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ISBN13: 9780439866286
ISBN10: 0439866286
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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?

Review:

"This concluding volume in Funke's bestselling trilogy picks up where Inkspell left off, but sputters for a hundred pages filling in backstory. (Even then, an addendum is needed to identify a cast of 114 characters.) The Inkworld, full of dark magic, is under siege; the savagery of the Adderhead and his minions now extends to taking all the peasants' children until somebody delivers, as ransom, the Bluejay, a Robin Hood — style character whose identity has been assumed by Mo, Meggie's father (it was Mo who started all the trouble by reading several villains right out of the book-within-a-book, Inkheart — don't even consider reading this series out of order). The Inkheart author, Fenoglio, now living in Inkworld himself, has turned to drink; the odious Orpheus, when he's not under a maid's skirt, rewrites Fenoglio's work (editors!) to benefit himself. The interesting metafictional questions — can we alter destiny? shape our own fate? — are overwhelmed by the breakneck action, yet the villains aren't fully realized. More disappointingly, the formerly feisty Meggie, barely into her teens, has little to do but choose between two suitors. Funke seems to have forgotten her original installment was published for children. Ages 9 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books.

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avrvilo, December 30, 2010 (view all comments by avrvilo)
I loved this, all of these books were amazing. It's rare in a series when the books don't go downhill
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Diane Pearson, October 3, 2008 (view all comments by Diane Pearson)
This was a really good book. One little note, read Inkspell and Inkheart before you read this otherwise you won't understand anything!
Cornelia Funke is a master of her art, writing. It takes you deep into lore of the written word. It is, the whole trilogy very good. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes to read. Pick up Inkdeath. Dare to read it aloud. You won't be sorry.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439866286
Author:
Funke, Cornelia
Publisher:
Chicken House
Translator:
Bell, Anthea
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Inkheart Trilogy
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
7.75 x 6 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 656 pages Chicken House - English 9780439866286 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This concluding volume in Funke's bestselling trilogy picks up where Inkspell left off, but sputters for a hundred pages filling in backstory. (Even then, an addendum is needed to identify a cast of 114 characters.) The Inkworld, full of dark magic, is under siege; the savagery of the Adderhead and his minions now extends to taking all the peasants' children until somebody delivers, as ransom, the Bluejay, a Robin Hood — style character whose identity has been assumed by Mo, Meggie's father (it was Mo who started all the trouble by reading several villains right out of the book-within-a-book, Inkheart — don't even consider reading this series out of order). The Inkheart author, Fenoglio, now living in Inkworld himself, has turned to drink; the odious Orpheus, when he's not under a maid's skirt, rewrites Fenoglio's work (editors!) to benefit himself. The interesting metafictional questions — can we alter destiny? shape our own fate? — are overwhelmed by the breakneck action, yet the villains aren't fully realized. More disappointingly, the formerly feisty Meggie, barely into her teens, has little to do but choose between two suitors. Funke seems to have forgotten her original installment was published for children. Ages 9 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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