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New Book - 'Simple & Clean: Unlocking Kingdom Hearts'

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It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce Simple & Clean: Unlocking Kingdom Hearts聽will release March 3rd 2022.
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The book will recap and assess the entire Dark Seeker Saga. eBook pre-orders are now live, and will also be聽available in paperback and hardcover from 03/03/2022. Relive the magic of the entire Kingdom Hearts series to date with a full chronological plot summary, evaluation of character relationships and lore, critique of storytelling technique and narrative devices, and much, much more.

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Contents:

Opening
Foreword
Introduction


The Story So Far: 鈥楾he Dark Seeker Saga鈥
A Short History
WTF is 鈥楰ingdom Hearts鈥?
The Time Line: A Chronological Summary


Square Mouse Ears
Who Is The Audience Here, and How Has It Changed?
Disney Characters
Square Enix Characters
Symbolism & Usage


Composition: The Evolution of Story, Structure and Style
Evolution of the Gameplay Experience
Music & Style
Pacing & Division of Plot
Powers of 3: Trios
Stakes
Critical Mode: Smudges on the Rose-Tinted Glasses


Darkness of the Unknown
Hope & Despair
Body-Snatching & Puppeteering
Identity Crises
Riku as the Fallen Hero: An Arc of Grief and Trauma
Atonement


Isn鈥檛 This Bromantic?
Boys, Boys, Boys
Sora & Riku
Axel & Roxas
Lea & Isa
Terra & Ventus


KLAXON: The Feminine Situation
Kairi, Larxene, Aqua, Xion, Olette and Namin茅 (KLAXON)
The Bechdel Test
Expectations vs. Outcomes


The Many Faces of Master Xehanort
A Man With A Plan
The Author: Nomura as Xehanort
Organization XIII
X: The Recusant鈥檚 Sigil
The Pay-Off


Hearts
Lineage of 鈥楾he Chosen鈥
The Human Heart
Hurt
Re:Completion


Afterword
Secret Report
Acknowledgements
Recommended Resources

Pre-orders for the eBook edition are open via Amazon worldwide - several links are included below:

UK: https://amzn.to/3oRZGp9

US: https://amzn.to/3uTMMuH

ES: https://amzn.to/3gTx9LD

DE: https://amzn.to/3JyQs9l

IT: https://amzn.to/3uXXDUG

CA: https://amzn.to/3GQto4g

I hope that this might be something to fill the time while we wait for news on April 10th. For those interested in physical editions, be warned the book is BIG聽- the hardcover making an excellent collectors item and companion text. Whether new to the series or a 20 years veteran, Simple & Clean captures the essence of Kingdom Hearts聽magic and explores many concepts within its own foundations - some of which the games themselves have yet to explore.

As before, with Melodies of Life, this is part retrospect, part analysis and is written as a demonstration of applying critical theory and literary criticism to the video game medium聽in the hopes that one day there will be many, many more books about interactive storytelling and our favourite video games.

Thanks for your attention - stay safe, everyone, and may your heart be your guiding key!

- JLC

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I am the same myself! Owning a physical copy in your own two hands is the way to be. However I get why聽the appeal of a cheaper option or eLibrary peference 聽is a thing...聽

Anyway, not long to wait for the physical release!

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Wanted to pop in to say good luck with the release of your upcoming book, Ajexmi! Really cool to see your hard work coming to a completion! :D

And on the topic of ebook vs physical copy, I too think I prefer physical copies although I like that ebooks save me space from having a collection of books collecting dust on my shelf聽once I'm done reading them. xD

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10 hours ago, WakelessDream said:

Wanted to pop in to say good luck with the release of your upcoming book, Ajexmi! Really cool to see your hard work coming to a completion! :D

And on the topic of ebook vs physical copy, I too think I prefer physical copies although I like that ebooks save me space from having a collection of books collecting dust on my shelf聽once I'm done reading them. xD

Thank you! Your support is much appreciated 馃檹

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And it's publication day!!

Physical editions of Simple & Clean: Unlocking Kingdom Hearts are now available alongside the ebook. If you decide to pick up a copy, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the support, and may your heart聽ever be your guiding key

:keyblade:

JLC聽

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I have been waiting for the publication of this book for a very long time! And finally, right on my birthday, it happened! I was delighted when I bought it and started reading it. This is a fantastic.

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4 hours ago, laura_weiss said:

I have been waiting for the publication of this book for a very long time! And finally, right on my birthday, it happened! I was delighted when I bought it and started reading it. This is a fantastic.

I'm glad to hear, and happy birthday! I hope you enjoy the book聽馃榿

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