The fifth book in Garth Nix's blockbuster fantasy-adventure series, The Keys to the Kingdom. Arthur Penhaligon has defeated four of the seven Trustees, but his week is getting worse and worse.
The Piper's New Nithling army controls most of the Great Maze, and Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can. Arthur can't even find out what is happening back home. All he knows is that Leaf is missing - and so is her family, along with Arthur's mother, his brother Eric, and thousands of other people who were transferred from regular hospitals to a sinister institution in another world.
Lady Friday makes Arthur a tempting offer. But is it a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir or a golden opportunity that he must seize - before Superior Saturday or the Piper beats him to it? Who will win the race to discover the secret of the Middle House?
Lady Friday is the fifth book in the Keys to the Kingdom series.
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.
'...another treasure trove of dazzling ideas and characters...Addictive fantasy for readers over 10.'Otago Daily Times, 21/7/07'...a fantastic galaxy of elastic proportions that beckons the reader into every mystifying corner, at one with Arthur on his surreal quest.'Viewpoint, 15:3, Spring 2007
Series: The Keys to the Kingdom
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: March 2007
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.28