The last time Jacob Reckless entered Mirrorland, he traded his life to save his brother from becoming a Goyl. Now bearing his brother's fairy curse, Jacob has one year to live unless he can find a way to expel the deadly moth from his chest. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one last time to deliver the bad news to Fox.
But there they hear of an enchanted crossbow, which was known to strike down any army it faced, and less well known for its healing power when shot by a loved one. But to find it, he's going to have to beat out a Goyl treasure hunter who is also searching for the prized crossbow-- and then somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.
Filled with beautiful language, a world unlike any other that could only come out of the mind of the storyteller of our generation, and heart-pounding and creepy action sequences, this novel is sure to be unputdownable.
Praise for Fearless:
* Adroitly building on layers of European fairy tale, Funke's original, rapid-fire narrative fearlessly transports Jacob and a bevy of ominous, multifaceted fantastical characters through a dark, decaying landscape in which death waits and honor is rare. Provocative, harrowing, engrossing."
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Fans of Funke's intense narratives and detailed worlds will not be disappointed... Mirrorworld is a clever combination of nightmarish fairy tales and a dark alternate reality."
Cornelia Funke is a multiple award-winning German author, best known for writing the Inkworld trilogy as well as The Thief Lord. The Inkworld books, which have won the 2003 Mildred L. Batchelder Award as well as the 2004 and 2006 BookSense Book of the Year Children's Literature Awards, have gained incredible attention and Funke has been dubbed the "German J.K. Rowling."She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.