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“The story begins back in the hospital on Earth with Arthur & Leah. Arthur receives a call from his brother only to learn that the area around the hospital is the target of a nuclear warhead - the desire to contain the virus that is running rampant. Using the fifth key, Arthur stops time at the...”see full review » see other reviews »
“The sixth book in the Keys to the Kingdom series. Arthur returns to the House in search of the sixth key. He tries to hide from everyone the fact that he is becoming a Denizen and less human with every adventure. This time he's up against Superior Saturday, a powerful sorceress, whose goal is to get into Lord Sunday's gardens and escape the Lower House altogether. Fans of the series will not be able to wait for the finale. Be warned, this is not a series you can pick up in the middle and comprehend. It needs to be read from beginning to end in order.”Iceangel9 wrote this review Saturday, May 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In 'Superior Sautrday' by Garth Nix, Arthur faces the Nothing and Superior Saturday. The Nithlings are now conquering the House, and Leaf, Arthur's friend, is in a danger. Arthur has to get the Sixth Key, release the Sixth Part of the Will, and rescue the house from the Nithlings. Also, Arthur decides from two options, which are to become a Denizen and to rescue his friend or to go back with his family. I would recommend this book to everybody because the author has creativity to make a new crisis coming while the main character has to solve the old crisis, too. ”garrett2018274 wrote this review Wednesday, March 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Arthur must climb a massive tower that is ever-growing toward the domain of Lord Sunday. Will he be in time to stop Saturday's assault on Sunday's kingdom?”Dragon Warrior wrote this review Thursday, February 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“LOVED IT!!!”Pelayo wrote this review Thursday, December 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh my goodness I can't believe this! Loved it!!”Danielle wrote this review Tuesday, November 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“amazing”annika wrote this review Wednesday, September 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“fantasy, action/adventure; Arthur and Suzy are off to find the next part of the will and key. At the same time, Leaf finds herself trying to save her Aunt Mango. This book is much livelier than the last one. Worth pushing on through the series. How will it end?”Lynn M wrote this review Saturday, July 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“great book ”Amy wrote this review Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As the saga continues of one boy's struggle against unknown evils, Arthur Penhaligon is again confronted by a Trustee to the Will who is enslaved by one of the seven deadly sins. This time it is the truly debilitating sin of Envy. Lady Saturday is envious primarily of Lord Sunday, but also of anyone else who has anything which is beneficial to them.
The books do not stand alone, and this is nowhere more evident than in this particular book. If you had not read the prior books, it would be almost impossible to tell what was going on in this book. this makes the "recap" of previously information a bit laborious and slows down the action. The end of the book as well will be unsatisfying to anyone who wants each book to stand alone, although it works well with the unfolding tale.
The deist nature of the architect is again evident, and one wonders what to make of the Will left by the Architect. It is increasingly difficult to understand the motivation of the Will, or the direction which it shall take. It certainly no longer appears that one may trust the Will or rely upon its good intentions. Its intentions are clearly selfish and even appear to be at odds with the interests of the Rightful Heir. Its intentions regarding the Architect's handiwork do not appear to be benign.
Superior Saturday is also the mistress of sorcery. Witchcraft or sorcery does not appear in this book as one of the dark arts obtained by selling one's soul to the devil. The devil appears to be only that evil which lies beneath the surface in any person, and is never clearly defined in these novels.
It is interesting that Sorcery and all other "magic" in these works is accomplished almost exclusively by use of the written word. This is made even more evident when Saturday's key turns out to be a quill pen. The judeo-christian bible demonstrates the power of language from its first words when God proclaims "Let there be light" and there is light, at the mere speaking of the words. Similarly, the Son of God, Jesus, is also referred to as the Word of God.
These books continue to avoid any espousal of Christianity, however, or any other specific mainstream religion. The deist bent in them remains the steadfast course of their progress. As such, there is no good or evil, but only existence. Everything appears to be relative, therefore. What is good for one is not for another, and vice versa.
One can only hope for a resolution of such lukewarm and unsatisfying philosophy and theistic view in the final novel.”