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Sir Thursday by Garth Nix
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Mar 12, 11

bookshelves: childrens, fantasy, 2011, own, reviewed
Recommended for: fantasy fans
Read from March 24, 2010 to March 24, 2011, read count: 1

This is a charming series about a young boy, Arthur Penhaligon, who is selected by agents of another dimension, so to speak, as the heir to the Keys of the Kingdom. The Kingdom was made by the Architect, and it includes the House, the Secondary Realms (worlds like ours), and the entire universe. But her Trustees haven't been very faithful, and her Will has been split into parts and unable to be fulfilled. Arthur is pulled into a world of magic and mayhem where each Trustee has control over a different day of the week. His charge is to fight the Trustee, free the Will, and claim all of the seven keys. But this is no ordinary adventure, since all parts of the universe are connected, the impact of what he does in the House ricochets into his home world--and then there's that pesky side effect of becoming immortal. That's a lot for a young boy who just wants to go home to deal with.

These are well-written, quick reads. Though my friends who are sensitive to magic and alternate creation stories should avoid them, I found them fun and diverting. Not to mention quick reads. Nix is a fantastic writer, and it was fun to explore this world.

I liked this one--even though there is a lot of military jargon and insanity, it worked. As usual, Arthur finds friends wherever he goes, in addition to his enemies. Things in the House aren't getting better, and Arthur struggles with his future role.
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