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Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play Paperback – February 28, 2012
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Peter and the Starcatcher, a stage play adaptation written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) won 5 Tonys for its Broadway run and is currently touring the US.
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The Kingdom Keepers are taking a similar route as the kids from Hogwarts. Each book they are a little older, a little wiser and the stakes get a little higher. If you haven't read the first three books, you are likely going to be completely lost.
At the beginning of the latest installment, the Disney villains (or Overtakers in the terminology of the book) are once again attacking the Kingdom Keepers. Unlike before, their reach has gone all the way to DisneyQuest and the cast of villains has expanded. Snow White's Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, Claude Frollo, Shan-Yu and others have picked up where Chernabog and Maleficent left off in KK3. All signs point to an attempted jailbreak for the captured monsters.
The Evil Queen is particularly dangerous however since she has the ability to put actual humans under spells, including several of the Kingdom Keepers. The Keepers are unable to trust even each other. Meanwhile, the Overtakers are putting motion a plan that will capture the Keepers in their DHI state as well as break out their leaders.
Joining the cast this time are some of the good Disney Characters. The first KK alluded to this by seeing Chip, Dale and Winnie the Pooh, but we haven't seen much from them since.
The action is continually ramping up in Power Play between a daredevil escape from Claude Frollo, a swordfight on Malestrom, a battle on Tom Sawyer Island and other scenes of action.Read more ›
Overall, if you are a fan of the series, this book will not disappoint you. Fans of Disney characters and parks will appreciate all of the Disney aspects. Disney characters are abundant in this book including Ariel from the Little Mermaid, Pluto and Minnie. It possesses as many thrills, twists, and action as the first three books. Unlike its predecessors, Power Play does not focus exclusively on a single park. Instead, the readers get to witness the keepers grow-up from inexperienced kids to awkward teenagers. They are experiencing what all ninth-graders go through on their quest to adulthood; from love triangles between Finn, Amanda, and Charlene to bullies. Of course, they still cross over into the Disney parks as their DHIs, but readers can tell that the story is evolving and budding, waiting for the incredible series climax.
I think that Pearson does a good job, bringing the readers up to speed on what happened in the previous books without feeling like it is a one or two chapter summary. However, I would definitely recommend reading the previous books if you are new to the series.
I was disappointed in the depiction of the parents of the keepers. While Pearson does a decent job capturing the various attitudes of youth, he falls off the wagon when it comes to the adults. They are completely unpredictable and do not add much to the story. If you can get past the parents, the book is very enjoyable.
Because I was not on the edge of my seat reading this, as I was with the previous books, I could only award 3 stars. However, I do believe that this book is a stepping stone that must be read in order to fully understand the development of the series overall. I am really looking forward to future installments and, based on the upcoming plotline and setting that was hinted at in the concluding pages, I feel like the next book will be explosive!
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Pros: Fast read; adds a new dimension to Walt Disney World
Cons: Appeals to Disney fans mostly;
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I enjoy this series. Can't put the books down. Dudley Pearson thank you for writing these, I wish I could write books too. At least I get to read them.Published 16 days ago by Mary J. Swintek
My daughter loved it, as she has the entire series. I have heard her laugh out loud at multiple parts. Great book great series!Published 3 months ago by Jessica Schmidt
This book was written beautifully. It had a such a delicate hand mixed with a horrific Disney. I thoroughly enjoyed it.Published 4 months ago by Chanda Smith
Love this series! Maybe it is because we just went to Disney world in June, but these books are really fun to read.Published 4 months ago by Amy S