Keys To The Kingdom: Grim Tuesday
I kind of wish Grim Tuesday had been involved more, but the story was good nonetheless. Plus, the portion of the Will in this one is kind of amusing.
I love the slow growth Arthur is going through. He still doesn't want to have anything to do with the House (at least until he's older), but he doesn't want to leave them in turmoil either. And yeah, his reasons for helping are also a bit selfish since the House is starting to affect his own family, but in the end, he becomes the hero for more than just that.
I believed I mentioned last time my husband bought me the 1st book & got me hooked on this series. The jury is still out on if I am happy w/ him or really angry! While I like these books waiting on the *next* on is a pain!
So on Tuesday Author must return to the House to defeat Grim Tuesday. While Author is the rightful heir he does not want the job...he just wants to go home & be Author... though not having breathing issues (health problems do not seem to be a problem in the house) is a bonus. Much like the first book this is a fast pased adventure most young si fi fans should enjoy!
This book was almost a replica of the 1st book in the series, Mister Monday, except Arthur Penhaligon already knows he's the rightful heir to the House. When he enters the house after the Will calls him, he is thought to be a worker, and therefore forced to work. Suzy Blue, a friend he met when he first was in the House, comes and rescues him. After that, it's basically a showdown between Arthur and Grim Tuesday. Who will win? Grim Tuesday was still a good read, and I am waiting impatiently for the rest of Garth Nix's awesome books.