells a story of the sea and passion, adventure and friendship.


GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Edizioni El (Italy), 2019


Andrea Atzori is a writer, editor and editorial consultant. He graduated in History at the University of Cagliari, obtained a masters in editorial at Oxford Polytechnic and worked as editorial assistant for David Fickling Books (His Dark Materials, Monster Blood Tattoo). From 2008 to 2013 he wrote for the monthly Sardinews editing the travel column "Giramondo" and in 2010 he worked in the Netherlands as a sailor on a vintage ship. He lives in Germany in the Black Forest.



Andrea is scriptwriter, comics and children books writer. His books have been published by the main Italian publishing houses and translated in different languages included Chinese.