Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live.... show more
Jacob Reckless returns once again to the Mirrorworld--filled with profound characters, extraordinary creatures, and epic life-or-death treasure hunts that could only come from the mind of the master storyteller of our generation, Cornelia Funke. Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's--legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox.But there they hear of one last possibility--an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first--and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.
Publish date: April 2nd 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Mirrorworld (#2)
I will straight up say this: I hesitated upon buying this book. And it was on sale. And yet, and yet, the pull of the author made me do it: the first book wasn’t a story I’d be singing praises for, but this was a trilogy I wanted to see through to the end, no matter my misgivings.THE GOODFox’s Backg...
As the end drew near, I realized that I was reading this book so fast because it was a library book. That I cared more about the fee than the book itself. Oh, Funke. You like building worlds, right? They’re nice, really, but you can’t make a whole pie with just a vivid story.Forget it.It’s funny. I ...
3.5 stars?Better than the first?I think so.As always, Funke had some beautiful writing and you can almost taste the words. *smacks lips* Newly improved, I was far more intrigued in what the heck was going on and the Bluebeard plot device was really rather good, not even mentioning that whole moth th...
Jacob Reckless returns to the world behind the mirror, where fairy tales aren't just stories but an alternate reality. In book 1 of this series Reckless, Jacob had saved his brother Will, but at a steep price, receiving a fairy curse that will slowly kill him. Jacob now must team up with the beaut...
3.5Ach, ich möchte die Geschichte so gerne lieben :/ Ich mag die Ideen und die Märcheneinbindunge hier total gerne, aber leider konnte mich die erste Hälfte einfach so gar nicht fesseln und irgendwie ist mir der Schreibstil einfach zu distanziert...