Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #1)
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Mister Monday

by Garth Nix
Release date: 2003
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world – where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets.

Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock.

Arthur is safe – but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with blood stained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the Key back – even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him.

Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house – a house only he can see. It is in this house that Arthur must unravel the secrets of the Key – and discover his true fate...

(updated 2010-09-07)

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Book review: 3 Treasure Boxes Arthur is close to death from an asthma attack when he notices two strange men who seemed to appear out of nowhere. One of the men, Mister Monday, gives Arthur a key and a small notebook because he thinks Arthur is about to die. However, the key has healing abilities which help to restore Arthur to good health. When Mister Monday realizes this he tries to recapture the key. Arthur does everything in his power to protect himself and the key from these evil ... (more)
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