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This review is from: Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1) (Paperback)
Garth Nix has done it again, a great fantasy for all ages! Chapter one absorbs the reader immediately with interesting, characters and strange occurences. The main character,Arthur is a very unlikely hero, until he recieves the Key and begins his journey in another realm to free 'The Will' and save his world from disaster.
I think children will find this much easier to get into than the old kingdom series, which was more complex in it's use of descriptive language. Of course this also depends on your childs enjoyment & reading abilty. My daughter (mid teens) loved 'the old kingdom' books but some of her friends found it hard work as they aren't avid readers. She hasn't read this one yet as it is a xmas present that I read very gently (so as not to disturb the pages)& sneakily because I was out of books!