Ever since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the enchanted book Inkheart drew Meggie and her father, Mo, into its chapters, life in the Inkworld has been more tragic than magical.
The fire-eater Dustfinger is dead, having sacrificed his life for his apprentice Farid’s, and now, under the rule of the evil Adderhead, the fairy-tale land is in bloody chaos, its characters far beyond the control of Fenoglio, their author. Even Elinor, left behind in the real world, believes her family to be lost - lost between the covers of a book.
Facing the threat of eternal winter, Mo inks a dangerous deal with Death itself. There yet remains a faint hope of changing the cursed story - if only he can fill its pages fast enough.
As I’ve said before, I really don’t like this series very much. It really said something when two of the main characters died, and I didn’t care at all. That being said, the last book in the trilogy pleasantly surprised me. It was a very very good story, and it had wonderful plot twists, and everything fit together beautifully, but I still just don’t like it. I hated that I knew from the moment that Farid was brought back to life in Inkspell that nobody would stay dead, and I hated that I was right. In a book series like this, main characters have to die. And okay, I liked the way Farid came back, but I really don’t believe anybody else should have.
I guess I’m just not a fan of a happy ending, and that’s what this whole book was leading up to, and it was very obvious.
I also didn’t like any of the characters. I didn’t like any of the good guys, or any of the bad guys. I thought they were all obnoxious and even their good qualities were annoying. There were minor characters that I might have been able to like, but I couldn’t keep track of all of them anyway.
I think this is a good series, and I understand why people like it, but I definitely won’t be reading it again, or watching the movie.
I’d give this a 2.5/5