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Sir Thursday [Ebook] ➯ Sir Thursday ➮ Garth Nix – Liversite.co.uk The stellar fourth book in Garth Nix s masterpiece series now in paperback On the fourth day there was war Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home But only Leaf get The stellar fourth book in Garth Nix s masterpiece series now in paperback On the fourth day there was war 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.

  • Paperback
  • 344 pages
  • Sir Thursday
  • Garth Nix
  • English
  • 13 February 2017
  • 0439436575

About the Author: Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing Hail the Conquering Hero Comes or possibly Roll Out the Barrel Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra the federal capital and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver Reed typewriterDespite a wheel literally falling off the Austin, Garth survived to return to Australia and study at the University of Canberra After finishing his degree in he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher s sales representative, and editor Along the way he was also a part time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, serving in an Assault Pioneer platoon for four years Garth left publishing to work as a public relations and marketing consultant from , till he became a full time writer in He did that for a year before joining Curtis Brown Australia as a part time literary agent in In January Garth went back to dedicated writer again, despite his belief that full time writing explains the strange behaviour of many authorsHe now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books.



10 thoughts on “Sir Thursday

  1. Quinn Quinn says:

    What I didn t realise in the previous Keys to the Kingdom books was that each Trustee or Morrow Days I think, I don t know, it s been so long since the last book and even back then, I may have no idea haha also represents one of the seven deadly sins until this book anyway Though Wikipedia says that they are afflicted curious choice of word, obviously I ve missed something important P It was a bit of an enlightened ooooh moment for me when I found out heheSo Mister Monday was What I didn t realise in the previous Keys to the Kingdom books was that each Trustee or Morrow Days I think, I don t know, it s been so long since the last book and even back then, I may have no idea haha also represents one of the seven deadly sins until this book anyway Though Wikipedia says that they are afflicted curious choice of word, obviously I ve missed something important P It was a bit of an enlightened ooooh moment for me when I found out heheSo Mister Monday was Sloth, Grim Tuesday got Greedy, Drowned Wednesday turned out to be a whale of a pig , and Sir Thursday was. well very very wrathful Lady Friday hit Australian shelves in March this year and she s suppose to be Lust Ooo Have you ever wondered at the degree of callousness you may have towards a character that is not quite umm, emotionally bonded to you I know it sounds corny, but you know what I mean you don t want your favourite character to die or you really wish the villain would get his comeuppance It was discovered that themagic Arthur uses, thehe becomes a Denizen and thus, less human rantObviously he s totally against this as then he won t be able to go back into our world, be with his friends and family, etc but I was thinking the average Denizen is muchattractive than the average human, height also denotes your social status importance to the House You also live longer And tbh, the Realm of the House i.e how things work, what you can do sounds muchappealing to me than our world But that s just mePerhaps given the non choice of using magic for a realm I got pretty much yanked into without my say so until I can t go back into my own world, let alone my beloved room, most probably would also have me stamping my foot in a this is SO totally unfair whinge.But it got really annoying in the book Everyone has a responsibility, and since Arthur is the Rightful Heir and all that nonsense, he should just bloody well fulfil it Bet any money he doesn t become a Denizen, that he would in the end of the series perhaps almost become one or there is a method that would negate Denizen ness on humans Bah I say endrantBesides my rant, it was a pretty good book I do admire Arthur in some aspect, I guess because of that I expectedthan this childish tantrum he was throwing regarding him becoming a Denizen Ah, sucky that my care factor was like 0.5 Suzy is easily my favourite character in the series and she s right, she should be given something too for all her contributions in regaining the Keys D

  2. Lars Dradrach Lars Dradrach says:

    The series just gets better and better, when i read the first two novels I was considering to DNF the series, as it felt like it just repeated the same formula, but i should have known that Nix knew what he was doing view spoiler After establishing the concept of the house, the will, the keys and the outer realms in the first two books, the third book broke the formula and gave us some real character development especially of Arthur and for the first time a keyholder which is not a standard vi The series just gets better and better, when i read the first two novels I was considering to DNF the series, as it felt like it just repeated the same formula, but i should have known that Nix knew what he was doing view spoiler After establishing the concept of the house, the will, the keys and the outer realms in the first two books, the third book broke the formula and gave us some real character development especially of Arthur and for the first time a keyholder which is not a standard villain, but herself a victim.Here in the 4 book we are gettinginsight into the state of things and sees an evenconfident Arthur starting to take control At the same time his companions both from his own world and the Kingdom are getting storylines of their own, I especially enjoyed seeingof Leaf.We also see a breakdown of the formula where Arthur returns to his own world after each completed quest, now for the second book in a row, he staying in the Kingdom, making itandan ongoing tale instead of Individual novels hide spoiler An enjoyable and quick paced read and clearly the best so far

