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Written by Melissa de la Cruz
Illustrated by
Release date May 5, 2015
Publisher Disney Press
# of pages 320
Series Descendants
Preceded by
Followed by
Descendants: Isle of the Lost is a book, that serves as a prequel to Descendants. It was released on May 5, 2015.

Plot Synopsis

Legend has it that long ago, the most infamous villains were imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, cut off from the rest of the world as a punishment for their misdeeds. In this dark and dreary place, the likes of Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen reside and evil reigns supreme. Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos are their descendants, the teenaged sons and daughters of the Isle’s most villainous characters, and they are coming of age on the Isle of the Lost.


  • There is a Council of Sidekicks, consisting of the 7 Dwarves, Cinderella's mice friends, Pongo and Perdita, Ariel's sisters and Flounder, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather and the Genie.
  • Paris, Tarzan's jungle, Pocahontas' land, the Jungle Book jungle and Kuzco's kingdom are suggested to be part of Auradon.
  • London is mentioned by Carlos, which would have served as the original home of his mother and Professor Rattigan
  • Hell Hall is suggested to have already existed on the island, or was rebuilt per Cruella's request.
  • The food, make-up and clothing sold on the island are leftovers from the United States of Auradon. The inhabitants prefer spoiled and unhealthy food, believing proper food would make them soft.
  • The powerful wizard Yen Sid was sent to the island by King Beast to teach the villains how to adapt to using science instead of magic, being one of the teachers in Dragon Hall.
  • The Forbidden Fortress is in the barrier, since Maleficent's staff was too dangerous to be kept in Aurdadon.
  • When Mal was considering an evil scheme for her class assignment, she never considered quite possibly the worst one - taking a life; this could be a sign of her inner goodness.
  • Other villains mentioned or hinted at are Captain Hook, Ursula, Dr, Facilier, Mother Gothel, Lady Tremaine and her daughters, Clayton, Madame Mim, Ratcliffe, Gaston, Professor Rattigan and Judge Frollo.


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Films: Descendants | Descendants 2
Web Series: School of Secrets | Descendants: Wicked World
Video Games: Descendants: Isle of the Lost Rush
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Descendants: Isle of the Lost | Disney Descendants Yearbook | Disney Descendants: Secrets of Auradon Prep: Insider's Handbook | Descendants: Mal's Spell Book | Descendants: Junior Novel | Descendants: Mal's Diary | Descendants: Return To The Isle Of The Lost


Descendants: Mal | Jay | Evie | Carlos De Vil | Ben | Audrey | Lonnie | Jane | Chad Charming | Doug | Anxelin | Belle | Beast | Fairy Godmother | Snow White | Queen Leah | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Jafar | The Evil Queen | Cruella De Vil | Coach Jenkins | Mr. Deley | Dude
Descendants: Wicked World: Jordan | Freddie Facilier | Ally | Ruby


"Evie's Explosion of Taste" | Mal's Digi-Image Problem" | "Audrey's New Do? New Don't!" | "Careful What You Wish For" | "Voodoo? You Do" | "Lamp Sweet Lamp" | "Genie Chic" | "Puffed Deliciousness" | "Good is the New Bad" | "Spirit Day" | "Wish Granted"


Mal's Spell Book | Magic Wand | Spinning Wheel | Magic Mirror | Jafar's Snake Staff | Heart Box | Magic Carpet | Maleficent's Staff


Rotten to the Core | Evil Like Me | Did I Mention | If Only | Be Our Guest | Set It Off | Believe | Night Is Young | Good is the New Bad | I’m Your Girl


Isle of the Lost | Dragon Hall | Auradon Prep | Auradon | Neverland