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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As Arthur Penhaligon prepares to face the most powerful and knowledgeable Trustee of the Will, Superior Saturday, Arthur's mother is still missing, his home city is under attack, and his allies are unreliable when it comes to gaining the Sixth Key.
Arthur Penhaligan is on his sixth day of perilous adventures as the heir to the Kingdom, and Saturday promises to be more difficult than any of the Morrow Days. Fighting Superior Saturday, whose thousands of sorcerers are rapidly destroying the House from the bottom up, will require Arthur to be even craftier than ever before in his search for the sixth part of the Will. At the same time, a terrible threat is afoot at home, and without Arthur's intervention, everyone will die. Suzy Blue, Dame Primus, and many other favorite characters appear in new and interesting ways. This is the sixth compelling book in the bestselling Keys to the Kingdom series by that fabulous Australian Garth Nix.