ISBN : 0439551234
Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the minute hand of a clock. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with them a plague. A man named Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a mysterious fantastical house that only he can see, so that he can learn the truth about himself and the key, and that is only the beginning of his trials in this very original series full of dark Nothing and evil Morrow Day people.
Book 1 in the Keys to the Kingdom series.