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Drowned Wednesday [BOOKS] ⚦ Drowned Wednesday Author Garth Nix – Liversite.co.uk On the third day, there were piratesWednesday has rolled around, and Arthur Penhaligon has an invitation to return to the House that he can t refuse Drowned Wednesday has sent a ship to pick him up fr On the third day, there were piratesWednesday has rolled around, and Arthur Penhaligon has an invitation to return to the House that he can t refuse Drowned Wednesday has sent a ship to pick him up from the hospitaleven though his hometown is miles away from any oceanFrom hospital room to the high seas, Arthur finds himself on an adventure that will pit him against pirates, storms, explosions of Nothing laced gunpowder, and a vast beast that eats everything it encounters Through it all, he is drawn deeper into the central mystery of the House Arthur must find the third part of the Will and claim the Third Key not just for himself, but for the millions if not trillions who will suffer if he doesn tThe first step Surviving life aboard a ship on the Border Sea.


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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Drowned Wednesday The Keys to the Kingdom 3 , Garth NixDrowned Wednesday is the third book in The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix This book was released in February 2005 Drowned Wednesday is the first Trustee among the Morrow Days who is on Arthur s side and wishes the Will to be fulfilled She appears as a leviathan whale and suffers from Gluttony The book begins when Leaf is visiting Arthur and they are discussing the invitation that Drowned Wednesday sent him Arthur had been adm Drowned Wednesday The Keys to the Kingdom 3 , Garth NixDrowned Wednesday is the third book in The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix This book was released in February 2005 Drowned Wednesday is the first Trustee among the Morrow Days who is on Arthur s side and wishes the Will to be fulfilled She appears as a leviathan whale and suffers from Gluttony The book begins when Leaf is visiting Arthur and they are discussing the invitation that Drowned Wednesday sent him Arthur had been admitted to hospital because of the damage done to his leg when he attempted to enter Tuesday s Treasure Tower.Suddenly, the hospital room becomes flooded with water as the two are transported to the Border Sea of the House Leaf is snatched away by a large ship with green sails, known as the Flying Mantis, while Arthur remains in his bed When the Medallion given him by the immortal called the Mariner apparently fails to summon help, Arthur is without hope Eventually, a buoy marking the pirate Elishar Feverfew s treasure floats toward him As soon as Arthur opens it, his hand is marked with a bloody red color Arthur now has the Red Hand, by which Feverfew marks whoever has found his treasure, so that he can identify them later Not long after, a scavenging ship called the Moth rescues Arthur On board, Arthur going by the name of Arth is introduced to Sunscorch, the First Mate, and to Captain Catapillow Their journey brings them through the Line of Storms and into the Border Sea, where they are later pursued by Feverfew s ghostly ship, the Shiver The damage inflicted on the Moth is serious therefore Sunscorch commands an Upper House Sorcerer, Dr Scamandros, to open a transfer portal to elsewhere in the Secondary Realms Scamandros claims that Arthur is carrying something that interfered with his magic, and tells Sunscorch to throw him overboard As a last resort, Arthur shows them the Mariner s Medallion, which stops Scamandros saying that they must get rid of Arthur After going through the transfer portal with Arthur s help , the ship is grounded on a beach When Arthur wished to learn what happened to Leaf, Dr Scamandros applies his sorcery to make it possible She is revealed to be aboard the ship Flying Mantis Arthur joins Catapillow for supper, later to reveal his identity At first, Propaganda issued by Dame Primus Arthur s Steward makes them skeptical of this, but they eventually become convinced.A few days later, Wednesday s Dawn takes Arthur to meet Wednesday for her luncheon of seventeen removes As they approach, Wednesday shrinks into her human form to meet Arthur During their lunch, Wednesday tells Arthur that after Part 3 of the Will has been released, she will surrender the Third Key to Arthur Arthur is then taken by Wednesday s Dawn to a place called the triangle in search of his friend Leaf He learns that Leaf has been forced to work on the Mantis, but is otherwise intact Arthur later makes a deal with the Raised Rats, a group of anthropomorphic rats brought to the House by the Piper, to take him to Feverfew s hideout, which they believe is inside a miniature world located within Drowned Wednesday s stomach 2014 1391 332 9789645668820 1394 21 206


  2. Audrey Audrey says:

    In book 3 of the series, Arthur is familiar with the House and how it works and is becomingproactive Lady Wednesday, also called Drowned Wednesday, is not so much a villain as a tragic figure and asks for Arthur s help.The story takes place at sea, Wednesday s domain, and Arthur spends much of his time evading or fighting pirates It has the feel of a classic fairy tale with the oddness of Wizard of Oz with a Narnia vibe It s ideal for middle schoolers and a quick light read for everyone In book 3 of the series, Arthur is familiar with the House and how it works and is becomingproactive Lady Wednesday, also called Drowned Wednesday, is not so much a villain as a tragic figure and asks for Arthur s help.The story takes place at sea, Wednesday s domain, and Arthur spends much of his time evading or fighting pirates It has the feel of a classic fairy tale with the oddness of Wizard of Oz with a Narnia vibe It s ideal for middle schoolers and a quick light read for everyone else


