Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of the extraordinary events of Inkheart, and the story whose characters strode out of the pages and changed her life forever. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater created from words, the need to return to the original tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller ...
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of the extraordinary events of Inkheart, and the story whose characters strode out of the pages and changed her life forever. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater created from words, the need to return to the original tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back into the story, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges back into the Inkworld of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and soon they find their way inside the book too. There they meet Fenoglio, the author of the original Inkheart, now living within his own story - but discover it much changed, and threatening to evolve in sinister ways he could never have imagined. But can Meggie, Farid and Fenoglio 'write' the wrongs of a charmed world about to be fought over by rival princes and rebels?
Enjoy the intriguing continuation of Meggie and Mo in the world that Meggie's mom - Resa- spent for 10 years after being read into another world. Imagine the voice of Meggie's mom when she finally is able to speak. Imagine how Meggie reads so that characters are read in and out of stories as well as herself. Picture fairies and the world of fantasy. The book is not all hearts. There is suspense. The book keeps you wanting more, even when you finish you can't wait to begin the next book.
Aug 6, 2009
This is another great read! Fast pace and exciting. Loved it thouroughly.
Mar 26, 2009
Very good read from the beginning to the end. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Jun 27, 2008
Just what I was hoping for
Until September when the third book, Inkdeath, is released, Inkspell is most certainly Funk's diamond. The first book, Inkheart, although worth reading doesn't hold the same magic and excitement nessecary for an avid fantasy reader. I forced my way through Inkheart and was pleasantly surprised to find that the sequal would take place in the magical world that we learned about. This story will make you happy, worried, awed, excited, and it will probably even make you cry. I'm excited for Inkdeath to see what's instore for these characters!
Jun 10, 2007
After reading Inkheart, which I loved, I eagerly began reading the sequel, Inkspell. But alas, the second book did not follow through in the same style. In this sequel, many of the protagonists of Inheart find their way into the world of the book of the same name. But, gone is the playful allusion to beloved children' classics, and the interesting mix of goodness and flaws in the characters. Stock phrases are repeated over and over again. Action seemed to be written with an eye towards movie rights. And, unlike the ending of the first book, which enabled it to stand on its own, this sequel ends in a very unsatisfactory cliff hanger. In short, after reading it, like Dustfinger, I was left longing for the world painted in Inkheart, which alas, not to be found in Inkspell.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-10-17 In this spellbinding follow-up to Inkheart, Funke expertly mixes joy, pain, suspense and magic. In the opening chapter, Dustfinger returns to Inkheart, the fantastic novel (within Funke's novel of the same name) from which he was sprung, and his "devoted" apprentice, Farid, asks Meggie to use her magical reading powers to send him into the story. Meggie, lured by the "place of marvels and adventures," goes with him. Her parents soon follow. The omniscient narrator allows readers to jump from the "real" world to Inkworld, where a war is brewing between Ombra Castle and the evil Adderhead's Castle of Night. Worse, Meggie's father, Mo (aka Silvertongue), is mistaken for a Robin Hood-type figure known as the Bluejay and is to be executed. Readers will race along with Meggie and other Inkheart favorites as the characters try to create a "happy ending." Funke again cleverly plays with the power of words: Fenoglio, the author of Inkheart, now lives in the world he created and continues to write new story lines-which play out in often unintended ways (e.g. he bases the Bluejay character on Meggie's father, putting Mo in danger). This is a thick and dark book (the Magpie shoots Mo, nearly killing him, and Basta appears for a final showdown), as well as sophisticated-especially the romance blossoming between Farid and Meggie, and Dustfinger's complicated relationship with Meggie's mother. There is much left to explore; readers will eagerly await the last in the planned trilogy. Ages 8-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2007-04-02 In a starred review, PW called this a "spellbinding follow-up to Inkheart, expertly mixing joy, pain, suspense and magic." Ages 9-12. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-09-12 Actor Brendan Fraser and author Cornelia Funke (Dragon Rider) are paired again, though this time it's not for a dragon tale. Fraser takes on Inkspell, the sequel to Inkheart. This time Dustfinger (the fire-eater/book character who came to life) returns to the pages of the Inkheart book from whence he came, and Meggie gets magically-and literally-caught inside the story, too. Fraser's subtle, suspenseful narration and full-bodied character voices charm. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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