Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Inkdeath picks up from where Inkspell leaves off.
Meggie, Mo, Resa, and Farid are still stuck in the word created by the book Inkheart. Fenoglio isn't writing anymore but Orpheus is, and mostly, for his own profit.
Mo/The Bluejay is still playing the Robinhood-esque character and saving the day for the downtrodden peasants of Umbra who are starving to death under the Adderhead's brother-in-law, The Milksop's, rule. And then the Piper shows up and tricks the children into the castle.
What's a hero to do? Ink a deal with Death itself. And is Death ticked at Mo. In Inkspell, Mo bound the Adderhead a book while he was in the Castle of Night which would give him immortal life. BUT he soaked every tenth page in water and now the book is rotting ... and so is the Adderhead. Death still doesn't appreciate Mo taking life and death into his own hands.
How can a hero like Mo, who is the Bluejay but isn't, who is a bookbinder but isn't, save the InkWorld, Resa, Meggie and his friend Dustfinger from the wicked Adderhead, The Piper, Orpheus, and Death?
With the help of his friends ... that's how.
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