Keys To The Kingdom

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900 ratings

Mister Monday Publisher's Summary

Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe – but his world is not.

Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with blood-stained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back – even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him. 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.

©2003 Garth Nix (P)2004 Bolinda
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  • Book 1

    • Mister Monday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe – but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with blood-stained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back – even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mister Monday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book by Nix

    • By B. Manowski on 09-27-05

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 3

    • Drowned Wednesday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom #3
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world - where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. As Arthur gets closer to the heart of his quest, the suspense and mystery grow more and more intense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen too, over and over again

    • By Jacqueline on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Grim Tuesday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 2
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to be in bed - after all, it's only been 12 hours since he saved the world. But there's no time to rest. Grim Tuesday has laid claim to the Lower House and the First Key, and now his misshapen servants are repossessing Arthur's world and plunging it into financial disaster. To stop them, Arthur must venture back into the House, that surreal, unpredictable realm where he almost met his death.

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    • Grim Tuesday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 2
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    Arthur doesn't think he'll have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday, the house that contains an entire world. But Tuesday brings new challenges: the enemy Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur's family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything; an adventure that will include stealing a Sunship, fighting the void-like Nithlings, and traveling in the scary Far Reaches for the ultimate showdown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Garth Nix Success!!!

    • By Theresa on 06-09-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Drowned Wednesday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 3
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Wednesday has rolled around, and Arthur Penhaligon has an invitation to return to the House that he can't refuse. Drowned Wednesday has sent a ship to pick him up from the hospital...even though his hometown is miles away from any ocean.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of my faves

    • By Matt Maxx Marz on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 4

    • Sir Thursday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 4
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

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    • Sir Thursday

    • Keys to the Kingdom, Book 4
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story and Reader

    • By Laura on 11-29-06

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 5

    • Lady Friday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 5
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lady Friday tempts Arthur with an unexpected offer - but it is a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir to the Kingdom, or a chance he must seize before Superior Saturday or the Piper snatch it first? Who will win the race to discover the secret of the Middle House?

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    • Lady Friday

    • Keys to the Kingdom, Book 5
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Four of the seven Trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur, the week is still getting worse. Suzy Blue and Fred Gold Numbers have been captured by the Piper, and his New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book!

    • By Daniel on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 6

    • Superior Saturday

    • Keys to the Kingdom #6
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Arthur Penhaligon has wrested five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has ever faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees, she is also the oldest Denizen and the most powerful and knowledgeable sorcerer within the House. She has tens of thousands of sorcerers at her command - and she has been preparing her forces all along.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesomely Awesome

    • By Anonymous User on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Superior Saturday

    • Keys to the Kingdom, Book 6
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Arthur Penhaligan has wrestled five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees - she is also the oldest Denizen and the most powerful and knowledgeable sorcerer within the House.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shortest of all the Days

    • By Matthew on 12-04-08

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 7

    • Lord Sunday

    • Keys to the Kingdom 7
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The much-anticipated final installment of the Keys to the Kingdom series. Arthur Penhaligon wields six of the seven Keys to the Kingdom, but will that be enough to defeat Lord Sunday? Master of the Incomparable Gardens, the last of the Trustees, and the most powerful Denizen in the house, Lord Sunday is a fierce opponent. And Arthur is running out of time. With everything falling to pieces around him, Arthur must be quick if he is to stem the tide of Nothing and save the House and the Secondary Realms.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lord Sunday

    • The Keys to the Kingdom #7
    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting...

    • By Summer on 11-20-11

    Regular price: $27.93