Alba d'inchiostro
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Alba d'inchiostro (Inkworld #3)

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Meggie e suo padre Mo hanno il dono di far cantare le parole: ciò che leggono a voce alta, semplicemente, accade. Ma da quando loro stessi sono entrati nel Mondo d'inchiostro, sono rimasti coinvolti fino al collo nelle vite, nelle emozioni e negli inganni di questo magico universo parallelo. Incendi di villaggi ed esecuzioni di innocenti avvelenano un mondo in cui dovrebbe...more
Paperback, Oscar Bestsellers #2002, 616 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Mondadori (first published September 28th 2007)
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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...more
Harper
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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....more
Sella Malin
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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...more
Yessenia
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Rosianna
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.
Sammi
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...more
MountainLaurel
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Denae
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.
Ov...more
Melody-Rue Ransom
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 lo...more
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...more
Katy
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...more
Qt
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...more
Janeen-san
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...more
Courtney
Dec 30, 2008 Courtney rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Inkheart lovers
**SPOILER ALERT**
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...more
Becky
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...
(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 a...more
Nikki
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
Namratha
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...more
Kim
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
X
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
Anna
when this last book of the triology finally came out, i read it in jaust two days. it's as exciting as the other two, but though ther is a happy end, I don't like the way it is. still i would have liked a fourth book of this series (which certainly won't be written)
Abby
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Julia
Feb 18, 2009 Julia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of fantasy/children's books
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
This one was headed for three stars until the ending, which was so well done. I feel that Funke could have told this trilogy in two books--I was getting VERY tired of all the extraneous characters who flitted through books 2 and 3, while Elinor's wonderful character had almost no attention in the last 2 books.

However, Dustfinger remains one of my favorite characters of ALL time (even if Funke kept letting him die and then bringing him back). The storyline just became a jumble, especially after O...more
An Odd1
Negatives overwhelm - pain, agony, grief, resentment, jealousy, revenge, uncertainty for way too many pages. Bookbinder Mo has taken on the outlaw Bluejay identity, and protects wife Resa and daughter Meggie living on the run with the Black Prince, robbers, refugees and Motley Players. Each wants the others to return to the mundane world, while they sneak off alone on an ill-planned mission/ rescue in the fictional Inkworld. Aunt Elinor is "wallowing in misery" p113 "stuffing herself with the wo...more
Deborah Sloan
Have you ever read a book that took you somewhere else, to a magical place, a realm where things are so interesting so different that you just couldn't put it down. My grand-daughter and I have been sharing books, books we both love. And one such book was Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. And the sequel Inkspell and now Chapter 3 is available Inkdeath that my grand-daughter is reading right now and I will get my chance when she is finished.

The story revolves around Meggie; daughter to a simple book-bi...more
Tará O'Sullivan
Many people warned me that this book was a slow read. Honestly, I think they're just so enamored with the previous books that they'd can't get into this one. It's a much darker tale and delves more into the thoughts of the characters than Inkspell and Inkheart. For this alone, I loved the book.[return][return]There's not just one plot going on here - and the plots that do exist are forever twisting and turning, leaving you absolutely breathless as you try to find out where they end up...It's rem...more
Elizabeth
I waited so long for this book and I read it in three days. A mistake. If you've been waiting for a book for a while read it slowly so you can enjoy it.
As for what I thought. It was pretty good. I think the last chapter could have been written differently...it was kind of stupid in my opinion. There were some changes made to people in the story that I didn't like, particularly Resa, but it was okay.
Mo is so much better in this book than the other two. I really liked him. Dustfinger, as always,...more
Sonia
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
Megan
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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Cornelia Caroline Funke is a multiple award-winning German author of children's and YA fiction. She is best known for her Inkheart trilogy. The Inkheart books have gained a variety of attention, and critics have praised Funke as the "German J. K. Rowling". Her books are very popular in her native country, and many have now been translated into English. Her work fits mainly into the fantasy and adv...more
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