We’re heading to The House to dive into Mister Monday, book one of The Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix! Reading Mister Monday for this episode was our introduction to the series, and though we think we need to explore additional books before we’re able to get a true feel for the series, we thoroughly enjoyed this wild ride. Our discussion ranges far and wide, with extended reflections on Arthur’s relatability, fantasy’s fixation on horrible gym class teachers and Garth Nix’s talent for creating truly terrifying monsters inside elaborate worlds.
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Truly bonkers alternate cover:
Other Dragon Babies episodes mentioned:
Angel Sanctuary by Kaori Yuki
The Works of Robin McKinley and Why Fantasy Should Seem Real, by Vivian Shaw