  3. Andy Andy says:

    This was a pretty entertaining listen This starts right after the events of Drowned Wednesday and poor Arthur doesn t catch a break to go home I really feel for this kid, he just wants to go home, but these crazy plots in the House won t let him Plus he then gets tricked into being conscripted into the army of Sir Thursday Things start to get pretty crazy after this.I liked that Leaf was still involved, even though she ends up doing different things from Arthur I m glad she was still part o This was a pretty entertaining listen This starts right after the events of Drowned Wednesday and poor Arthur doesn t catch a break to go home I really feel for this kid, he just wants to go home, but these crazy plots in the House won t let him Plus he then gets tricked into being conscripted into the army of Sir Thursday Things start to get pretty crazy after this.I liked that Leaf was still involved, even though she ends up doing different things from Arthur I m glad she was still part of the story Suzy drops in periodically to cause her type of mischief I love her so much I think the other thing I really like about this series, is the lack of romance It s refreshing to have a break from it and not have to think about ships, besides the literal one I feel like things are starting to become a bitserious with Arthur being the Master of multiple realms I m starting to be nervous for my boy, view spoiler Dane Primus doesn t seem to care he s a mortal and I think she s only going to becomeadamant that Arthur become a denizen Plus, he now has to deal with the Piper as an enemy hide spoiler

  4. Audrey Audrey says:

    3.5 starsThis MG series continues to be highly creative There is a ton of weirdness here, but not too weird There s a bit of a body count, both in the House and in the Secondary Realms Sir Thursday is in charge of the Army for the House Denizens are drafted for a hundred year stint Arthur ends up getting drafted, but he s grown shrewder as the series as progressed, and he s just waiting for the chance to confront Sir Thursday and take him down he s getting good at this, after all.Meanwhil 3.5 starsThis MG series continues to be highly creative There is a ton of weirdness here, but not too weird There s a bit of a body count, both in the House and in the Secondary Realms Sir Thursday is in charge of the Army for the House Denizens are drafted for a hundred year stint Arthur ends up getting drafted, but he s grown shrewder as the series as progressed, and he s just waiting for the chance to confront Sir Thursday and take him down he s getting good at this, after all.Meanwhile, we get POVs from Suzy and Leaf as they solve the problems back home and elsewhere in the House.It s highly creative and full of action and suspense Violence is not graphic Clean content otherwise Book Blog

  5. Jaemi Jaemi says:

    This might be the best in the series yet Action packed, quick paced, shifting viewpoints and parallel stories I hardly put it down We begin with Arthur desperately trying to get home, after Wednesday s adventures, only to find that he can t get through the Front Door As it turns out, this happens to be the least of his problems Reluctantly he sets off back into the house with his ever growing staff to hold a meeting.Not long into said meeting, his earthly friend Leaf is sent back home to try This might be the best in the series yet Action packed, quick paced, shifting viewpoints and parallel stories I hardly put it down We begin with Arthur desperately trying to get home, after Wednesday s adventures, only to find that he can t get through the Front Door As it turns out, this happens to be the least of his problems Reluctantly he sets off back into the house with his ever growing staff to hold a meeting.Not long into said meeting, his earthly friend Leaf is sent back home to try to deal with the troubles at hand there, and Arthur, upon finishing his orange juice, comes to find himself drafted into Sir Thursday s army As all Denizens of the house must do a century of service sometimes in their lives, there s nothing to be done in terms of stopping him going Which turns out to be a blessing and a curse.As a mortal still, Arthur can be easily wounded or killed But as Sir Thursday is the next Trustee he must take on, being that much closer could prove helpful He can seek the next key and part four of the will from the inside while his friends search from the outside.Things getcomplicated still, when upon arriving for training Arthur finds himself subjected to the same washing between the ears that all Piper s children get, as it is assumed he is one himself Therefore he forgets who he is and what he s meant to be doing Luckily, he fights well and makes it through battle, and eventually recovers his memory Although as he is now headed straight for the center of the Army s world, he s not entirely thrilled with the revelation.The army attacking the house is like none ever witnessed before, and the battles are being won mostly due to the fact that Tectonic Strategy moves portions of the enemy far away every sundown, splitting its forces When the plates of the maze stop moving, the real trouble begins.Arthur finds himself not only face to face with Sir Thursday, but promoted to his Second Lieutenant for the special mission he s taking on to destroy the spike which has defeated his maze On this mission they learn the truth of the war, who is leading the enemy, and the perils of his presence Sir Thursday attempts to escape, only to be caught by Arthur, who confronts him on arrival back at Headquarters He has been told by part four of the will that anger is the only way to distract Sir Thursday, and only when he is sufficiently distracted can the will break itself free of him So it is that Arthur comes to claim the fourth key, and frees the will.Back at home Leaf has had her hands full on her own adventure in the end both sides end well, if slightly worse for the wear And Arthur is beginning to realize that his hope of remaining human will not last the Morrow Days will not rest, and without using the Keys powers he cannot defeat them As this battle has wound its way into Friday, on his world, there is likely to be no rest between missions yet again

