Lady Friday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 5 by Garth NixLady Friday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 5 by Garth Nix

Lady Friday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 5

byGarth Nix

Paperback | May 1, 2008

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Friday is here! It's the fifth eagerly awaited installment in Garth Nix's bestselling Keys to the Kingdom series

Four of the seven Trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur, the week is still getting worse. Suzy Blue and Fred Gold Numbers have been captured by the Piper, and his New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door.

Amidst all this trouble, Arthur must weigh an offer from Lady Friday that is either a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir or a golden opportunity he must seize - before he's beaten to it!

GARTH NIX is the New York Times bestselling author of the Seventh Tower series, as well as the acclaimed novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children. Visit him online at
Title:Lady Friday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 5Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.57 × 5.26 × 0.69 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439436583

ISBN - 13:9780439436588

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK I really enjoyed this series. This book wasn't as memorable as the other ones and things get a bit sad, but end well overall.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't really enjoy it I don't really like this series #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another fast-paced chapter in the Keys series This book, like the others in the series, starts off at a rapid pace and bulldozes its way through to the end. Many of the familiar characters from the other books make an appearance such as the Mariner, Leaf and Suzie in addition to our hero, Arthur. The book had two different plot lines - one involving Arthur and his quest for the fifth Key and one with Leaf and her efforts to escape the clutches of Lady Friday. The author moves back and forth a lot between the two and this makes the book a little chaotic in its telling. In addition, the frantic pace involves a lot of activity but not a lot of character development. We really don't get anything new from Arthur or Leaf that reveals more of their personality. The book is very simliar in scope to the previous volumes but Lady Friday is not as interesting as a villain and her world is not all that intriguing either. I must say I was slightly diappointed overall since I usually adore Garth Nix's books but it was an ok timewaster and I am still looking forward to the next one.
Date published: 2012-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from rocking it was rocking!! OUT LOUD
Date published: 2008-06-12

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Keys to the Kingdom series

"One of the most original fantasy series of the past decade." -Voice of Youth Advocates

"The author's gift for creating off-kilter magic kingdoms and his love of the absurd are as strong as ever." -Sunday Sun Times