The Syndrome (Kingdom Keepers Series)

The Syndrome (Kingdom Keepers Series)

by Ridley Pearson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484724088
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Series: Kingdom Keepers Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 69,625
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ridley Pearson is the award-winning author of multiple adventure series for (young-ish) readers, including The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp, and with Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers. Ridley is also a best-selling crime novelist of more than 25 titles. Pearson was the first U.S. citizen to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In 2013, Ridley was awarded Missouri's Quill Award and inducted into that state's Writers Hall of Fame. As a "full time dad and husband," Ridley, along with his wife, Marcelle, live with their two teenage daughters in St. Louis, MO.


St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York


Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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The Syndrome (Kingdom Keepers Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I thought the series was over! This is yet an another amazing read by Ridley Pearson. Very descriptive and you fell as though you are right there in the middle of the action! Filled with excitement and thrills.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really honestly did love this book so much!!!! I havent read the sixth or seventh book yet (which i should have), but it was still such a great book. Ridley Pearson has done a FABULOUS job on writting this book series. I would recommened this book to anyone who loves a little bit of romance, mystery, action, adventure, and comedy. Its all wrapped into one great book!!! Dont want to give any spoilers but I love the way Ridley write the book because it is written in different perspectives of the characters!!! My mom had to tell me to stop reading and told my brother to start reading!!! Fabulous book!! Worth your time!! A gret read!!! I couldnt put it down!!
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Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
It Turns Out the Kingdom Keepers Aren’t Ready for Their Happily Ever After While I have complained about a couple of books in the series, I really did enjoy the Kingdom Keepers books. Hey, I am a DisNerd after all. So when Ridley Pearson announced that he was working on a sequel series, I knew I’d have to read it. The Syndrome is actually a transition book designed to bridge the gap to the new series. I just read it, and I’m definitely hooked on this next chapter. Not familiar with the franchise? The Kingdom Keepers are a group of kids who work to protect the Disney Kingdom from the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains out to destroy the magic. They do this by crossing over to the parks as holograms while they sleep. Joining the main core of five ordinary kids are Amanda and Jess, two “Fairlies” who have special powers. Confused by all this? It does make sense if you go back and read the earlier books, although the bare essentials are explained here. There are some spoilers for earlier books, however, so jump in here with caution. As this book opens, Amanda and Jess are settling into their new lives in California. They are both in Disney’s school for future Imaginers and really enjoying their new lives. However, it’s been a few days since Amanda has heard from Finn or any of the other Kingdom Keepers. Naturally, this worries her so she takes all their combined savings to fly back to Orlando. When she tries to reconnect with her friends, she is stonewalled by their parents who are clearly hiding something. Meanwhile, Jess has had one of her visions. Along with some images from Disneyland, she also sees men capturing a young woman, someone who looks a lot like Amanda. What do those images mean? Can Jess find a way to protect Amanda? What is going on with the Kingdom Keepers? Anyone familiar with the franchise can easily guess the answer to that last question based on the title, but it isn’t too far into the book before we get that confirmed. The whys take up much of the rest of the story and provide another great story. There are some wonderful complications along the way to the climax which has some nice twists to it but definitely leaves us with plenty of question to launch into the new series. In the past, I’ve complained about the character development or lack of it. That actually wasn’t the case here. With a smaller cast of characters, we got to know them better than in previous books. I loved seeing how Amanda and Jess have grown and continue to grow in this adventure. Of course, it helps that we get the story from their first person points of view. In fact, there are four characters who share first person narrating duties. It’s not something done too regularly, but with the headings when the point of view changed, I found it easy enough to follow. Unfortunately, there are times we get scenes from other character's point of view without anything new added. There are also editing issues throughout the book, enough that even I noticed. On the other hand, the scenes in the parks are top notch as always. This has consistently been my favorite part of the franchise, and this book didn’t disappoint in the slightest. So Kingdom Keeper fans will be pleased with The Syndrome. It will leave them wanting to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do i have to read the VIIth book befor i read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At Knight res one and two. One is for bios and two is for rp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read all the books except this one and tthe syndrome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So excited to read this book!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a swaggiful book! You must read this!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How do you indent? Example: blah blah blah Blah blah blah. If that really worked then there should be three different lines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"H-hello" he said
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay!! Shiningmoon, camp is at the book called disney after dark
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He leaped on Deathbone. He hissed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These games are stupid. B&N people need to monitor and remove the posts and people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lost a leaf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to know the keepers went back in time and how do they get back to they're own time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks around curiously.
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