The Watermelon King

The Watermelon King

by Daniel Royse, Ken Royse (With)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692491720
Publisher: State39
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 833,578
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Daniel Royse is the founder and editor in chief of the online travel publication, This Boundless World. He has written numerous articles on travel, business and politics. The Watermelon King is his first full-length novel.

Daniel is an obsessive writer and explorer who has backpacked to over 50 countries, spanning five continents. He is a North Dakota native who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. To the disbelief of many he still enjoys long, hot bus rides through chaotic places.

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The Watermelon King 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
In The Watermelon King, Dean and his younger brother embark on a journey across Africa. But when they enter Northern Kenya, they venture into badit territory, and a medical emergency forces them to choose between dafety and health. What I thought was most intriguing about the book was that it was inspired by true events. It shows the beauty of Africa, and the struggles of the continent, as well as the beauty of travel and the dangerous part of it. As a reader, you go along on the journey, and you live through it alongside the characters. The connection to the past works well. For me, having never been in Africa before, the novel did a great job describing the settings – I could actually picture being there, and the book certainly inspired me to go there some day. The writing was excellent and pulled me right into the story. If you love travel, I would recommend this book. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Theardentreader More than 1 year ago
This novel is very well written! I loved the connection to the past through Dean and Ethan's father's stories written about their grandfather. The Watermelon King must have been quite the character! Someone I would have loved to have met. Learning about the remote villages of Africa through the travels of these two was very interesting to me. Especially since I've never traveled outside of the United States. It may not have been perfect or even pleasant, but it was definitely an adventure to remember. Being a true story, I felt like I knew the characters. I would love to visit Royse's Twin City Produce! This was a quick read, but only because I was completely hooked on the story.
Trevor George More than 1 year ago
Deb Womack More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Loved how it combined two seemingly unrelated stories into one. Also, its an easy read.
Carol Nelson More than 1 year ago
East Africa and North Dakota?!...Weird, but awesome! Great read.