Reckless III: The Golden Yarn

by Cornelia Funke

Part of the The Mirrorworld Series Series

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LoveReading Expert Review of Reckless III: The Golden Yarn

December 2016 NewGen Book of the Month.

In a nutshell: mesmerising tale of love and adventure set in a dark fairy tale world  |  Cornelia Funke has an extraordinarily fertile imagination, which is fed and inspired by the old fairy tales and in this the third episode of the Reckless series, she draws on stories from Eastern Europe in another distinctive, thrilling and complex novel. Once again, she sends her hero Jacob Reckless and his brother through the magical mirror into another world. The book opens with a bloody labour and the birth of a baby, a scene her original editors felt would upset readers, causing Funke to find a new way to publish. The scene however sets the tone for the book, which examines love, its power as much a threat to protagonists as a strength. As ever, she weaves together the different plotlines brilliantly, maintaining character development and sustaining the excitement to keep readers breathlessly turning the pages.

It’s recommended that readers start with books one and two, The Petrified Flesh and Living Shadows. They will also enjoy Francesca Simon’s The Monstrous Child or Margo Lanagan’s The Brides of Rollrock Island. ~ Andrea Reece

Andrea Reece

Reckless III: The Golden Yarn Synopsis

The third book in Cornelia Funke's internationally bestselling Reckless series After a perilous encounter with an Alder Elf, Jacob must journey into the enchanted Mirrorworld once again. Together with Fox, his beautiful shapeshifting friend, Jacob has no choice but to follow his brother on the trail of the Dark Fairy, who has fled deep into the East: to a land of folklore, Cossacks, spies, time-eating witches and flying carpets. But what exactly is the Dark One running from? The third book in the series, The Golden Yarn is a thrilling tale of courage and fear, jealousy and forbidden desire; in which love has the power both to save a life - and to destroy it.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781782691419
Publication date: 29th June 2017
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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Reckless III: The Golden Yarn Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to read and review the first title in the series The Petrified FleshClick here to read the full reviews.

  • Daisy Penncock - 'These fast-paced books will make you breathless and wishing you had a magical mirror, just like Jacob, in your bedroom!'
  • Ellie Cameron-Hart age, 10 - 'A thrilling adventurous novel full of mystery.'
  • Emma Baird, age 10 there’s never a boring moment and you never know what’s going to happen next. 
  • Emer O'Brien - 'This book is highly recommended to anyone with an active imagination, who is willing to believe in magic.'
  • Dana Colville, age 15 - A truly tantalising novel. Teenagers will love this novel. Can’t wait to read the next novel in this series. 

Cornelia Funke Press Reviews

A wonderful storyteller Sunday Times

Germany's answer to JK Rowling Telegraph

A master Independent A highly distinctive imagination Daily Mail

A born storyteller Guardian



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About Cornelia Funke

The German author Cornelia Funke was born in 1958 in Dorsten, Westphalia. As a child she dreamed of becoming an astronaut – until she discovered the military training involved so she trained to be social worker. During her time as a social worker, Cornelia discovered the kinds of stories that grasped their imaginations. These were the stories she wanted to illustrate – and ultimately to write – the kind that would appeal to bookish children as well as inspiring those children who hadn’t yet had many positive reading experiences. At the age of 35 Cornelia realised her true love of ...

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