The second remarkable installment in The Keys to the Kingdom, from spellbinding bestseller Garth Nix. Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven. . 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 second in Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom series, Grim Tuesday, brings back Arthur Penhaligon after his defeat of the titular villain in Mister Monday.

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Grim Tuesday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #2) by Garth Nix

I thought that the writing garht was excellent. This also means the plot and story line were much more hix forward in Grim Tuesday. Return to Book Page. Reading this series back to back is definitely better than the piecemeal way I was reading them when I read them as they came out briefly as that lasted.

You would be reading forever! Dame Primus reverses the effects of the First Key on him before he left to slow the process of him becoming a Denizenat his request, and so he is in very ill health when he returns, and is sent to the hospital.

Arthur doesn’t think he will ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday — the house that contains an entire world. Then he gives grath keys to the will!

Another point gartg the book that is very detailed is when the vast, empty, Pit is described. The Morrow days aren’t really evil but they have been corrupted by greed and the powers they have acquired.

I loved the inclusion of the Mariner, and the slight reference to his background, which doesn’t wave it around shouting, “Look!

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The second, Grim Tuesday, could easily be read as a personification of industrial progress at the expense of ecology or human rights. The character of Tom is very good. Arthur is wonderfully unique, and his travails always thrill. So take heed, YA fans: I think if you look back at the book you can find deeper meaning in simple objects throughout the book.

Apr 24, Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves: A large section of the plot was just executing a plan and while there were small hitches, it basically went the way it was supposed to. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If so, then the tuexday thing to do would be to keep the important pieces, cut the rest, and add it to the real story.

Praise for the Keys to the Kingdom series “One of the most original fantasy series of the past decade. Arthur Penhaligon’s magical adventures continue as he faces a new grave danger — in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday. Product details Mass Market Paperback: Grim Tuesday is the second book in the Key’s to the Kingdom series and gagth both the adventures of Arthur Penhaligon, and the excellent writing style of Garth Nix.

Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix

How can this be? Tuesday, whose power over the Far Reaches and his namesake day has been revoked by the Will, demands the Garht to grm this problem; the Will, however, declares a contest between Arthur and Tuesday of creating something original with the Second Key, of which the Mariner is judge. Gartn forces Arthur to go back to the House to try and free the second part of the will and claim Tuesday’s Key. The book is about a boy named Arthur who happens to be in an outside gym class one day.


Soot,” said the thing. Monday, has determined that Arthur is about to die, but with the benefits of modern medicine and his inhaler, Arthur survives and sets off an adventure quest to search for 7 keys of a mysterious house. How can the hero of such an original story be so dull and uninspired when the House with all its dangers and inhabitants is tuwsday full of lovely steampunk elements and surrealistic logic?

All in all, I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading a story with good symbols, themes, and imagery.

It’s day four and Arthur and Leaf are returning back to Earth after claiming the Boarder Seas, however Arthur has to remain in the House, due to an imposter having alre But Tuesday brings new challenges — in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur’s family and his world.

Well, it’s a fact that Arthur Penhaligon is not the most complex main character that a book can have.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Dame Primus informs him that in the six months of House Time that have passed since he left, Grim Tuesday, the second of the Morrow Days, has found a loophole in the agreement not to interfere with the other Trustees. Leah Moore and John Reppion. The writing was clumsy in places, with a lot of telling instead of showing.

Grim Tuesday represents how niz have to struggle and overcome obstacles to get what you want.