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Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn

by Ridley Pearson
Series: Kingdom Keepers #2
377 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Knight of Narnia

Page-turning, not-too-difficult read with some fantasy violence and implied language.

Plot

It's supposed to be a happy day: the holographic hosts have returned to the Magic Kingdom after a hiatus due to, officially, "technical difficulties." But the party ends on a sour note - it's storming, and the parade is cut short. The Kingdom Keepers race up into Cinderella Castle and stumble upon Maleficent, who has escaped from her prison beneath Pirates of the Caribbean.

Morality

The Kingdom Keepers have to lie and break their DHI contract when they get into the parks. Finn, the main character, lies to his parents occasionally about where he's going. The bad guys are obviously bad, but are not crude or vulgar.

Spiritual Content

No references to God or Christianity. Maleficent, the main villain, chants incantations and spells frequently.

Violence

Lots of fantasy violence, but nothing too bloody or gory.

Drug and Alcohol Content

None.

Sexual Content

Charlene, one of the Kingdom Keepers, is said to have the body of an eighteen-year-old, instead of a fourteen-year-old. Finn is fond of Amanda, a non-DHI kid who helps the Kingdom Keepers.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

Maybeck, one of the Kingdom Keepers/DHIs, uses some four-letter words, but none of them are written in the text, just implied. "Crap" is used a few times.

Conclusion

Ridley Pearson is the master of the pre- and early-teen page turner. The action is nonstop; someone is always in danger. Like the first one, Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn is great for fans and frequent (and occasional) visitors of Disney World.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 4
Written for Age: 11-12

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