Grim Tuesday (The Keys to the Kingdom #2)
Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious worldwhere one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets.
The book is about a boy named Arthur who happens to be in an outside gym class one day. He is phsically weak, and gets an asthma attack which proves to be almost fatal. He is abot to die, but a man appears in front of hi and...more
Grim Tuesday, the keeper of the Second Key is threatening Arthur's family and the only way Arthur can protect them, and himself, is to return to the House. The House is the center of the universe and the source of all creation. Arthur has only been home a few hours, but once again he must leave earth, and with Susie's help, he must defeat Grim Tuesday in order to save his family and stop the universe from unraveling. In Mister Monday, Arthur defeated the holder of th...more
Mister Monday's downfall came from ignoring his duties and allowing nothing to get done and be completely inefficient. Grim Tuesday's demise is brought on by his greed. He has dug deeper and deeper into the Nothing, which is very dangerous and destructive.
There is one part that might be too gruesome for younger readers...more
To Arthur it's only been hours since he left the House. He wants to have time to grow up, to just be a kid, and the Will promised him that. But time moves very differently in the House and to the Denizens, it's been months. And things aren't going well for Arthur's domain of Monday.
Grim Tuesday wants the Key for Monday, and uses legal means to try to wrest it from...more
Arthur Penhaligon is back! Before Mister Monday was defeated by arther Mister Monday had been lazy for a VERY VERY long time. So he had been buying all sorts of luxuries from Grim tuesday but had never actually paid the bill. SO when Arthur becomes the master of Monday's domain, Grim tuesday decides to enforce the need for payment of the bill. Grim now has approvement to make arthur pay for all of the stuff monday bought however he wants to. The way grim choose to make arthu...more
Grim Tuesday, the second (as one might expect) in the Keys to the Kingdom series, is as solid a fantasy as its predecessor, Mister Monday. It was, in fact, almost better - but unfortunately its primary strength was counterbalanced by a weakness, so it gets the same four as the first.
That strength was this: the first book had little in the way of consequences. No one got seriously injured who didn't deserve it. (view spoiler)[Arthur's asthma was even par...more
Arthur Penhaligan, a normal person in the 7th grade, was somehow selected to become the rightful heir to the Keys to the Kingdom (a universe adjacent to Earth that can be accessed through a monstrous house that only Ar...more
When mysterious men appear across the street with a Sold sign, and his father receives a call that he ow...more
Well, it's a fact that Arthur Penhaligon is not the most complex main character that a book can have. Not the worst one, but there is not much to look at, to be honest. He'...more
Artur só teve tempo de passar algumas horas fora da Casa, e sua presença já é necessária novamente. O tempo dentro da Casa passa muito mais rápido, ou seja, muitas coisas aconteceram, e o Horrível Terça-Feira percebe a ameaça que Artur pode se tornar para sua chave. Então elabora um plano para que ele entregue o primeiro dia e sua chave, antes que ele queira tomar a sua. Para isso ele ameaça a família de Artur, e todos os que habitam os Reinos...more
Nix has a more interesting concept of "Nothing" in this series. The basic premise is that everything created is created out of "Nothing". Yet, there seems to be a way to actually mine nothing. Does this relate back to a basic concept of Christianity? The existence of the various realms were indeed created by the "Archite...more
A few things bothered me about this book:
(1) Is Leaf part of the story or not? Make up your mind. Either she's important or she isn't, and I don't want to spend 10 pages thinking she's important only to have her disappear for the other 350 pages and
(2) Things just happen to Arthur. I like him, but he doesn't really do anything. The keys just take care of things...more
In this second book, Arthur is again coerced into reentering The House to defeat Grim Tuesday and obtain the second installment of his inheritance with the help of his returning companion Suzy Blue Turquiose, Jepeth the ex-thesaurus, and an enlarged mutant eyebrow named Soot. I was especially tickled by that last one.
One thing that keeps irking...more
This story, a little less involved than the first, still carries some...more
I am currently reading Drowned...more
This book made me again question reality. Many authors use useless vocabulary but Garth using simple wording to make a world around you. Usually the second book doesn't match up to the first but this book proved me wrong because this book lived up to it's name and more.
Arthur was sometimes annoying for me but still loved his character but my favour...more
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"Eaten it?" asked Suzy. "Why eat soot?"
"Boredom," said Soot.”