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4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing story, 23 July 2005
This review is from: Drowned Wednesday (The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 3) (Paperback)
Well how would you feel if you had just made it back to your realm and to the comfort of a hospital bed (the broken leg has slowed you down) when the room you and your friend leaf are in fills up with water. A lot of it.
Well add in the fact your bed is washed outside to be met by a pirate ship then you begin to understand the position that Arthur Penhaligon finds himself in. The week so far hasn't really been a good one in all honest, finding out you are the true heir to the Upper and Lower houses of the Architect as well as the other realms is a pretty big responsibility. Finding out all the guardians (now corrupt guardians) of the house - the morrow days - are now after you to stop you taking up your rightful position, makes things a lot more problematic.
The morrow days can only act on their given day, that's why this book allows Drowned (once Lady) Wednesday to come into play. For reasons that will soon be understood Drowned Wednesday cannot be there to meet Arthur herself, as such her servant s come abroad a pirate ship. Should Arthur trust her though? Mr Monday and Grim Tuesday weren't exactly trust worthy individuals themselves and will this morrow day be any different?
The style of writing of the book is very similar to the previous stories and is very easy to pick up. It's clean, sharp and to the point, choosing to really develop characters over many books rather than over many chapters. We do see Arthur facing up to his responsibility more in this novel, as well as Arthur realising the responsibility he has to his travelling companions and it is this that tends to dictate his decisions more and more as the story goes on.
We have another wonderful interjection from the inimitable Suzy Blue who takes on a guise not before scene when we first meet her, has the change been permenant, has she had the dreaded "clean between the ears"? Well to answer these questions, and the others, I will leave you to read the book, but suffice to say it's a cracking bit writing and one I strongly recommend.
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