Lord Sunday (Keys to the Kingdom Series #7)

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The fantastic conclusion to Garth Nix's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series!

The House is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it. Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy must use every power at their disposal - magical or practical - to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.
For Arthur, the most formidable challenge comes from Lord Sunday, the most elusive of the Trustees of the Will. ...

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Overview


The fantastic conclusion to Garth Nix's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series!

The House is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it. Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy must use every power at their disposal - magical or practical - to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.
For Arthur, the most formidable challenge comes from Lord Sunday, the most elusive of the Trustees of the Will. Lord Sunday's magic is unlike anything Arthur has encountered before - and his secrets have the potential to destroy not only Arthur, but also all the people he holds dear.

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Children's Literature - Jeanna Sciarrotta
In the heavily anticipated seventh book in the "Keys to the Kingdom" series, Arthur Penhaligon, Leaf, and Suzy are still struggling through the events put into motion on Monday. With the house falling apart around them, each has his or her own role in trying to stop Lord Sunday and those who would cause their demise. Arthur's story, of course, takes precedence as he is the one Lord Sunday is after as the evil entity tries to persuade Arthur to hand over the keys and Atlas. In a race against time, as Nothing threatens to destroy everything in the Universe (think the Never Ending Story), Arthur and his friends must put everything back in its proper order and Arthur, now more Denizen then human, must find a way to save everything and everyone that he loves. The beautifully crafted fantasy world and epic battle that Nix creates has a following all of its own. Those just getting in on the story should definitely start at the beginning with Mister Monday and read right on through. With so many characters and ulterior worlds, it is nearly impossible to pick up the story without the proper background. Even readers who completed the series might need a refresher before beginning this last installment, as Nix rushes head on into the story with Arthur and the gang already in motion as the story begins. Like some of the previous books, this one seems a bit all over the place at times and takes full attention in order to keep people and locations straight. It is not a book that can be read over a lengthy period of time, which would lead to much rereading and questioning. The ending, however, will be appreciated by those who have come to love Arthur Penhaligon, and the conclusion to this science fiction/fantasy series will satisfy long time readers. Reviewer: Jeanna Sciarrotta
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439436601
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Keys to the Kingdom Series , #7
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 138,889
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 7.57 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Garth Nix

Garth Nix is the New York Times best-selling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and son.

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  • Posted May 1, 2010

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    Bravo!

    This is the best book I ever read. It far surpasses the Harry Potter Series, The 39 Clues, The Ranger's Apprentice, The Narnia Series,.... Most series are very entertaining and by the time you get to the last book it is a very poor ending. Garth Nix never losses his spark. This series keeps building and building. By the time he get's to the end 'climax' is an understatement. The only way it could ever be better if there was a 8th book, Arthur's Kingdom

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    Geat ending to a great series

    I first started reading this series, back when Lady Friday was released. I automaticlly fell in love with the series. After I read Superior Saturday, I just could not wait till Lord Sunday was going to be released. I waited and waited, and when the day finally came that it was released I was just jittery till I bought it. I read it within two hours. I loved how it ended and brought in a new beginning in the story. Even though there aren't anymore. Garth Nix is a great author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    This is such a great book!

    Thank you Garth nix! The conclusion of the keys to the kingdom series wad all that I'd hope to be reading from you! Arthur is one of my all time favorite characters, the way that he is so relateable and how his problems are so much like the ones my generation is facing. Omg this is such a great book! The characters are so much fin to read about, I'm a little sad that the series is over...that's a lie, I'm really sad that the series is over! So if I were to say one more thing about this book it would be that Garth should def make more books that grip people like the keys to the kingdom!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2010

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    Very Good

    This book is well written but i believe garth nix could have done much more when finishing this amazing serious.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

    6.8 books of Greatness Ruined in 2 Chapters

    The series was completely amazing, in my opinion. And so was the last book. And yet the last 2/3 chapters of the book...I mean really? Can't an established author think of something a bit more...better? I mean i may be sounding harsh, but heres the problems i have with the ending summarized (without giving too much away):
    -The story had a very good plotline, easy to follow, and then it ended on a completely unrelated note.
    -Ending was sudden and abrupt.
    -Left something to be desired, was not explained in enough depth. An example is, we dont even know how the situation on earth played out. I mean that was a major part of the plot for all 7 books and not even ended.
    -The ending was confusing, hard to comprehend, especially when explained so little.
    -You know your ending has sucked when, aside from three characters, I dont even know who died and who didn't. REALLY? That should be EXTREMELY clear in the ending to a series. I followed these characters through 7 books and now im not told whether they survived.