  3. Anne Hamilton Anne Hamilton says:

    A medley of literary and Scriptural allusions drift in and out of this book.A touch of the story of Jonah and the whale, with a hint of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea thrown in A whiff of Celtic legend in the reference to the Red Hand, and also of Norse legend mediated via Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy plus ahefty dollop of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, both in the Raised Rats and the sea that spills over into a bedroom There s also a glancing nod to The Silver Chair in the thought th A medley of literary and Scriptural allusions drift in and out of this book.A touch of the story of Jonah and the whale, with a hint of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea thrown in A whiff of Celtic legend in the reference to the Red Hand, and also of Norse legend mediated via Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy plus ahefty dollop of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, both in the Raised Rats and the sea that spills over into a bedroom There s also a glancing nod to The Silver Chair in the thought that perhaps Arthur is not actually invited to a feast, so much as to be the feast Then of course there s the odd allusion to Alice in Wonderland and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.Like the salvagers in the book who picked up flotsam and jetsam from the Border Sea, Nix has raided the rich froth of many classic works and blended together the finest story in this series so far.This one packs an emotional punch largely because Drowned Wednesday is such a tragic figure It was hard to feel any sympathy for slothful Monday or greedy Tuesday but gluttonous Wednesday is a victim of the wiles of others Hmmm just noticed as I wrote that last sentence that three of the seven deadly sins have turned up I guess that means there are going beOnce again, as in Grim Tuesday, there is clear evidence of Nix dealing with his own name and these are my favourite kinds of books I just love the whole Jacob wrestling with the angel aspect of this sort of fiction.Arthur has received an invitation to a feast of 17 removes from Lady Wednesday and he s anxious about it Holed up in the hospital with a broken leg and a return of his asthma, he realises that it only a matter of time before someone from the House arrives to spirit him away His friend Leaf comes to visit and is there when a huge wave breaks into the room and washes his bed away Leaf is rescued by a ship with shimmering green sails and Arthur is accidentally left behind He s alone on the sea in a sinking bed, rapidly moving towards a line of storms Picked up by the Moth, a ship converted from a counting house, he finds he has made an enemy of the dread pirate Feverfew His thoughts of approaching Lady Wednesday for help are met with stunned horror It seems that Wednesday went mad some millennia ago, turned into a whale and began eating everything in sight She s even eaten her own officials Nothing escapes her voracious appetite and she has become a monstrous leviathan hundreds of miles long and wide.Arthur finally realises that he needs to find the Third Key to help both Drowned Wednesday and everyone else on the Border Sea And, according to some mercantile minded Raised Rats that he meets, it s hidden by sorcery in the one place no one can ever get to and come back alive Inside Drowned Wednesday s belly


  4. Liz Liz says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book presents a bit of a change of pace from the first two Instead of having to fight the holder of the Key for its possession, Lady Wednesday, or Drowned Wednesday as she s now known, would be happy to give both the Key and her portion of the Will to Arthur The only problem is, the other Days tricked and trapped her thousands of years ago and she has no idea where the Will is hidden now.And that s the challenge for Arthur, this time He has to track down the Will and free it In the proc This book presents a bit of a change of pace from the first two Instead of having to fight the holder of the Key for its possession, Lady Wednesday, or Drowned Wednesday as she s now known, would be happy to give both the Key and her portion of the Will to Arthur The only problem is, the other Days tricked and trapped her thousands of years ago and she has no idea where the Will is hidden now.And that s the challenge for Arthur, this time He has to track down the Will and free it In the process he s shipwrecked well, bedwrecked would be aaccurate term , takes a trip on a submersible with the Piper s rats, and has to go up against pirates Drowned Wednesday may be willing to hand over her Key, but that doesn t mean getting it or the Will is going to be any easier for Arthur A ravenous whale, shipwrecks, pirates, storms, jumping between worlds, and this time Arthur doesn t have a trace of the power from either Monday or Tuesday s Keys to help him out He s on his own.The story is a good one, moving at a fast pace and building up good tension Once again, though, I have a problem with Leaf For once she s being included in the story, getting sucked into the House and then impressed as ship s boy on one of Wednesday s ships, but she s barely there We only see glimpses of her on a couple occasions and she hardly has anything to do with the story itself Even the part she plays at the end could easily have been done by another character, Suzy, for instance I don t see why she was included here, but I really wish that she d get a better part in the next few books.On the good side of things, though, I liked that Arthur couldn t rely on his magic this time around, only on himself and how clever he could be in a given situation I really liked that he realized at the end how in over his head he s gotten, how he can t possibly be that clever or lucky all the time He has to carry at least one of the Keys now, otherwise the next time he and people he cares about could be killed.Arthur s growing up, far faster than any kid should have too, definitely, but there s no choice for him here At least he s willing to learn, though He does spend too much time on the why me in this book, but it seemed at the end that he d gotten that out of his system He knows what he has to do now and although he may not like it, he s determined to do it and not to be caught powerless the next time Good for him The next book promises to be very interesting indeed


