Shoshana, May 17, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Part 3 of the Keys to the Kingdom series. As the narrative continues, Arthur builds more alliances. Unlike the previous two denizens Arthur has vanquished, Drowned Wednesday promises to abdicate in exchange for his help. More of the broader backstory is filled in and the reader learns more about the Architect and her family, as well as the Raised Rats. Meanwhile, the threats in Arthur's own world increase. The speed picks up in this volume, which is a mercy.
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crowyhead, October 23, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I enjoyed this a little more than Grim Tuesday. The setting was a lot of fun, and I loved the Raised Rats. I'm glad that Nix is shaking things up just a little bit, with Wednesday being of a different nature than Tuesday.
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by School Library Journal,
"[A]nother great entry with a cliff-hanger ending."
"[T]hose who appreciated the freewheeling invention of Mister Monday (2003) and Grim Tuesday (2004) will emerge from the third book with enthusiasm unabated."
"Nix is endlessly inventive, and his latest book is another thrill ride....[T]eens who love highly original fantasy will eat this one up."
The next spellbinding book in best-selling author Garth Nix's magical Keys to the Kingdom series.
Everyone is after Arthur Penhaligon. Strange pirates. Shadowy creatures. And Drowned Wednesday, whose gluttony threatens both her world and Arthur's.
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