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Reckless II: Living Shadows

Written by Cornelia Funke
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!'

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Synopsis

Reckless II: Living Shadows 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

Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy, The Thief Lord and a whole host of popular children’s novels and picture books.

Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories, quickly establishing a reputation as one of Germany’s best-loved children’s authors.

Her international breakthrough came with the fantasy novel Dragon Rider, which spent 78 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Success continued with the publication of The Thief Lord, which immediately climbed to the #2 spot on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 19 weeks, selling 1.5 million copies.

Inkheart the movie, starring Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, was released in 2008.

Reckless marked the start of Funke’s exciting new Mirrorworld series, and was followed by Fearless.

Cornelia Funke now lives in California and is working on several new books.

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Paperback
416 pages

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Publisher

Pushkin Children's Books

Publication date

29th September 2016

ISBN

9781782691259

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Pushkin Children's Books was launched in 2013 to share tales from different languages and cultures with younger readers, and to open the door to the wide, colourful worlds these stories offer. From picture books and adventure stories to fairy tales and classics, and from fifty-year-old bestsellers to current huge successes abroad, the books on the Pushkin Childrens list reflect the very best stories from around the world, for our most discerning readers of all: children. Twitter @PushkinPress www.facebook.com/PushkinPress

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