September 26, 2010

Review : Drowned Wednesday by Garth Nix

Title : Drowned Wednesday
Author : Garth Nix
Reading Dates : 28 Aug - 29 Aug 2010
Drowned Wednesday (Keys to the Kingdom, Book 3)
Keys to the Kingdom
The books in the series include :
  • Mister Monday
  • Grim Tuesday
  • Drowned Wednesday
  • Sir Thursday
  • Lady Friday
  • Superior Saturday
  • Lord Sunday
From goodreads :
Everyone is after Arthur Penhaligon. Strange pirates. Shadowy creatures. And Drowned Wednesday, whose gluttony threatens both her world and Arthur's. With his unlimited imagination and thrilling storytelling, Garth Nix has created a character and a world that become even more compelling with each book. As Arthur gets closer to the heart of his quest, the suspense and mystery grow more and more intense. . . .

Book Review of Drowned Wednesday.
Book 3 is another one I loved in The Keys to the Kingdom.

Drowned Wednesday is the most amusing of the books in series so far. Arthur ends up in a number of funny situations after accepting Lady Wednesday's invitation to lunch on the Border Sea, especially as he ends up on the Moth whose crew of salvagers are more suited to administrative work.

The third book is also interesting for its introduction of the Raised Rats. The rats were once ordinary rats brought to the House by the Piper. And while they remain mortal, they are also talking, thinking rats. It was certainly fun watching how these rats proof themselves to be more disciplined and brave than most of the denizens on the Border Sea. I'm certainly looking forward to reading more of the Raised Rats in the next books.

Finally, I also like that throughout most of his adventures, Arthur never does it alone. He might try to do the dangerous stuff single-handedly, but his friends never abandon him even when he orders them too.

My sole complaint though was that we didn't get to explore more of the Border Sea. Although Arthur travels through quite a bit of it, neither he nor we get to see much of it. The idea of a sea where all lost things ends up and which can be connected to different Secondary Realms was fascinating.

My conclusion : A fun read and enjoyable read for fantasy fans.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely reviewd. It sounds intriguing. Here's my latest review. On Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Enjoy!!


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