This second thrilling installment of The Keys to the Kingdom, by internationally acclaimed Australian author, Garth Nix, delivers high-energy, visually stunning adventure fantasy of dazzling scope and originality.
Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to be in bed - after all, it's only twelve hours since he saved the world. But there's no time to rest. Grim Tuesday has laid claim to the Lower House and the First Key, and now his misshapen servants are repossessing Arthur's world and plunging it into financial disaster. To stop them, Arthur must venture back into the House - that surreal, unpredictable realm where he almost met his death.
With companions old and new, Arthur embarks on a heart-stopping adventure that will take him from the dismal Pit of the Far Reaches, all the way to the heart of a sun and back. Racing furiously against time, Arthur must find the second piece of the Will, claim the Second Key, and save both his own world and the House from the destructive greed of Grim Tuesday.
Grim Tuesday is the second book in the KEYS TO THE KINGDOM series.
Garth Nix is the best-selling author of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen.
Books in the Keys to the Kingdom series have received wonderful recognition in Australian awards. 2-time winners of industry awards, Nix's novels have also been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award and twice commended for the CBC Awards.
Garth Nix has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; and the cult favourite YA SF novel Shade's Children. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, and The Keys to the Kingdom series.
More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world; his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian; and his work has been translated into 37 languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.
"A complete and utter masterpiece, one of the best books I have ever read. I fully recommend it to readers of all ages. If you have not read this book you have not begun to read. I can't wait for the next one. A must have." David, 14"Put on your Brightcoats, Starhoods and Immaterial Boots (better bring your Stickit Fingers and Ascension wings, too) as we leap into the secod book of the Keys to the Kingdomadventure fantasy series, which is just as action-packed and fast-paced as it's predecessor... Exciting, engrossing, humourous and deliciously creepy in parts." Magpies
Series: The Keys to the Kingdom
For Ages: 10 years old
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27