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Lord Sunday

(The Keys to the Kingdom #7)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  14,408 ratings  ·  601 reviews
On the seventh day, there was a choice.

The House is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it, Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal - magical or practical - to defeat the enemies attacking t
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 2010)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Lord Sunday (The Keys to the Kingdom #7), Garth Nix
Lord Sunday is the seventh book concluding Garth Nix's The Keys to the Kingdom series. The book was released on 1 February 2010 (Australia). Falling from the Incomparable Gardens in Superior Saturday, Arthur, having won the Sixth Key, escapes impalement on Saturday's Tower by entering the Improbable Stair. His uncontrollable falling leads the Stair to spit him out somewhere completely unexpected - he is under attack from sentient insects somewhe
May 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Feb 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: multiple-reads
Bittersweet ending to a very good series. It is Lewis Carroll's Alice, but with more consequence. It is Rowling's Harry Potter, but with more protagonist activity. It is C.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia, but not Christian.

Through its strengths and weaknesses, Lord Sunday and The Keys to the Kingdom series is an engrossing tale full of memorable characters, exaggerated realities, and a boy struggling to remain human.
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
4.5 Silver Stars
with Golden Sparks

RTC after re-read

my top favourite in the series
the end is near
I liked how it ended. how the series ended.

{I love both covers of this one!}

I liked the innovation in naming titles:
Mister Monday: ★★★★(★)/5
Grim Tuesday: ★★★/5
Drowned Wednesday: ★★★/5
Sir Thursday: ★★★/5
Lady Friday: ★★★/5
Superior Saturday: ★★★★/5
Lord Sunday: ★★★★(★)/5
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, ya
Arthur Penhalligan was just an ordinary kid (albeit one with extraordinarily bad asthma) when he was randomly chosen to recieve the first part of the Architect's Will. Although no one expected him to be able to hang on to it (in fact, the plan was for him to expire just moments after being handed it), he not only lived, he managed to free several other parts of the Will as well. As each part is freed from its prison, the Will grows stronger and the various "trustees" of the Will grow more desper ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, I did not anticipate that ending. As a seventh and concluding book, it had a tough job of carrying out a grand and satisfying conclusion, but it managed it.

Book 6 ends on quite a cliffhanger (almost literally), and Book 7 picks up right there. There is a lot that happens in this rather short book, so it’s jam-packed. POV alternates between Arthur, Leaf, and Suzy. Arthur is forced to confront Lord Sunday rather early on, whereas in most of the other books he doesn’t meet the Trustee until th
Sep 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alas! Due to a gig, I was unable to read Lord Sunday entirely on Sunday. I did read most of it, though, and finished it on my train ride this morning. That was pretty unfortunate, when I got to the part where Elephant plays his part, because it made me cry, as Elephant always has, in this book. I knew Garth Nix wouldn't treat Elephant well. I am shaking my fist at you, sir. Oh, it was meaningful and lovely, and well done: bringing in a soft toy and bringing it to life could easily be over-sentim ...more
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Arthur, in this last book, (view spoiler)

I don't like the ending. While it seems inevitable (especially given the direction of
Mar 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
I think I'm going to start a book review series called "the problem with finales."* I have had the bitter-sweet pleasure this week of reading two final books from two of my favorite series. One of them was this book, "Lord Sunday" by Garth Nix. The 7th and final book in the Keys to the Kingdom series. Often, as in the case of this book, the last book in a series is delayed and as anticipation grows so does expectations. Is it possible for any concluding book in a series to live up to expectation ...more
The last installment of this series deserved 5 stars for the ending alone. But overall, this was a great book.

I loved loved loved how Nix was able to turn everything we thought we knew about EVERYTHING on its head. I NEVER saw that ending coming and I never even assumed that she was she and he was them and it was so sad about him and her.

Yes, I know that last sentence was a bit confusing, but once you read the book, you'll understand. Arthur went through so much in this last installment and it m
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
What a great ending to this series!

