Inkdeath (Inkworld #3)
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.
The fire-eater Dustfinger is dead, having sacrificed his life for his apprentice Farid's, and now, under the rule of the evil Adderhead, the fairy-tale land is in bloody chaos, its characters far beyond the control of Fenoglio, their author. Even Elinor, left behind in the real world, believes her family to be lost - lost between the covers of a book.
Facing the threat of eternal winter, Mo 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.
Having read (and loved) the first two books in this brilliant trilogy, I had nothing but high expectations for Inkdeath. Thank gosh those expectations were not only met, but surpassed.
The magical Inkworld reached new depths. Althought it became less of a beautiful place, it also became more exciting, dramatic, and unpredictable.
Mo's identity of the Bluejay begins to take over his original self, as Mo. Meggie and Farid's relationship begins to wobble as Farid becomes busy working for Orpheus, and Meggie meets Doria, a new love interest.
Ultimately, I do not with to give away spoilers, but to reccommend it to anybody considering finishing the series, and to encourage reading of it.
The first time that I heard that there was going to be a third book in the Inkheart series and that it would also be the series' final book I couldn't wait to read it. I did everything that I could to get the book and when I finally did get it began reading it right away.
Inkdeath is about a young girl named Meggie who is continuing her journeys within the book Inkheart. Meggie and her father Mo have the special ability to read things in and even out of books. Meggie's whole family has been read into the book Inkheart and is as usual faced with terrible danger.
Mo who has made a dangerous deal with death is given the almost impossible task of killing the immortal Adderhead before winter ends. While Meggie and her no longer mute mother Resa try their best to help as much as they can. The whole Inkheart world is spinning out of control, once again with no one able to stop it.
This book is absolutely fantastic and is a perfect conclusion to the Inkheart trilogy. It was even more wonderful then what I expected it to be and Cornelia Funke who is my favorite author did a great job at writing it.
Inkheart is soon to be a major motion picture that I cannot wait to see, even though I know they probably cannot make the movie as magnificent as the book. Inkdeath is a truly amazing book and is definitely my favorite book not only in the series but also out of all books in general. If you are ever looking to read a captivating and magical series I hope that you choose the Inkheart Trilogy and enjoy all three books especially Inkdeath very much.
The book in which Mo bound the Adderhead's soul has begun to rot, leaving him desperate for a cure, but none of the bookbinders he finds know what to do. As the Adderhead searches for Mo, his daughter Violante (Her Ugliness) uses her somewhat superior mental abilities to locate him and proposes that they work together to bring down the Adderhead, an idea Mo seriously considers. His daughter Meggie, though, is less than thrilled with the plan.
I checked this book out of the library as soon as I could (when it was first bought, it never spent more than a day on the shelf). In retrospect, I should have reread Inkspell first. It's been years since I read the second book in the trilogy, so I was a little confused and kept having to "cheat" off my friends who had been smart and reread.
That being said, I loved the book, and despite the people who say it's the worst of the three I would argue that it's the best- it has everything that made the other two good, but more, and the ending is just perfect.
Ever since the events of Inkspell, when the story of
Inkheart drew Meggie, Mo and Dustfinger back into its pages,
life in the Inkworld has been far from easy. With Dustfinger dead, and
the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all
caught has taken an unhappy turn. Even Elinor,left alone in the real
world, believes her family to be lost-lostbetween the covers of a book.
As winter turns to spring, there is a reason to hope, but only if Maggie and Mo are ready to face it.
When I first read inkheart and inkspell I thought they were original and creative books. I was so excited for inkdeath and when it came out and I bought it, lets just say it was horrible and thats putting it mildly. It was a badly written book. In fact, I struggled to finish it - if I hadn't got
a policy of always finishing books I start, I probably would have put
it down and stopped reading.
The plot was terrible, the characters were all over the place, and it rushes into a climax and throws all the action into about 5% of the
novel, leaving many subplots and ideas that started finished with
sometimes only a sentence.
Lets just it wasn't a good ending to the trilogy.
Set entirely in the InkWorld, Meggie, Mo, Resa, and Dustfinger grow, change, love, and lose while struggling to ensure that good will triumph over evil. While I typically, and generically, prefer good guys to bad, Funke creates some of the most impressive, fantastical villians I have ever encountered.
Alliances are formed and broken so frequently throughout the novel that even readers have trouble keeping up with who's on which side. Funke also blurs the lines between good and evil, effectively demonstrating that even good characters aren't perfect and all villians aren't 100% evil.
Mo must decide whether he wants to be the dangerous and daring BlueJay, a robin-hood-like character Fengolio has created for him, or the bookbinder, a safer father-figure for Meggie and his unborn child. Mo's decision effects not only himself and his family, but the entire InkWorld.
While readers try to determine whether Fengolio (the conceited, yet good-hearted original author of InkHeart) or Orpheus (the younger, maniacal new editor of InkHeart) is writing the story, Mo and Dustfinger meet Death, a shape-shifter who appears to be the true author of the story in all worlds.
Meggie struggles to figure out her own heart, while a new character attempts to steal her love from Farid. Resa learns of her own powerful role in the story, as does Violante, illustrating the powerful female characters that have previously been overlooked.
In Harry Potter-like fashion, the characters of the InkHeart series capture readers' imaginations and run with them.
My, my... It was a satisfying end to the Inkworld
series, but I honestly don't think it's as good as the first two. Well,
this book was good. But. Yes, there's a but. The middle gave me a long
wait. It was boring, having to wait. Because, the Adderhead had to go
to Violante (her Ugliness) - his daughter- for a plan that Violante
made, but the Adderhead broke. Mo is sent to Death when tricked by
Orpheus, but even words from Orpheus cannot control Death. Mo comes
back with Dustfinger. Mo bargained with death. He must destroy the
white book he made in Inkspell that grants the Adderhead immortality.
Mo spoilt the book when he was making it, so the Adderhead is living in
immortality with a bad body... Death cannot have the Adderhead, so Mo
promised her that he would destroy the book, but if he can't by the end
of winter, then Mo AND his daughter, Meggie must die. I will not tell
you if this book has a happy or an unhappy ending. But, it wasn't worth
the wait for the middle to see the end. Ugh. But I won't spoil it. That
would ruin it. But, I must tell you. Little children are not what they
seem, and the romance of a main character changes at the end. Good luck reading it.
Ok, so heres the 4-1-1 on Inkdeath, basically, all the same stuff that happened in the other two works is constantly recurring throughout the novel. It also features most of the themes and retains alot of the original plot of the first two books, making it a very monotonous read. And for those of you who are dying to see the ending of this *ahem* gripping trilogy, prepare for the greatest disappointment of your lives. I'm not one to spoil a book, so I wont strait up tell you anything, I'll just say that it's not even worth spoiling. Have fun wasting your time!