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Reckless II: Living Shadows (Mirrorworld) by Cornelia Funke
  

Reckless II: Living Shadows (Mirrorworld)

Part of the Mirrorworld Series
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Best-selling Cornelia Funke has an exceptional gift for creating gloriously gothic otherworlds in which the unusual and seemingly impossible can – and does- happen. Part two of the Mirrrorworld series, Living Shadows, follows The Petrified Flesh and catches up with Jacob who desperately seeks a cure to overcome the curse imposed on him by the fairies. Jacob’s cure is such a dark magic that it must be deeply hidden; the search for it takes him where no one should tread. That would be dangerous enough but, worse still, someone else is desperate for the cure too. Luckily, Fox, a shape shifting girl is willing to help in the quest. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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  • Teresa Hegarty age 12  - 'I thought the story was very thrilling, exciting and adventurous.  Percy Jackson fans will love it.  Inkheart fans will love these books even more.   This is an amazing story by a brilliant author.'
  • Emma Baird age 10 - 'I would read it over and over again and recommend it to friends. Cornelia has boosted my confidence in writing and inspired me to do more of it...'
  • Shannon Street - 'Fearless is packed full of action and adventure. It has a good plot with some interesting characters...'
  • Conor Kenneally - 'It had quite a slow start to the book but after a while I got addicted to it because it was exciting...
  • Emer O'Brien - 'Cornelia Funke has done it again, and thrown us another masterpiece....' 
  • Christopher Tanner age 11 - 'This is a fast paced fantasy story with lots of action. We need more!...'
  • James Goodall - 'Fearless is a terrific book that captures you and transports you, as it does with Jacob Reckless, into a magical world...'
  • Carla Mc Guigan, age 12 - 'This novel was so compelling, I just couldn’t set in down!!!' 
  • Jasmine Randall - 'It was amazing and I hope there will be a third one to follow in the series.' 
  • Daisy Penncock - 'These fast-paced books will make you breathless and wishing you had a magical mirror, just like Jacob, in your bedroom!'

Synopsis

Reckless II: Living Shadows (Mirrorworld) by Cornelia Funke

Jacob has saved his brother from the Mirrorworld, but now he will pay a terrible price. A fairy's curse is burning in his heart, and to break the spell he must embark upon a perilous journey - with his trusty friend Fox by his side - to seek out the only treasure that could save him. Jacob's search for the golden crossbow will lead him across hundreds of miles by land and sea, to an invisible, enchanted palace within the Dead City. It will bring him face to face with vicious beasts, bloodthirsty giants, and a deadly stone-faced rival. It will test his courage like never before. Living Shadows is the second book in the thrilling Reckless series.

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'A wonderful storyteller' Sunday Times


About the Author

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 storytelling and became a full-time writer. She has since written over 40 titles ranging from picture books and short novels for young readers

Although she quickly became one of the most popular children’s authors in Germany, Cornelia Funke was hardly known in Britain or the United States – and had it not been for a keen young reader, this could still be the case. Barry Cunningham, the publisher of a small, innovative publishing house in rural England called The Chicken House, received a letter from a bilingual (English and German) young reader, who wanted to know why her favourite author wasn’t published in English. Barry set about the task of tracking down the latest title from Cornelia Funke, Herr der Diebe.

When the English translation, The Thief Lord, was published in the USA by Scholastic in 2002, it entered the New York Times bestseller list straightaway, and proceeded to climb to the number two position.

There has been enormous interest in Cornelia’s novels, with fierce bidding by film company executives for the rights. The Thief Lord movie, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Alexei Sayle, was released in Spring 2006.

Inkheart the movie is released on 12th December 2008, has a stellar cast that includes Helen Mirren as Elinor, Jim Broadbent as Fenoglio and Paul Bettany as Dustfinger.

Cornelia Funke lives in Los Angeles in the USA with her teenage daughter, Anna, and young son, Ben (Benjy). They have a crazy dog, Luna, nicknamed Loonie, and their house is crammed with books and DVDs.

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Publication date

29th September 2016

Author

Cornelia Funke

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Publisher

Pushkin Children's Books

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
Fantasy
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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781782691259

Publisher Profile

Pushkin Children's Books is an imprint of Puskin Press

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