I was quite surprised at how this ended, but I'm really happy about it. It wasn't a perfect happily ever after, but it was good and felt realistic. I loved how Arthur's friends helped him with this War and retrieving the keys of the kingdom.

Arthur's humanity and his friendships were probably my favorite part of this series. It's weird, it doesn't feel like the series is over. Also, we finally get the whole story about the Architect, which I have been waiting f
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2019: feelings are still solid. I needed to re-listen to this one even just because last time I was speeding through the end so much that I didn't take time to properly think about it. I love this book series and I wish it had better covers and was more popular.

I'm giving this one five stars because this so perfectly capped the series, and I enjoyed the whole thing thoroughly. The way things tied together, the ENDING which I loved, and didn't see coming (not all aspects of it, anyway) and the e
Alyssa Nelson
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve finally reached the end of the series! I read this entire book in a day, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it — the last few books weren’t my favorites, so I was dreading having just an okay ending to this series, but Last Sunday definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s perfectly completes the series and makes those last few just-okay books worth it.

This book is basically just all action. The lines have been drawn, the war has started, and now Arthur has to figure out how to save everyone
Kiran Kuriakose
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is like a painting that was painted by the most talented painter on this planet. Just in a ideal way, as in literature. Arthur is such an amazing character. He is brave and an easy to love character. In this outstanding conclusion to the Keys To The Kingdom series, many truths are revealed and many positions are claimed. A true literature master piece. I could not let go of this book. If I remember correctly, I stayed up till about 2 in the morning just to read the ultimate ending to a ...more
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adults trying to decide whether fantasy is their "thing"
Recommended to Nick0z by: Friend
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Isabel Roman
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Plodding...plodding...more stuff...secrets oh my! But I can't tell you what they are because then I won't have enough words for my books. Plodding...oh, the ending!

Which was crap. I don't want to give any spoilers here, but the end felt like...

You know how you have this idea in your head about what's going to happen? And even though you've watched all the science fiction shows and read a large portion of science fiction-y stuff in your life, you think you have this nailed? Or that you a
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I was concerned with how Nix would end the series. I was afraid he would take the easy way out and have everything just be a dream or a magic wand would return everything to normal. But instead he came up with an interesting and appropriate ending for this excellent series.
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Quite unexpected... :)
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth-sf-fantasy
A re-listen. Astonishing world-building and intriguing characters. This remains one of my favorite children's fantasy series, and Alan Corduner's narration is first-rate. ...more
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
This a review for the series as a whole.

I read the first book when it came out (I was close to the target age), and at the time didn't have any interest in continuing the series. Now, at the urging of a friend, I've finished the whole series on audiobook, and in conclusion... I have mixed feelings. I'm glad I stuck it out to the end of the series, but it sometimes did feel like sticking it out, rather than reading something I enjoyed.

My feelings about Keys to the Kingdom are essentially the same
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great ending to a very good series. This book definitely felt like part 2 of book 6, and I still think they should have been combined into one, but it was still wonderful especially since I read them back to back.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Recommended to Kereesa by: Candace

Didn't expect a lot of that.

Still not over most of it.

He was going to chain him to a clock?! (view spoiler)

Just so much. I can't wait to read this again.
Spencer Bounds
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thanks, again, Garth Nix.
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great story, couldn't put it down. Lots of action and magical right to the end. Highly recommend this series ...more
Micah Grant
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Good finish to the series.
Thomas Thompson
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun unexpected end to a great series
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, bir-2019
This series ended with a bit of a whimper. Too many ideas that were never fully fleshed out. Just eh.
Mar 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I would say this book was for the most part, the poorest of the series. It lacked clear direction in the plot (which often meandered around aimlessly) and had one of the biggest cop-out endings ever (though part of the ending redeemed the book a bit). It also lacked the charm of the previous books; it just felt soulless.

I enjoyed the series itself greatly, and found most of the books up to this one to be quite good considering the targeted audience (I particularly enjoyed "Drowned Wednesday"). H
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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.


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)
  • Drowned Wednesday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #3)
  • Sir Thursday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #4)
  • Lady Friday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #5)
  • Superior Saturday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #6)

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