The fifth book in the blockbuster fantasy-adventure series, The Keys to the Kingdom
Arthur Penhaligon has defeated four of the seven Trustees, but his week is getting worse and worse.
The Piper’s New Nithling army controls most of the Great Maze, and Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can. Arthur can’t even find out what is happening back home. All he knows is that Leaf is missing – and so is her family, along with Arthur’s mother, his brother Eric, and thousands of other people who were transferred from regular hospitals to a sinister institution in another world.
Lady Friday makes Arthur a tempting offer. But is it a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir or a golden opportunity that he must seize – before Superior Saturday or the Piper beats him to it? Who will win the race to discover the secret of the Middle House?
Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.
Garth's books include the award-winning young adult fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen and Clariel; the dystopian novel Shade's Children; the space opera A Confusion of Princes; and a Regency romance with magic, Newt's Emerald.
His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch; the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence; the Keys to the Kingdom series; and the Troubletwisters series and Spirit Animals: Blood Ties (co-written with Sean Williams).
More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Guardian and the Australian, and his work has been translated into forty languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.