Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Chicken House
First Published: 2005
The captivating sequel to INKHEART, the critically acclaimed, international bestseller by Cornelia Funke–available for the first time in a beautifully designed trade paperback!
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. (From Goodreads, 27th August 2013)
Okay, so this is the second in the series, and as you may know, I find it difficult to write reviews on series.
If you have read Inkheart, or seen the movie, then this is a series to get into. If you love books, this is a series to get into. If you like adventure, this is a series to get into. If you like drama, fantasy, everything, this is a series to get into.
Cornelia Funke has built a story, about stories, which grips you and keeps you wanting more. Despite this being a book aimed at children 12+ (my estimate) it will en-capture audiences of all ages. Inkspell takes the story further from where we left off in Inkheart. We get some answers, we get more questions. I am looking forward to reading Inkdeath – the third and final book in the trilogy. I want to know what happens. I want to know do things get better? Do they get worse?
In a world where you could speak the words of a book, and pull characters from it’s pages, or draw yourself into the book where would you go? What repercussions would there be? Which world would you prefer?
A series that will capture the imaginations of everyone, everywhere.
4 out of 5