Lord Sunday, by Garth Nix

Finally, I’ve read the last of the Keys to the Kingdom series, which I started reading during my first Summer Reading Project back in 2006. I would link to the page, but it is a horror of Dreamweaver that is best left locked up, lest it bite someone.

I have to admit that I went to Wikipedia before starting the book, because I had forgotten pretty much everything that ever happened, and I was still confused when I read it. So I’m going to recommend just reading these all straight through if you ever do — they’re super short and it’ll only take you a couple days.

It was still a good story. Lord Sunday picks up where Superior Saturday left off, with Arthur having just grabbed the Sixth Key and begun falling through a big ol’ hole in the floor. It continues on in the same vein as the other books, by which I mean he goes to find the Seventh Key and the corresponding part of the Will, and gets in trouble along the way, and then totally finds them. But this one’s harder to get because Lord Sunday really really really doesn’t want to give the key up for some reason… and that part of the book was so close to being spectacular! So close. Suffice it to say that there is an unexpected (to me, anyway) reason for the Will’s existance, and that Nix could have gone with a really cool ending but went with a sappy one instead. But I suppose, this being a book for kids and all, that it’s the only ending the publishers would have allowed. At least, that’s how I’m going to defend it. 🙂

All right, guys, what weird little kids book series should I get addicted to next?

Rating: 7/10
(Countdown Challenge: 2010, Support Your Local Library Challenge)

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