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Caught between the covers of a cursed story... Ever since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the enchanted book "Inkheart" drew Meggie and her father, Mo, into its chapters, life in the Inkworld has been more tragic than magical. Dustfinger is dead, having sacrificed his life for his apprentice's, and now, under the rule of the evil Adderhead, the fairy-tale land iCaught between the covers of a cursed story... Ever since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the enchanted book "Inkheart" drew Meggie and her father, Mo, into its chapters, life in the Inkworld has been more tragic than magical. Dustfinger is dead, having sacrificed his life for his apprentice'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. Facing the threat of eternal winter, Mo inks a dangerous deal with Death itself. There yet remains a faint hope of changing the cursed story-if only he can fill its pages fast enough. "Inkdeath"-the captivating final tale in the Inkheart trilogy....

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Inkdeath Reviews

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    2019-06-15 05:54

    3.5 stars! I wish I had read this back when I started the series... Still enjoyable and I liked the ending :)

  • Pickles
    2019-05-17 09:07

    SpoilersWell, in the end I was satisfied with the book and I do love Cornelia Funke's writing, but I did have some issues with the plot...1) I kept expecting Meggie to start writing in place of Fenoglio since he was throwing himself a little pity party, and I was disappointed that she never did. She was an integral character in the first two books, but it seemed like she played a smaller, less important role in this book. Was her purpose in the story just to read aloud the few things Fenoglio actually did write? Overall, the way her character was handled was a let down.2) Farid annoyed me to death. He seems so childish, even though he really would've been considered a man at his age during those times. I just can't get his narrow-minded obsession with Dustfinger. I do like Dustfinger's character and all, but it's like he's the only thing on Farid's mind.3) I think that Doria should have been fleshed out more, or introduced earlier, if Funke was going to make him into Meggie's new love interest. I just don't see how/why she fell in love with him, other than the fact that he was around more often than Farid and paid her more attention. I mean, what about his personality did she love? Why should we as the readers think this pairing makes sense?4) Going back to Meggie's role, I really think she should have saved the day instead of Jacopo. I mean, he was a minor character and disliked by everyone and he was a total brat. Why would he be the one to save the day in the end? I understand that things weren't going his way, so he turned against his grandfather, but it still seemed odd and out-of-place to me. 5) The Black Prince did nothing in the book. He was injured and/or recovering during the vast majority of his scenes. I think he should have played a bigger role also, instead of some of the more minor characters coming to the forefront. 6) Orpheus never got his just desserts. I really wanted someone to take him out, but he just disappeared to the north. In reality, I think they would have wanted to go after him to make sure he never tried to mess with them again. 7) I really don't get why they stayed. They suffered a lot in the Inkworld. I would've wanted to go home and Fenoglio was still around to write them a way back into their own world. There was no reason why Doria couldn't have gone with, since he seemed fascinated by what Meggie told him about her world. It just seemed weird to me that they all stayed.8) It was too long. I think they could've easily cut 50-100 pages at least. Anyway, I did enjoy the trilogy as a whole, but my favorite book is still Inkheart. I actually think that this one was the weakest of the bunch.

  • Sandy Straubhaar
    2019-06-05 10:48

    [99% spoiler-free; I have trouble with spilling spoilers, so I'm working hard not to do it this time]I got so crazy about this series that I not only ordered vol. 3 (this one) from Germany to find out how it ended, I even ordered the audio book and put it on my iPod so I could obsess about it repeatedly.The cover blurb says, "Der Verlag übernimmt keine Haftung für eventuell verloren gegangene Personen." ("The publishers assume no responsibility for readers who disappear," essentially. It's all about getting lost in books. . .this time more literally than usual. They can laugh all they want. It happens.) Incredible! 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. 1. . .but also, all the physical trappings of books. (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. Gallen. 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 vary interestingly between the English and German versions of Vols. 1 & 2 [and presumably will also in Vol. 3 -- the English version is due later this year], though they are probably 75% matches; I wouldn't be surprised if Funke picked the English set as well -- she's clearly a big Anglophile). The range of the quotes is impressive, from (in the German version) Mark Twain to Paul Celan to C. S. Lewis to Matthias Claudius to J. M. Barrie to Salman Rushdie to Umberto Eco to Schiller (_Die Räuber_ of course. There are marvelous robbers in the story, with all of the same conflicting agendas as the ones in Schiller*) and a host of others. *There's a definite kinship to the robbers in Astrid Lindgren, too. The themes are Big: social justice for the downtrodden; families with all their complications (most of the characters are on the moody/passionate side; misunderstanding between close kin happens repeatedly); self-sacrifice to save others weaker than oneself; the meaning death gives to life. (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 (Dustfinger), the "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 this 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 alter-ego, and what he finds he is capable of, will take your breath away. (I can't remember the last time I _forgot to breathe_ while reading.)As one of the other reviewers says,Dude. I'll even say Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude.What are they called in English? Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath.What are they called in German? Inkheart, Inkblood, Inkdeath.Go figure. It's another Sorcerer's Stone, as I figure it.But don't let that get in your way. Read 'em.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-05-22 12:00

    Tintentod = Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3), Cornelia FunkeThe Inkheart trilogy is a series of three fantasy novels written by German author Cornelia Funke, comprising Inkheart (2003), Inkspell (2005), and Inkdeath (2008). 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 of books, their characters and creatures, and the art of reading. عنوانها: مرگ جوهری؛ سیاه مرگ؛ نویسنده: کورنلیا فونکه؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و چهارم ژانویه سال 2012 میلادیعنوان: مرگ جوهری - کتاب 3 از سه گانه؛ نویسنده: کورنلیا کارولینه فونکه؛ مترجم: محمد نوراللهی؛ تهران، بهنام، 1389؛ در 703 ص، مصور، شابک: 9789645668646؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان آلمانی قرن 21 معنوان: سیاه مرگ - کتاب 3 از سه گانه؛ نویسنده: کورنلیا کارولینه فونکه؛ مترجم: کتایون سلطانی؛ ویراستار: مژگان کلهر؛ تهران، افق، 1392؛ در 802 ص، مصور، شابک: 9789643698485؛ کتاب سوم از سه‌ گانه‌ی کورنلیا فونکه؛ «مو» از دنیای مرگ برگشته تا اشتباهش را در جان بخشیدن به حاکم ستمگر «مارکله» جبران کند. اگر موفق نشود، فساد و تباهی دنیای کتاب را فرا می‌گیرد؛ و «مگی» دختر مو هم به کام مرگ می‌افتد. از آن طرف مارکله که به عمر ابدی دست پیدا کرده است سعی می‌کند با کمک «ارفئوس»، مو را نابود کند. همه باید تلاش کنند تا کتاب قدیمی را که مارکله به کمک آن عمر جاودانه یافته است به دست آورند. اگر «فنوگلیوی پیر» در آن کتاب کلماتی جادویی بنویسد، مارکله می‌میرد اما این کار دشوار است چون قدرت به دست مارکله است. ... ا. شربیانی

  • Sarah
    2019-06-10 11:51

    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.(view spoiler)[Dustfinger is dead, Orpheus is abroad in the Inkworld, the Adderhead is immortal but frozen in the death process, Meggie is angry, Resa is pregnant, Fenoglio is racked with guilt, and Mo can’t tell whether he’s himself or the Bluejay these days. 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? (hide spoiler)]I can’t say much more than this without ruining all the surprises. Content Advisory: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. (There is a love triangle, but it’s minor. It is treated like a teen relationship should be, gently but not too seriously, and not given any undue importance).Violence: Various warlords enjoy brutal executions, including flayings and disembowelments. These are never shown, only mentioned. We do, however, see a handful of stabbings. There’s a few non-graphic torture scenes. The Adderhead has fairies killed en masse, thinking that bathing in their blood will alleviate his pain. A warlord threatens to cut out a man’s tongue; a magician sends a prisoner horrifying visions, hoping to drive him to suicide. 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. There’s a panic in the marketplace and three little kids are trampled to death.Sex: 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. Brianna’s past affair with Cosimo (or his doppelganger) is mentioned a few times. Violante has an obvious crush on Mo—or the Bluejay, rather—and sulks when she finds out he’s already married. Meggie gets a few chaste kisses in with both Farid and the new boyfriend, Doria. Language: A few emphatic “damns!” from Fenoglio and Elinor, usually directed at each other. They’re madly in love, they just don’t know it yet.Substance Abuse: Fenoglio and Orpheus are both described as heavily hitting the booze, the former because he’s depressed, the latter because he’s debauched. Elinor has no patience for Fenoglio’s drinking and tells him so on several occasions. Anything Else to Worry About: The Adderhead’s flesh is rotting on his body even while he lives. No one can bear the stench well enough to go near him—except the Piper, thanks to his fake silver nose. Overall, this is one of the most satisfying conclusions to a fantasy series that I’ve ever read. Warmly recommended.

