Publisher: The Chicken House
Cornelia Funke's magical fantasy adventure more than fulfils the promise of its prize-winning predecessor, The Thief Lord.
12-year-old Meggie and her father, Mo, a bookbinder, both love reading, but since the mysterious disappearance of Meggie's mother, they no longer read together.
One night a stranger knocks at their door, prompting Mo to reveal his awful secret: he has the ability to breathe life into stories and literally bring their characters alive. Years ago, he accidentally conjured up a terrible villain called Inkheart, who now threatens to destroy him.
Only Meggie can find a way to change the course of the story and save the father she loves, but can she do so in time?
This brilliantly told and gripping tale is part of a best-selling series.