by Cornelia Funke

 

The masterful conclusion to the epic, award-winning, bestselling INKHEART trilogy by internationally acclaimed author Cornelia Funke. The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrends. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?ISBN-13: 9780439866286Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.Publication date: 10/7/2008Series: Inkheart Trilogy Series , #3Pages: 656Age range: 8 - 12 YearsEdition: First Edition

Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy #3: First Edition)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780439866286

    Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.

    Publication date: 10/7/2008

    Series: Inkheart Trilogy Series , #3

    Pages: 656

    Age range: 8 - 12 Years

    Edition: First Edition

     

    - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic - Kidnapping -Books and reading - Bookbinding -Characters & characteristics in literature

  • Kirkus Reviews A monumental third installment brings the Inkheart trilogy to a grueling, blood-spattered, mortality-obsessed close. The Inkworld is in disarray: Its author, Fenoglio, has lost his ability to write and, therefore, shape events; the odious Orpheus, however, has taken to recycling Fenoglio's words to control the narrative/world himself. The evil Adderhead, whose immortality was bound into the White Book by bookbinder-turned-people's champion Mo/the Bluejay, finds his body decomposing and demands a new Book; can Mo use the opportunity to end the villain's life altogether? Can Dustfinger come back from the dead? Will Resa's baby be born into peace or violence? Is Meggie falling out of love with Farid? (Thank goodness there's an A to Z of Names and Places!) Where the first volume was thoroughly young Meggie's story, this narrative alternates among a dizzying array of characters, most of whom are adults who betray distinctly adult concerns. While Funke's storytelling is as compelling as ever, the natural audience for this brooding saga seems, sadly, to be teens and up and not the children who so eagerly responded to Inkheart. (Fantasy. 13 & up)