About Kingdom Keepers
When Disney Imagineers installed hologram guides for the Magic Kingdom, using teenage models they had no idea the technology might backfire. But backfire it did: some nights when the kids go to sleep, they wake up in one of the Disney parks as a hologram.
With the adventures set forth in the first books now behind them, Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney In Shadow follows the five teens, Finn, Philby, Willa, Charlene, and Maybeck as they search to find Wayne, their mentor and head Imagineer who has mysteriously gone missing. Concerned Wayne has been abducted by the Overtakers—Disney villains, who along with other Disney characters, take over the parks when the turnstiles stop spinning, and want desperately to steer the parks to a far darker place—the five kids pick up a major clue from a close friend, Jez, whose dreams (nightmares, really) often accurately predict the future.
The very few clues from Jez’s dream lead the kids into Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot–through imaginary worlds that become real, by imaginary kids who are real. Each clue seems tied to the last, and with the stakes growing ever higher, what starts out as a puzzle ends up as a fight for their lives. Through a transparent paper box, a quest for a sword, rides on Soarin’ and Maelstrom, life-and-death encounters with giant snakes, and a devious Maleficent, the Kingdom Keepers not only begin to decipher deeper meanings to the clues, but discover new truths about themselves and their ever-growing friendships.
PRAISE FOR THE KINGDOM KEEPERS SERIES
“It took a huge fire breathing dragon, a parent’s discovery, nine chapters, Chernabog, a few seatbelts, an old man, a really loopy Philby at the controls of Finn’s life, but at 10:38pm last night I finished the greatest Kingdom Keepers of all time! I knew you wouldn’t let me down!”
—Austin, a reader, on KKIII
“So maybe this is young adult fiction but oh my goodness is it amazing! I think I loved this book as much as I do because I spent several of my younger years in Orlando, FL with season passes to Disney so my family and I grew to know the park inside and out. The premise of the book is pretty cool and I can see what younger children would love it. I have to admit there were a few chapters in the book that gave me goosebumps which I attribute to Pearson’s excellent story weaving. He also writes mysteries for adults; I highly recommend you check his stuff out.”
—walking with Nora
“My brother and I LOVE your books! We thought it would be amazingly-awesome if you made The Kingdom Keepers series have more books than the Harry Potter series. I think your books are a lot better, but not everyone knows about them. As my brother would say, “I can’t believe that people don’t go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness when they read your books.” The Kingdom Keepers books are amazing. One of my favorite things to do is read them.”
—Thomas & Elizabeth
“[T]he illicit thrill of seeing all the things you don’t normally get to see (both real and imaginary) makes this a must-read for serious Disney fans.”
—School Library Journal
“[P]eople who are into fantasy with a little bit of sci-fi will enjoy this book.”
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