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VOYAHaving survived Mister Monday and Grim Tuesday, Arthur Penhaligon faces his biggest challenge yet in Drowned Wednesday, the one hundred and twenty-six-mile long whale who is the keeper of the third Key, in this the latest volume in Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series. When the Architect disappeared from the House many thousands of years ago, she left seven of her servants in charge of enforcing the provisions of her Will. They, however, betrayed her trust, dividing up and imprisoning the various sentient parts of the Will, subdividing the House and gradually taking control of the many Secondary Realms that depend from it, including our own. In the first two parts of the series, Arthur defeated two of these servants, Monday and Tuesday. Drowned Wednesday, however, is at least nominally his ally, the one servant of the Architect who is true to her charge. Betrayed by her fellows, though, Wednesday has been turned into a monstrous whale, gluttony personified. Arthur, who has already been named the Architect's rightful heir, must survive drowning, terrifying lightening storms, magical pirates, various Denizens of the House, potentially deadly asthma, and Wednesday's all-consuming appetite to recover her part of the Will to acquire the third Key and continue his quest to gain control of the House. Nix is endlessly inventive, and his latest book is another thrill ride. Although his complex cosmology might occasionally feel a bit burdensome, teens who love highly original fantasy will eat this one up. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2005, Scholastic,389p., Ages 11 to 15.