  • Monica Edinger
    2019-05-22 08:55

    The German title for the second book in this series is TINTENBLUT or INKBLOOD. Why it became INKSPELL in the US is a mystery (my guess is it was a marketing decision --- spell is a lot less scary than blood). 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. The story picks up where the previous volume left off. In the world of the INKHEART book. Who tells the story? Who writes the story? Can the story be changed? Can death (or the White Ladies, in this story) be stymied? What is love? 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 off happily into the sunset? And what about other loves? Farid's for Dustfinger? Resa's for Mo? Mo's for the Bluejay (trick comment, that one)? Orpheus for ...Orpheus? The world of INKHEART is a wonderful one --- there are fairies and glassmen and shapeshifters and giants. 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. Or at least, I was satisfied.)The book is dense with plot, characters, world, and ideas. I loved it, but can imagine that it takes a particular reader to most enjoy it. My ARC weighs in at 663 pages (with a relatively small font to boot). So for fans of the previous two books, I think you are in for a exciting, thought-provoking, and satisfying final ride.

  • Sella Malin
    2019-06-06 05:12

    Wow. Wow! I'm speechless. Wow. Gah, I don't know what to say. Let me first let out a scream of stunned glee ...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!Okay, now that that's over with, I'll get on with the review. XD First, I have to say ... INKDEATH IS SOOO A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I could not tear my eyes away from the pages when I was reading it, and the whole time, my heart was pounding so hard ... Inkdeath is crazily exciting and thrilling. And there are so many genius plot twists, it's incredible! It's so different than the two other books in the trilogy, and that's one of the reasons why this is my favorite of all three.There is so much amazing character development. Cornelia Funke has always been a queen of characters, but in Inkdeath, she definitely branches out and develops her well-loved characters to an astounding extent. In Inkheart and Inkspell, Resa was a bit flat; the kind, caring, sweet mother that looked out for her husband and daughter. But Funke really gives her a lot of depth in Inkdeath. She becomes a hero, instead of always being the one who sits out and watches the action unfold. She shows us all these sides that we never could have guessed of: her fiercely independent side, her firm stubbornness (now we know where Meggie got it from), her internal struggles – even all her flaws. I love how she has the courage and independence to go against her husband and wife and try to find a way for them to go back home. I really enjoyed getting to know Resa better, and watching her turn from a flat character to the three dimensional one she is now.Mo's transformation into the Bluejay is amazing. He reveals a whole different side of him that I never knew he had. Who would have guessed that the quiet, loving bookbinder could also be the brave, noble, cold-blooded Bluejay? It's amazing how much Mo changes from Inkspell to Inkdeath ... in Inkspell, he kept telling everyone he wasn't the Bluejay, and he kept refusing the part. But in Inkdeath, he becomes the Bluejay, and he embraces the character as himself. Already in the first chapters, he is going out at night and killing, and he even considers himself to be the Bluejay. In Inkspell, I never would have guessed that Mo was actually going to turn into the Bluejay! Or was the Bluejay always a part of him, and he was just letting it free? What came first: Mo or the Bluejay? Who knows. Either way, it's so cool how much Mo changes. It's funny how at the beginning of Inkdeath, I want Mo to stop being the Bluejay, but when he finally stops at the end, I'm sad. Dustfinger changes a lot when he comes back from the dead, and in my opinion, it's for the better. Yes, he has always been a very round, three-dimensional character, but I've always hated him. He was selfish, he only did things for himself, he only helped others if he could get something out of it, and he was always only concerned about his own agenda. Plus, I'd never really forgiven him for betraying Mo and Meggie at the beginning of Inkheart and leading Capricorn to them. And I hated him for always leaving Roxane and Brianna and going off doing whatever. When Dustfinger comes back to life in Inkdeath, I change from hating him to loving him. He isn't selfish anymore, and he doesn't hate Mo so unfairly. In fact, he and Mo are very close, so close that they can feel the other's emotions, which I think is really cool. I love how he always follows Mo and protects him. And the new things he can do with fire are awesome. Dustfinger definitely changes for the better.Farid, on the other hand, changes for the worse. In Inkspell, he was the sweet, caring, kind boy who was head over heels in love with Meggie. In Inkdeath, he is a total selfish jerk. He only cares about rescuing Dustfinger – he's way too obsessed with that, actually. He barely cares about Meggie anymore, even though he used to be in love with her, and he actually cheats on her countless times with a bunch of maids. That moron has no sense of faith! By the middle of Inkdeath, I'm ready to jump into the book and punch him. I'm so glad that Meggie chooses Doria over Farid. I would have probably killed her if she chose Farid. Doria is so much nicer, and Farid doesn't deserve Meggie. It makes me kind of sad, though, when I remember how sweet Farid and Meggie were together in Inkspell. It makes me frustrated; wasn't Farid the one who was in love with Meggie!?! Ah well.Violante really grows and develops in Inkdeath. In Inkspell, she was pretty flat; we didn't know much about her personality, and she didn't have that big of a role. But in Inkdeath, she has a huge part, and I like that. She shows herself to be strong and independent and clever. She's a great character. It's interesting how she's in love with the Bluejay, but hopefully she'll get over it now, because what Fenoglio said is true: she's not actually in love with Mo himself, but the part that he played.Okay, let's talk about Meggie. She has no part at all in Inkdeath – and I love that. Okay, maybe Meggie's nice, but let's face it; she's always been a pretty boring, flat main character. So it's quite a relief to have other, more interesting characters be the main characters of Inkdeath – their views are much more exciting than Meggie's, and I love taking a look through all their eyes. Also, I was quite tired of Meggie always being the one to save the day. So I'm really glad that different people saved the day this time – that Mo and Resa and Dustfinger got their chance. I'm glad that she isn't the center of attention this time, and that I get to understand other characters better.The scene where Mo talks to Death is so cool. Funke portrays Death in such a creative way; I never would have imagined Death as a shape-shifter, or with a woman's voice. That's one of my favorite scenes in the book.I love the Black Prince, but I'm disappointed that he doesn't do much in this book. He basically stays behind while Mo does everything. Ah well.I love how the climax of the book is set in the Castle in the Lake. That castle is really cool, and it lets us see Violante's history. We find out a lot about her mother, which we didn't know much about before (and who would have guessed that Violante's mother was actually in love with the Adder? I still don't see how she could have fallen in love with that snake ...). Plus, it's nice that the action is happening at a different place than the Ombra Castle or the Castle of Night.I hate Orpheus SO much. Every single time I see him in the book, I want to leap into the pages and beat that son of a female dog to a pulp. Many times I wanted to chuck the book at the wall and stop reading because of him. I hate his stupid, sadistic, conceited, selfish, greedy butt SO much. I would have HAPPILY killed him. Slooowwwllyyy. And I would have enjoyed every second of it. (No, I am not a sadist. Shut up. Only Orpheus makes me like this. :P) Most of the bad things that happen in Inkdeath are because of him. And it was so disgusting, the way he was using the maids. Pedophile! Through the whole book, I was waiting and waiting for Mo or at least someone to kill him, but nooooo! Instead he gets to run off skipping into the sunset, unharmed! (Well, it's not really the sunset – more like the cold mountains. And I doubt he's skipping. But still. AGH!) Darnit, Cornelia, why couldn't you have just killed him! C'mon, it wouldn't have taken more than a few minutes! I mean, you've already killed so many people in Inkdeath, what's one more to you? I hope he freezes to death in the mountains. No, that's too nice of a death for him. I hope he reaches another village, tries to trick them and get wealthy, but they burn him at the stake. And he has a long, painful death in which he realizes that he is actually a terrible and pathetic person, and that Mo is so much better than him. YES!! THAT WOULD BE PERFECT!! :D GO DIE, ORPHEUS!!! YOU SUCK AT WRITING AND AT READING!! HAA!! TAKE THAT, YOU STUPID DOG!! YOU CAN'T WRITE, YOU CAN ONLY STEAL THE WORDS OF A WRITER THAT'S BETTER THAN YOU!! HAVE WE EVER SEEN YOU WRITE WITHOUT USING FENOGLIO'S WORDS?? HUH?? HUH?? NO, DIDN'T THINK SO. HAA!! SO GO DIE!!!! Okay, I think I'm done now. Yay. That felt good.I don't like Fenoglio much, either. Okay, yeah, he's nicer than Orpheus (EVERYONE is), but that's not saying much at all. He's almost as vain and arrogant as Orpheus, and he always really irritates me. It really bugs me how he barely writes a word in all of Inkdeath for Meggie to read to make things turn for the better. The whole time where he's just drinking and feeling sorry for himself, I want to slap him, and even when he stops drinking, he doesn't even write at all. It makes me want to scream at him, “WHO'S STORY IS THIS, YOU CRAZY OLD MAN? YOURS! IT'S YOUR STORY, ISN'T IT? SO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!” But nooo. He's a totally useless character in this book.The thing about how Fenoglio wrote a different story about the grown-up Doria is so amazing! I think it's really interesting that Doria's story isn't published, but it still is included in the Inkworld. Which shows that a story doesn't have to be published to come to life, and I love that message. :)I was always sad how Dustfinger loved Brianna, but she hated him. It hurt whenever Brianna referred to Dustfinger as “The Fire-Dancer,” instead of her father, and when Brianna never seemed to care that her father was dead. But at the end of Inkdeath, she starts to accept him as her father, when he saves her from the Night-Mare, and I really like that. Also, Violante and Jacopo have always hated each other, but at the end of Inkdeath they start to warm up to each other. I love the hints that Funke gives us – how Jacopo calls Violante “mother” for the first time, and how Violante puts her arm around her son.There are so many astonishing plot twists that sweep me off my feet (in a good way) in this book ... Violante offering Mo her alliance; Violante being in love with the Bluejay; Mo visiting Death and making a bargain with her (I never would have expected Death to actually be personified and revealed as a character in this story, so I didn't know what to think when Mo went into the world of the dead – and I was stunned right out of my skin when Mo met Death); Dustfinger coming back to life (I was convinced that he was going to stay dead, forever, so it's a huge surprise when Mo brings him back into the world with him); the whole thing with Meggie falling out of love with Farid and in love with Doria; Mortola coming back and allying herself with Orpheus; her turning into a magpie; Resa turning into a swift; Basta's spirit being the Night-Mare (I thought Night-Mares were just nameless creatures, so it came as quite a shock. I'm so glad that Dustfinger kills it; I've always thought that Dustfinger should have been the one to kill Basta, not Mo.) ...But the biggest and most shocking plot twist of them all is definitely Jacopo's part in the conclusion of Inkdeath. Jacopo is the last person I would have expected to help Mo kill the Adderhead – which is why I love the fact that he does. I love when minor characters turn into major characters. And it makes perfect sense why he does it ... at the end of the book, we can see that Jacopo is changing. He's still snobby and bratty and self-centered, but he doesn't idolize his grandfather or the Piper anymore, and he begins to hate them. And, he starts to feel affection towards his mother. That's why he changes heart and helps Mo. This makes me really respect and view him differently; I used to hate him, but after what he does, I almost feel affection towards him.I think it's really cool how Mo writes the three words in the book, how Jacopo distracts the Piper. It's so suspenseful and intense when Mo writes each word, then gets distracted after each. That's my favorite part in the book (besides the scene where Mo meets with Death); my heart was beating so fast at those moments! It's so dramatic.And I love how the words to kill the Adderhead are the three titles of the book, in order: heart, spell, and death. It ties the book titles' together and makes sense why the books are called what they are. However, I just recently found out that when Cornelia originally wrote the book in German, she called the second book “Inkblood” instead of “Inkspell.” So in that case, did the translator not only change the title from “blood” to “spell,” but also the words that the kill the Adder from “heart, BLOOD, and death” to “heart, spell, and death?” It makes more sense that way ... but why did they change it?What's up with the White Woman that writes something about Mo and gives it to Meggie? We never actually find out what is written on there, Meggie only says that it's “the Bluejay's last song” and that it's a happy ending for him or something. I don't get it. Did the White Woman write something for Meggie to read, so that Mo's story would end happily – so does that mean that the good outcome of the events at the Castle in the Lake are because of Meggie? But we never actually saw Meggie read, and she never said so ... so did the White Woman just show Meggie what was going to happen, so she wouldn't worry? But why would the White Woman do that – wouldn't she just let Meggie find out when Mo came home safe? Plus, why did the White Woman care so much about Mo?The last line of the chapter before the epilogue is awesome. But even though Farid is a jerk and totally deserves Meggie to leave him, it still makes me kind of sad ... because I remember the days in Inkspell when Farid and Meggie were together, and that was so sweet ... *sigh* oh well.I love the epilogue. Meggie's brother seems so cute. It's so cool how he longs to go to the real world, just like Meggie once longed to go to the Inkworld. The last line of the book is so cool; it kind of makes you feel like the story is going back to the beginning again, except reversed. I love indefinite endings. :DI'm kind of disappointed that the Folcharts don't go back to the real world (Doria with them, of course), but I guess they really do love the Inkworld ... and I admit, I fell in love with the Inkworld myself, too. So I can hardly complain. :D No, I'm actually happy that they stay.One thing I really love about this trilogy is how Cornelia Funke puts quotes from other books at the beginning of each chapter, quotes that sort of have to do with what goes on in each chapter. They're interesting, and I always get a pleasant jolt when she puts a quote from a book that I've read. :DCornelia Funke's characters really impress me. Her ability to create such realistic and believable characters is astounding. Every single one of her characters are so round and complex and three-dimensional, and they're all so lifelike! It's not just that ... they all mature and develop and grow so much over the three books. Only a highly skilled writer can do that. What really amazes me is that Cornelia Funke wrote the book in German, so the English edition is written by a translator – and it has such an amazing writing style! The books are one of the most well-written ones I've ever read. But usually when a book gets translated, the writing style isn't that great, because the pretty prose usually gets lost when someone else takes them and transfers them to a different language. Not in this case! Either Cornelia Funke is such a great writer that her style shines even through the tampering of translation, or the translator is a great writer herself! It's probably a mixture of both.Another thing is, I feel like the book drags on for way too long. There are long periods of time in which nothing seems to happen, or the events just get stretched out and out. Sometimes I felt like the book was never going to end. The book doesn't flow well. When I try to remember the first half of the book, it feels hazy, and it feels like I'm remembering it from a book before Inkdeath. Funke should have cut Inkdeath in half and made it into two separate books, in my opinion. That would have made it much easier. Or at least, she should have made it much shorter! There are many unnecessary scenes, and the ones that are necessary go on for forever.I didn't like how Meggie's ambition to be a writer just kind of dropped after the first book. What happened to her wanting to be like Fenoglio and write her own words that she can read aloud? In Inkdeath, she doesn't even think of that ambition again! It's like someone totally erased it in her mind, or Funke didn't think it was important anymore ...which really frustrates me. I thought it was really cool that Meggie wanted to be a writer, so why did that have to spill out the window?!?Also, I think the whole Brianna/Cosimo thing is weird. First of all, I thought it was kind of gross when they were in love in Inkspell, because he's like, way older than her (it never actually says how old Cosimo is, but I've always thought of him as being, like, 20, while Brianna is 15. Pedophile, anyone?) plus he was MARRIED to Violante, so he was cheating on his wife with her own maid! Plus, what I really didn't get was that Violante knew about it, and she wasn't doing anything. What the hell?!? (I mean, Brianna was spending her nights with Cosimo, for crying out loud! What does that tell you?) So I don't get at all why Violante forgives Brianna for cheating on her with her husband and why she lets Brianna come back to her. I would have punched her for even asking to come back! Ugh.Sometimes I feel like there's too much going on in the story. There are too many subplots (so many that sometimes I forget what the main plot is), too many back stories, and definitely too many villains. There's way too many conflicts to keep track of them all, and with all these different villains with all their different agents, and all these different heroes with all their different agendas, I found myself getting many headaches as I was struggling to keep up with the crazy tangle going on in Inkdeath. And not all the villains are even that great, either. I mean, the Piper and Orpheus and Mortola are great villains, but the Milksop is a boring, flat one ... and the Adderhead is such a lame villain in Inkdeath. Sure, in Inkspell he was a great villain, but he loses all his magic in Inkdeath, and just turns into an annoying old man. I kind of feel the same about Mortola – she was a great villain before, but in Inkdeath she just becomes really annoying, and there isn't really any point to her in this book. She doesn't do much, and she just ends up dying anyway before she can cause any harm or anything. Okay, enough of the things I didn't like about it...I really love the theme of Inkdeath: the message that it is not the author who controls the story, but the characters and the story itself. This is basically the theme of the whole trilogy. The story and characters will do what they want, whether the author likes it or not, and it is in fact the story and characters that control the author, not the other way around. This is so true; every writer learns that the hard way (I'm talking from experience. Erp. ><) I think this is the coolest theme a book has ever portrayed.All in all, this is an amazing ending to the trilogy, and I'm glad that Cornelia Funke finished it this way; it's perfect. I love this series so much, and it's now one of my top favorites. It's a great story not only for book lovers, but for writers, too. I'm definitely going to keep these three books and take them with me wherever I go. I'll definitely go on re-reading and re-reading them, and I know this is one of those series's that I'll be reading even when I'm an adult.

