Fans of Ridley Pearson’s “Kingdom Keepers” book series will have to wait a little longer for the latest title, as it’s been delayed again until late Summer 2022.
“Kingdom Keepers: Inheritance” was originally due out March 8, 2022, then pushed to April 19, but Pearson himself announced via his social media the date has been pushed again to August 30, 2022, due to “supply chain issues.”
The plot of the book, which is “Book One” of a new trilogy, takes place in the near future, in the “Epcot of Walt Disney’s imagination.”
Sixty thousand people live in a CommuniTree surrounding the forward-looking Walt Disney World theme park. Five unique families are among the residents—and some of the parents were once known as the Kingdom Keepers.
Most of the Kingdom Keepers work for the Walt Disney Company, and have settled into “ordinary” and rewarding lives. Their identities are carefully guarded in order to raise their children without special treatment.
When a messenger carrying a secret communication from Villains Park in Hong Kong coincides with both a solar eclipse and Eli Whitman’s thirteenth birthday—a few “ordinary” kids are thrust into a battle to save Epcot and find their friend who has mysteriously disappeared.
With their friend missing and their parents acting strangely, the Kingdom Kids discover they are in possession of unusual powers as they forge a bond to rescue their friend and uncover the truth about how real magic has entered their lives.
Ridley Pearson’s first book in the “Kingdom Keepers” series debuted in 2005 with “Disney After Dark.”
Written for young adults, with a universal appeal, the series follows five teens who serve as holographic hosts in the Disney theme parks during the day, but at night the group battles Disney villains and prevents them from taking control of the parks and the world.
His novels have been published in two-dozen languages and have been adapted for network television, and the Broadway stage.
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