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Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage Hardcover – April 2, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Series: Kingdom Keepers
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142316489X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423164890
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow, Kingdom Keepers: Power Play, and Kingdom Keepers: Shell Game, he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

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Ridley Pearson (www.ridleypearson.com), the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Wadham College, Oxford University, is the bestselling author of over 35 novels including, Peter And the Starcatchers (co-written with Dave Barry), the young adult novel, The Kingdom Keepers, and two dozen crime novels including: Probable Cause, Beyond Recognition and Killer Weekend (July 2007). His novel The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer, a prequel to a Stephen King miniseries, was a New York Times #1 bestseller, as was Peter and the Shadow Thieves (#1 for 6 weeks). Ridley adapted The Diary Of Ellen Rimbaurer for ABC Television; it aired in 2003.

Peter and the Starcatchers is to open as a stage play, off-Broadway in March 2011, under Disney Theatrical.

Ridley is a founding member of, and plays bass guitar in, the all-author rock band, The Rockbottom Remainders (www.rockbottomremainders.com), with Dave Barry, Stephen King, Scott Turow, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan and Greg Iles. The band has raised over 2.5 million dollars for charities over its 18 year history.

Customer Reviews

Great for young adults and for Disney fans of all ages!
Deborah
I got hooked on this series after reading the first book... I'm almost done with book 6 waiting for the final book 7.
Dana Simone Stovall!
The book is adventure and suspense, and the characters were weaved in well.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Richard S. Niccolls on September 24, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I just finished book 6 last night. My main reaction - "ehh... it's okay." The first few books in the series were enjoyable and fun to read. Books 4 and 5 took a slight down turn, IMO, when they tried to become Percy Jackson-like, or Harry Potter-like. The books were good enough to stand on their own without needing to become a Rick Riordan novel.

Book 6 took an even greater down turn. The flow was choppy and disconnected. There were too many detached events that took place. I thought at times it was foreshadowing an event to be covered later in the book, but it proved to be meaningless sections of the book that were random at best.

Finn's mother was a big disappointment. It seemed to be a major event from book 5, but fizzled into nothing in book 6. Jess and Amanda were randomly inserted into various chapters. The book could have actually excluded them totally and better use of those characters on the ship. The use of Wanda in the book was also meaningless since it didn't seem to have any connection to the storyline of this book.

Finally (spoiler alert), the book ended at least one chapter too short. It needed another 25-30 pages to "Debrief" with Wayne after all of the chaos and confusion that occurs during the book. The tension between Finn - Philby - Wayne needed to be addressed. Nothing. It's just a loose end. The changes to Finn after the ordeal in the engine room of the ship could have been addressed by Wayne. Having Wayne spend time with Finn after what happens to his friend absolutely needed to be included. Since I mentioned Harry Potter, it was one of the great parts of the Harry Potter series when Dumbledore debriefed Harry in his office after the final confrontation of the book... especially after Digory died.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By HattersGirlAlice on April 2, 2013
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Ridlet Pearson does not disappoint! Dark Passage is filled with excitement and adventure picking right up from the previous book and diving right into the action, literally. Of all the KK books this one is the most exciting yet. I devoured it in only a few hours! Dark Passage is totally worth purchasing in both ebook and print. My only regret... finishing it too fast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book picks up exactly where the previous book in the series ends, which is actually a good thing for fans since it ended with a major cliffhanger. That particular issue is resolved quickly, but life aboard The Disney Dream continues to be filled with danger for the Kingdom Keepers. They have to uncover Chernabog’s hiding place and kill him before Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and the rest of the Overtakers can resurrect him. And they may have finally found a clue. But can they stop fighting long enough to figure out what it means?

If none of what I’ve just said makes any sense to you, then don’t start here. Go back and read the earlier books in the series that set things up.

I keep reading the series because I like the idea behind it, but I must admit I’ve gotten a bit frustrated with the series. It seems like our heroes are always playing defense. This is the first time in a long time where they’ve managed to get on the offensive, and I enjoyed that. The climax was fairly exciting as well, although there were parts that still dragged. Plus the characters could still be better developed.

I’m looking forward to see how things are resolved in what is supposed to be the final book in the series. On the whole, this one’s flaws balanced out the parts I did enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MARV3L on August 28, 2013
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I have recently discovered the Kingdom Keepers series and have plowed through the books in tandem with the audiobooks (which I highly recommend!). This 6th volume surpasses the others, through non-stop action, character and relationship growth, and the Disney magic present on a special high seas adventure.

The story starts and ends with spectacular action set pieces, with so much stuffed between, I may have to re-read it when the audiobook comes out this October. The emotional side of the Keepers takes on it's time in the spotlight as well. With love triangles, unexpected romance, and all the confusion of being a teenager mixed in, it's a surprise there's room in the story for the Overtakers and all their shenanigans.

As always, the Kingdom Keepers are given opportunities to show friendship, teamwork, and loyalty when the situation calls for it, regardless of the personal and loyalty issues each keeper (and non-keeper) are dealing with.

Great read. Not recommended for anyone who hasn't read the other five books. See you at number seven!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David L Shupe on April 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
As always, Ridley Pearson never fails to bring you an exciting, brilliant book that will keep you sitting on the edge of you chair at all times, and occasionally, even biting your fingernails. A must-read for any Disney fans. I, personally, cannot wait for the next installment in the series, as it is set in Disneyland. I am an avid Disney fan and I visit Disneyland very often using my Premium Pass.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Maddie on May 8, 2013
Format: Hardcover
My daughter and I love the Kingdom Keepers series and eagerly look forward to each new novel. The latest doesn't disappoint in terms of plot and character, but the editing is atrocious! I've counted at least 4 mistakes as we've been reading. And I'm not one who gets their kicks by picking apart other people's grammar (obviously). Nor do I make a habit of looking for mistakes. I'm talking, mismatched tenses, dropped words, etc. It's kind of annoying and makes me wonder just how fast he's cranking these out, but we love them just the same.
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