Author(s): Garth Nix
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.
Short-listed for Young Australians' Best Book Award (YABBA) 2010 (Australia).
"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
Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also 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 YA fantasy Old Kingdom series, including Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel and Goldenhand; SF novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, The Keys to the Kingdom series and others. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series and the forthcoming Have Sword, Will Travel.More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His most recent book, Frogkisser!, is now being developed as a film by Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation. www.garthnix.comfacebook.com/garthnixTwitter @garthnix