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Cornelia Funke
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Chicken House Ltd

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7th January 2013



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January 2013 Book of the Month    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, Fearless follows Reckless 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.


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Fearless by Cornelia Funke

After saving his brother, Jacob Reckless faces death from the fairy's curse burning in his heart. In search of a cure he returns to the Mirrorworld, where he is reunited with Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting girl. He has one more chance: a golden crossbow, with the power to both save and destroy life, buried in a dead king' tomb beneath an invisible palace. Jacob must cross continents,ace monsters and men - including a dangerous rival - and learn what it means to stay alive.

Fearless is the continuation of the Mirrorworld series - for information and to download an extract of the first book in the series, Reckless, please CLICK HERE.



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. Click here to read the full review.

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... Click here to read the full review.

Shannon Street - Fearless is packed full of action and adventure. It has a good plot with some interesting characters... Click here to read the full review.

Conor Kenneally  It had quite a slow start to the book but after a while I got addicted to it because it was exciting... Click here to read the full review.

Emer O'Brien Cornelia Funke has done it again, and thrown us another masterpiece.... Click here to read the full review.

Christopher Tanner age 11 This is a fast paced fantasy story with lots of action. We need more!... Click here to read the full review.

James Goodall Fearless is a terrific book that captures you and transports you, as it does with Jacob Reckless, into a magical world.... Click here to read the full review.

Carla Mc Guigan Age 12 This novel was so compelling, I just couldn’t set in down!!!.. Click here to read the full review.

Jasmine Randall It was amazing and I hope there will be a third one to follow in the series... Click here to read the full review.

Daisy Penncock These fast-paced books will make you breathless and wishing you had a magical mirror, just like Jacob, in your bedroom!.. Click here to read the full review.

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. She quickly established her reputation as one of Germany's best loved children's authors with her series Gespensterjäger (Ghosthunters) and the Wilden Hühner (the first two books of which series are published in the UK as C.H.I.X. THE SUMMER GANG and C.H.I.X. THE NEW GIRL).

Her international break-through 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 first book in the INKHEART trilogy, followed, winning the 2004 BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Award. INKSPELL continued the trilogy's success, winning a second BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Award in 2006. The trilogy concluded with INKDEATH, in 2008. INKHEART the movie, starring Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany, was released in the same year.

RECKLESS (first published in hardback in 2010) marked the start of Funke's exciting new Mirrorworld series, and is followed by FEARLESS this January (2013), along with a reissue of RECKLESS.

Cornelia Funke now lives in California in the USA.'

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