  • Gypsy
    2019-05-18 06:10

    خو مُو ایی رِ چوطور رِیت بُدُم؟! :)) اینو اگه بچه‌تر بودم می‌خوندم، خیلی خیلی بیشتر خوشم می‌اومد.( و با این دید که برا سن من نوشته نشده، چار میدم) اما الآن بی‌اندازه مرگ‌بار بود. جداً می‌گم. یه جاهایی اوج می‌گرفت و هَلَف هَلَف صفحه‌ها رو می‌خوندی. بعد یهو دیالوگ‌ها ملال‌انگیز می‌شدن و ازون بدتر، زاویه دید ِ دانای کل می‌اومد شیرین‌بازی درآره. ولی یه جاهایی گلوی آدمو می‌زد. ولی بعضی توصیف‌ها، دیالوگ‌ها و اتفاقا- به خصوص گره‌های فرعی، اون‌قـــد خوب بودن که من سرمو بالا می‌اوردم و الکی می‌خندیدم. و دلم می‌خواست ازین چیزای قشنگ خیلی خیلی بیشتر بود. ذهن خلاق نویسنده مشخصاً خیلی حرفا برای گفتن داشت و جهانی که خلق کرده بود، با اینکه تا حد زیادی وامدار افسانه‌ها و قصه‌ها بود. اما اینکه همه اینا کنار هم جمع شن و یه داستان به این حجم و عظمت و چفت و بست خوب درآد، جداً هنر می‌خواد. ینی فک می‌کنم چطور همه اینا بهم وصل شدن، مغزم دود می‌کنه و یه جاهایی غلظت ِ اینا می‌زنه بالا و من ِ خواننده کلافه می‌شم. حتی آخر داستان حس کردم نویسنده هنوز می‌خواسته بیشتر هنرنمایی کنه و قصه‌های فرعی دیگه‌ای هم بیاره، منتها.. ای داد ِ بیداد! داستان باید تموم شه! :))

