| The Inkworld Trilogy|
|Scholastic paperback box set|
|Release Date|| |
23 Sep. 2003 – 28 Sep. 2008 (German)
1 Oct. 2005 – 7 Oct. 2008 (English)
|Series||The Inkworld Trilogy|
Dressler Verlag (Germany)
Chicken House (UK)
|Website||Spotlight on Scholastic|
The Inkheart trilogy, also accurately translated from German as the Inkworld trilogy, is a young adult fantasy series written by Cornelia Funke.
A visit of a mysterious stranger led Meggie Folchart to discover the secret her father had been keeping from her for years, the true reason why she couldn't remember ever hearing him read aloud from a book since she had been old enough to recall, and about what had really happened to her mother, who had never been there with them as Meggie grew up... It was all because of an innocent looking book - Inkheart.
Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret — he posseses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want?
Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?
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 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.
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?