KINGDOM KEEPERS V
AS the five Kingdom Keepers enter high school, everything is about to change. The Maintenance Base that controls all four parks in Disney World is under attack by the Overtakers, a group determined to change Disney forever. Relationships between the Keepers are no longer as simple as they once were. In fact, nothing is as simple as it once was.
An after-hours visit to Typhoon Lagoon is a game changer. The Keepers lose one of their most valuable supporters. But there’s work to do...
The Disney Dream leaves Port Canaveral on a historic cruise to Los Angeles with a special treat in store for guests: the Disney Host Interactive teenage guides are on board.
Finn, Maybeck, Charlene, Willa, and Philby join celebrity guests as the DHI experience moves to one of the most advanced cruise ships in the world.
But all is not right belowdecks. Strange things are happening. Unexplained phenomena. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation to be in attendance: nearly every Disney villain is aboard the ship, including Maleficent.
The Overtakers have infiltrated the cast and crew. And no one knows what they have planned.
The Dream sets sail filled with enthusiastic guests and crew. But not for long. Maleficent takes over a video screen and warns the guests of trouble to come. With the ship arriving at the beaches of Castaway Cay—its first of many exotic ports of call—the Kingdom Keepers are under attack; back home the Base is threatened and about to fall. The Overtakers have expanded in ways never foreseen, and it’s clear they intend to use this element of surprise to accomplish what has eluded them so far: victory.
But not if Finn Whitman and friends have anything to say about it.
KINGDOM KEEPERS VI
As their sail aboard the Disney Dream’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal continues, the Kingdom Keepers face a dark journey that will challenge the bonds of friendship and trust.
Events on and off the ship endanger not only the celebrated Disney Hosts, but the passengers and crew as well. Maleficent and the Evil Queen are clearly on a quest to assemble the parts of a puzzle found in the pages of a secret journal. As the Kingdom Keepers decipher and discover the truth of each piece, the horror of what’s to come escalates. From the caves of Aruba to a zip line in Costa Rica, from the jungles of Mexico to the main stage of the ship’s Walt Disney Theatre, the Keepers are tricked, challenged, and threatened in their efforts to stop the Overtakers.
Facing these unforeseen dangers impels the Keepers to try to make sense of disconnected clues, to navigate both the massive ship and the unfamiliar terrain of Caribbean islands and jungle, and to wonder about the validity of friendships long since forged. The Kingdom Keepers are pushed deeper into an ever-darkening reality toward a destructive force, dormant for decades, that may yet rise to power once more.
According to plan, one of the five Kingdom Keepers is to be this monster’s first victim.
About the Author
Whether it's crime thrillers for adults or adventure stories for young readers, bestselling author Ridley Pearson brings imagination, suspense, and an impeccable eye for detail to all his award-winning fiction. His books for adults include the Risk Agent series, featuring security operative John Knox and former Chinese spy Grace Chu, and other standalone novels like Cut and Run. For children, Pearson's most popular series are the fantasy-adventure Disney's Kingdom Keeper books and spin-off titles. With humorist and friend Dave Barry, he has co-written a prequel series to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatchers; the first of the series was made into the musical play, Peter and the Starcatcher.
Hometown:St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Birth:March 13, 1953
Place of Birth:Glen Cove, New York
Education:Kansas University, B.A., Brown University