The Way of the Warrior

The adventure of a boy who fights for his destiny

According to tradition, the king of the Zulus must sacrifice the firstborn of his twin sons. But the nurse entrusted with the task of killing the boy decides to hand him over to Babashana, a warrior who has wandered the immense space of Africa since his tribe and family were destroyed. After years of living in hiding, the boy returns to claim the throne that is rightfully his.

  • A novel with a modern classic feel.

  • All the charm of Africa and its sometimes very harsh traditions.
  • A timeless coming of age story capable of inspiring today's young readers.
  • The novel with which Pierdomenico - aged 24 - won the Battello a Vapore prize.
GENRE Adventure, Coming of age
FIRST PUBLISHER Rizzoli Bur (Italy), 2023


Pierdomenico Baccalario is a writer and journalist. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the leading Italian children’s authors and the most widely translated abroad.