  • Mary ♥
    2019-06-05 06:51

    5/5 starsWhy did death make life taste so much sweeter? Why could the heart love only what it could also lose?Open a book. Make yourself comfortable and breathe a little. Close your eyes and open them again. And start reading. You'll find yourself in another world. A world of tall trees, clear blue skies, the sound of horse hooves, the colliding of swords, the chirping of the birds and the aura of adventure. But you'll also feel other, more human feelings. You'll feel happiness, love and safety in the arms of your new family, your new friends or a new lover, all of them made of ink and words. But you'll also feel fear, and sadness and the darkest kind of despair. That and more is what the Folchart family went through while in the Inkworld.And every possible feeling is what I felt while reading this amazing series. I do not think I am ready to leave it behind, since one of my most favorite people in the world introduced me to it, but I surely am ready to reread and relive all the amazing and terrible moments. Because reading is all memories, hidden between the pages, along with dreams, hopes and fears, all mixed together with the world, the plot and the characters.At first I was worried. Τhe plot was moving kind of slow, and this literally is the last thing I want from a book in a series. After a while though, everything picked up, and it all started. The adventure. The battles. The heartbreak. The love. The friendship. The family. And the power of books and the words that lie in them.The characters were as always amazing. New ones appeared, and new alliances and relationships formed, altering everything. (view spoiler)[I am not sure how I felt about Meggie and Doria but I guess I was okay with it, since everyone got the happy ending they deserved in the Inkworld (hide spoiler)]. I will miss them all so much that my heart will hurt. Everyone taught me something wonderful. Meggie made me adventurous, Mo made me fearless, Resa made me caring, Farid made me long to search for the light in the world, Dustfinger showed me that everything ends, but also everything begins and so many other characters wrapped me up in their amazing world and personalities and gave me a memorable experience. A reader doesn't really see the characters in a story; he feels them. Another thing I very much liked is the way this book deals with loss and death. It showed me that we shouldn't fear the pain of it, but live for the memories, and the bittersweet feelings they carry. And that the lost ones will be proud of us, no matter what ♥The quotes and poems from different books, as well as the tangling of the story and the plot between the real world and the Inkworld impressed me as always, and so did Cornelia Funke's imagination and treatment of the characters. The ending was amazing at at the same time heartbreaking but aren't they all? Overall, I expected myself to adore it, and that's exactly I did. Goodbye Inkworld ♥But farewell, for I'll be back. After all, what good does a book do if you don't expect yourself to explore the deepest parts of your mind and live a mindblowing adventure and experience?For words have the power to give us access between different worlds, people and feelings. And that's only one part of their magic. you can not fully read a book without being alone. But through this very solitude you become intimately involved with people whom you might never have met otherwise, either because they have been dead for centuries or because they spoke languages you cannot understand. And, nonetheless, they have become your closest friends, your wisest advisors, the wizards that hypnotize you, the lovers you have always dreamed of.-Antonio munoz molinas, "the power of the pen” Absolutely recommended ♥~Mary["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Heather G Gentle
    2019-05-19 10:55

    I absolutely LOVED this one! This was everything I hoped it would be and more. I thought the author did a great job of bringing this altogether and "ending" it. Don't want to say too much as my friends haven't read it yet but there were some surprises and the story was left "sort of"open-- new series in the making? :)This third installment was a bit darker than the last 2-- much more like the ending of InkSpell. For a while everything gets to a point where it all feels so hopeless. But the way the story is told, the events, the twisting and turning of the story-- just makes you almost HAVE to keep reading! I admit to be a little confused at the beginning-- the number of characters and the switching of view points every few pages seemed a little overwhelming at first but that soon goes away and you just get absorbed. I really enjoyed Doria's character and the little glass men, Rosenquartz and Jasper. I also liked the much better development of Resa's character. I hope anyone who reads this enjoys it as much as I did! What a fantastic book!

  • Yessenia
    2019-05-26 10:17

    Re-writing this review because I was young when I last read it and I was angry. After all Inkheart was the first book I ever read. Haha sorry if I did offend someone. Not really my intention, I was just heartbroken over the book. Not going to write a long review, but I still dislike this book for many reason I guess all ranging from plot wise and like certain aspects of it. I'm still sad about how the ending of the book turned out. So in the end I like to pretend this book didn't exist and that the bittersweet but far more perfect ending for me in book 2 was the end of the series.

  • Aleshanee
    2019-06-03 06:50

    Düsterer, abwechslungsreicher und spannender Abschluss!!!ACHTUNG! Spoiler zu den Vorgängern!Ja, es geht düster weiter, denn die Ereignisse haben viele unerwartete Wendungen genommen, die die Charaktere nachhaltig beeinflussen. Auch wenn immer wieder Hoffnungen geweckt werden, ist schnell jemand zur Stelle, der sie mit Füßen tritt und jede der Figuren wird vor neue Herausforderungen gestellt, die ihnen alles abverlangen.Die Kapitel werden wieder mit speziell passenden Zitaten aus anderen Büchern eingeleitet und jedes im Wechsel aus einer anderen Perpektive erzählt. So kann man der Handlung wunderbar folgen und die Hintergründe sowie Beweggründe der Charaktere verstehen und nachvollziehen. Egal welche Motivation dahinter steckt, es fügt sich alles perfekt in das Gesamtbild: Dabei muss man sich auf einige Überraschungen gefasst machen, denn auch wenn man weiß worauf es hinauslaufen wird, gibt es einige Veränderungen. Und die kann nicht mal Fenoglio, der Tintenweber voraussehen:"Ich habe diese Geschichte nur gepflanzt, aber sie wächst, wie sie will, und alle verlangen, dass ich voraussehe, welche Blüten sie treiben wird!" S. 521Nicht jeder von ihnen gewöhnt sich an diese aus Worten geschaffene Welt und doch scheinen sie heimisch zu werden, ob sie wollen oder nicht, fast so, als müssten sie sich anpassen, die Rolle besetzen, die die Geschichte für sie vorgesehen hat - und dabei verstricken sie sich immer tiefer in die Macht der Buchstaben. Während Mo und der schwarze Prinz alles versuchen, um dem Natternkopf doch noch ein sterbliches Ende zu setzen, verändern sich die Beziehungen untereinander. Manche lösen sich, andere werden neu geknüpft, denn die Angst, die Hoffnungslosigkeit, aber auch die Wut färbt auf jeden von ihnen ab und schafft ganz neue Wesenszüge.Ich hab ja jeden von ihnen ganz besonders ins Herz geschlossen, denn jeder für sichElinor ist ja eher eine Randfigur, aber gerade sie mit ihrer Entschlossenheit und ihrem Glauben an ein "gutes Ende" frischen die düstere Atmosphäre immer wieder so schön auf!Übrigens hab ich hier ein perfektes Zitat gefunden, denn oft wird unter Lesern darüber gesprochen, wie die Figuren aussehen, wie sie sie sich vorstellen und dass sie ein genaues Bild vor Augen haben: mir ging das noch nie so, ich kann mir meist gerade mal die Haarfarbe merken ..."Ein Leser sieht die Figuren einer Geschichte nicht wirklich. Er fühlt sie.Orpheus hatte das zum ersten Mal festgestellt, als er mit kaum 11 Jahren versucht hatte, die Figuren aus seinen Lieblingsbüchern zu beschreiben oder gar zu zeichnen." S. 425Die Ideen scheinen der Autorin einfach nicht auszugehen, denn in der Tintenwelt gibt es wieder neues zu entdecken, gleich ob es sich um die magischen Wesen handelt, ausgefallene Zauber oder neue Schauplätze, es warten hier viele originelle Motive, die der Handlung eine fühlbare Tiefe geben und mich beim Lesen komplett in die Tintenwelt eintauchen ließen."Nymphen, die Haut schuppig, in blütenbedeckten Tümpeln, Fußspuren längst verschwundener Riesen, Blüten, die flüsterten, wenn man sie berührte, Bäume, die in den Himmel wuchsen,Moosweibchen, die zwischen ihren Wurzeln auftauchten, als hätten sie sich aus der Rinde geschält ..." S. 19Erwähnen möchte ich dabei noch, dass die Buchtitel hier eine ganz besondere Bedeutung haben, die am Ende zum Tragen kommt und die die ganze Reihe perfekt abrunden. Es war ein wunderbarer zweiter Ausflug in diese außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die mir alles an Unterhaltung, Spannung und Magie geboten hat, perfekt durchdacht in allen Details und für mich immer einen besonderen Platz in meinem Herzen einnehmen wird!Es gibt auch hier wieder stimmige Zeichnungen der Autorin und am Ende eine Karte der Tintenwelt wie auch eine Auflistung aller wichtigen Personen und Orte zur Orientierung.© AleshaneeWeltenwandererDie Tinten Trilogie1 - Tintenherz2 - Tintenblut3 - Tintentod

