Review: ‘Lost Legends: The Rise of Flynn Rider’ is a Rollicking Good Time With a Lot of Heart

Jen Calonita has a way of taking beloved Disney films like Hercules and Tangled and breathing new life into the lore and legends that make them so magical. 

In Lost Legends: The Rise of Flynn Rider she crafts a unique and compelling backstory for Eugene Fitzherbert, introducing us to him when he is only twelve years old and raring for adventure. 

Tangled fans have always known that Eugene got his start as an orphan, but Lost Legends provides vital information about who his parents were. 

But who would have thought that a thief like Flynn Rider had been born in the dark kingdom? 

Even at the age of twelve, he is full of mischief, daring, and a thirst for adventure, as influenced by the Flynnigan Rider novels he was brought to the orphanage with. 

Not only is Lost Legends: The Rise of Flynn Rider a fast-paced and thrilling adventure tale, it is filled with clever allusions to the much bigger adventure that Flynn is destined for.