Lord Sunday (Keys to the Kingdom #7)

Lord Sunday (Keys to the Kingdom #7)

by Garth Nix


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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 must use every power at their disposal — magical or practical — to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.

For Arthur, the most formidable challenge comes from Lord Sunday, the most elusive of the Trustees of the Will. Lord Sunday's magic is unlike anything Arthur has encountered before — and his secrets have the potential to destroy not only Arthur, but also all the people he holds dear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338240528
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Series: Keys to the Kingdom Series , #7
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 101,899
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Garth Nix is the New York Times bestselling author of the Old Kingdom series, a modern classic of fantasy literature that includes the novels Sabriel, Lireal, Abhorsen, and Clariel. He is also the author of The Keys to the Kingdom series, Shade's Children, A Confusion of Princes, Newt's Emerald, and (with Sean Williams) the Troubletwisters series, among other novels. You can find out a whole lot more about him at garthnix.com.

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Lord Sunday 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
mmowrer More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I ever read. It far surpasses the Harry Potter Series, The 39 Clues, The Ranger's Apprentice, The Narnia Series,.... Most series are very entertaining and by the time you get to the last book it is a very poor ending. Garth Nix never losses his spark. This series keeps building and building. By the time he get's to the end 'climax' is an understatement. The only way it could ever be better if there was a 8th book, Arthur's Kingdom
Nor-El More than 1 year ago
I first started reading this series, back when Lady Friday was released. I automaticlly fell in love with the series. After I read Superior Saturday, I just could not wait till Lord Sunday was going to be released. I waited and waited, and when the day finally came that it was released I was just jittery till I bought it. I read it within two hours. I loved how it ended and brought in a new beginning in the story. Even though there aren't anymore. Garth Nix is a great author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Garth nix! The conclusion of the keys to the kingdom series wad all that I'd hope to be reading from you! Arthur is one of my all time favorite characters, the way that he is so relateable and how his problems are so much like the ones my generation is facing. Omg this is such a great book! The characters are so much fin to read about, I'm a little sad that the series is over...that's a lie, I'm really sad that the series is over! So if I were to say one more thing about this book it would be that Garth should def make more books that grip people like the keys to the kingdom!
asamum More than 1 year ago
As you can tell by the synopsis there is a lot of action and elements going on within this book. As an avid fan of the Keys to the Kingdom Series I have been eagerly awaiting the final installment. This is one series that you have to read from the beginning or you will not be able to understand the storyline. The book begins at the point Superior Saturday ends, the reader is really thrown in at the deep end with the action and plot. It did take me a while to remember exactly what had occurred in the previous books. The characters are all extremely well developed and their interactions cleverly crafted. There are numerous threads to the plot which can take some keeping up with. The action occurs on multi-levels with numerous plot twists, all leading to a singular finale. I have always found the way in which Garth Nix combines religious imagery and theory with that of science ingenious. The vocabulary used can be challenging for younger readers but I do think that it aids their education/articulation (that is what dictionaries are for!) As I have already stated I like to read books that I think are expanding my education (my favorite ideal education via osmosis). Some of the imagery can be quite disturbing especially if you have a technicolor imagination like myself. Having a snake phobia I am getting a little bit annoyed that a lot of books have snake imagery, it makes my skin crawl (which I guess is the point of using it). After such a long wait for the conclusion of this series I have to say I thought the end was rather anticlimactic and cliched. The action appeared to be cut short and personally I felt it became rather moralistic. I did enjoy how all the threads of the story culminated into a single end. Fans of the Keys to the Kingdom series end to read this book in order to obtain resolution.
cyderry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Arthur Penhaligan is nearing the end of his quest. He has conquered all the immortal trustees except for Lord Sunday and has in his possession the first six keys to the kingdom. Arthur is still struggling with his transformation from human to denizen.The story which completes the adventures of Lord Arthur, the rightful heir of the Architect, has numerous twists and turns not just for Arthur but his friends as well. The interesting conclusion definitely brings the finale of the series to an unexpected but satisfactory end. Loved the series.
bell7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The final book in the Keys to the Kingdom series starts where Superior Saturday left off - Arthur, having just wrested the sixth key from Saturday, is falling, while Leaf is still in East Area Hospital after a nuclear strike. Not fully a denizen nor mortal any longer, Arthur must battle only one more trustee to complete the Will of the Architect.As exciting as the rest of the series, Lord Sunday wraps up everything in a fitting way that still took me completely by surprise. The ending in particular is staying in my head as I think through the implications. I think I'm going to have to go back and read the last few chapters to make sure I understood, and didn't miss anything. In retrospect, it makes the whole story arc more complicated than I realized.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I knew it was coming, but this last books felt like a sudden end and wrap up to the entire series. And little parts of my heart broke along the way, oh, elephant, oh, Mariner. Lord Sunday wasn't scary, he seemed more impotent than anything else, and I have many unanswered questions, but I was - barely- able to come to terms with the resolution.
TadAD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm generally over my irritation at the uncharacteristic cliff-hanger ending of the last book and, so, am willing to say that this one is a bit better. However, I think the peak of this series was in the middle books, not here at the ending.At a 30,000 foot level, the ending is a good one. There's plenty of action. It provides us with answers and explanations that make sense. Though the overall story line has been foreshadowed, it has a few surprises and twists to keep the reader's attention.Yet, it lacked depth, casually glossing over the pieces that could have made this book a better ending: the major loss in Arthur's life that is passed over with little more than a sentence; the fates of the Piper and the Mariner...characters who have been with us for several books...whose disposition is almost an afterthought taking less than a paragraph. I think back to Lord Tuesday striding through his book, a very fearsome and palpable antagonist, and then I think of Lord Sunday, barely appearing for a few seconds in the story to exercise some irresistible magic before disappearing off-screen¿more like a prop than a personality.I even felt there were parts that were supposed to be there, but got forgotten before publication. For example (trying to avoid spoilers), given the role of the Architect, given the symbolism of the week in the story...the form taken by the Seventh Part of the Will just begs for something to be done with it but, in the end, it's just an object.Still, though it ended weaker than it began, it will likely be enjoyed by fantasy fans, particularly in the target audience age group.
susiesharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Arthur has one more key and one more piece of the Will to find to save the House and the World outside from the Nothing.With the help of his comrades from the previous books Arthur must take on the most powerful Trustee Lord Sunday.I don¿t want to give anything away, as I know many others have been waiting for this final book as long as I have.This final chapter in the Keys to the Kingdom Series was action packed all the way through and Garth Nix ended this series to my satisfaction and I wasn¿t disapointed. Very good book!
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the seventh (and final) book in the Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. This was the first book that I read; the previous six I listened to on audio book. I have to say that these books read a lot better than they listen to...if that makes sense. Anyway, this book was an excellent conclusion to a great series. I actually thought it was the best book of the series. You do need to read all of the previous books to have this book make any sense to you at all; if you start with this book you will be at a total loss.We pick up right where book 6, Superior Saturday, leaves off...with Arthur falling after having claimed the sixth key. In general everything is falling apart. Superior Saturday's forces are attacking the Improbable Gardens (Lord Sunday's domains), Dame Primus is leading an assault on Superior Saturday, the lower house is being claimed by Nothing, and the human world is being plagued by strange sicknesses as things deteriorate in the House. In general things are not happy. How will it all be resolved? Arthur has given up his humanity but is there a way for him to save the House, and hence the universe, while retaining some contact with his family?This book was very well done. The story is jam packed and fast-moving. Nix does an excellent job of making every word in this book count; there was no fat in this story every page goes towards resolving all the issues and bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion. All the characters you know and love are in this story. The action is non-stop and very well done. Lord Sunday is a fabulous character, and not at all what I expected.Nix did an excellent job portraying Arthur's fight to retain some humanity. Arthur's denizen personality often starts him on a rash course of action that his human side will counteract...although as Arthur spends more time wielding the Keys you can tell he is having trouble remembering what it is to be human. Suzi remains her lovable self and is more competent than ever in her own conniving way.I think that readers of the series will have little to complain about with this spectacular, fast-moving, and action-packed conclusion. If there is one thing to complain about it is the ending. I was a little upset at how things all ended, but upon spending a bit of time thinking about it I think Nix ended everything the best way he could given the situation the characters were in. The only thing that might really make readers mad is that a major death occurs at the end which is given little thought; in fact only a sentence or two is given to this major life-changing event in Arthur's life. Should that prevent you from reading the book? Of course not, overall it was very well done. I was pleased with this series as a whole and thought this book was fantastic. I was happy that Nix concluded the series with a tight book that didn't drag on and on and did an excellent job of concluding the story. I also really liked Nix's Abhorsen trilogy. So, I will definitely be picking up his future works. I am curious to see what his next project is.
AnneWeaver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved this series, but finding this hard to finish.
veevoxvoom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: The last book in [The Keys to the Kingdom] series. Arthur must get the Seventh Key and defeat Lord Sunday before the entire House falls into Nothing.Review: I¿ve been a fan of this series almost since it first began, and I¿ve traveled with Arthur through the strange and wondrous House. I¿m sorry to see the series end, but it was a good end. I liked how, as the tagline says, the last book emphasizes choice. Whereas up until now Arthur has been forced into his role as the Rightful Heir, here now he is finally given a choice, and what a choice it is!And the Elephant was just too cute for words. Aww.Yet there were a lot of questions that didn¿t get wrapped up, in my opinion. I¿m still curious to know more about the Architect, about the Trustees, and about the Will. Lord Sunday barely appears in this book that bears his name, and that was a disappointment. It¿s a series for younger readers, but especially in the last book I wanted more meatiness out of it. More how, more why.With that said, I did enjoy the ending, and I do recommend this series for fantasy readers who like strange houses and fantastic adventures.Rating: B-
Wosret on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I still have so many questions, but I feel that this was an appropriate and fitting end to the series. I want there to be more, I want to know what happens next, but this felt like the right place to stop.
desislc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After such a great, mysterious beginning, I was expecting that the ending (or at least the explanations) to be awesome. I was sorely disappointed. The first three books were definitely the best. I thought the reason behind everything was pretty lame.Arthur goes after Lord Sunday to track down the seventh and final key, has the requisite number of weird adventures as per the series, and discovers the true nature of his quests.
ctmsbrci on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave this book five stars because it was one of the best books in the entire series. Garth Nix is now one of my favorite authers for his amazing writings in the Keys to the Kingdom series, specifically Lord Sunday. In LordSunday Aurther (the main charachter) Gets captured by lord Sunday. Aurther is in command of a giant army and they are already on Their way to free him When he frees himself. He works his way up to lord sunday and has a battle with him. Aurther finally wins and unites the kingdom.I look forward to reading any futer books by Garth Nix. I would put Garth Nix as an Auther right up there with J.K. Rowling
kw50197 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bitter sweet ending which prevents me from really loving the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a beautiful ending to an amazing series.
Briar-RoseRD More than 1 year ago
The last book in the series. It has a wonderful twist ending.
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I wish I could be the architech
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Favorite book in series good ending wish there was one more book in series.
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