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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Inkdeath

 

 

 Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: The Chicken House (September 26, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0439866286

Product Description

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 surrenders. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?

Imagine an author inside of his own book, trying to write more into the story when things aren't as he thought they should be. 

A new story being written within a story?  Can the outcome of something you create for a new part of a story really be what you thought it would be, or would there be factors you hadn't counted on?  Can you cause a death? Can you cause someone to come back from the dead simply by writing it that way? 

Inkdeath is the conclusion to Inkheart and Inkspell... at over 600 pages long I can't say I was disappointed.  For most of the book the story just kept unraveling and at times I just felt as if these characters could go on forever telling their story.

If I were to find anything at all wrong with ANY of these three books it might be that although the ending began to build nicely, with excitement, it was still a little of a let down...just a little, but not enough for me to say that you wouldn't enjoy this trilogy to it's fullest.

It was filled with fabulous characters, and a land in which any fantasy reader might like to "really" visit... and all you need to do that is the right reader to get you there! 

It certainly had it's share of villains, and they were as despicable as any villain could be! 

I just found the entire story so well told that I hope when the movie of Inkheart finally gets released in January that they decide to do the other two movies too!

A Sample from Inkdeath (pg. 148)

 "What about your second child?" Resa went on.  "Do you want the baby born in this world?"

Mo looked around him , and once more Meggie felt something she had long known: By now her father loved this world as much as she and Resa had once done.  Perhaps he even loved it more.

"Why not?' he retorted, "Do you want it born in a world where what it longs for can be found only in books?"

Resa's voice shook when she replied, but now it was with anger.  "How can you say such a thing?  Everything you find here was born in our world.  Where else did Fenoglio get it all from?"

"How should I know?  Do you really still think there's only one real world, and the others are just pale offshoots?"

Something to ponder, don't ya think?!

This trilogy is a keeper fersure! I envy anyone planning on reading this set of books now that they are all out in print and you don't have to wait in between books!!

 

9 Comments:

Blogger Nymeth said...

The three books look so pretty together! I'm glad to hear that the story was well told and that the last book was mostly satisfying.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Lol. I'm glad I waited to read the last two books after I read the first one. Now I actually need to go and read them!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

I agree with Nymeth that the three books looks gorgeous together. The artwork for fantasy books these days is beyond beautiful. Glad you enjoyed the last book anyway.

Btw, Andy Serkis is not only in the movie of Inkheart, he's also currently in the BBC's new adaptation of Little Dorrit. You'd hardly recognise him!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Make me #3 for thinking the books look wonderful together! Envy away! I still have all three books to read :) And I'm REALLY looking forward to them thanks to your reviews!

12:56 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

nymeth: this was one time I was glad the books were so long!

tink: if you plan to read them I hope you read inkheart before the movie release!

Cath: ok so now I'm envious! I do adore Andy Serkis and I know much of what he does is not here in the states *sigh*

Chris: luckily the paperbacks have the same cover!

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

OK, I'm sold! I've seen Inkheart in the stores, had the urge to read it, but never quite got to it. Based on your review it looks like I've been missing out!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

I'm so glad to hear Inkdeath didn't disappoint! Not that I suspected it would, of course.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Rhinoa said...

I really hope ot read at least the first two next year. You have beautiful hardback editions that look great together.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Snappydragon said...

I read the first book, then waited what seemed like forever for the second and third. the second one was the best by far. The ending on the third was quick and fast, i still had some questions that hadn't been answered. For all those reading them have fun, and to those who have read them keep reading, even though this series is truly over.

(the movie will be just like the Eragon movie was. If you haven't read the books you'll love it if you have read the books you'll defiantly hate the movie.)

6:18 PM  

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