Grim Tuesday (the Keys to the Kingdom, Book 2) Paperback
by Garth Nix
Part of the The Keys to the Kingdom series
Second title in Garth Nix's gripping new fantasy adventure series.
Arthur Penhaligon didn't think he would ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday - the house that contains a fantastical and sinister realm inside.
But the next day brings new challenges - in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the safety 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 force him to steal a Sunship, survive a very weird work camp, befriend a bearlike spirit and fight the void Nithlings.
Even after all that, he will still have to venture into the scary Far Reaches for an ultimate showdown.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 07/06/2004
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780007175031
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Review by kw50197
Grim Tuesday's domain was far more depressing and there's less action in this book. But still an enjoyable read.
Review by shanaqui
Reading this series back to back is definitely better than the piecemeal way I was reading them when I read them as they came out (briefly as that lasted). There's no space between the books -- minutes at best between the end of Mister Monday and the beginning of Grim Tuesday. So it's nice to read them in one go. (It's also nice to read them on the appropriate days. I'll be greatly amused if I can keep that up all week.)<br/><br/>I didn't remember this book as well as Mister Monday, but I'm pretty sure I did read it. The same applies to this book re: the pace, the fun-ness, the lack of true emotional connection... It might be more helpful to think of this series as one long book split up into seven: so far that's true, anyway, but we'll see.<br/><br/>I'm interested by the reversal of the magical healing of Arthur: often, if characters have some kind of disability, it's handwaved away. People think that it only makes sense, things are easier plot-wise that way. But with Arthur, Garth Nix went out of his way to reverse that.<br/><br/>I loved the inclusion of the Mariner, and the slight reference to his background, which doesn't wave it around shouting, "Look! Clever literary reference! Look at meeee!". I love that he's related to the Piper, and whose son he is. I hope he comes into it more later, and I hope more is revealed about what his parents are/were like...
Review by isabelx