Friday, February 17, 2017

Whose Ending Will Stick for the Inkworld?


“A reader doesn't really see the characters in a story; he feels them.” ― Cornelia FunkeInkdeath

The third book in the Inkheart trilogy begins shortly after the second book ended (click on the titles for my reviews of Inkheart and Inkspell).



Life in the Inkworld seems to finally be settling into a nice rhythm for Meggie, Mo and Resa. They have become a close family with the Sterling Players. Mo and the Black Prince are always working together to help the people of Ombra. Of course, the Adderhead, though seeming to rot, is still ruling with a temper and a thirst for blood. But Mo knows it's only a matter of time until the enchanted book that he bound for the Adderhead will eventually kill him. Who knew that someone would be able to stop the process while the Adderhead is in mid-deterioration? Now there's a price on Mo’s head. He and his family are in danger, including his unborn child who Resa is carrying. Orpheus has made himself at home in the Inkworld, biding his time until he saves Dustfinger from death. Of course, he's adding his own flavor into the story since he has the power to read the words and make them come alive. If only he wasn't so sinister! With two inkweavers working their magic on the story who will prevail in the end? Will Dustfinger come to life? Is there a way to stop the Adderhead? Will Meggie, Mo and Resa ever go back to the world they came from? You don't want to miss the conclusion to this story!


I listened to the third book in the Inkheart trilogy, Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke, on audio. Although it was a different narrator from book 1 and 2, I adjusted to the new character voices.  Because Orpheus and Fenoglio have the power to make the words they write come to life, there were plenty of twist and turns to keep me on pins and needles. The story must come to an end, and so it does. It is one that I think will satisfy readers. Things didn’t turn out quite the way I expected, but sometimes little surprises can make the story seem more believable. I would recommend this book to fantasy lovers who are in fifth grade and up. A story that will make you think about being able to hop into the pages of a favorite book!


Has anyone else read Inkdeath? Or have you another book by Cornelia Funke? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 

We were lucky enough to interview Ms. Funke about her books, and you can learn more about the story behind the stories here.

Happy Reading!
~L

28 comments:

  1. I read the first 2 parts, but haven't got the latest one. I loved them, and in spite of being rather 'senior' I do love children's books. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- If you read the first two, then I think you would enjoy the last one in the series. As the books are so long- you might enjoy listening to it on audio, so you can work on your art while you listen. :) ~L

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  2. Just like Valerie-Jael, I read 1 and 2, but I never read the third. I've read a couple of her other books. There's a thief one. I also read Reckless. I like this series more than the other ones I've read.

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    1. Theresa- I had read the first two and then realized I should finish up the series. I definitely recommend the audio version. :) ~L

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    1. Pat- One that makes you think about words! :) ~L

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  4. Have yet to read any of the Inkheart series, but have read Igraine the Brave and The Thief Lord (which I really enjoyed).

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    1. Brenda- I have read Dragonrider and The Thief Lord. I haven't read Igraine the Brave- but I have it on my list. I would recommend this series on audio, as the books are quite long and it is nice to read/listen while doing something else. :) ~L

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  5. This cover is gorgeous! The first book has been on my TBR for a while, but I'm going to have to bump it up. This series sounds so incredible! Thank you for the awesome review. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. A Belle's Tales- The covers of all the books in the series are beautiful and the stories will intrigue people who love books and words. You may enjoy the audio books as well. :) ~L

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  6. I haven't read any of this series, but it does sound like a good one. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Beverly- I thought the series was very interesting! :) ~L

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  7. I haven't read it but I would. It sounds really interesting.

    Hugs!:))

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    1. ToTylkoJa- I really liked it. Definitely interesting to think about being able to read aloud words and have them come to life! :) ~L

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  8. Little surprises are nice now and again. Glad you were able to adjust to the new narrator!

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    1. Anna- It took a little while to adjust to the new narrator, as I had Brandon Fraser's character voices in my mind. But, once I adjusted the story went smoothly. :) ~L

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  9. Sounds like a great series. Thanks for the introduction.

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  10. I've meant to continue with this series for ages now. It really needs to make it up my TBR :) Great review!

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    1. Meradeth- Each of the books is quite lengthy, so the audio books might be a good option for you to wrap up the series. It was nice to learn how the story ended. :) ~L

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  11. Tiny surprises are nice. Glad you enjoyed this one. I must have mentioned my difficulty with audio books. I can't do anything else when I listen to stories so I have absolutely no idea how people drive and listen, or eat and listen at the same time. I'll stick to books (print and digital are fine)!

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    1. Claudine- I would say the print books would be better for you then! Audio books take longer for me to read/listen to then reading myself. Since I can do something else while I listen, it works out. But if you can't, then reading the regular way will be faster. I think you will enjoy these. :) ~L

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  12. I read all three and loved them. Thanks for reminding me of these. I have a granddaughter who is just about ready for these.

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    1. Rosi- You are welcome for the reminder. :) I think the books are great. Glad to hear you enjoyed them too!
      ~L

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  13. I read the whole trilogy when I was a child, and I remember thinking they were such huge books (which they are) and making everyone super impressed that I read them. I remember quite liking the ending!

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    1. Olivia-Savannah- They are definitely huge books. I can see why everyone was super impressed that you read them all. Lots of pages! :) ~L

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