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Das goldene Garn

(Mirrorworld #3)

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,939 ratings  ·  224 reviews
Baba Jagas, Kosaken, Spione und ein Zar, der zu Audienzen in Begleitung eines Bären kommt. Diesmal führt die Reise hinter dem Spiegel Fuchs und Jacob weit nach Osten. Auch Will kehrt zurück in die Welt, die ihm eine Haut aus Jade gab - auf der Spur der Dunklen Fee. Aber den Zweck der Reise bestimmt ein anderer: Johann Norebo Earlking hat den Handel nicht vergessen, den Jac ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published February 20th 2015 by Dressler (first published January 1st 2015)
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Dorreh
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That was so enigmatic! I feel like I just want to curl into a corner and cry.
When speaking of this book I just want to say, that I remembered next to nothing of the books prior to this in the series. So basically it was like being a confused puppy!
But it was such a great book, the prior introductions weren't as necessary as one would assume.

Jacob reckless, I mean even the choice of name makes you cringe with excitement. There was so much dynamic between characters, so muc
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C.G. Drews
I'm so addicted to this series it's becoming ridiculous. I just wanted to rush through and read the whole thing because LOVE ... but I also wanted to read slowly so it never ended?!? Do you see the PROBLEM HERE?!? I just can't get over how darkly and beautifully magical it is and how it manages to make me feel all things and be so deeply in love with the world and characters that I'm just basically a small puddle of adoration.

Also a small puddle of despair because the next book is NOT IN MY LIFE. Appare
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Charlotte May
"The Golden Yarn...or the inseverable bond, as it is also called. As inseverable as the threads of fate."

3.75 ⭐

I'm very sad that this is the last Mirrorworld book that is currently published. Who knows how long we will have to wait until the next one! Sigh.
However! Once again a wonderful trip into this amazing world full of magic, villains and secrets. Jacob and Fox are swept up into so many different tasks and treasure hunts; Jacob's brother Will once again follows him through the mirror to
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Mona
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My Least Favorite Cornelia Funke Novel



I loved many of Cornelia Funke's earlier novels, particularly the charming Inkworld series. She's an imaginative and original voice. These books were suitable for children and adults.

Alas, I haven't felt the same way about the "Mirrorworld/Reckless" series. These are darker. They're supposed to be dark romantic fairytales for adults. Think "Through the Looking Glass" b
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Simona Bartolotta
4.5

"He took her to be stupid, like all women. The discarded mistress of a King.
Love had made her so small."


I always find it impossibly hard to review Cornelia Funke's books. The thing is, they are complicated, they are convoluted and many-sided, their plots are like clocks put to work by some inconceivably refined gears, and the very same definition can be applied to their characters. In books like hers, there are wheels within wheels and worlds within worlds and secrets you will never uncove/>"He
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Trish
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This time we're crossing into unknown territory so there is even a map at the beginning of the book (or maybe the publisher only included it because it's fashionable now).


Anyway, there are as few illustrations as in the second book (only at the beginning of the chapters, meh) but they are as gorgeous as ever (yay)!

As you know by now, Jacob and Fuchs are still a team and we're still travelling thr
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leynes
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite on-going series. Cornelia has said that the much anticipated fourth instalment will finally be released in 2020. I am beyond excited. I’ve been waiting for this moment for over five years now and thought it would be a good idea to reread the entire series in 2019 to refresh my memory … because ya’ll know that my memory is trash. I listened to the audiobook btw (Rainer Strecker’s attempt at a Russian accent had me cackling!) and I loved it a lot.

So, this review is goin
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Sarah
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
This book started out really slow and took forever to actually build some kind of interesting story. The world and all it's fascinating details were beautiful, but it still lost it's magic for me. Only the last 100 pages really pulled me in again like the previous books did and convinced me that Cornelia Funke still hasn't lost her talent to enchant you with her words and world building.

The characters were not as endearing as I remembered them, I honestly liked some of the supporting characters
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Franziska
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally. I was looking forward to this book for quite some time. I know many people disliked „Reckless“, because of its difference from Funke’s other books, especially Inkspell. Well, I admit I wasn’t very smitten with the first book in the first place, but it really crept up on me. I have read the series twice now, which is a pretty good idea before reading the third book. Just so you are back on track. This is one of these rare occasions where I like the second book much better than the first. ...more
Alissa
I feel like this series keeps getting better and better. Maybe it's because the plot is more exciting to me or maybe because I finally start to grow on the characters, even the "bad" ones, because they're getting more layers. I just know that I can't wait for the next book. I don't want to spoil anything since the book isn't out yet in the US. I just want to say: If you liked the first two books you're gonna love this one even more :)
Sarah 🐍
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This might be my favorite book of the year and one of my new favorite book series. This is just so good and eerie and amazing! I'm in love.
Emi
I'm still trying to catch my breath after this tremendous book. I'm amazed and can barely put a name to what I'm feeling. "Incredible", "Amazing", "Unbeliable", "Breathtaking"... Pick one, whatever you like the most. That's what I'm feeling, and more. Maybe this is my fanatic spirit talking, but Cornelia definitely deserves every praise that I could think of for this book.
After years of waiting, I finally could return to MirrorWorld. Along this three books, this world, that began as Jacob's dre
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Teresa
May 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I‘m so sorry, but this book just fell a little flat for me. Maybe I read the first two books too long ago, but I found it very hard to get into the book and all the different perpectives. I had the feeling that nothing big was really happening, while lots of small things happened at the same time. The golden thread was simply missing for me (kind of ironic.)
There were parts of the book that I wished were explored more because they felt rushed, while others seemed a little unnecessary and I didn
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Alyssa Peake
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does anybody know when this is coming out????
~☆clockwork
It had been a good few years from reading the second book in this series so admittedly when I started reading this I found myself a little bit lost and had to familiarise myself again with the events that took place in the two previous books, once familiarised it was so easy to delve back into this story and the characters, I love Cornelia's writing style and imagination she literally does bring all those fairytales and myths together to form such a beautiful and eventful story, it's one of them ...more
Melanie Quinlan
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, library
I like the Mirror World books. Unfortunately it's been a while since I read the previous two books, so I felt like was missing some vital bits of information at times. Nevertheless the story was interesting, if sometimes a bit confusing. I liked the part of the part of the story set in Moskva best, the description of the city was so vivid, the characters had a bit of breathing space and I even liked Orlando Tennant. Does anyone know if he was named after the actors Orlando Bloom and David Tennan ...more
Judith
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*4.5* I loved this book so much. This one opened up the world so much and I can't wait to see even more of it. Jacob and Fox's parts were my favorite and if it wasn't for the Will/Nerron storyline this would have been a solid 5 star book. Now I just hope that book #4 will come out sooner rather than later but I understand that all it has so far is a title but no cover or actual release date yet *sighs* HURRY UP CORNELIA I NEED MORE!
Anna
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a bit to get into this book, probably because it's been a while since I read the first two in the series.

