The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown (The Water Travelers, #1) by Daniel Waltz



The author sent me an advanced reader’s copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  3.9  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

The people of Upitar have the ability to go back forth between their world and Earth, through water. Aaron Archien is the heir to the throne of Upitar, and before his father feels he is ready to become king, he is given one last task: go to Earth, find the daughter of Michael Harper, bring her to Upitar, and kill her. The girl, Madalyne Harper, was prophesied about long ago to destroy the waterways, thus ending the world of Upitar. Although against the idea of taking an innocent life, Aaron agrees to do it for the sake of his people. But, upon going to Earth, he unknowingly meets Madalyne and they fall in love before their fates become known.


Genre(s):  Fantasy, Romance

Series:  The Water Travelers, #1

Length:  540 pages

Release Date:  2014-07-13



Aaron laughed. “You think he could last one night on Earth?”

Ugine chuckled for a moment, but then recomposed himself. In all seriousness, he said, “Whoever we’re up against, they know how to use the waterways, and they know how to use them well. They know the connections between here and Earth seemingly as well as we do.”


My Opinion

This book introduces you to first to Madalyne, then to Aaron. As Madalyne is living in the world as we know it, her part is shorter; we need to comprehend Aaron’s background to get the picture. When they meet, it is more than ‘boy meets girl’ or ‘when two worlds collide’.

With The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown, Daniel Waltz has created a suspenseful story with a hint of romance. The story comprises a variety of characters with sufficient depth and a pretty good combination of fast-paced and slow-paced interactions. I had a good time reading The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown – it is an enjoyable read. I was drawn into the story right before Aaron meets Madalyne for the first time, benefiting from the previously read information on Upitar. The story has some very interesting turns, making it harder to put away as the adventure proceeds. There were a few typos in my copy – within a tolerable range, though.

This is for you if you like (urban) fantasy, the young adult genre and a touch of romance.

The first book in a promising series – to read again.


In brief:

Writing Good
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content (some hints)
POV Third person


About the author

Daniel Waltz is a young, twenty-year-old writer who loves taking risk and seeking adventure. He’s an active coffee drinker and can almost always be found with a cup in hand. He’s known to live in his imagination whether he’s writing or not. It’s been said, his neighbors sometimes see him running around his house with a sword while film scores play over the speakers.


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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown?  Or – if you did not yet read The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

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If The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

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