Lord Sunday (Keys to the Kingdom Series #7)

Lord Sunday (Keys to the Kingdom Series #7)

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by Garth Nix, Allan Corduner
     
 

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On the seventh day, there was a choice.

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 are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal — magical or practical — to defeat

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On the seventh day, there was a choice.

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 are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal — magical or practical — to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.
For Arthur, the biggest challenge comes from Lord Sunday, the most elusive of the Trustees of the Will. Lord Sunday’s magic is unlike any Arthur has encountered before — and his secrets have the potential to destroy not only Arthur but also the people he holds most dear.
           
On Monday, Arthur Penhaligon was just an ordinary boy thrust into an extraordinary situation. From Tuesday to Saturday, he emerged as the Rightful Heir to the Architect who created everything within the House. Now, on Sunday, he will face a choice of astonishing proportions — the remarkable conclusion to a completely unforeseen adventure.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–7—In the final volume (Scholastic, 2010) of Garth Nix's complex seven-part series, Arthur Penhaligon and his friends, Leaf and Suzy, battle the most powerful of the seven Trustees of the Will. Lord Sunday possesses the seventh key whose power surpasses that of all the previous keys combined. The story moves between the struggle of Arthur and Sunday and the battle his friends are waging against the rest of the House. It also becomes clear that Arthur is battling to retain what remains of his own humanity. The power of the keys is changing him both physically and emotionally, threatening to overwhelm him with anger and arrogance. Nix pulls all of the pieces of the complicated story line together in a grand conclusion that fans of the series will applaud. Allan Corduner clearly voices all the characters with distinct voices and nicely captures their emotions. He does a particularly commendable job as he brings the grand story to its ultimate conclusion with just the right pacing to capture the pressure, fear, and possibility of the final moments. While this series needs to be followed from beginning to end, those who have done so will appreciate the final installment.—Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739373682
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Keys to the Kingdom Series, #7
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


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 children.

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Lord Sunday 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
mmowrer More than 1 year ago
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
Nor-El More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
asamum More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a beautiful ending to an amazing series.
Briar-RoseRD More than 1 year ago
The last book in the series. It has a wonderful twist ending.
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I wish I could be the architech
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Favorite book in series good ending wish there was one more book in series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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A good book and a great series but the emding could have been much better
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The series is really wonderful. The story and characters are exciting. Had to read them all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
it's extremly epic and well writen. inspiring!!!!! i loved it.
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Wooshik Shim More than 1 year ago
It is awsome!
Jacalyn Lash More than 1 year ago
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 :(