  6. Barbara ★ Barbara ★ says:

    I just cannot say enough good things about this series I absolutely love the creativity of Garth Nix Some of the stuff he comes up with is simply brilliant In this one, I particularly like the tectonic plates strategy How very clever and original.Once again Arthur Penhaligan is wrapped up in the difficulties with the house and wresting the keys from the bad trustees This time Sir Thursday gets his crack at Arthur and his allies Sir Thursday is in charge of the Architect s army and once Art I just cannot say enough good things about this series I absolutely love the creativity of Garth Nix Some of the stuff he comes up with is simply brilliant In this one, I particularly like the tectonic plates strategy How very clever and original.Once again Arthur Penhaligan is wrapped up in the difficulties with the house and wresting the keys from the bad trustees This time Sir Thursday gets his crack at Arthur and his allies Sir Thursday is in charge of the Architect s army and once Arthur is drafted for 100 years of service, the game is squarely in Thursday s court Of course, while Arthur is literally fighting for his life, the trustees are fighting him on another front as well They have created a nithling boy to replace Arthur on Earth with the threat of destroying his family so Arthur can not ever return home So now we have Arthur struggling to fight the nithling army, worrying about his family and trying to wrest the key from Sir Thursday as well as finding the fourth portion of the Will.In case you are wondering about the tectonic platesthe maze of the house is set with different tiles each one is rather huge At sundown each day, the majority of the plates shift positions For example, the plate at location 123,456 may move to location 223,499 which could be many miles away This allows the denizens of the house to successfully defend the house since they only have to hold out until sundown

  7. Bettie Bettie says:

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  8. Peyton Peyton says:

    I wasn t expecting amilitaristic book but there you have it Another good adventure story with ever building stakes for Arthur Leaf was delightful as always.

  9. Sebastian Sebastian says:

    Although it s been almost a decade since I read these last, I m pleasantly and consistently surprised about how well this series hold up, and how little I remember of what happens in them.

  10. Zoe Zoe says:

    Re read for the third time in January 2017.My re read of this series continues I won t be giving a super long review of this book since my thoughts on it are basically the same as my thoughts on the rest of this series I personally think that this book has the strongest plot of any of the books so far in the series, mostly because it s the first book that follows a character other than Arthur for a significant portion of time In my opinion, the two POVs make the storyinteresting.My ma Re read for the third time in January 2017.My re read of this series continues I won t be giving a super long review of this book since my thoughts on it are basically the same as my thoughts on the rest of this series I personally think that this book has the strongest plot of any of the books so far in the series, mostly because it s the first book that follows a character other than Arthur for a significant portion of time In my opinion, the two POVs make the storyinteresting.My main problem with the third book was that it barely discussed what happened to Leaf This book had Leaf s perspective for a significant portion of the book, and I really enjoyed that Leaf is my second favourite character after Suzy A new character in this book who I enjoyed reading about was Fred I remember that he appears later in the series as well.I really enjoy the setting of the maze in this book I think it s one of the best settings in the house I also enjoyed the way that this book was different from the previous three books in a lot of ways, not just in that it had Leaf s perspective as well as Arthur s There was a very interesting thing that happened in the plot of this book that I wish had been explored further, but other than that I really enjoyed re reading this

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