Once I did get back into the world again though, I really enjoyed it!

The reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because at times I felt like there was too much world building. But I can see how that is important and even fun in a series like this?

Anyway I'm sick at the moment so it's probably not the best time to be writing a review, but in a nuts
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Hisham
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a solid entry to the Mirrorworld series. However, I'll be honest, I couldn't help but feel just a little bit underwhelmed by it. Maybe it's because I've grown up and this series is no longer aimed at me, but I just thought this was a weaker entry as compared to the previous books, especially Fearless, which is one of my favourite books. A lot less happened in this one in terms of events. It was monumental in terms of plot developments, but I feel like more could've been done with the st ...more
Sandy Lenahan
Thank goodness for audiobooks, they keep me sane and probably out of jail while a work!
Emi
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
full review here

Seldom do I manage to focus on reading a thick book, much less when it’s a book with a complex storyline. Oh, but not when this book is written by Cornelia Funke! Cornelia’s stories sparkled my interest in fantasy novels. Cornelia’s stories are anything but boring, and I can never say goodbye to her characters.
There is so much adventure packed into the 3rd part just as it was in the previous two books. I used to fantasize about flying carpets when I was a little, thus it was
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Stephanie
3.5 rounded down

   I still love the Mirrorworld, and all its magic and craziness. I love how there is always something new, some different magic, some long-lost tale with an answer lurking around every corner, every stream, every mountain. I love the diversity across the lands, across the magics, across the fables – it is all so familiar, yet tweaked just enough to be “different” at the same time, to really be a reinterpretation, a slightly distorted mirror image that we still recogn
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Montana
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Golden Yarn is truly an amazing sequel in the trilogy of Reckless. In this book we finally get to learn of the Alder Elves that were mentioned so many times in the previous books to be these ancient and amazingly powerful beings. We learned that the Alder Elves were not completely wiped out by the curse of the regular fairies that turned them to trees. They escaped through their magical mirrors that lead to a completely different world, the same world that Jacob Reckless had come from. The l ...more
Michelle Mcroberts
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Fairy Tales
I love everything Ms. Funke writes; I only lament that it takes so long between books for all the translation and publication and such to occur.

Frequently, while reading this book, I was exasperated by the characters' journeys. They aren't pretty, they aren't painless and people don't always make the right or even the wisest choices. I'm not sure how many times I exclaimed out loud, "Ahhh, stinkin' German fairytales!" To which my ever helpful husband replied, "You mean, children's ni
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Hannah
Jun 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Either I'm getting too old for these books or they are getting worse. I loved them at the beginning! And I was always, and still am, enraptured with Mirrorworld and all of its creatures. But there was so much randomness at the beginning of the book that didn't have a whole lot or anything to do with the main goal. It wasn't until I was 3/4 of the way through the book, that I finally understood the goal.
Victoria
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-authors, ya
These are getting tedious. Some chapters are sparkling but this mostly dragged on with so many tertiary plot lines that GRRM would die of envy.

Also: never thought too much about the importance of publishers. Until now. This is the first of Funke’s books I’ve read under her self-publishing company. The margins are strange, the script font overlapped normal font because of poor line spacing, etc. Small things like this can be really distracting.
Justine
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh lord, I'll never forget what this book did to my heart...
Kendra
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Remember how after Fearless I could breathe again?

WELL NO LONGER.
nina
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need
??? wheres my ending at excuse me?????? am supposed to wait another year?????? another??????
Jess Jackson
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-ya
I need the next one now!!! Funke you stole my heart again!
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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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Mirrorworld (5 books)
  • Reckless (Mirrorworld, #1)
  • Fearless (Mirrorworld, #2)
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“Once upon a time...There’s a reason all fairy tales begin like this. But the ‘and they lived happily ever after’ at the end? That has to be earned.” 11 likes
“She’d been so certain she knew every crevice of his heart, but Jacob was like a country she’d only traveled through halfway.” 8 likes
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