Locke & Key is a series of graphic novels illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez and written by Joe Hill, author of The Fireman. The series tells the story of a mother and three children who move across country to live in their late husband/father’s ancestral home. The house has many doors leading to weird and unusual places, and each door has an accompanying key. A paranormal entity wants to use the keys/doors for its own purposes, and persistently plots against and attacks the three children of the family to obtain what it needs.

Keys To The Kingdom is the fourth volume of the series. I continue to get drawn further into the story the deeper I get into it. This volume ended with a very nice twist. One thing that frustrates me is that there are so many different keys with different effects – at the end of each volume there is a list of “known keys so far”, but some of those descriptions are lettered in handwriting so small and hard to read that it’s difficult to read.

I’m still recommending the Locke and Key series for horror fans and graphic novel readers – I’m still not all the way sold on its greatness, but am slowly but surely coming around.

Here are links to my reviews of Volume 1 and Volume 3.

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