Synopses & Reviews
Arthur Penhaligon's magical adventures continue as he faces a new grave danger — in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday. More amazing fantasy from best-selling author Garth Nix.
Arthur doesn't think he will ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday — the house that contains an entire world. But Tuesday brings new challenges — in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur's family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything — an adventure that will include stealing a Sunship, surviving a very weird work camp, befriending a bearlike spirit, fighting the voidlike Nithlings, and traveling to the scary Far Reaches for the ultimate showdown.
"Garth Nix burst on the literary scene with his riveting Shade's Children, a YA tale of life down under post-apocalypse. Now he is taking his futuristic stories to the middle grades with this new 'Keys' series....Arthur is an earnest young hero and his absurd adventures could well become addictive." Children's Literature
"The second in Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, Grim Tuesday, brings back Arthur Penhaligon after his defeat of the titular villain in Mister Monday. While a new nemesis, Grim Tuesday, attempts to challenge Arthur for control of his key, the young hero must deal with Nithlings, a shape-changing Scoucher and Grim's band of seven Grotesques." Publishers Weekly Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"Arthur Penhaligon's adventures are absorbing and entertaining, with worthy characters and thought-provoking situations." School Library Journal
Arthur Penhaligon's magical adventures continue as he faces a grave new danger in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday.
About the Author
Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.