Seven keys … seven days … seven breathtaking adventures.
Arthur Penhaligon is stuck in the Lower House because someone - or something - has assumed his identity and is taking over his life. But before Arthur can take action, he is drafted by Sir Thursday and forced to join the Glorious Army of the Architect.
The Army has its headquarters in the Great Maze, a defensive area of the House. Half of the Maze has already been dissolved by Nothing, and hordes of Nithlings emerge regularly to attack the rest. If the Nithling invasion can overcome the Army and the Great Maze, the House will be lost and the whole universe destroyed.
While Leaf tries to banish Arthur's doppelganger on Earth, Arthur must survive his basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front, and work out how to free Part Four of the Will. Somehow he must gain the Fourth Key from Sir Thursday … if the latest, strongest and most dangerous Nithling offensive doesn't break through first.
Sir Thursday is the fourth book in the Keys to the Kingdom series.
Garth Nix has been a full-time writer since 2001, but has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.
Garth's books include the Old Kingdom fantasy series, comprising Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen, Clariel and Goldenhand; SF novels Shade's Children and A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald. His novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, The Keys to the Kingdom series and others. He has co-written several books with Sean Williams, including the Troubletwisters series, Spirit Animals Book Three: Blood Ties, Have Sword, Will Travel, and the forthcoming sequel Let Sleeping Dragons Lie. A contributor to many anthologies and magazines, Garth's selected short fiction has been collected in Across the Wall and To Hold the Bridge.
More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, they have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and USA Today, and his work has been translated into 42 languages. His most recent book is Frogkisser!, now being developed as a film by Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation.
Short-listed Young Australians' Best Book Award (YABBA), Fiction for Older Readers 2010 AU; Short-listed APA Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year for Older Readers 2006 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
10 - 15
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)