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Grim Tuesday: the Keys to the Kingdom 2 (KEYS TO THE KINGDOM)

(Book #2 in the The Keys to the Kingdom Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. 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...

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If you thought Monday was bad.....

This is the second book in Garth Nix's engaging fantasy series Keys to the Kingdom, although it is billed as children's literature, it contains many sophistocated allusions that most kids probably wouldn't get (and some adults might not get either), and is extremely well written and highly recommended for anybody who likes fantasy, be warned however that it is not typical fantasy, it is sometimes very dark (this book is particularly dark and dreary). After Arthur defeated Mister Monday and cured the Sleepy Plague which threatened to ravage his town and possibly his whole world, he thought he'd get 6 years off to grow up and relax before having to deal with the fantastical realm of the House again, unfortunately the greedy and corrupt Trustee of the Architect, Grim Tuesday has other ideas, he has sent two of his twisted warped Grotestques to Arthur's world where they have proceeded to commence the ruining of Arthur's family's finances and the finances of a good portion of the rest of the world, in order to stop them, Arthur must find a way back into the House, and once there survive Grim Tuesday's horrible Pit, which he has dug in his greed to mine Nothing, which can be made into everything. Along the way he teams up with various characters, new and old, including the irrepressible and irreverent Suzy Blue, and one of Grim Tuesday's many indentured Denizens, a former Theasureus named Japeth, who has a bad habit of talking, well like a theasureus which provides a certain amount of comic relief in the despair of the Pit. He also must convince the sullen stubborn Second Part of the Will to co-operate with him and beat Grim Tuesday in a contest of artistry in order to obtain the Second Key to the Kingdom of Reality and, most importantly as far as Arthur is concerned, save his family and his world from a new Great Depression and get back home. All and all this is a great book, although not quite as interesting as the first one, perhaps because the first one had more mystery in it, in this one Arthur knows what is going on.

one of my FAVORITE BOOKS!!!

This is one of the best books that I have EVER read! It was even better than "Mister Monday". Arthur, master of the Lower House, finds himself in even more trouble than before. The Morrow Days just won't leave him alone! Is a normal life just too much to ask? Well, it looks that way...He just got back and already he is being dragged into the magical world of the House. A must read book for ALL ages!!!

The book that keeps you reading

Grim Tuesday was a great book. I read the book from beginning to end without even taking a break. Garth Nix keeps the readers on edge with the twists and challenges he throws to his still developing character, Arthur Penhaligon. Things are stirried up when Arthur visits the "Far Reaches" of "The House". He meets new characters, and he learns new things about the old ones. If you haven't read the first book in the series "Mister Monday", pick it up quick. Garth Nix carries on the story from the first book strait over to the second one. The series is developing into a must read series simular to Harry Potter.

Better and Better

Reading this book made my spirit revive its love of Garth Nix. After reading his Abhorsen trilogy, I started reading his other books and this was one of them. It was an amazing book that captured me in its web. It was captivating, had intrigue, and was one of my favorites yet. A definate buy.

Its turning into Grim Tuesday for Arthur

This is the second book in the Keys To The Kingdom series. It?s 10am Tuesday morning and Arthur Penhaligon has learned that if he doesn?t make his way back into The House by noon then his parents will be bankrupted and their home turned into a shopping mall. Grim Wednesday has found a loophole in the Will and is going to repossess all Arthur owns including The First Key.The only way Arthur can stop this is the claim the Key to Tuesday as Rightful Heir and to do this he will have to brave the horrors of the Grim?s realm. These will take him in the depths of the pit and into the sun in the far reaches as Arthur meets some old friends and makes new ones in his quest to help those he loves.These are dark fantasies written for younger readers that can and should be read by anyone who enjoys an original fantasy world quite unlike those in novels written deliberately for older readers. This is a series well worth picking up and I?m looking forward to book three, DROWNED WEDNESDAY.
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