Mortimer Folchart's relationshipsModify the text

Teresa FolchartModify the text

Teresa ("Resa") is Mo's wife. They were separated for nine years, after Mo accidentally read Capricorn, Basta and Dustfinger out of the book and Resa into it. As a result, he never read aloud again for the sake of his daughter's safety. Darius, Capricorn's "slave" silvertongue, read Resa out, but due to his faulty reading, her voice was left in the Inkworld and she remained mute during her period of time as a slave to Mortola, Capricorn's mother. She remained mute when she lived with Meggie and Mo, speaking by tracing words in the air with her finger or writing. Upon being read back into the Inkworld, she regains her voice.

Meggie FolchartModify the text

The only daughter of Mo, Meggie inherited his love for books, in addition to the ability to read characters out of them. Though Meggie and Mo are close, Mo never read aloud to Meggie, fearing she would receive a fate similar to that of her mother. Their love is incredibly strong and felt by both.

DustfingerModify the text

Mo is the one who read Dustfinger out of Inkheart. Dustfinger made Mo uneasy, but he felt sympathy towards him. Despite seemingly on friendly terms, Mo tried to make Meggie to stay away from Dustfinger as Mo was afraid that Meggie would know the truth about the fire-eater's origin and Mo's ability. Dustfinger betrayed Mo by leading him to Capricorn without Mo's knowledge, because Dustfinger thought that Capricorn would let Mo read him back again inside the book; it did not happen. Dustfinger initially disliked him so greatly that even though knowing Mo's wife, Resa, was Capricorn's captive maid, Dustfinger did not seek to reunite the two as an revenge on Mo. However, after the two shared an experience with Death they became extremely friendly towards each other to the point of near inseparability. After this experience Mo and Dustfinger also seem to be able to tell what the other is thinking.

Elinor LoredanModify the text

Elinor Loredan is Resa's aunt. Elinor, like Mo, is a booklover; she hired Mo to repair her old books. It was in her house where all the crazy things happened.

CapricornModify the text

Capricorn is one of the characters from Inkheart that had been read out by Mo. Capricorn, as anyone who had read out from the books, called Mo as Silvertongue because of his great power of reading. Capricorn hunts Mo to use him for reading out more treasures ad pleasures from other books. Even Capricorn is an enemy, he never wanted Mo to be harmed because he believes that it's only Mo who can perfectly cast anything out of a book.

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