Author: Ridley Pearson
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Ridley Pearson brings the magic once again with the Kingdom Keepers going into the past to try and save the future.
Finn, Charlene, Maybeck, Willa, and Philby have traveled back in time and find themselves at Disneyland on Opening Day. As usual, though things don’t go exactly as planned. They have come to retrieve Walt Disney’s infamous pen that once saved the parks as we know them. They get to see the early days of the Tower of Terror, the origin of the Disney villains, the Overtakers, and magic that makes a series of events that propel both the Keepers and Disney into a darkness no one saw coming. They get a chance to do what few now a-days have only dreamed of, see the home of Walt Disney and try and save the parks, something they are getting used to. In the present time, the three Fairlies, Amanda, Jess, and Mattie, are doing everything they can to help their friends while dealing with problems of their own. They have unmasked a long-buried secret that threatens everything they have all worked for.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Disney. There is something incredibly magical about everything Disney. It doesn’t matter if you are a kid or adult, Disney is magic. Ridley Pearson has brought that magic to readers once again with the continuation of the Kingdom Keepers. I have read all the Kingdom Keeper novels and have yet to get tired of these stories. Pearson has woven an intricate set of characters together with an amazing adventure that readers can’t help but devour. This is perfect for middle school kids and up to enjoy reading on their own or even for a fun family read. The adventures these kids get to go on is one so many would love to be a part of and can be by reading the stories. Each story is a continuation of the next and I wouldn’t advise trying to jump into the series part way through; instead, start at the beginning and follow the keepers on each journey. I liked the addition of the new characters, Nick, and Emily to help the Keepers in their journey, it kind of makes the ordinary reader feel like they can be a part of the magic.
I can highly recommend this book and the entire series for all to enjoy.