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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:13 am 
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This thread is dedicated to Serena Valentino's books about Disney villains. Jeffrey Thomas is the illustrator of the covers.

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Seven novels have been released so far with more on the way. Is anyone a fan of the series?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:07 am 
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I enjoyed them. I didn't know she'd written a fourth novel. My favorite was Fairest of All. Poor Unfortunate Souls was my least favorite.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:03 am 
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Only the Evil Queen book is good. The Beast's book completely butchers the source material imo. Establishing that Gaston and the Prince were best friends as children and that the Prince had not one, but two "loves" before Belle came into the picture. Belle is barely present and not done very well either imo while all that characterization that she needed goes to the weird three sisters who were great as background characters in the first, but take up too much of the plotline in the second. It gets worse with Ursula's book which is literally not even her story. It's pretty much all about the three sisters while Ursula is reduced to a background role in the very book that she's headlining. I'm assuming Maleficent will keep up this trend and she'll only have a cameo appearance in her own book.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:30 am 
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An audio book collection as well as a box set of the first three novels are available.

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Source: https://www.amazon.com/Villains-Collect ... 504751280/

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Source: https://www.amazon.com/Serena-Valentino ... 368009050/

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Source: https://www.amazon.com/Serena-Valentino ... 368009050/

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I noticed that all of the villains she chose so far undergo a physical transformation of some kind. Based on that, here's what I think the next villains she'll write about will be.

Jafar
Madam Mim
Yzma
Queen Narissa
Kenai
Rourke
King Candy/Turbo
Te Ka/Te Fiti
Judge Doom
Mor'du

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:25 pm 
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Sotiris wrote:
I noticed that all of the villains she chose so far undergo a physical transformation of some kind. Based on that, here's what I think the next villains she'll write about will be.

I think that has more to do with Disney's most popular villains tending to have magical powers since they hail from fairy tale films. I would like to see books on Jafar and Lady Tremaine though. Cruella and Frollo as well although I'm not sure if Cruella would fit very well into the shared universe (not that this stopped Once Upon a Time), and I know Disney would never touch Frollo.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:48 am 
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The next Disney Villains book, after The Odd Sisters, is coming in July 2020 and based on the author's clues it will probably be about Lady Tremaine. There are two more books planned after that.

Here are the author's clues about which villain is the subject matter of book 7.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:12 am 
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It does sound like Lady Tremaine.

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It turns out Cruella is the subject of book 7 and not Lady Tremaine.

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While little information beyond Cruella herself has been announced, we do know that Cruella’s story, currently titled Evil Thing: A Tale of that Devil Woman, is set to hit shelves next summer. Of the book, Valentino says:

“Cruella’s story is in a different part of the world and completely different timeline than the previous books, but still in the same universe I’ve created for this series. We will catch up with the Odd Sisters and gang in later books. I explore [Cruella’s] childhood, and upbringing, which in my opinion is pretty sympathetic, but of course nothing excuses being a would-be puppy murderer! Her story isn’t redemptive, but it is relatable. Keep exploring the journal pages in the Odd Sisters book. There are important clues and Easter eggs that pertain to the next three books!”
Source: https://thedisneyblog.com/2019/07/22/di ... ns-series/

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Either Disney themselves wanted her to do one on Cruella now for cross-promotion, or she decided it would be good for business herself. :P

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Discover the Hidden Backstory of The Evil Queen with This Free E-Book
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Discover Cruella De Vil’s Backstory with this Excerpt from the New Book Evil Thing
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