Fans of ‘Encanto’ Will Love This Fantasy Adventure

Disney's Encanto featuring the Madrigal family: Luisa (voiced by Jessica Darrow), Isabela (voiced by Diane Guerrero), the matriarch Abuela Alma (voiced by María Cecilia Botero), Felix (voiced by Mauro Castillo), Julieta (voiced by Angie Cepeda), Pepa (voiced by Carolina Gaitán), Agustín (voiced by Wilmer Valderrama), Camilo (voiced by Rhenzy Feliz), Antonio (voiced by Ravi Cabot-Conyers), and Dolores (voiced by Adassa) and Mirabel Madrigal (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz). John Leguizamo voices Bruno (not pictured). 'Encanto' is directed by Charise Castro Smith. Credit:

If you’re going to see Disney’s newest animated movie ‘Encanto’ this week in theaters, and you come home in the mood to find some more magical, comical, heartwarming adventures, then we’ve got the perfect series for you to read! “The Storm Runner” is a series presented by Rick Riordan (the author of the acclaimed Percy Jackson series) and written by J.C. Cervantes.


The summary from Cervantes’ website says the following: “Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. “The Beast,” as he calls it, is the one place where he can escape other kids, who make fun of him because he has a limp and walks with a cane. But his life is about to be turned upside down. Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.” Fans of the series love how J.C. Cervantes brings Maya history (like the aforementioned “authentic hot chocolate”) into the story in quirky ways. Readers will find themselves thrilled, moved, and educated as they read the story! 

The sequels of the books are also already published, with “The Fire Keeper” coming second and “The Shadow Crosser” coming third.



With vivid descriptions, creative plot twists, imaginative situations, and action-packed adventures full of heart, this series seems like the perfect complement to the new Disney movie ‘Encanto’! Are you going to see ‘Encanto’ in theaters, and would you like to find more books to read that have similar themes to the animated film about a misunderstood misfit and the adventures that help her connect with her magical Colombian family?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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