The seventh volume in the Keys to the Kingdom series, which begins with Mister Monday (2003) and cycles through the days of the week, brings this fantasy adventure to a fitting conclusion. From chapter to chapter, the story's focus shifts from its young hero, Arthur, to the separate but intertwined adventures of his friends Leaf and Suzy Turquoise Blue. Ambitious in its conception, this inventive series staggers under the weight of its complex, grand-scale backstory, but events unfold quickly, and series fans will want to follow Arthur and his amiable, idiosyncratic allies to the end. Grades 5-8. --Carolyn Phelan
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"[Garth Nix is] the coolest read in the playground." Amanda Craig
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