Post number twenty-two is for Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play, which is (obviously) the fourth book in the Kingdom Keepers series. These books are really fun for me, because I love Disney, and having been the the Parks in the past year makes the books more lifelike and realistic to me, because I am better able to imagine the places the story is talking about. These books are also loads of fun, full of danger, mystery and drama, and I love the kids – the Kingdom Keepers – a lot. This was also the first book I’ve read for pleasure probably this year. :))
Brief spoilers follow.
So this book picks up pretty much right after the third one ended. Maleficent and Chernabog have been put into “jail” and are locked up. The Kingdom Keepers – KK – feel that they can maybe get back to normal, but that’s definitely not the case. They soon realize that the Overtakers (OTs) – the Disney Villians – are still in business. This book’s villians are Cruella DeVille and the Evil Queen from Snow White. The Evil Queen is definitely the most dangerous, as she can cast spells. This ability gets the KK’s into some serious trouble, as three of them fall under her power in some way.
Something that never occurred to me while I’ve been reading this series is that, if the Villians are Real, than the characters should be Real, too. And they are; we get to meet our first characters in this book, including Ariel, Mulan, and Minnie and Pluto. The KK’s realize that the OTs are building an army, and have started to recruit their classmates. This leads them to realize that they’re going to need more help than just the KK’s and Jess/Amanda. They learn from Ariel that the characters would be willing to help them, but they need a leader: Mickey is missing, and without him they are lost. They also learn that the next place the OTs are headed is the Disney Cruise Line, which is where the fifth book will no doubt be set.
I just love this series. If you’re a fan of Disney, you should definitely check it out!