Reviewed by Christina at There's Just One Mommy
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Deep River Books (December 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935265245
- ISBN-13: 978-1935265245
What book am I talking about? The Key to the Kingdom, by Jeff Dixon.The main character of the book is Grayson Hawkes, a minister with a penchant for Disney trivia. Hawkes gets pulled into an intriguing and complex puzzle while trying to figure out the mysterious disappearance of his dear friend, Farren Rales, a Disney “imagineer.” Before disappearing, Rales gave Hawkes a very unique key, the Key to the Kingdom, and told him to not only treasure it, but to use it. This key becomes a central piece to unlocking the pieces in the puzzle.
Dixon’s characters are well written and fun to travel with through the course of the book. Each evening as I read, I found myself drawn into the storyline a little more, trying to solve the clues alongside Hawkes. Having been to The Magic Kingdom recently, I loved being able to visualize where the characters were while they raced to solve the clues to the puzzle. Not only was the story entertaining, but I also enjoyed the Disney trivia and folklore that was scattered throughout the book.
So, would I recommend this book? Definitely! In fact, I told my husband it has to be next on his reading list because I really want to be able to talk to someone about the story.
If you are looking for a quick, fun read you can find Jeff Dixon’s The Key to the Kingdom at Deep River Books or on Amazon for $10.87 at the time of this review. Also available on Kindle and Nook.
**I received a free copy of this book from Bring It On! Communications for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. All opinions are my own.