Synopses & Reviews
On the third day, there were pirates.
Wednesday has rolled around, and Arthur Penhaligon has an invitation to return to the House that he cant refuse. Drowned Wednesday has sent a ship to pick him up from the hospital . . . even though his hometown is miles away from any ocean.
From hospital room to the high seas, Arthur finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing-laced gunpowder, and a vast beast that eats everything it encounters. Through it all, he is drawn deeper into the central mystery of the House. Arthur must find the third part of the Will and claim the Third Key-not just for himself, but for the millions (if not trillions) who will suffer if he doesnt.
The first step? Surviving life aboard a ship on the Border Sea. . . .
Everyone is after Arthur Penhaligon. Strange pirates. Shadowy creatures. And Drowned Wednesday, whose gluttony threatens both her world and Arthur's.
About the Author
GARTH NIX was born on a Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. He has won the Aurealis Awards for Best Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Novel, and Best Children’s Novel—all in the same year. His novels include Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen as well as the complete Keys to the Kingdom series. These titles are all available on audio from Listening Library. He lives near Coogee Beach in Sydney, Australia, with his wife Anna and their children.