  5. Amanda Pearl Amanda Pearl says:

    Lady Wednesday is an interesting villian Her story is really tragic and shows not all of the trustees are cruel and heartless She tried to fulfil her duty and her gluttony overcame her It s interesting that the hunger set upon her after accepting custody of the 3rd key What is it about the keys that are bringing these sins upon their bearers And as Arthur is forced to wield the keys , as we know he will have to as he faces the remaining four days, will we see these sins manifest in hims Lady Wednesday is an interesting villian Her story is really tragic and shows not all of the trustees are cruel and heartless She tried to fulfil her duty and her gluttony overcame her It s interesting that the hunger set upon her after accepting custody of the 3rd key What is it about the keys that are bringing these sins upon their bearers And as Arthur is forced to wield the keys , as we know he will have to as he faces the remaining four days, will we see these sins manifest in himself I m also trying to see how or if the seven virtues are in play with this series They might be reflected in the different parts of the will But i m not sure.We started to see a shift with Arthur from a victim of the house to a person taking an active role in choosing his destiny I m looking forward to seeing how his shift in his paradigm will affect the story and how the remaing days will respond


  6. Kogiopsis Kogiopsis says:

    Definitely my favorite of the series so far Also the one I have the least to say about, because it s really just a strong continuance of an already strong story It s worth noting that Garth Nix, in my experience at least, doesn t have problems with writing excellent middle books it s where most series fail, but here it s clear that Nix is just hitting his stride with these books The titular character s role is different than those of her predecessors, which I loved the maritime world of he Definitely my favorite of the series so far Also the one I have the least to say about, because it s really just a strong continuance of an already strong story It s worth noting that Garth Nix, in my experience at least, doesn t have problems with writing excellent middle books it s where most series fail, but here it s clear that Nix is just hitting his stride with these books The titular character s role is different than those of her predecessors, which I loved the maritime world of her realm is fascinating and the characters Arthur meets there are quite entertaining indeed I particularly liked the fact that the stakes do seem to be getting higher, at least in terms of how much Arthur is being changed by his experiences he s going through a true character arc, albeit slowly, and it s nice to see how much he s grown and yet know how much further he has to go Also worth noting the non House world sounds evenquasi science fictiony than ever, with the mention of nanonic healing enhancers the foreshadowing that makes me really excited to see what the Morrow Days are like and some geniuine heroing isn t easy scenes where Arthur must make the most expedient choice for the good of the many, even if the few are counting on him to save them first.A few quotes I liked a lot Somehow yep seemed the most positive thing he could say Stronger than yeah andheroic than yes He hoped he could live up to it Mind you, that old Primus doesn t really read like normal folk She just sits there absorbing it Like dropping a biscuit in tea Oops Sorry, Cillian, that this review isn t longer It s 1 15 in the morning and I have to take the book back tomorrow You ll get a better one for Sir Thursday, I promise


  7. Andrea Andrea says:

    I enjoyed seeing Arthur going after the trustees in this installment rather than being taken by surprise It was also nice that Lady Wednesday didn t want to kill him I liked the different pirates and sailors Arthur ran into in this one, definitely made it stand out from the Far reaches and the House It seems like things are building up for a larger conflict with Saturday or Sunday so that will definitely be interesting I liked seeing Leaf in this a bit , but I think she gotthan she I enjoyed seeing Arthur going after the trustees in this installment rather than being taken by surprise It was also nice that Lady Wednesday didn t want to kill him I liked the different pirates and sailors Arthur ran into in this one, definitely made it stand out from the Far reaches and the House It seems like things are building up for a larger conflict with Saturday or Sunday so that will definitely be interesting I liked seeing Leaf in this a bit , but I think she gotthan she bargained for I love the different manifestations of the Will and I can t wait to see what will happen when Arthur gets all of it and the keys