  • Sammi
    2019-06-14 05:57

    Eh, not my favorite of the series, but the writing was good. Honestly I'd hoped for better. Don't let this put you off though. I definitely recommend Inkheart and Inkspell. The next part of my review contains......................SPOILERS!!!!!.......................................Ok, when it comes to Meggie's boy choices, I really like Doria. While Farid is awesome, Doria is effing amazing. Farid spent more time pining after Dustfinger than he did after Meggie, which says something about how he is. He also played the jealous boyfriend, more possessive than loving. Doria, on the other hand, is nice and actually cares about Meggie's feelings. He may seem like he's trying to steal Meggie away from Farid, but that's because he is trying to steal Meggie away from Farid.Oh, and I was right about the baby. It was a boy. It was pretty obvious in the way that everyone wanted a girl. They didn't need another girl in that family anyway.No, what I really didn't like about the book is the way it jumped around. Dustfinger is alive, now he's "dead", now he's alive again. Then there was the whole transforming into animals thing. What was that about? The ending was really rushed, and I kind of wish that the author had slowed down to explain some things and left out all of the unnecessary details that amounted to nothing in the end anyway. Mo...don't even get me started on Mo. I know she was trying to incorporate the whole "Bluejay taking over" thing, but it just made him into a selfish jerk.Anyway, just wishing it was better. Right now, I like it mostly because it ended the series.

  • نرگس
    2019-05-24 05:57

    این ریویو رو برای هر سه جلد می‌نویسم:جلد اول در مقایسه واقعا به کتاب کودکان می‌مونست. سفر یک دختربچه با پدرش به دنیای غریبی که با خشونت و بی‌رحمی، وجه دیگری از دنیایی که درش زندگی می‌کنیم، آشناش می‌کنه. یک کتاب معمولی با روایت و اتفاقات معمولی در ژانر خودش. جلد دوم اما اتفاقات هیجان‌انگیزتری می‌افته، شخصیت‌ها از سفیدی و سیاهی مطلق درمیان (تقریبا البته!) و غافلگیری‌های خوبی در راهه. جلد سوم که بهترین جلد مجموعه است، همه معادلات رو به هم می‌زنه. دنیای جوهر رو به سیاه‌ترین شکلش توصیف می‌کنه، و قهرمان رو تا مرز ضدقهرمان شدن هم می‌بره (در مقیاس خودش، البته!). فقط یک حالگیری بزرگ، یه شکاف بزرگ در روند منطقی داستان، یه استفاده‌ی اکستریم از اتفاقات جادویی در جلد سوم وجود داره که چون گفتنش این ریویو رو اسپویلر می‌کنه نمیگمش.خوب بود در کل. ترجمه‌ی مقبولی داشت (از زیرنویس‌ها حدس می‌زنم که ترجمه از زبان اصلی یعنی آلمانی صورت گرفته). فقط اختلاف قیمت جلد اول (9000 تومان) و جلد دوم و سوم (35000 تومان) کمی عجیب و ناراحت‌کننده است. مخصوصا که من این دو جلد رو بعد از خوندن جلد اول تهیه کردم و ترجیح دادم همین ترجمه رو ادامه بدم (چون ترجمه‌ی دیگری هم در بازار وجود داشت). لزومی نداشت جلد دوم و سوم با جلد سخت و کاغذ کاهی و لبه‌های سیاه شده چاپ بشه. یا حداقلش اینه که در دنیا این جور مواقع یک نسخه با جلد نرم و قیمت کمتر هم چاپ میشه که آدما حق انتخاب داشته باشن! خوبیش اینه که من می‌سپرمشون به خواهرزاده‌ام و قرار نیست یکبار مصرف بمونن.

  • Rosianna
    2019-05-24 06:04

    A fantastic end to the trilogy with a finale that left me completely content - no loose ends and remarkably realistic for a fantasy. Inkdeath is certainly something to look forward too.

  • Bad
    2019-05-27 12:04

    wow. I always expect to be disappointed with the final novel in a series... But the INKHEART trilogy continued to put it's best foot forward all the way through it's very last pages. Now I am usually distraught when a main character isn't killed in some glorious manner for the sake of the series, but INKDEATH, somehow didn't need a monumental sacrifice to make it solid. I think Meggie's, "pushing away" of Farid, kind of filled that hole for me. Now, lets talk about Dustfinger... O.O I fell in love with this character through this book. I felt myself start to fall during INKSPELL, but I was 100% head over heels by the end of INDEATH. I lived to read the burning passages about the Fire-Dancer. He is one of the most beautiful and compelling characters I've ever read. If Funke made any great achievements with this series, it was in the character of Dustfinger. He leaps off of the page and pulls you into the Inkworld. To be fair, I feel I must touch on a few other characters before wrapping up my review. Elinor - became INCREASINGLY annoying through the series. In Inkheart she was humorous, and almost charming. But I could have reached through the book and throttled her in Inkdeath! Resa - also became quite annoying throughout Inkdeath. I could almost say that I dislike her character after reading the third book.Mo - Mo's transformation into the Bluejay was superb! The most beautiful scene in the whole novel was when he rode to the castle gates (escorted magnificently be Dustfinger of course), and turned himself in to save the children of Ombra. Meggie - My attachments to Meggie never really faltered throughout the series. As a character, she had really good instincts, and would always come through when the plot became unbearably frustrating... (in the sense that the "bad guys" were to far ahead) :)Orpheus - I wanted Orpheus to suffer a very painful, and humiliating death, in which he realized that Mo really was greater than him, but Funke did not give me such satisfaction. It's okay though. I like to think that he did INDEED freeze to death in the mountains. Or better yet, that he became the tortured plaything of a giant. :)

  • Ashley Daviau
    2019-05-26 07:55

    I have mixed emotions finishing this series. Not because I didn't completely love it though! I'm sad because my journey through one of my favourite worlds is once again over. But I'm happy because I love this series so much and Inkdeath is my favourite out of the series and it was wonderful revisiting this world. Such a perfect ending to an amazing series! An absolute must read for any bookworm! Because who amongst us hasn't imagine slipping into the pages of your favourite books?

