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Inkdeath (Inkworld #3)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  50,088 ratings  ·  2,374 reviews
Ever since the extraordinary events of 'Inkspell', when the story of 'Inkheart' magically 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.
Paperback, 713 pages
Published 2009 by Chicken House (first published January 1st 2007)
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Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
3.5 stars!
I wish I had read this back when I started the series... Still enjoyable and I liked the ending :)
Sandy Straubhaar
[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 a
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Sella Malin
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Monica Edinger
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.
Heather G Gentle
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 t
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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.
narges hasanli
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
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...


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
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 lo
Denae Christine
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.
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I když sám takovým koncům nefandím, ale v případě Inkoustové smrti si myslím, že si takový závěr celá série prostě zasloužila. Ty postavy protrpěly už dost, takže mě poslední kapitola příjemně zahřála na srdci a donutila pocítit trochu nostalgie nad tím, že se do Inkoustového světa už nedostanu - a to i přes fakt, že by autorka mohla napsat další sérii. Ale ona to ukončilo a za to jsem svým způsobem i rád.
Inkoustová smrt navazuje takřka hned na Inkoustové srdce, takže mně, který četl dva díly z
Ya había mencionado que mi personaje favorito es Dedo Polvoriento; pues bien, creo que ahora comparte el puesto con Mortimer. Ambos personajes, que en principio se repelen completamente, terminan complementándose de una manera que me parece genial. Y también me gustó mucho la pequeña intervención de la muerte y lo que dice: ella está en todas partes, así sea el mundo hecho de tinta o el mundo real. (¿Qué es real y qué no, por cierto?).

Me gustó para cerrar la trilogía, me gusta el final, me gusta
Kris Irvin
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
maybe 3.5, I'm still deciding

As a story on it's own, I enjoyed it quite a bit. There is a lot of action and suspense, and I really wasn't sure how it would all come together in the end.

However, for characters that I have come to love, I felt a bit torn. I really loved the character of Mo in the first book. He's a fabulous father and he became one of my favorite characters. I love imagining him reading words to life. He is very different in this book. I wanted to hate him because of it, but I fou
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 l
sin temor a equivocarme, puedo decir que este será uno de mis favoritos de 2015. ha sido un libro TAN bonito, y TAN bien escrito, que sólo merece alabanzas.

para cualquier libro las palabras son importantes, cómo las usas y dónde las colocas son cosas vitales, pero en éste he sentido que esto ha sido estudiado al milímetro (lo cual hace que todo sea más especial).

lo primero a destacar del libro es el cambio drástico de muchos de los personajes. todos han evolucionado de alguna forma, unos mejor y

Tengo sentimientos encontrados con este libro. Amé el protagonismo que toma Violante y las apariciones de Doria. Y por supuesto, todas las aventuras que corren los personajes. Pero no me gustó el desenlace, me desilusionó muchísimo, predecible y demasiado final feliz. Es que a pesar de ser un mundo increíble, el libro no está totalmente libre de tópicos.
Dion Yulianto
Akhirnya, akhirnya saya bisa lepas dari dunia tinta Tinteherzt setelah berhari-hari menekuni lembar-lembar muram di buku ini. Buku ini bagus, tapi lemotnya luar biasa dan begitu banyak narasi serta deskripsi di dalamnya. Kemuraman tinta ikut mengelayuti ceritanya, yang seolah berjalan sendiri dan lepas dari kendali Fenogio. Saya merasa, Cornelia Funke juga membiarkan cerita ini berkembang dengan sendirinya (meskipun tentu saja tidak demikian, dan itulah hebatnya buku ini). Tapi, halaman-halaman ...more
Inkdeath,the captivating and final book in Cornelia Funke's Ink trilogy.
In our world, Elinor is sick with longing for Mortimer and Meggie, who are trapped in a book. She is furious for letting herself stand by and do nothing while they were thrust into the claws of danger...

In the Inkworld, the immortal Adderhead rules the Inkworld without mercy, and Orphues is reading creatures into the world that don't belong, and getting big money for it. Fenoglio, the true author of the story, is absolutely
Dec 30, 2008 Courtney rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Inkheart lovers
Ok..It was good. I felt very proud of myself for finishing it. I haven't read any longs books in such awhile.. And I like Doria better than Farid. So..Good Riddance with Farid. I hope he falls in love with some maiden who falls of a cliff and dies and then he's all sad. Oh, and I was kind of glad that they stayed. And the ending was good, but what the heck was Resa and Mo's kid's name??? Any ideas?? I wanna know..and omigod, can you believe that the kid can fly? I kinda expected
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 d ...more
Nov 07, 2008 Becky rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people that think the grass is always greener...

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 a
Jan 01, 2009 Megan rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
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Unsurprisingly, given the title, Inkdeath is very, very preoccupied with death. The death of loved ones, the fear of death, cheating death, what happens after death... Reading it is almost like reading about the process of writing, as more and more detail is put into the world -- albeit from the inside. I do feel like all these books got rather needlessly complicated, that at some point it just went too far. I love the ideas and appreciate some of the things that happen and the way the character ...more
663-pages strong…emotionally intense characters …and more twists and turns than the best of labyrinths.Inkdeath has it all.

The book starts off where Inkspell left off. Things are chaotic in the alternate land of Inkworld. Fenoglio, the original writer has lost his confidence to pen words and is now just a weary, crotchety old man. Mo has successfully donned the mantle of the noble robber Bluejay. Dustfinger still lies in the world of the dead. Farid has become a reluctant slave to Orpheus, in
I can absolutely not believe that it took me four weeks to read this book---I'm usually a fast reader! I think actually that the length of time it took me to read this book may actually have hindered my appreciation of it; it was full of suspenseful events and impossible situations and yet I had to force myself to keep reading it. It wasn't the plot that was problematic, but the writing style that I found hard to get through---yet I've not had that problem with the first two books of the series. ...more
Good, but ultimately unsatisfying. I still liked the concept of the "book world", and we got to see more of it than in the previous books. I also liked the robber/quest theme, but the ending seemed too abrupt and left too many things unresolved. It was almost like there should be another book in the series, but to my knowledge, there isn't. I expected it, as the last book in the trilogy, to resolve things and actually end, or at least to assure us readers that things will end well. Also, it seem ...more
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The ending of the last book, was it satisfying? 5 9 Aug 09, 2015 03:31PM  
D.E.A.R: Inkdeath 3 15 Jul 25, 2015 02:00AM  
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Did anyone else hate this book? 16 94 Feb 06, 2014 08:07PM  
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Cornelia Funke is a multiple award-winning German illustrator and storyteller, who writes fantasy for all ages of readers. Amongst her best known books is the Inkheart trilogy. Many of Cornelia's titles are published all over the world and translated into more than 30 languages. She has two children, two birds and a very old dog and lives in Los Angeles, California.
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