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Inkspell
Inkspell
Publication information
Original title Tintenblut
Author(s) Cornelia Funke
Translator Anthea Bell
Pages 736 (Germany)[1]
Publisher(s)
Germany Cecilie Dressler Verlag
UK Chicken House
USA Scholastic
Release date(s)
Germany September, 2005[1]
Chronology
Preceded by Inkheart
Followed by Inkdeath

Inkspell is the second book of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart Trilogy.

BlurbModify the text

Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters came to life. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past.

Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.[2]

DedicationModify the text

To Brendan Fraser, whose voice is the heart of this book. Thanks for inspiration and enchantment. Mo wouldn't have stepped into my writting room without you, and this story would never have been told.

To Rainer Strecker, who is both Silvertongue and Dustfinger. Every word in this book is just waiting for him to read it.

And of course, as almost always, last but for sure not least, for Anna, wonderful, wonderful Anna, who had this story told to her many walks, encouraged and advised me, and let me know what was good and what could still be improved. (I very much hope that the story of Meggie and Farid has its fair share of the book now?)
 
Cornelia Funke dedicated Inkspell for two actors, Brendan Fraser and Rainer Strecker.
And again, for her daughter, Anna Funke.

PlotModify the text

Chapters 1-5Modify the text

Ch. 1: Words Made to Measure
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After countless failures, Dustfinger and Farid tracks down yet another Silvertongue, Orpheus, in the hopes of reading Dustfinger back into the Inkworld with the additional request that Farid tags along. Orpheus claims that Inkheart has been his favorite book as a child and that he practically loves Dustfinger, and is certainly glad to read him back to where he is from.

Ch. 2: Fool's Gold
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However, Orpheus doesn't read in Farid and is revealed to be working with another person from Inkworld - Basta. Orpheus ends up reading out a jungle cat from the book that serves as a distraction for Farid. Orpheus has the last copy of the book with him, but Farid is quick enough to grab the piece of paper Orpheus has been reading from before his escape.

Ch. 3: Dustfinger Comes Home
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Ch. 4: Silvertongue's Daughter
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Ch. 5: Farid
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Farid runs all the way to Elinor's house (where everyone is currently staying, including Teresa Folchart and Darius), and tells everyone what has just happened.

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Ch. 6: The Inn of the Strolling Players
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Ch. 7: Meggie's Decision
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Farid begs Meggie Folchart to read him in; Meggie agrees but states that only if she could come as well.

Ch. 8: The Minstrel Woman
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Ch. 9: Meggie's Reads
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Meggie reads herself and Farid into the Inkworld, but unknowingly reads in Gwin as well.

Ch. 10: The Inkworld
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The youngsters find themselves in The Wayless Wood and set off.

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Ch. 11: Gone
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Mortimer Folchart finds three fire-elves in Meggie's room, and realizes that Meggie, Farid, and Gwin have gone to the Inkworld.

Ch. 12: Uninvited Guests
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Orpheus, lead by Basta and Mortola, breaks into Elinor's house. Basta looks for Meggie, but Mo reveals that she has gone into the Inkworld.

Ch. 13: Fenoglio
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Meggie, with Farid, wander into the camp of the strolling players and meets the Black Prince. The Prince takes Meggie and Farid to Fenoglio, the author of Inkheart who has been so eager to explore the world he has created, and has hopped on the chance to be read into the book in exchange of The Shadow during the time Capricorn was at large. Meggie and Fenoglio head to Fenoglio's house, where Fenoglio wants to tell Meggie something.

Ch. 14: The Black Prince
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Ch. 15: Strange Sounds on a Strange Night
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Chapters 16-20Modify the text

Ch. 16: Only a Lie
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Ch. 17: A Present for Capricorn
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Orpheus attempts to read Basta, Mortola, and Mortimer into the Inkworld, but Resa holds onto her husband, and all four of them end up in Capricorn's Fortress. Orpheus remains in the real world with his bodyguard Sugar keeping watch of Elinor Loredan and Darius.

Ch. 18: Mortola's Revenge
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Capricorn's Fortress turns out to be abandoned, for Capricorn and some of his henchmen has been read out of the Inkworld, making Mortola to face the fact that her son is not alive in this world as she has hoped - and ends up shooting Mo in the chest with a rifle. Resa cries out, and Basta is surprised Resa has her voice back.

Ch. 19: Birthday Morning
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Ch. 20: Visitors from the Wrong Side of the Forest
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Chapters 21-25Modify the text

Ch. 21: The Prince of Sighs
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Fenoglio recounts to Meggie Folchart that the Inkworld, however, has changed in the previous ten years, and is no longer continuing the way Fenoglio has wanted it to be - Cosimo the Fair was killed by Capricorn's herald Firefox, who, along with those of Capricorn's henchmen who were not read out, joined the Adderhead. The Laughing Prince became the Prince of Sighs after Cosimo's death; Violante, the Adderhead's first daughter, ends up marrying Cosimo and has a son named Jacopo, thus tying both kingdoms together as Jacopo is the heir to both kingdoms.

