Garth Nix is best known for his two middle-grade fantasy series--Keys to the Kingdom and The Seventh Tower--as well as the young-adult fantasy trilogy Abhorsen and the chilling novel SHADE'S CHILDREN. The Australian writer was an enthusiastic reader as a child growing up in Canberra, the national capital. After time spent in the Australian Army Reserve; travel in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; and fitting in a B.A. from the University of Canberra in 1986, Nix has done everything from working in a bookstore to publishing and marketing. Some of his favorite authors are Ursula Le Guin, Diana Wynne Jones, Alan Garner, and Joan Aiken.
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With Monday almost over, just hours after returning from the fight of his life in another realm, Arthur Penhaligon is certain that it will be years before he will need to return, if ever. That is, until the loud ringing of a special telephone urgently calls him back. It seems that Grim Tuesday, the overseer of the vile Pit, is intending to wreak havoc on Arthur's world in ways that will intimately affect his family. His only choice is to go back and wrest the Second Key from Tuesday's domain. This is the second book in the fascinating KEYS TO THE KINGDOM series.