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On the fourth day there was war. Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home. But only Leaf gets through the front door. Arthur is blocked because someone, or something, has assumed his identity and is taking over his life. Before Arthur can take action, he is drafted by Sir Thursday and forced to join the Glorious Army of the Architect. While Leaf tries to banish Arthur's doppleganger on earth, Arthur must survive his basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front and work out how he can free Part Four of the Will.
Listen to the rest of the books in The Keys to the Kingdom series.
©2006 Garth Nix; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"Edge-of-your-seat-action." (School Library Journal)

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  • Laura
  • Weare, NH, USA
  • 11-29-06

Great Story and Reader

My kids (age 13 and 10) and I have really enjoyed this series. We are so disappointed to find that the next book will not be out until March.

Definitely keeps you on the edge, the writing style is suspenseful but fun. The characters are interesting and different.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Good Fun

Would you try another book from Garth Nix and/or Allan Corduner?

I have other books by Garth Nix, The abhorsen series..those where horrible.

Would you be willing to try another book from Garth Nix? Why or why not?

I have other books by Garth Nix, The abhorsen series..those where horrible.

Was Sir Thursday worth the listening time?


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The entire series is aimed more toward children however I enjoyed it and had a lot of fun. The narrator does an excellent job with his different voices.

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Great--I'm hooked

Love this author and his style of writing.

Qualifies as a great book you are sad to hear it end.

Was completely pleased with the narrator and the book content.

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