  8. Wealhtheow Wealhtheow says:

    Arthur Penhaligan was only chosen as Heir to the Architect s Will because he was about to die of a brutal asthma attack But to the surprise of the magical beings known as the Morrow Days, he not only survived, he also managed to wrest control from Mister Monday and Grim Tuesday Each of his triumphs only serve to whip his foes into a greater froth of rage, and they are drowning him in paperwork, pursuing legal action and threatening his mortal family Arthur has barely returned from his advent Arthur Penhaligan was only chosen as Heir to the Architect s Will because he was about to die of a brutal asthma attack But to the surprise of the magical beings known as the Morrow Days, he not only survived, he also managed to wrest control from Mister Monday and Grim Tuesday Each of his triumphs only serve to whip his foes into a greater froth of rage, and they are drowning him in paperwork, pursuing legal action and threatening his mortal family Arthur has barely returned from his adventure against Grim Tuesday when he s magically whisked back to deal with the next of the Morrow Days Lady Wednesday Unlike her fellows, Wednesday would love to relinquish her power to Arthur, but a fiendish pirate named Feverfew has control over it To save the Border Sea from being eaten by the voracious Wednesday who no longer has control of her appetite , Arthur must defeat Feverfew all while he has no magical power, a broken leg, and asthma.This might actually be my favorite of Arthur s adventures yet Nix is gifted at creating fantastical magic and creatures without ever seeming derivative or cutesy clever There s danger in the magic, particularly to the mortal main character, who is surrounded by magical creatures who don t need to eat, drink, or breathe, and can even survive beheading Even Arthur s allies are a bit casual about his bodily needs like breathing But there s also wonder and imagination in Nix s world a counting house is turned into a sailing ship, but remnants of old magic remain and so every day at teatime cups of tea and biscuits appear out of the sea in the exact location of the former tea room every inch of a sorcerer s skin is tattooed, and the tattoos reflect his current state broken masted hulks sinking when he s depressed that abruptly gain masts and bouyancy when Arthur asks him if he s really recovered enough to help the rats the Pied Piper piped away from the mortal realm have become Risen rats who will help anyone in exchange for new informationit s all wonderful and memorable, and viewed through the eyes of a very nice, relateable boy It s all a bit mad and topsy turvey and out of Arthur s control, but he s smart, good hearted, and hard working, so it might turn out all right after all It s a bit like a mash up of Treasure Island with Alice in Wonderland very fun


  9. Jaemi Jaemi says:

    Never a dull moment in this series, and Drowned Wednesday is no exception As per usual, we pick up with Arthur about where we left off home, injured, hospitalized But this time it s not disaster or trouble that brings him back to the House, it s an invitation to dine with Drowned Wednesday, the next of the Morrow Days Unsure how the arranged transportation is going to reach him, Arthur waits and counts the minutes as they pass by Unfortunately his friend Leaf stops by to visit and is stil Never a dull moment in this series, and Drowned Wednesday is no exception As per usual, we pick up with Arthur about where we left off home, injured, hospitalized But this time it s not disaster or trouble that brings him back to the House, it s an invitation to dine with Drowned Wednesday, the next of the Morrow Days Unsure how the arranged transportation is going to reach him, Arthur waits and counts the minutes as they pass by Unfortunately his friend Leaf stops by to visit and is still there when his ride arrives.This is probably the most action packed of the series so far, though they ve all been adventurous Here we meet pirates, a whale larger than I can quite get my imagination around, the Raised Rats, andAnd not only does Arthur need to get to Drowned Wednesday, and find the third part of the Will, he also has to find and save Leaf, who was picked up by the ship meant for him, as he was left behind.And for a change from the usual, we don t get the nice clean ending where we know we ll pick up next time Arthur is of course set to go home and check up on thingsand yet his parents are already talking to him.I m glad I checked beforehand and know that Sir Thursday is due out in March I ll be eagerly awaiting


  10. Barbara ★ Barbara ★ says:

    I unapologetically love this series Garth Nix is just too clever and his scenarios are so far out there but semi believable anyway Some of the stuff he comes up with is just way too cool Case in point, Drowned Wednesday used to be a person However she was cursed by the Morrow days and her appetite grew to such immense proportions that she literally turned into a whale, and a ginormous one at that Now she is drowned since it is necessary for her to stay submerged in the Border Sea to survi I unapologetically love this series Garth Nix is just too clever and his scenarios are so far out there but semi believable anyway Some of the stuff he comes up with is just way too cool Case in point, Drowned Wednesday used to be a person However she was cursed by the Morrow days and her appetite grew to such immense proportions that she literally turned into a whale, and a ginormous one at that Now she is drowned since it is necessary for her to stay submerged in the Border Sea to survive Of course, she doesn t want to be a fish but even with the third key, she just cannot control her appetite or her human shape and hence eats entire ships, schools of fish, denizens people , etc without intent Lady Wednesday invited Arthur Penhaligan to lunch yeah that s what I thought was going to happen too and pleads with him to help her Since getting the keys and The Will is Arthur s ultimate goal anyway, he agrees and thus starts his latest adventure into the House


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