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Utopiona Środa (The Keys to the Kingdom #3)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  22,126 Ratings  ·  383 Reviews
Nawet w szpitalnym łóżku, ze złamaną nogą i podłączoną kroplówką, Arthur nie może zaznać chwili spokoju. Po wtorku nieubłaganie nadchodzi środa i chłopiec otrzymuje propozycję nie do odrzucenia: zaproszenie na uroczysty obiad w towarzystwie Pani Środy. Nie może odmówić, po za tym jest przykuty do łóżka, a Środa wysłała po niego... statek, który ma ponownie przewieść chłopc ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 30th 2006 by Wydawnictwo Literackie (first published September 1st 2004)
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Jan 08, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anne Hamilton
A medley of literary and Scriptural allusions drift in and out of this book.

A touch of the story of Jonah and the whale, with a hint of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea thrown in. A whiff of Celtic legend in the reference to the Red Hand, and also of Norse legend mediated via Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy plus a more hefty dollop of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, both in the Raised Rats and the sea that spills over into a bedroom. There's also a glancing nod to The Silver Chair in the thought th

Pre mňa zatiaľ najlepšia časť! Zbožňujem celú túto sériu - tie svety, čo Nix v Dome vytvoril sú magické, nádherné, šialené... no proste neskutočné! A v tejto sú aj piráti!!! A je mi úplne jedno, že som na takéto knihy pristará (podľa istých 13-ročných jedincov zjavne patrím už do starobinca...), neviem sa už dočkať ostatných kníh!
Feb 01, 2012 Wealhtheow rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a more egalitarian, imaginative, less anglophiley Dawn Treader
Arthur Penhaligan was only chosen as Heir to the Architect's Will because he was about to die of a brutal asthma attack. But to the surprise of the magical beings known as the Morrow Days, he not only survived, he also managed to wrest control from Mister Monday and Grim Tuesday. Each of his triumphs only serve to whip his foes into a greater froth of rage, and they are drowning him in paperwork, pursuing legal action--and threatening his mortal family. Arthur has barely returned from his advent ...more
Oct 19, 2011 Kogiopsis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kogiopsis by: Cillian Beyond Birthday
Definitely my favorite of the series so far. Also the one I have the least to say about, because it's really just a strong continuance of an already strong story. It's worth noting that Garth Nix, in my experience at least, doesn't have problems with writing excellent middle books - it's where most series fail, but here it's clear that Nix is just hitting his stride with these books. The titular character's role is different than those of her predecessors, which I loved; the maritime world of he ...more
Apr 08, 2017 Candace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favourite in the series so far, I think, and definitely a step above the second one. Broadens the scope of the world and ramps up the pace a bit. Also I love anything with ships and so the Border Seas and all its denizens were among my favourite characters so far.
Never a dull moment in this series, and Drowned Wednesday is no exception. As per usual, we pick up with Arthur about where we left off: home, injured, hospitalized. But this time it's not disaster or trouble that brings him back to the House, it's an invitation to dine with Drowned Wednesday, the next of the Morrow Days. Unsure how the "arranged" transportation is going to reach him, Arthur waits and counts the minutes as they pass by. Unfortunately his friend Leaf stops by to visit and is stil ...more
KayLynn Zollinger
This is my favorite of the Keys of the Kingdom series so far. Arthur is growing into himself. He's less the whiny, scared boy we saw in the first two books and is becoming a brave leader. He is becoming the Lord of the Lower House!
Also, this book was just really super creative. The door to the realm inside Lady Wednesday's stomach? Clever. Strange. But clever.
Kai Ronin
Mar 13, 2013 Kai Ronin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As another great installment in the seven-book series by Garth Nix,the Keys to the Kingdom, as I trust you, reader, have already come to know (excuse my redundancy), Drowned Wednesday is a spectacular novel, branching further from established typicalities in fictional literature even further now than the series has previously. In this issue, Arthur must again embark on an quest for a one of the many keys to the kingdom, and one of the many parts of the will, along with the titular Drowned Wednes ...more
Barbara ★
I unapologetically love this series! Garth Nix is just too clever and his scenarios are so far out there but semi-believable anyway. Some of the stuff he comes up with is just way too cool. Case in point, Drowned Wednesday used to be a person. However she was cursed by the Morrow days and her appetite grew to such immense proportions that she literally turned into a whale, and a ginormous one at that. Now she is "drowned" since it is necessary for her to stay submerged in the Border Sea to survi ...more
Sep 05, 2013 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, audiobook, keys
In Drowned Wednesday, Arthur, a teenage boy with asthma and a broken leg, heir to the Keys to the Kingdom, has to not only survive an ocean adventure but must save that part of The House (think of it as the records house for the entire universe and several other universes) from a maniacal pirate and a whale the size of an island.

Drowned Wednesday, the third book in the Keys to the Kingdom series, is the first in the series that I can say was better than "good". The vast part of the improvement w
Toto bola zatial najlepsia cast!!! Ano, prvych 50 stran bolo vcelku nudnych... chalan sa len plavil na tej svojej posteli v Border Sea, ale to co prislo potom... nemam slov. Akcia za akciou. Mozno je to aj tym, ze ako kazdy chalan aj ja som chcel byt piratom, a nejako prirodzene nas to fascinuje, velmi sa mi to pacilo!

