- Hardcover: 266 pages
- Publisher: Double R Books (Oct. 1 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193831915X
- ISBN-13: 978-1938319150
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 562 g
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Hidden Mickey 2: It All Started... Hardcover – Oct 1 2015
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How does one create one of the most powerful entertainment juggernauts in the world? Hidden Mickey 2 tells the story of Lance and Kimberly, who under the threat of death, find the darker side of Walt Disney world, as the duo are faced with Kimberly's mysterious father and the secrets of how the Disney empire got to what it is today. Blending the beloved story of Disney with plenty of intrigue and much more, Hidden Mickey is a fun read that will be hard to put down. Midwest Book Review --midwestbookreview.com/sbw/feb_11.htm#Fiction
"How does one create one of the most powerful entertainment juggernauts in the world?" "Hidden Mickey 2 tells the story of Lance and Kimberly, who under the threat of death, find the darker side of Walt Disney world, as the duo are faced with Kimberly's mysterious father and the secrets of how the Disney empire got to what it is today. Blending the beloved story of Disney with plenty of intrigue and much more, Hidden Mickey is a fun read that will be hard to put down." Midwest Book Review
"A fun read that will be hard to put down" "How does one create one of the most powerful entertainment juggernauts in the world? "Hidden Mickey 2" tells the story of Lance and Kimberly, who under the threat of death, find the darker side of Walt Disney world, as the duo are faced with Kimberly's mysterious father and the secrets of how the Disney empire got to what it is today. Blending the beloved story of Disney with plenty of intrigue and much more, "Hidden Mickey 2" is a fun read that will be hard to put down." Midwest Book Review, Oregon, Wisconsin USA 02/28/2011
About the Author
NANCY TEMPLE RODRIGUE lives in the small town of Lompoc, California, where she writes her novels. Writing about her favorite park, Disneyland, comes easy for Nancy as she has been an avid Disney fan ever since she was 6 years old and went to Disneyland for the first time. Her novels show her admiration and respect for the man who started it all, Walt Disney. Being is a very talented and diverse author, Nancy penned the HIDDEN MICKEY series, starting with HIDDEN MICKEY 1: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales! Most readers can't wait to devour the rest of the series, then they move on to her next HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES series of novels, starting with HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES 1: Peter and the Wolf. Readers that visit the Disney parks love finding hidden mickey scavenger hunts. Nancys HIDDEN MICKEY QUESTS series feature games and quest to play in Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom. Nancy actively participates in book signings and speaking events, and she loves talking to people who enjoy her novels. Readers can visit HiddenMickeyBook.com or Double-Rbooks.com to follow her blog and learn where book signing event dates and locations are posted. Readers can also follow Nancy on Facebook (HiddenMickeyFanClub), Twitter (Hidden_Mickey), and Google+ (HiddenMickeyFanClub).
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The clues this time mostly kept them in the park, and I liked the fact they were in there. I could relate more to the action, and I thought the adventure this time was more fun.
When I reviewed the first book I ripped on the authors for not having an antagonist to drive the action. I think the authors heard the anger from the people who read the book and added one into this one. The problem is the guy is written very badly. He comes off like a cartoon bad guy, with not one bit of realistic tendency at all. I'm surprised the writers didn't have him clubbing baby seals while screaming "I AM EVIL!" Was he a threat during the story. Sure, but you never take him seriously, worse yet he is in the 3rd book as well and it's just as stupid. The author eventually learns how to write an antagonist in the 4th book, but it's a character already established so it's hard for her to screw it up.
This story had less chapters I would have cut or trimmed which was good. That being said the whole Vegas trip could have been shorten to 3-4 pages...and I think we would have got reaction from it.
I do have to say this is the book where things so from plausible to silly. There is time travel in it, and mystical rock that can show you your future. All of this stuff should have been thrown out, and they should have kept the realism of the story alive.
I did like this book better because the clues were more based in Disneyland, and the characters were better written. This one is better then the first one, but you really should read the first one first. It's not necessary but it will make more sense.
The first book ended with Lance discovering the cryogenicly preserved Walt in a cavern under Pirates of the Caribbean. This urban legend has been definitively disproved, so all that follows in this book is pure fantasy. If you can't accept level of suspension of disbelief, then don't bother with this book. If you CAN accept that, then stand by for a roller coaster of adventure, danger, conspiracies, and Disney trivia.
This is Lance's story. Other than minimal "cameos", Adam and Beth are nowhere to be seen. Lance finds a new partner to help him in this next level of Disney scavanger hunts, although in this installment there are fewer clues and more "backstory". There are several new characters introduced, including a "villan" who persues Lance and his partner through the course of most of the book. Be ready for develoents that move this into the realm true fantasy fiction vice speculative action adventure. Having started the third book in the series, I can tell you that these new themes are pushed to the limits.
This is not a great book, but if you are a Disney fan, it's a fun bit of fluff.
I savored all the events that happened in Disneyland, and could imagine where they took place in the park. It was a treat to read what could have been Walt's perspective of events, and got chills thinking about some of the possibilities.
I was thrown a little by the 'fantasy' aspect of some of the story lines since the first book felt more like a story that "could have happened", but it didn't take long to go with the flow and enjoy it. In fact, I can't wait for the fantasy part of the story to be told in the third book.
It is a stand alone story, but it does answer some questions from the first book, and it does leave questions that I hope will be answered by the third one.
Anyone who loves Walt Disney will enjoy this book and the rest of the series.