  • Wortmagie
    2019-05-18 12:14

    Cornelia Funkes liebevoll gestaltete Website ist eine wahre Schatzkiste. Eine Stunde habe ich mich durch ihren Internetauftritt gelesen und weiß nun, dass sie ein Islandpony namens Jarpur besaß, gern eine gruselig anmutende Mischung aus Eistee und Limonade trinkt und sich seit 2015 in den USA selbst verlegt, weil die Differenzen mit ihrem Verlag unüberwindbar waren. Dort fand ich auch den Blogpost, der belegt, dass Frau Funke an einer Fortsetzung ihrer „Tintenwelt“-Trilogie arbeitet. Leider ist dieser Post vom Dezember 2016 und seitdem… Gerüchte, aber nichts Konkretes. Auf meiner persönlichen Prioritätenliste steht dieser potentielle neue Band nicht besonders weit oben. Ich bin erst einmal froh, die originale Trilogie mit „Tintentod“ endlich abgeschlossen zu haben.Das Leere Buch brachte furchtbares Unglück über die Tintenwelt. Obwohl Mortimer den Natternkopf hereinlegte und seine Künste als Buchbinder einsetzte, um die weißen Seiten langsam verfaulen zu lassen, ist der Tyrann weiterhin am Leben. Geschwächt von seiner Verbindung zu dem Buch, dahinsiechend und verrottend, lässt er seinen Zorn an der unschuldigen Bevölkerung aus. Die Rebellen des Schwarzen Prinzen können nicht überall zugleich sein, nicht einmal der legendäre Eichelhäher. Mo hadert mit seiner Verantwortung für das Leid der magischen Buchwelt. Von Gewissensbissen gequält begibt er sich wieder und wieder in Gefahr. Währenddessen wünscht sich Resa nichts sehnlicher, als heimzukehren. Sie will die Tintenwelt verlassen und auch Meggie wird von Heimweh geplagt. Nur Mo will nicht gehen, bevor er das Unrecht, das er anrichtete, wieder gut machen kann. Als ihm Violante die Hässliche einen Pakt vorschlägt, um ihren Vater endgültig zu beseitigen, zögert Mo nicht lange, ihr Angebot anzunehmen. Doch Violante ist noch immer die Tochter des Natternkopfes. Verdient sie sein Vertrauen?Herrje, was für ein Auf und Ab. Meine Erfahrungen mit der „Tintenwelt“-Trilogie sind die reinste Achterbahnfahrt. Erst das Desaster mit Tintenherz; dann das zwei Jahre andauernde, mühsame Überwinden meiner Enttäuschung, um dem zweiten Band eine Chance einzuräumen; die Erleichterung, in Tintenblut eine spannende, mitreißende Geschichte vorzufinden und nun das (vorläufige) Finale „Tintentod“, welches das Niveau des Vorgängers leider nicht aufrechtzuerhalten vermag. Hoch, runter, rechts, links, Schraube und Überschlag – es war alles dabei. Man kann über die „Tintenwelt“ sagen, was man mag, aber ich kann zumindest nicht behaupten, dass sie meine Emotionen nicht in Aufruhr versetzt hätte. Nichtsdestotrotz hätte ich mir natürlich einen anderen Ausgang meiner Reise mit Mo und Meggie gewünscht. Ich fand „Tintentod“ durchschnittlich. Ich hatte nicht das Gefühl, dass Cornelia Funke bis ins Detail wusste, welche Geschichte sie im letzten Band erzählen wollte. Vielmehr wirkte es, als habe sie sich mit einem groben Plan zum Schreiben hingesetzt, begonnen und sich treiben lassen. Dadurch weist das Buch Längen auf, in denen die Handlung kaum Fortschritte verzeichnet. Es enthält inhaltliche Schleifen, die lediglich dazu dienten, der Autorin Zeit zu verschaffen, auf die nächste zündende Idee zu warten. Bestimmte Nebenhandlungsstränge hätten drastisch gekürzt oder zielgerichteter gestaltet werden können. Auch hatte ich den Eindruck, dass den Figuren unnötig viele Steine in den Weg gelegt werden. Nichts will ihnen reibungslos gelingen, Erfolgserlebnisse sind rar gesät. Daher gestaltete sich die Lektüre oft frustrierend. Ich glaube, die Ursache für diese Ziellosigkeit liegt in der Verschiebung des Fokus. In den ersten beiden Bänden folgten die Leser_innen primär Meggie – nun steht Mortimer im Mittelpunkt, wovon die Geschichte nicht profitierte. Obwohl sein innerer Konflikt zwischen seiner Identität als Zauberzunge und seiner Rolle als Eichelhäher durchaus nachvollziehbar ist, reitet Frau Funke für meinen Geschmack zu sehr darauf herum und schickt Mo in eine Richtung, die ich nicht länger gutheißen konnte. Sein selbstloses Verantwortungsbewusstsein für die Tintenwelt in allen Ehren, doch er geht zu weit. Er riskiert nicht nur sein Leben, sondern auch das Leben seiner Frau und seiner Tochter. Wäre ich mit Mo verheiratet, ich hätte ihm gebührend den Kopf gewaschen und ihn ermutigt, andere Lösungen zu finden. Doch natürlich kann man diese Initiative von der zurückhaltenden Resa nicht erwarten und Meggie vergöttert ihren Vater zu sehr, um sein Handeln ernsthaft zu kritisieren. Ich finde Meggies Verhältnis zu ihren Eltern merkwürdig. Die beinahe lächerlich tiefe Liebe zu Mo steht in krassem Kontrast zu der Respektlosigkeit, mit der sie ihre Mutter behandelt. Manchmal beschlich mich sogar das Gefühl, Meggie sei eifersüchtig auf Resa. Sie erkennt Resas Autorität überhaupt nicht an. Der Fairness halber muss ich erwähnen, dass Resa diese allerdings auch nicht einfordert. Sie lässt sich von ihrer Tochter abwatschen, herunterputzen, ohne auf die natürliche Rollenverteilung zwischen Mutter und Kind zu bestehen. Sie ist ein zerbrechliches, zartes kleines Vögelchen. Wie passend, dass sie sich im Verlauf der Geschichte in eine Schwalbe verwandelt.„Tintentod“ war nicht das Finale der „Tintenwelt“-Trilogie, das ich mir erhofft hatte. Mal davon abgesehen, dass sich Cornelia Funke mit der Verschiebung des Fokus meiner Meinung nach keinen Gefallen tat und ich das ganze Werk als unstrukturiert empfand, war ich auch mit dem Ende nicht glücklich. Es entsprach überhaupt nicht meinen Erwartungen. Trotz dessen bin ich nicht abgeneigt, es mit der ominösen Fortsetzung, so sie denn irgendwann erscheinen sollte, zu versuchen und kann mir ebenfalls vorstellen, meine Fühler in Richtung Herr der Diebe und Reckless auszustrecken. Meine Geschichte mit Cornelia Funke wird weitere Kapitel haben. Es muss möglich sein, mich mit der gefeierten Bestsellerautorin zusammen zu bringen. Ich gebe nicht auf. Noch nicht.

  • Janie Johnson
    2019-06-16 07:47

    I read Inkdeath as a buddy read with a friend. This one wraps up the Inkheart trilogy. I am so glad I started and got to finish this trilogy. I must say that I would not class this as a middle grade series. It is very complex and also has some content that I would not think suitable for younger readers.I really rather liked this book from the trilogy more than the first two. From the start of the series I always liked the plot of being able to read yourself into or out of a story. This one went much deeper than the first two in to the world they were read into. Even though this one felt like it had so much more depth it was still easier to follow and it was also very engaging.Once again I loved the characters and how well they developed over the three books. I did not find that I enjoyed Mo as much in this one for reasons that I will not include here. Readers should be able to experience all of that themselves. I think this series is a great one for some unexpected surprises.I recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy, or maybe some mystery and thriller all rolled into one. Just remember that this is pretty complex story and some content may not be suitable for younger readers. in my opinion. This last book is a great wrap up of the story and totally worth reading all of them.

  • Kris Irvin
    2019-05-31 11:17

    I love it when people write reviews that are EX.AC.TLY. on par with how I felt about a book. This one in particular gets it spot on. I was really disappointed by Inkdeath. Not gonna lie. I finished it several days ago and have sat around trying to think of positive things to say about it but I got nothin'. This is by far the weakest book in the trilogy and should have been much shorter and much less lame. Dangit. This book is not quite a total departure from Inkheart and Inkspell but it's pretty close. None of the characters feel fleshed out in Inkdeath. Farid in particular - he never gets over his weird obsession with Dustfinger. Now, having weird obsessions with father figures of my own, I feel pretty confident in saying that Farid needs to seek some serious mental help. That whole part of the story just didn't ring true to me, honestly. I get being concerned for Dustfinger, but not obsessed to the point of stalkerishness with him. Creepy. Meggie finds a new, completely random and weird, love interest. It actually ties into the story decently with Fenoglio remembering that he'd written a short story about that particular character but it was never published. But it's still random and weird. And the love interest character never feels like a part of the integral cast.Mo's character was probably the least disappointing here. He went through a pretty awesomely harrowing torture sequence with Orpheus near the end. But even then, the ending felt odd and kind of disjointed. And totally not what I expected. So, I'm glad I read Inkdeath because yay closure! But at the same time, I think I would have preferred a different ending like the one that was good in my head. I also would have liked to know the baby's name, just because I'm curious like that.

  • Denae Christine
    2019-05-28 03:56

    The word for this book--one that occurs more than any other besides names and "fire"--would be "longing."There's the longing of the vaporous White Women, clutching at hearts and pulling them toward eternal peace.There's the longing of every character, separated from loved ones as all battle to overcome the spreading evil.There's the longing to become more powerful, especially evident in Orpheus, but also clear in the others, to be more: more alive, more noticed, more feared, or more important.Over and through all these is the single longing to be home, not that many seemed to know in which world that was. From Elinor to Resa to Meggie to Fenoglio to Dustfinger. They longed to be away from the death and destruction, but they knew it wouldn't disappear just because they did. They longed to be with loved ones in a safe place, or just nearer loved ones if possible.Each of these "longings" created many problems in Inkdeath, the central plots, hinging on what each character wanted, and what the story brought about. There were so many intricately woven fabrics and plot threads that it was fascinating to watch, and astounding to see come to the end, looking all neat, though the middle was a tangle.Jacapo surprised me, for one.I always like to make up ways for the characters to win, but this story has a mind of its own, and I can see that my ideas, just like more of the characters' ideas, would have gone awry just because the Inkworld wouldn't like it. I've heard of characters acting on their own volition, without an author's apparent permission, but never of a world that took on its own personality.

