Sir Thursday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 4 by Garth NixSir Thursday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 4 by Garth Nix

Sir Thursday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 4

byGarth Nix

Paperback | February 1, 2007

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The stellar fourth book in Garth Nix's masterpiece series

Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home. But only Leaf gets through the Front Door. Arthur is blocked because someone - or something - has assumed his identity and is taking over his life.

Before Arthur can take action, he is drafted by Sir Thursday and forced to join the Glorious Army of the Architect. While Leaf tries to banish Arthur's doppleganger on earth, Arthur must survive his basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front and work out how he can free Part Four of the Will . . .

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:Sir Thursday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 4Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.57 × 5.24 × 0.88 inPublished:February 1, 2007Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439436575

ISBN - 13:9780439436571

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great book, loved the entire series when I was younger. The allusions to christianity completely went over my head, but I enjoyed it all the same.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good I really enjoyed this series. This book wasn't as good as the previous ones (or the later ones), but I found myself so invested in the story that I couldn't put it down either.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite series It's not my favourite series out there
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fast-paced fantasy! Mr. Nix has written another story in the Keys to the Kingdom series and this time we have our young hero, Arthur, as an unwilling recruit in the Denizen army. The novel wastes no time getting him into this predicament and he quickly realizes that he is without any real allies while he is at boot camp. Furthermore, the leader of the entire army, Sir Thursday, wishes him dead. If that isn't bad enough, his enemies have installed an evil doppelganger back on Earth to replace him and this clone is going around spreading a contagious mind-control plague. Arthur has to entrust his long-suffering friend, Leaf, to help him out back home while he endures the rigorous military training. Arthur ends up in battle halfway through the tale with an invading horde of Nithlings - creatures made of nothingness - who are being led by a rebellious son of the Architect (sort of a Lucifer-like character). The book reads very fast and light and it is up to Mr. Nix's high standards as always. At times the story seems a little too rushed as though there were too many plot devices in too short a time. An enjoyable addition to the series all in all.
Date published: 2011-09-09

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