Ch. 22: Ten Years
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Farid sets off and finds Dustfinger at a farm, owned by a former minstrel woman named Roxane, who turns out to Dustfinger's wife. Dustfinger's oldest daughter is now maidservant to Violante, and his younger daughter has died.

Ch. 23: Cold and White
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Ch. 24: In Elinor's Cellar
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Ch. 25: The Camp in the Forest
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Chapters 26-30Modify the text

Ch. 26: Fenoglio's Plan
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Fenoglio works as a storyteller in the Inkworld and makes up a character named the Bluejay, a character who is said to be the Adderhead's enemy, who supposedly bears strong resemblance to Mortimer Folchart. Because of this, Mo is hunted by the Adderhead. Meggie uses this to her advantage to save Mo from Death. Mo is kidnapped and taken as someone to be executed by the Adderhead.

  • Ch. 27: Violante
  • Ch. 28: The Wrong Words
  • Ch. 29: New Masters
  • Ch. 30: Cosimo

Chapters 31-35Modify the text

Ch. 32: The Wrong Man
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Fenoglio, with Meggie Folchart's help, create a double who looks just like Cosimo. Brianna falls in love with "Cosimo", but "Cosimo" is then killed by the same person who killed the original Cosimo - Firefox.

  • Ch. 33: Fairydeath
  • Ch. 34: Cloud-Dancer's Message
  • Ch. 35: Ink-Medicine

Chapters 36-40Modify the text

  • Ch. 36: Screams
  • Ch. 37: Bloodstained Straw
  • Ch. 38: An Audience for Fenoglio
  • Ch. 39: Another Messenger
  • Ch. 40: No Hope

Chapters 41-45Modify the text

  • Ch. 41: The Captives
  • Ch. 42: A Familiar Face
  • Ch. 43: Paper and Fire
  • Ch. 44: The Burning Tree
  • Ch. 45: Poor Meggie

Chapters 46-50Modify the text

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Chapters 56-60Modify the text

Chapters 61-65Modify the text

Chapters 66-70Modify the text

Ch. 66: Blank Paper
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Mo binds a book of Death, and anyone whose name is written in there will be immortal. The only way for that immortal to die is if someone write down Heart Spell Death in the book. The Adderhead releases Mo and all the prisoners in the dungeon, but then sends his men and Basta after them to kill them all. Dustfinger and Farid end up aiding with the powers of fire, but it ends up raining. Mo fights like a killer who has killed since the day he was born, and gains respect. Mo kills many of the Adder's soldiers.

  • Ch. 67: Kindness and Mercy
  • Ch. 68: A Visit
  • Ch. 69: The Night Before
  • Ch. 70: The Pen and the Sword

Chapters 71-77Modify the text

Ch. 71: Only a Dream
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Ch. 72: An Exchange
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Basta kills Farid, and Mo kills Basta. Death and the White Women gain Farid's soul, but Dustfinger gives his life to the White Women, who in turn give back Farid's. Roxane is furious that after gaining Dustfinger back after all these years, Farid has taken him away.

Ch. 73: The Bluejay
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Ch. 74: Farid's Hope
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Ch. 75: Alone Again
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Ch. 76: A New Poet
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Farid tells Meggie to read and bring Orpheus into the Inkworld, and Meggie does so. Orpheus, however, claims that he'll read Dustfinger back to life later, but now he wants to check out the Inkworld. Orpheus wants Farid to be his servant, and if Farid says no then Orpheus won't read Dustfinger back. Farid then sets off with Orpheus.

Ch. 77: Where Now?
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QuotesModify the text

Main article: List of quotes featured in Inkspell

Newly introduced charactersModify the text

ReferencesModify the text

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tintenblut - Cecilie Dressler Verlag
  2. Inkspell - Scholastic official website


Cornelia Funk's Inkworld Trilogy
Inkheart book reference quotes radio play film film soundtrack game
Inkspell book reference quotes radio play - - -
Inkdeath book reference quotes radio play - - -
Other written works (not all by Funke) Other canon
Inkheart Movie: Novelization Cornelia Funke - The Official Website -
Inkheart Movie: Storybook MirrorWorld by Cornelia Funke App
Inkheart Movie: Reader, Farid's Story The Color of Revenge
Cornelia Funke: Inkheart, Wild Chicks and Ghosthunters: the Fantastical Visual Worlds from the Early Children's Books to Reckless

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