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JL Lucaban
Jul 18, 2014 JL Lucaban rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-love
On this book, I wzs so shocked that Lady Wednesday died. She deserves a second chance. And there's that thing that hinted me on something. I think the morrow days were actually not what they were before as to what they are now (in the story). It's like they were possessed or cursed or something after they broke the Will then assumed power to the keys. I think it's after that they change because ofthat certain curse or something. so yeah, that's thatfor now...
Sep 22, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The quest by Arthur Penhaligon continues! Arthur has defeated Mister Monday and Grim Tuesday. In this book he seeks out Lady Wednesday, a trustee of the seas who through massive overeating has turned into an enormous whale. Since each of the Days represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins, my guess is that this is Gluttony! As with the other books in this series, Garth Nix creates a magical out-of-this-world setting with a strong plot. Great humor and a great listen. "Long Swim the Carp!"
Anushka Aritri
May 12, 2014 Anushka Aritri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novels-read
One Piece-ish setting, Pinocchio situation, and a Doctor Who/Narnia reference. That's what I got from what happened in the book this time. I guess, growing up, the things I've seen really have changed how I'm perceiving this book upon the second read. Moving on to the next one!
Jo Woolfardis
[Short review from memory until I re-read and re-review at a later date:

No memory of this one at all, which upsets me quite a great deal, though I don't know why.]
Karyn Mitchell
Jan 24, 2017 Karyn Mitchell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I really enjoyed this part of the keys to the kingdom series, it had a fair few chuckle worthy scenes in it that made me want to keep on reading. I'm fairly sure that I would have read it all in one sitting if not for the necessities of life.
Jun 19, 2017 Elizette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic! I was glad to have more conversation with Lady Wednesday and more backstory or the Morrow Days' coup. Arthur is getting more confident and I think he has earned this. Let's see how I feel when I read Sir Thursday. It's been about eleven years since I last read it.
Hannes Delbeke
better than the 2 previous books
main character isn't as annoying anymore and story is more interesting
Jul 22, 2017 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-for-me
I like this series so far and enjoyed this book, but the ending felt terribly abrupt.
May 30, 2017 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mar 08, 2017 Ngoc rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not like. Very underwhelming.
Colin Hopkins
Nov 19, 2010 Colin Hopkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book I read was The Keys to the Kingdom: Drowned Wednesday by the author Garth Nix, who has also, wrote some other action, fiction, books. This story was about a Kid in an ordinary town who has lots of problems in his life till one day after almost dying from an asthma attack everything changed and he was met by two men in a park who said they were from a different realm. They said that they could save his life and heal him. We find out he is the prophecy that everyone in the house has been ...more

Arthur is in his hospital room when all of a sudden a huge tidal wave comes in and sucks him out to sea with his freind Leaf! The boat that was supposed to pick up arthur picks up leaf instead and arthur is stranded on his bed. He is drifting around for a very long time when all of a sudden he spots a buoy and jumps off of his sinking hospital bed and swims to the buoy. The second he touchis it four birds jump out of it and fly off. When arthur climbs onto the buoy he notices that he got some
M.C. Crocker
Having finished the second book in the series and having a good steam rolling I decided to take the time to read the next book in the Keys to the Kingdom series, Drowned Wednesday. I approached this book with trepidation because this is the book I had petered out on back when I was first reading the series, I’ve always wanted to read the subsequent books because the titles and covers looked quite enticing but I only go half way and found myself bored and giving up. As I started to read the book ...more
This is the third volume in Garth Nix’ series about Arthur and his adventures. Arthur has already defeated Monday and Tuesday, which brought him two of the seven keys. Now he has to face Wednesday. Wednesday governs the large sea of the House that can even be expanded to reach into the human worlds. Arthur learns this the hard way when his hospital room is suddenly flooded. He and his friend Leaf are drawn into the world of the House, in the middle of the ocean, where they have only Arthur’s hos ...more
Mar 04, 2015 Angelina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love and recommend this series to you if you haven't tried it yet.

This series is amazing. While reading this I thought that it would be so cool if the House were a real thing and I want to meet all the characters, all the Times, the Morrow Days and all of the Denizens. That would have been the best day of my life, but oh well. Anyways, I'm sidetracking. The book is taking place directly after the second book ended. Arthur has a broken leg and is waiting for Lady Wednesday to pick him up
Robert C.
Oct 19, 2012 Robert C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I enjoyed Drowned Wednesday more than Mister Monday or Grim Tuesday. The writing seems to be pitched at a slightly older audience - which suits me because I'm so very very slightly (mentally) older than twelve. Cconsequently the story seems (to me) to be not quite as silly as that in the other two. But essentially, it's a continuation of Arthur's adventures in another dimension (or subset thereof).

Logical inconsistencies bother me; like, I get why Arthur took on Grim Tuesday; his family were thr
There’s certainly one thing to be said about everything Nix writes, and that is that it’s rife with original creativity and completely new fantasy stories. However, sometimes the books themselves, although phenomenally imaginative, are hit or miss depending on how much Nix is able to flesh out the story. The Seventh Tower series, for instance, is deftly imagined, a two worlds drawn together through light and shadow, and the ability to use colored gemstones to create light beams that can do all s ...more
Jan 22, 2013 Charlett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Original: 5 stars
Edited, 2017: Should be 3.7, going to give it 5 because of personal interests

Drowned Wednesday was always my favorite of the series, and I listened to it devoutly. Appearently it's still pretty amazing, or at least to those who really like ships, pirates, islands, and giant white whales.
First off, this book still has the same flaw as the rest in the series so far; it's slow. Not too much happens, and long lengths of time are filled with planning or talking or lollygagging. Thou
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Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing 'Hail the Conquering Hero Comes' or possibly 'Roll Out the Barrel'. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter.

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Other Books in the Series

The Keys to the Kingdom (7 books)
  • Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #1)
  • Grim Tuesday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #2)
  • Sir Thursday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #4)
  • Lady Friday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #5)
  • Superior Saturday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #6)
  • Lord Sunday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #7)

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“Yep," said Arthur. Somehow yep seemed the most positive thing he could say. Stronger than yeah and more heroic than yes. He hoped he could live up to it.” 34 likes
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