Mister Monday


by Garth Nix (Author)

Book Cover for Mister Monday

   Book 1   
Pages: 348

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.

Recognition: Honour Book, Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, Older Readers (2004)

Keys to the Kingdom Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: Keys to the Kingdom
Reading level: 10+
Books in series: 7
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: fantasy  adventure  magic  medieval  steampunk 

 Print series book list

Books in series order


1.   Mister Monday  (2003)
2.   Grim Tuesday  (2004)
3.   Drowned Wednesday  (2004)
4.   Sir Thursday  (2006)
5.   Lady Friday  (2007)
6.   Superior Saturday  (2008)
7.   Lord Sunday  (2010)