Inkdeath. Cornelia Funke, Author, Anthea Bell, Translator, trans. by Anthea Bell. Scholastic/Chicken House $ (p) ISBN. A monumental third installment brings the Inkheart trilogy to a grueling, blood- spattered, mortality-obsessed close. Read Common Sense Media’s Inkdeath: Inkheart Trilogy, Book 3 review, age rating, and parents guide. Cornelia Funke · Fantasy; Save · Rate book.
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Ever since the extraordinary events of Inkspellwhen the enchanted book Inkheart drew Meggie and her father, Mo, into its chapters, life in the Inkworld has been more tragic than magical. The fire-eater Dustfinger is dead, having sacrificed his life for his apprentice Farid’s, and now, under the rule of the evil Adderhead, the fairy-tale land is in bloody chaos, its characters far beyond the control of Fenoglio, their author.
Even Elinor, left behind in the real world, believes her family to be lost – lost between the covers of a book. Facing the threat of eternal winter, Mo inkdeafh a dangerous deal with Death itself. There yet remains a faint hope of inkseath the cursed story – if only he can fill its pages fast enough. Inkdeath – the captivating final tale in the Inkheart trilogy. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Inkdeathplease sign up.
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See all 3 questions about Inkdeath…. Lists with This Book. I wish I had read this back when I started the series Still enjoyable and I liked the ending: View all 14 comments. It’s inkeeath about getting lost in books. They can laugh all they want. I mean, what’s not to like.
It’s a narrative about bibliophilia. Not just the stories out of books, which play a big role, especially in Vol. The main adult point-of-view character is a bookbinder; secondary adult point-of-view characters are an author and a book collector; minor characters include a handful of book illuminators. If you Google for character names you find out that a handful of them are names of early scribes from St.
Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3) by Cornelia Funke
For a medievalist like me this is a delightful Easter egg, and it’s hardly the only one. Each chapter begins with a quotation from a book the citations chosen corneliw interestingly between the English and German versions inkdrath Vols.
Lewis to Matthias Claudius to J. The themes are Big: Funke’s husband Rolf was dying of cancer as she wrote Tintentod, and it shows. In a good way. Many readers’ favorite character is Staubfinger Dustfingerthe “fire-dancer” street performer who thinks he has no courage; but mine is Mortimer, the bookbinder, whose innocent heart his symbol isn’t a unicorn by accident and empathy for the oppressed takes him into mortal danger multiple times I can count five times from bby volume without even thinking hard.
Okay, there’s a bit of “mild-mannered Clark Kent” going on here, but it’s a nice archetype; and Mortimer’s hero inkddeath, and what he finds he is capable of, will take your breath away.
As one of the other reviewers says, Dude. I’ll even say Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude. What are they called in English? What are they called in German? It’s another Sorcerer’s Stone, as I figure it. But don’t let that get in your way. View all 3 comments.
The books chronicle the adventures of teen Meggie Folchart whose life changes dramatically when she realizes that she and her father, a bookbinder named Mo, have the unusual ability to bring characters from books into the real world when reading aloud. Mostly set in Northern Italy and the parallel world of the fictional Inkheart book, the central story arc concerns the magic funks books, their characters and creatures, and the art of reading. View all 9 comments.
Jul 30, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Inkdeath is the epic adventure I expected Inkheart and Inkspell to be—and as much as I complained about the slow pace, plot meandering, and innumerable characters in the first two books, I can tell you now that all the buildup was worth it.
Funke was juggling so many different plots by the end of Inkspell that I was seriously worried that many or all would be dropped or mishandled in the third act, but she surprised me by keeping all of them going until their natural conclusions, and also re Inkdeath is the epic adventure I expected Inkheart and Inkspell to be—and as much as I complained about the slow pace, plot meandering, and innumerable characters in the first two books, I can tell you now that all the buildup was worth it.
Funke was juggling so many different plots by the end of Inkspell that I was seriously worried that many or all would be dropped or mishandled in the third act, but she surprised me by keeping all of them going until their natural conclusions, and also resisting the temptation to add new ones.
Not every writer can do that. Can the Adder be stopped? Can Death itself be undone? Can anyone achieve peace in the Inkworld? Can the people from our world ever return here—or should they? It might help to think of this as a very clean book for adults that happens to have a few teens among its many protagonists.
Young kids might find it inaccessible and hard to follow—I remember a lot of younger friends who loved the first two books hated this one—and it avoids the melodrama of a typical YA offering. It is treated like a teen relationship should be, gently but not too seriously, and not given any undue importance. Various warlords enjoy brutal executions, including flayings and disembowelments. These are never shown, only mentioned. We do, however, see a handful of stabbings.
The Adderhead has fairies killed en masse, thinking that bathing in their blood will alleviate his pain. Orpheus reads a unicorn into being for one of the warlords—so said warlord and his friends can hunt the animal, brutally butcher it, and parade its bloodied corpse through the streets of Ombra City.
A dead man lies unburied outside castle walls, and his daughter is put in a cage hanging from a window above him in an attempt to break her spirit.
The Piper forces children to work in the silver mines. Farid walks in on Orpheus yanking a serving-girl onto his lap, and the narrator adds that Orpheus molests all his maids, becomes enraged if they reject his advances, and might spend some of his money on prostitutes. Meggie gets a few chaste kisses in with both Farid and the new boyfriend, Doria.
Anything Else to Worry About: No one can bear the stench well enough to go near him—except the Piper, thanks to his fake silver nose. View all 12 comments. Having now read the final book in the series, I see why that original title was so apt and think it was very unfortunate that it was changed. But back to this book. It is dense, dark, and rich with ideas. I found it totally engrossing.
Vunke story picks up where the previous volume left off. Who tells the story? Who writes the story? Can the story be changed? Can death or the White Ladies, in this story be stymied? Meggie, the feisty heroine of the first two books, is here trying to determine what love is.
She was in love with Farid in the last book. What happens in this one? Do they go riding inkdeafh happily into the sunset? And what about other loves? Mo’s for fumke Bluejay trick comment, that one? It is also a harsh world with many deaths. This is not a book for the squeamish, Funke doesn’t hold back with these. The characters are complex. Things change for all of them. Some of them seem to be headed to the dark side at times.
As for plot, Funke kept me on my toes all the time wondering what would happen next. Up to the very last page, I was totally unsure. I should say it ends satisfyingly, but won’t say more than that.