In this spellbinding follow-up to Inkheart, Funke expertly mixes joy, pain, suspense and magic.
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie
thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters came to life.
But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the
need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds
Orpheus, a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him
back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges
into the medieval world of the past. Distraught, Farid goes in search
of Meggie. Before long, both are caught inside the book, too. And the
story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have
Like Inkheart, Inkspell features the special touches that transform Funke's novels into keepsakes. Each chapter begins with a surprisingly relevant literary excerpt and concludes with a charming line illustration by the author herself. And this, the second book in the trilogy, also includes a hand-drawn map of the Inkworld and, as a helpful reference for readers old and new, a "dictionary" of characters. Silvertongue, Fenoglio, Crookback, Firefox: The entire epic cast is described in detail.
took the sheet of paper back with an awkward smile. "I can't promise
that it'll be the same time of day there," he said in a muted voice.
"The laws of my art are difficult to understand, but believe me, no
one knows more about them than I do. Fore instance, I've discovered
that if you want to change or continue a story, you should use only
words that are in the book already. Too many new words and nothing at
all may happen, or alternatively something could happen that you
didn't intend. Perhaps it's different if you wrote the original story
"In the name of all the fairies, you're fuller of words than a whole library!" Dustfinger interrupted impatiently. "How about just reading it now?"
Orpheus fell silent as abruptly as if he had ...
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