    Tsk Tsk Mr. Author, but u fail. Epicly. Thanks for wasting my life.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    Great book in itself, but left something to be desired...

    I have been reading this series since the first book was published while I was in the 8th grade, with the series now finishing during my freshman year of college. I absolutely loved the series in the beginning, but somewhere after Sir Thursday, the series begins to take a dive. Maybe it was just me, but the series starts to lose a bit of its edge and becomes a bit predictable.

    This book in particular really let me down. I had been waiting on edge since the cliff hanger he left in Superior Saturday, only to feel unsatisfied upon Lord Sunday's completion. The book seemed extremely rushed, and if I'm not mistaken, was the shortest book in the series, or at least because of the flow appeared that way.

    I have loved everything I've read by Nix, and this series was no exception. I was just really disappointed in the way that he let this story end.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

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    Anticlimactic Finale

    As you can tell by the synopsis there is a lot of action and elements going on within this book. As an avid fan of the Keys to the Kingdom Series I have been eagerly awaiting the final installment. This is one series that you have to read from the beginning or you will not be able to understand the storyline.
    The book begins at the point Superior Saturday ends, the reader is really thrown in at the deep end with the action and plot. It did take me a while to remember exactly what had occurred in the previous books.
    The characters are all extremely well developed and their interactions cleverly crafted. There are numerous threads to the plot which can take some keeping up with. The action occurs on multi-levels with numerous plot twists, all leading to a singular finale.
    I have always found the way in which Garth Nix combines religious imagery and theory with that of science ingenious. The vocabulary used can be challenging for younger readers but I do think that it aids their education/articulation (that is what dictionaries are for!) As I have already stated I like to read books that I think are expanding my education (my favorite ideal education via osmosis).
    Some of the imagery can be quite disturbing especially if you have a technicolor imagination like myself. Having a snake phobia I am getting a little bit annoyed that a lot of books have snake imagery, it makes my skin crawl (which I guess is the point of using it).
    After such a long wait for the conclusion of this series I have to say I thought the end was rather anticlimactic and cliched. The action appeared to be cut short and personally I felt it became rather moralistic. I did enjoy how all the threads of the story culminated into a single end. Fans of the Keys to the Kingdom series end to read this book in order to obtain resolution.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Awesom!

    I wish I could be the architech

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Good

    Favorite book in series good ending wish there was one more book in series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    I love series it needs an epilouge series

    K

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    I loved it!!!!!!!!

    The book was great. I don't know what to read next becase i dont know what will be good enought to campare. Hope there will be a following series!im not sure i liked the ending though. Its like oh ya! This is rly good but then your like, oh that happened.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Bad ending

    A good book and a great series but the emding could have been much better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Wonderful Series

    The series is really wonderful. The story and characters are exciting. Had to read them all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    lord sunday

    it's extremly epic and well writen. inspiring!!!!! i loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Glitchy

    It is good but it keeps messing up my nook, its like somebody is tapping the screen

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Awsome

    It is awsome!

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    Looooooooovvvvvvveeeee

    These were reeeaaaly good books second fav series (behind the percy jackson books) ivdidnt want the book to end! Now i have to find a new series to read :(

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Awesome

    I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    A little short but still a good read

    I do not agree with those who've said the ending was confusing though I thought the last book would explain who arthur was and about his true parentage, it said nothing ot,f the sort. I can't say I pleased with the ending but I am satisfied enough to allow the series to come to a rest... hopefully

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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