  • MountainLaurel
    2019-05-19 10:12

    I'd been anticipating this book for a long, long time, so my expectations were high. Also it had been a while since I'd re-read Inkheart or Inkspell, so some things were hard for me to remember.The writing was as beautiful as the first two books, and several chapters (especially #8) were very moving and eloquent. In that, it didn't disappoint me at all. My main complaint is that Dustfinger almost completely lost his charm. Before, he had been pretty much one of my favorite literary characters EVER, and even though I was glad he was risen from the dead I didn't like how he "became Mo's shadow" or whatever; it completely took away from his enigmatic-ness and his general character, really.Farid was basically shoved to the side in this book, which I didn't mind since I'd never liked him much anyway (yes, I know I'm the only one!), but it seemed a little abrupt how Doria just ran in and Meggie fell for him and that was that.The middle of the book was really good and I was quite enthralled, but towards the end it seemed like Cornelia was rushing the story. The Adderhead died so quickly and then Mo and Resa and Dustfinger and Brianna all went back to the giant tree, which took about one page. Since it's the end of the series I had hoped for more.I liked how everyone stayed in the Inkworld...I'd sort of been expecting them to feel like they had to go home when it was all over, so that was nicely different.All together, Inkdeath was very good but it didn't quite measure up to the other two.

  • Sonia
    2019-05-23 06:17

    It has been a real pain to get to finish this book. The idea has always been original, but the writer doesn't know how to develop the story in an interesting way. Let's just say that the book only starts to get interesting in the last 100 pages or so, and it's 700 pages long! The characters are in a fantasy world that is barely explored. Nothing happens for a long time and, when something does happen, it's just too sudden, out of nowhere, and it finished quickly. Characters that could add some drama also appear out of nowhere after no mention since the very beginning only to die shortly after. So what's the point? Characters die, resurrect, die again, suddenly some can get out of their body to avoid really dying... some tricks up the sleeve based on nothing, really. Regarding time, there is no good references to guide you. Sometimes you feel a year has gone by only to discover it's been only a month. Sometimes characters remember something, some place that they cannot have been before (when did they have the time to do that if the action has been there all the time?) And the worst has been the constant reminiscing of the characters... all the time, even if they are in the most dangerous situations, they still have time to remember (for a few pages, mind you!) those sweet times when they did this and that. So I'm glad I've finally finished it. It's taken me way too long and I'm happy it was the last one of this trilogy. I don't think I'll read anything else from her. She still needs to polish too many things, like not knowing how to cope with a long story.

  • Donna
    2019-06-15 04:51

    This is the third book in the Inkworld trilogy. I think the first one was my favorite one. I liked the character development in the second one....and in this one, I liked the ending. My main problem with this one is that many of the key characters started sounding the exact same. They were in constant 'sneering' mode. It was getting old and I started getting bored. The character, Mo/Mortimer/Blue Jay/ Silver Tongue, kept it going and kept me vested in the outcome. So 3 stars, because of Mo and the ending.

  • Ana Palitroche
    2019-06-01 06:12

    Al principio, me costó muchísimo encontrar un ritmo de lectura para esta novela; en parte, se debió a que me negaba a terminar una de las sagas más hermosas que he leído en la vida y también, porque no me encontraba del todo bien emocionalmente. Cuando tengo estas rachas, tiendo a desinteresarme en los libros, especialmente porque sus mundos ofrecen un refugio que no es real, al que no puedo acceder las veinticuatro horas del día. La ironía es que pensaba muchísimo en las novelas de Cornelia Funke, en como hablan sobre el poder de la palabra y cómo los lectores podemos perdernos, sumergirnos, ahogarnos, en los libros. Así que sí, estaba sumergida en un mundo de tinta y palabras impresas, aunque no estuviese leyendo con el ritmo de mi preferencia. Además, parecía que la trama avanzaba de forma lenta, ubicándome en el Mundo de tinta, haciéndome ver el universo tan variado y cruel que Fenoglio creó para su novela Corazón de Tinta; abriéndome los ojos y diciéndome: los libros a los que te aferras para vivir lo que no vives en tu vida también contienen dolor y sufrimiento. No pain, no gain. Y aquí lo que se gana es sentir, ¿o no? No puedo considerar bueno a un libro si no me hace sentir una gran variedad de emociones. Incluso si me hacen sentir enojada, fastidiada, puedo considerarlo una novela que me desagrada pero al menos sé que me hizo sentir. Lo que le ocurre a los personajes de Corazón de Tinta es lo mismo. Ellos leen tal libro, se enamoran de su mundo, aunque sea cruel y despiadado. Se sumergen sin pensarlo, sin poder evitarlo. Recapitulando: la desaparición de Resa, esposa de Mo, madre de Meggie, sucede porque ella se enamoró tanto de este universo que le pidió a su esposo que siguiera leyendo el libro escrito por Fenoglio. De un momento a otro, por la gracia y poder de Mo, Resa se hundió en el Mundo de Tinta y tuvo que aprender a sobrevivir allí. Ahora es el turno de que toda la familia Folchart regrese a este universo, lo que hace revivir el terror en Resa, y el amor, la admiración y el temor. ¿Era igual el otro mundo ¿Por qué apenas lo recordaba? La vida allí ¿se componía de la misma mezcla fascinante de oscuridad y luz, crueldad y belleza.... de tanta belleza casi embriagadora?Desde un principio, esta saga hace hincapié en el grave peligro que corremos los lectores al ser arrastrados por las palabras impresas. Por supuesto, uno no esperaría verse arrastrado literalmente por un mundo mágico, contenido en un libro que parece común y corriente, como los otros. Eso es justamente lo que les ocurre a los personajes en esta saga de libros; no solo son lectores empedernidos, sino que verdaderamente viajan a un universo en el que hay violencia, crueldad, injusticia y sí, también belleza. La novela que cierra la trilogía de Cornelia Funke no solo se enfoca en esos temas de la lectura, sino que hace un repaso, conforme su trama se desarrolla, a la injusticia, la violencia, las guerras, la fragilidad de la vida, el inicio y el final, problemas familiares, el sacrificio y sobretodo, el amor. Especialmente el amor que no puedes describir, el amor hacia aquello que te sorprende y te hace perder el equilibrio, aquel amor que puede matarme y que, tú, sabiendo el final y cómo podrían terminar las cosas, decides amar igual porque sabes que es lo correcto. Meggie volvió a percibir lo que ya sabía desde hacía mucho tiempo: que su padre amaba mucho ese mundo, igual que les había ocurrido antes a Resa y a ella. Tal vez lo amaba incluso mas. ━¿Por qué no? ━inquirió él a su vez. ━¿Quieres que nazca en un mundo en el que solo encuentre aquello que añora en los libros?La voz de Resa tembló al contestar, pero solo la furia resonó en ella. ━¿Cómo puedes decir eso? Todo lo que encuentras aquí nació en nuestro mundo. ¿De dónde sino lo sacó Fenoglio?━¿Y yo que sé? ¿De verdad sigues creyendo que solo existe un mundo real y que los demás son pálidos reflejos suyos?Lo que me sorprende de esta serie es el increíble crecimiento que cada uno de sus personajes tiene, especialmente en el segundo y tercer libro. Nuevamente Cornelia Funke le da mayor protagonismo a personajes que inicialmente estaban en segundo plano o que no llegamos a conocer muy bien en el segundo libro (y que apenas se mencionaron en el primero); básicamente va alternando estos protagonismos, dándoles mayor relevancia a unos, sin olvidarse de otros, mostrándonos que en la vida, las acciones de uno afectan las de otros. El narrador hace un trabajo fantástico siguiendo la vida de varios personajes, entre los cuales entran mis seis favoritos, no solo de este libro sino de la saga entera.El primero, por supuesto, tiene que Mortimer Folchart; doctor de libros; alterego: Arrendajo, bandido y héroe en el Mundo de Tinta. Se ve arrastrado a un mundo mágico del que no puede salir. No porque no tenga el poder para hacerlo, sino porque su corazón noble y puro le dicta que debe hacer lo correcto, trabajar para acabar con la injusticia y encontrar una solución a las consecuencias de sus actos pasados. Selecciona para leer spoiler. (view spoiler)[Cuando Mortimer encuaderna un libro para hacer inmortal a Cabeza de Víbora y lograr salvar a su hija cuando son capturados en Sangre de Tinta, él encuentra una solución temporal para sobrevivir.(hide spoiler)]Lo que no prevee es que el universo, justo como el nuestro, no se rige simplemente por palabras escritas, sino que se escribe a sí mismo, por lo tanto no puede tener control del mismo. Posteriormente, Arrendajo debe liberar a Umbra del gobierno opresor de Cabeza de Víbora y sus seguidores, por lo que asume el papel que le corresponde y lucha, lucha arriesgándolo todo. Hay escenas de Mo que yo amé (Selecciona para leer spoiler): (view spoiler)[cuando rescata a Dedo Polvoriento de la muerte y hace un pacto con ella,(hide spoiler)]cuando se sacrifica para salvar a los niños de Umbra y, especialmente, cuando se detiene a leer un libro aunque está en peligro de ser capturado. Algo muy arriesgado e irresponsable, pero es que no se puede resistir ♥Dedo Polvoriento; el bailarín de fuego. ¡Ca-ra-jo! Este personaje, este personaje es lo mejor de lo mejor. No solo por su desarrollo sino por los increíbles poderes que tiene posteriormente, la lealtad que le profesa a Mortimer/Arrendajo y el amor que siente por Farid. Selecciona para leer spoiler. (view spoiler)[No hablé de esto en la reseña anterior, pero la muerte de Dedo Polvoriento, su muerte voluntaria para salvar a Farid me mató por completo. ¿Qué clase de amor debes sentir para hacer eso? El más puro y genuino. A su regreso, después del trato que hace con la Muerte, Dedo Polvoriento obtiene unos poderes padrísimos. (hide spoiler)]Orfeo. Uno de mis personajes antagónicos favoritos en la vida. Este es el equivalente a Umbridge en Harry Potter. ¡Es un maldito! Y lo amo. Es un fan de hueso colorado del libro Corazón de Tinta; lo idolatra. Tiene el mismo poder que Mo, pero a diferencia de él, lo ocupa para su propio beneficio. Mientras que otros villanos tienen metas, como ser inmortales o permanecer en el poder, Orfeo solo quiere chingar. Chingar hasta matar. Es absolutamente malvado, se deleita con el dolor y la desgracia de los demás. Y está tan bien construido que lo odias y lo amas al mismo tiempo. Selecciona para leer spoiler. Orfeo no es una buena persona, pero creo que su saña se incrementa cuando no recibe amor ni admiración de Dedo Polvoriento, quien es su personaje favorito.Fenoglio. El autor de Corazón de Tinta; viajamos con él después de haber escrito una escena, un giro en la trama que sería perfecto para la novela Corazón de Tinta, pero que sale mal debido a que el universo toma su propio rumbo y no depende de sus palabras. Fenoglio es el dios egocéntrico, el dios que lo creó todo y que teme seguir escribiendo y empeorar todo. La carga existencial sobre Fenoglio es uno de mis temas favoritos. Los demás están viajando entre universos, pero Fenoglio es quien lo ha creado y quien se topa con su propio universo; descubrir que no tienes voto en él y que, sin duda, eres una paria por crear tanto dolor y sufrimiento, no es algo que veamos todos los días en los libros. Después de todo, él tenía que escribir para reflejar un mundo de aventuras.AHORA, EL GRAN ROLLO. Si en nuestra mundo la vida no es fácil para las mujeres, no podemos esperar algo mejor en el otro mundo, especialmente cuando a la mujer se le asigna el papel de ama de casa, ser sumisa y callada, sin voz ni voto. Funke hace una crítica indirecta hacia la poca participación de las mujeres en las historias de aventuras. Quizá es porque no he leído muchos libros, ¿pero en cuántos he visto a mujeres guerreras? Sí, últimamente las encontramos en la literatura, pero anteriormente no era así. Y sí, a veces están en algunas novelas, pero mayormente son hombres quienes las rescatan. Aquí, un ejemplo:Violante contaba apenas cuatro años cuando su padre la encerró a su madre y a ella en la vieja cámara, pero su madre le había enseñado a caminar con la cabeza muy alta. ━Tienes el corazón de un hombre, Violante ━le dijo su suegro en cierta ocasión. Viejo estúpido. Violante ignoraba si con ello quiso hacerle un cumplido o manifestar su desaprobación. Pero sí sabía una cosa, que todo lo que anhelaba pertenecía a los hombres: libertad, conocimiento, fuerza, inteligencia, poder...¿Era también masculina la sed de venganza, el placer por el mando, la impaciencia con los demás? Todo eso lo había heredado de su padre.Mis dos personajes femeninos favoritos en esta saga son Resa y Violante. Ambas son valientes y buscan salvar al mismo hombre, aunque con nombres diferentes. Resa quiere salvar a Mo, el encuadernador, pero Violante quiere salvar a Arrendajo, el bandido. Ambos luchan y se mueven en el mundo de tinta como peces en el agua, peces con muchos problemas ha ha ha. Pero siguen y siguen. Incluso aunque no me gustan un poco las actitudes de Resa en esta novela, la entiendo. Violante, por su parte, es mi favorita de las dos. Durante muchos años soportó que la llamaran La Fea, fue maltratada por su padre y engañada por su esposo; Violante tiene un hijo al que no quiere del todo y quiere restaurar la paz en su nación, pero no puede hacer nada porque es una mujer. Así que se debe ser ingeniosa y valiente y jugar con reglas de fuego para poder tener una oportunidad.Como siempre, me extendí demasiado y es que no lo he podido evitar. Aunque Muerte de Tinta concluye bien y cierra todas las líneas que inicialmente abrió, también deja unos hilos que. al parecer, servirán para la siguiente novela que Funke está escribiendo. Estoy que no aguanto la emoción y espero que no tarde mucho en sacarla porque ya la estoy esperando con ansias.Otras cosas muy chachis por mencionar es que las frases en cada inicio de un capítulo se mantienen ♥; que existe una razón y una secuencia en los títulos de la saga: Corazón, Sangre y Muerte; contiene una escena que a mí me pareció muy dolorosa y terminé llorando en medio del autobús sin poder evitarlo, y que, incluso aunque sentí que el problema principal se resolvió muy rápidamente, sigo amando estos libros. Y sí, ahora pienso más en como las historias son solo un juego de palabras, un juego de dioses que crean y destruyen a su antojo, ¿pero cómo sería para los personajes si fueran reales? Se sienten reales, en algunas ocasiones.Totalmente recomendada. Será una saga a la que volveré de vez en vez para sentirme en casa.

