Mister Monday (the Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1) Paperback
by Garth Nix
Breathtaking new magical adventure series from the author of Sabriel.
Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world - where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets.
Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock.
Arthur is safe - but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm.
A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with bloodstained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back - even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him.
Desperate, Arthur escapes to the mysterious house that has appeared in town - a house that only he can see.
Maybe there he can unravel the secrets of the key - and discover his true fate.
PLUS!! Covermounted with FREE CD-rom, featuring specially created screensavers, wallpaper, author biog and major consumer competition - FIND THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 05/01/2004
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780007175017
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Review by translibrarian
Part 1 of the Keys to the Kingdom series
Review by FrogPrincessuk
I think this is a very strong start to a series of books. Nix again proves he is an inventive story teller. I was hooked from the start.This should appeal to Rowling, Pullman etc. fans.
Review by phoebesmum
The first in a series of seven books. I didn't bother to read the other six. Stock YA fantasy.
Review by kw50197
I loved the world Garth Nix creates.
Review by comixminx
I read it and expect I'll read the others, but not half as good as the Abhorsen series. It just wasn't very surprising in the ideas it had.
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