Synopses & Reviews
No rest for poor Arthur Penhaligon. As Grim Tuesday
ends, he discovers a square of stiff cardboard under his pillow, gilt-edged and inscribed with the following words:
Trustee of the Architect and Duchess of the Border Sea
has great pleasure in inviting
to a Particular Luncheon
of Seventeen Removes
Transport has been arranged
RSVP not required
Its an invitation he cannot refuse. 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 doesn't.
The first step? Surviving life aboard ship on the Border Sea...
"[A]nother great entry with a cliff-hanger ending." School Library Journal
"[T]hose who appreciated the freewheeling invention of Mister Monday (2003) and Grim Tuesday (2004) will emerge from the third book with enthusiasm unabated." Booklist
"Nix is endlessly inventive, and his latest book is another thrill ride....[T]eens who love highly original fantasy will eat this one up." VOYA
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.
With his unlimited imagination and thrilling storytelling, Garth Nix has created a character and a world that become even more compelling with each book. As Arthur gets closer to the heart of his quest, the suspense and mystery grow more and more intense. . . .
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.