Keys to the Kingdom Mister Monday Garth Nix BOOK ONE SCHOLASTIC INC. New York Toronto London Auckland Sydney Mexico. Garth Nix - Keys to the Kingdom 1 - Mister Monday. Scanned by Highroller. Proofed by Apocangel. Made prettier by use of EBook Design Group Stylesheet and. Book one in a blockbuster series, The Keys to the Kingdom, by the internationally acclaimed Garth Nix. Moving between our familiar world and bizarre other.
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Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house — a house that only he can see. It is in this house that Arthur must unravel the secrets of the key — and discover his true fate.
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Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequels. Scholastic Published: January ISBN US AU. Mister Monday Book 1.
Grim Tuesday Book 2. Drowned Wednesday Book 3.
Sir Thursday Book 4. His research is interrupted when Monday's Noon, a servant of Mister Monday who proves to be more powerful than the Fetchers, shows up.
He attempts to attack Arthur and inadvertently starts a fire in the library. However, Monday's Noon can only attack him between the hours of noon and one o'clock and Arthur manages to evade him until then and Noon disappears.
Unfortunately, Arthur still has to contend with the Fetchers who have managed to steal away his Atlas during his struggle with Monday's Noon. He escapes to the kitchens and finds salt to destroy them. During this time, the fire department and the bio-containment and quarantine team, who believe the new virus that Ed and Leaf's family are suffering from has originated from the school, arrive.
Arthur realises that the Fetchers must have caused the disease and notices that the smoke from the burning library is spelling out a message for him to get to the House.
Arthur lets go of the key to induce his asthma which causes a paramedic to take him to the hospital.
As they get closer to his neighbourhood, an unknown force hits the ambulance in the form of a violent rainstorm. Arthur takes advantage of this distraction to leave the paramedic and get to the House. Using the Key, Arthur enters the House and finds that the House is a world unto itself, around which the Universe is organised, whose purpose is, or was, to observe and record all that occurs in the infinity.
He sets off on a journey discovering that while there he is in perfect health during his travels through the House, he finds that he is the Rightful Heir , a person to whom the Will referred. If he fulfils this function, the Architect of the World's original intention will be enacted. To save the Lower House, he must kill Mister Monday and steal the other half of the key, of which is the Hour Hand, from him. He is accompanied during the most of his journey by a cockney girl-child named Suzy Turquoise Blue , who was brought to the House by the Piper one of the immortal Denizens of the House along with many other children.
There, too, he learns something of the House's history: The Architect and the Old One came from nothing to create the universe. Unfortunately, the Architect's consort, the Old One, acts in the role of Prometheus , in that he had defied the Architect for some purpose of his own and been imprisoned as a result.
After a while, the Architect left the House and handed over control to the Morrow days. Unfortunately, these Trustees have each been contaminated with one of seven deadly sins and have disobeyed the Architect's will to observe and record the happenings of the Secondary Realms Our universe in favour of interfering to where it suits them.
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Garth's books include: 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, Frogkisser!
Teachers Notes Download teachers notes. Settings Tips on technique 3: Point of view Tips on technique 4: Dialogue Tips on technique 5: Plot Tips on technique 6: Tense Tips on technique 7:He realizes it is the phone Dame Primus gave him in case of emergencies.
Handicapped and with the odds always against him, he does not give up trying to do what's right. Voice of Youth Advocates February 1, ; Arthur Penhaligon's first day at a new school is marked by a nearly fatal asthma attack.
Mister Monday is the first book in The Keys to the Kingdom series. This plot had so much potential, but in the end it just didn't work.
What people are saying Kindle Edition Verified download. As Arthur finds out that sometimes you have to do the hard things in life not only for yourself but for others, he discovers his own growth. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra the federal capital and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter.
There, too, he learns something of the House's history: