Skeletons On The Zahara by Dean King

Skeletons On The Zahara

Based on the true accounts of Captain James Riley and crew’s shipwreck off the coast of Africa in 1815, Dean King compiles a riveting and engaging tale of strength and survival as the sailors spend over two months on the Sahara desert after being sold into slavery.

Wow, this was a terrific book.  The barbarism these men were subjected to was horrific and I could scarce believe they managed to survive.  The ingenuity, loyalty and perseverance by Captain James Riley is the stuff of legends.

I also appreciated author Dean King’s efforts to recreate the trek across the Sahara in an effort to personalize the account of some of the sailor’s travails.

4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
353 pages
Published in 2005

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I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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