I’ve been extremely inconsistent in my reading and reviewing of late and for that I can only apologize. There was a few hiccups with a book or two combined with a broken habit and I’ve been just trying to keep a book open.
Title: Grim Tuesday
Series: The Keys of the Kingdom; Book 2
Author: Garth Nix
ROTS Setting: EU, Magic (sorta)
Synopsis: Arthur doesn’t think he will ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday — the house that contains an entire world. But Tuesday brings new challenges — in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur’s family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything — an adventure that will include stealing a Sunship, surviving a very weird work camp, befriending a bearlike spirit, fighting the voidlike Nithlings, and traveling to the scary Far Reaches for the ultimate showdown.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book for youth, 8-12yrs.
This was a solid book and great continuation to the series. It’s brief and hard to get into specifics. The quirky and strange world has surprising depth and I was constantly surprised at some new revelation and how cleverly connected it was to everything else.
Arthur maintains his previous development and continued his steady growth throughout. The bizarre secondary characters we all charming and disturbing, friend and foe alike.
In summary, it might not have been as good as the first, but it was very good book and an excellent addition to the series.