  • Kendall 2/3
    2019-05-21 05:59

    So captivating and I COULD NOT put it down! It's probably more for younger readers, but I don't care and so I read it and it was amazing and RTC.Yes that was the worst review ever. I know.

  • Butterfly2507
    2019-06-12 11:48

    Ich habe es nach knapp 50 Seiten abgebrochen. Es war langweilig, die meisten Charaktere sind nervig und die Story an sich ist auch nichts Besonderes. Farid geht mir tierisch auf die Nerven und Meggie ist nur am rum heulen. Ich fand das zweite Buch schon relativ schlecht und bin froh dass es jetzt zu Ende ist.

  • Megan
    2019-06-04 05:51

    Warning: MAJOR spoilers. I'm really disappionted.First of all, it took way too long to get into this book. During the first 200-300 pages, I was like "What?" I didn't really care about the characters, and nothing they did piqued my interest. It was bland. Maybe bad editing, or maybe bad writing, I couldn't really tell. But I think someone could have safetly cut a LOT of pages from the manuscript without losing that much. I mean, the first books weren't small, but I felt like a lot happened. But this one . . . it was like pulling teeth. I had to force myself to keep reading, with the vain hope it would end better and redeem itself.Needless to say, it didn't.And then some stuff started to happen, but I still didn't care.I was reduced to skimming the last hundred or so pages, because I just couldn't take it anymore. It's a shame, since I absolutely loved the first two books, and was looking forward to this one, and the upcoming movie. And the end. God, what was that? Meggie falls in love with this random guy (was he in the first two books? I can't remember, but I don't think so.) JUST because Fenoglio wrote something like that? So Meggie is now at the mercy of the writing? When did that happen? Poor Farid. Meggie just completely leaves him in the dust. I felt so bad for him, and I wanted to shake some sense into Meggie. She came across as a whinny child throughout the whole novel, and it came to the point where I really didn't want her to talk.And they stay in the Inkworld? Why? WHY?And the baby in the beginning, and the little cameo he gets at the end? What was the point of that? Oh, and don't get me started with Mo. He bugged the crap out of me. Really, Mo? Risk your life and stay in la-la land just because you want to?Resa bothered me too, but I couldn't pin point why. I just found her annoying and irritating.I'm just sad. This series had so much potential, and the first two were so good.Ugh. I'm so disappointed with the end of this series.

  • Becky
    2019-06-16 10:54

    (spoilers)I learned that the first book of this trilogy is unfortunately the best book in this trilogy. While the ending is good there are major flaws in the text:1. Aunt Elinor was a vital character in book 1 and to see her cast aside as minor for books 2 and 3 was very disappointing.2. Meggie was the main character for book 1 and most of 2 and yet wasn't even in the major scenes at the end of the book. That made no sense whatsoever.3. These books seemed extremely violent at times for a young adult read.4. Farid should not have been cast aside at the end of the series so flippantly.5. They don't go home? Nothing about the Inkworld made me want to stay there but all of them thought it cushy enough to live there forever? Maybe they had troubles getting home, i dunno but I personally would have tried harder to do so. 6. And the moral of the story is that life always seems better in books than rather the one we live on a daily basis... but sometimes you go to the world and realize its extremely violent and that Brendan Fraiser is your dad and you wonder what the heck you got yourself into in the first place.

  • Qt
    2019-06-14 08:06

    I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this one. "Inkheart," the first of the trilogy, is definitely my favorite of the three, and I really loved it. However, my interest kind of waxed and waned throughout this third book, and I never *really* felt too involved. That said, I did enjoy it and was happy to reunite with my favorite Inkheart people; as in the other books, I also really like the quotes that open each chapter. I was mostly satisfied with the conclusion, though one or two things kind of left me wondering a bit. It did have some great scenes, and it also brings up interesting questions about the nature of "book worlds"--do they really exist, and authors just record them for their readers? Or do authors create them? etc.--which is one of my favorite things about the series.