I feel that this sixth book in the series is the most ambitious and has yet to disappoint. Media Mikes
Interview with Ridley where he says, "The stakes are much higher because of the Overtakers involved, and some really scary stuff happens that readers may not forgive me for.” All Ears.net
"Pearson's writing obviously resonates with his young, passionate readers."
Fun fan-written article from the Tippecanoe Gazette
"This is not good writing – this is GREAT writing…" St. Augustine News
"Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play was everything I expected and a whole lot more."
"It took a huge fire breathing dragon, a parent's discovery, nine chapters, Chernabog, a few seatbelts, an old man, a really loopy Philby at the controls of Finn's life, but at 10:38pm last night I finished the greatest Kingdom Keepers of all time! I knew you wouldn't let me down!"
—Austin, a reader, on KKIII
"With its vivid imagery and fast-paced writing, readers will enjoy the numerous references — from Cinderella's Castle and the Haunted Mansion to the characters Mickey Mouse and Tom Sawyer — and want to be DHIs themselves. THE KINGDOM KEEPERS is a very cool book and a must-read for everyone, regardless of whether or not you've had the opportunity to visit the famous theme park."
—Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle on kidsreads.com
"It's an amazing chapter. I loved the way you described the weather surrounding the park, it was very descriptive. Can't wait for another chapter!" [on the first chapter of KKII]
—IrishFinneganFan, a reader
"WOW!! It seems like no time has passed since I turned the last page of the first Kingdom Keepers. All the energy and mystery is still there and brighter than ever." [on the first chapter of KKII]
—jcman3777, a reader
"That was absolutely phenomenal! It has satisfied my need for Kingdom Keepers for right now, though I can't wait to read the whole thing." [on the first chapter of KKII]
—DramaMask, a reader
"I have never been more excited for a book in my entire life! I've read the first KK 4 times, and I'm counting down the days!"
—an [excited] reader
"When Walt Disney was making plans for Disney World, he knew that the power of belief was extraordinary. Things could actually come to life and exist if people believed hard enough. The problem is…so can villains! Finn and his friends soon find themselves battling very real evil forces, fighting to preserve the park and the world. Will they succeed? Do they have what it takes to be the Kingdom Keepers? This book gets FIVE STARS from me!"
"What a fun time I had reading this book [Kingdom Keepers II]. It was light-hearted, suspenseful, intriguing (if you're still a kid at heart like myself), and well written. I recommend this book to anyone."
—Michael, an adult reader
"[T]he illicit thrill of seeing all the things you don't normally get to see (both real and imaginary) makes this a must-read for serious Disney fans."
—School Library Journal
"[P]eople who are into fantasy with a little bit of sci-fi will enjoy this book."
"This is a small class of 6th/7th graders (mostly boys), many of whom don't like to read. However, that has changed because of your book. They all finished it in less than 10 days, which was a first for many of them. It was so cute to see them proudly popping out of their chairs with fists high in the air shouting "I finished it!" (they had begged me to be able to keep reading in class that day, because they were almost done and couldn't wait to find out what happened next, so I met with them individually during class time to go over their writing.) Half the class has already bought KK2, and some are beginning your other series."
—Timathea Workman, Summer School Teacher, Southern California
"So maybe this is young adult fiction but oh my goodness is it amazing! I think I loved this book as much as I do because I spent several of my younger years in Orlando, FL with season passes to Disney so my family and I grew to know the park inside and out. The premise of the book is pretty cool and I can see what younger children would love it. I have to admit there were a few chapters in the book that gave me goosebumps which I attribute to Pearson's excellent story weaving. He also writes mysteries for adults; I highly recommend you check his stuff out."
—walking with Nora
"My brother and I LOVE your books! We thought it would be amazingly-awesome if you made The Kingdom Keepers series have more books than the Harry Potter series. I think your books are a lot better, but not everyone knows about them. As my brother would say, "I can't believe that people don't go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness when they read your books." The Kingdom Keepers books are amazing. One of my favorite things to do is read them."
—Thomas & Elizabeth