A 2019 Children’s Africana Book Awards Honor Book for Older Readers
Shortlisted for the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction―Graphic Novel
A time of bloody conflict and great turmoil. The slave trade expands from the east African coast. Europeans spread inland from the south. And one young boy is destined to change the future of southern Africa. This retelling of the Shaka legend explores the rise to power of a shrewd young prince who must consolidate a new kingdom through warfare, mediation, and political alliances to defend his people against the expanding slave trade.