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The cover art for Kingdom Hearts III: The Novel, Vol. 2: New Seven Hearts by Tomoco Kanemaki and published by Yen Press has been revealed!

Written by series novelist and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days scenario writer Tomoco Kanemaki and illustrated by manga artist Shiro Amano, the Kingdom Hearts 3 novel series expands on the lore that was presented in the 2019 game. With details on Sora's thoughts and feelings as he travels between worlds in order to gain the Power of Waking, Riku and Mickey's own journey through the Realm of Darkness to find Aqua, and added story elements that further connect to the overall lore being developed in Kingdom Hearts Unionχ [Cross], this novel is sure to be a great read for any Kingdom Hearts fan.

KINGDOM HEARTS III: The Novel, Vol. 2: New Seven Hearts
Page Count: 162
Price: $14 USD
Release Date: July 21st, 2020

As Sora's quest for the power of waking continues, his heart leads him and his pals all kinds of worlds: to the magical kingdom of Corona, the frightening factory of Monstropolis, the familiar faces of Hundred Acre Wood, and the frozen mountains of Arendelle. What kinds of new friends await him there?

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Remember to order a copy of the latest release in the Kingdom Hearts novel series, KINGDOM HEARTS III: The Novel, Vol. 1: Re:Start!! Also, don't forget to pick up a copy of Kingdom Hearts: The NovelChain of Memories: The NovelKingdom Hearts II: The Novel Volume 1 & Volume 2, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days: The NovelKingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep: The NovelKingdom Hearts Re:coded: The NovelKingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]: The NovelKingdom Hearts X: Your Keyblade, Your Storyand the Kingdom Hearts manga series by Shiro Amano!

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I usually don't talk about layouts because it's never really been important, but I must say that Yen Press' layout of vol 2 in infinitely better than the original Japanese release's layout

 

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The first novel was a lot better than previous novels, imo, because it was able to dedicate time to telling Disney world stories in a more fleshed out fashion, whereas previous novels would either omit worlds or get through the story in like 10 pages (I guess 30 for BbS since it follows three protagonists).

I’m excited for this novel because of how good the first one was. I can’t wait to read Rapunzel’s story.
 

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The first novel was a lot better than previous novels, imo, because it was able to dedicate time to telling Disney world stories in a more fleshed out fashion, whereas previous novels would either omit worlds or get through the story in like 10 pages (I guess 30 for BbS since it follows three protagonists).

I’m excited for this novel because of how good the first one was. I can’t wait to read Rapunzel’s story.
Oooh! If the Disney worlds are as fleshed out as you say then these will be quite the read. I can't wait to get a copy of this!
 

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Oooh! If the Disney worlds are as fleshed out as you say then these will be quite the read. I can't wait to get a copy of this!
I just found it nice. The first novel was able to spend a lot of time within the Disney world, and it felt like a grand adaptation of the world from the game.

I’ve felt, in previous novels, the details and actions were a bit glossed over and it felt detrimental to how the world’s story was actually told in-game. Re:coded was the absolute worst in this respect, by the time it got around to Castle Oblivion I’m pretty sure there was just one line for each world revisit lol (which I guess is fair for Re:coded).

So I really enjoyed Re:start!!! for gifting the time to not try and skip quickly through the worlds.
 

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I just found it nice. The first novel was able to spend a lot of time within the Disney world, and it felt like a grand adaptation of the world from the game.

I’ve felt, in previous novels, the details and actions were a bit glossed over and it felt detrimental to how the world’s story was actually told in-game. Re:coded was the absolute worst in this respect, by the time it got around to Castle Oblivion I’m pretty sure there was just one line for each world revisit lol (which I guess is fair for Re:coded).

So I really enjoyed Re:start!!! for gifting the time to not try and skip quickly through the worlds.
I thought Re:Coded's novel did a decent job. Especially when compared to how the KH2 novel handled Agrabah lol. Novel didn't believe in filler worlds.
 

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I thought Re:Coded's novel did a decent job. Especially when compared to how the KH2 novel handled Agrabah lol. Novel didn't believe in filler worlds.
I haven’t gotten around to KH2’s novel yet. I’ve jumped all over lol. I finished KH1 years ago, BbS last year, Re:coded and Restart!!! this year, and aside from the original characters getting quirks and traits, the non-Restart!!! novels had me like, well, exactly what I said in my last post.
 

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I haven’t gotten around to KH2’s novel yet. I’ve jumped all over lol. I finished KH1 years ago, BbS last year, Re:coded and Restart!!! this year, and aside from the original characters getting quirks and traits, the non-Restart!!! novels had me like, well, exactly what I said in my last post.
I see, sorry about that. I would say BBS novel got most things right minus
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I do have ReStart but haven't read it yet. I was waiting for the KH3 novels to all be finished and then binge read them back to back in a KH3 marathon. Even though I nearly caved and almost read it last month lol.
 

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I see, sorry about that. I would say BBS novel got most things right minus
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I do have ReStart but haven't read it yet. I was waiting for the KH3 novels to all be finished and then binge read them back to back in a KH3 marathon. Even though I nearly caved and almost read it last month lol.
That's okay, you have nothing to apologise for. BbS was decent, but it left me unfulfilled. I started DDD last night, which someone on here said was really good, so my fingers are crossed for some great Disney world retellings.
 
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