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Inkheart book cover

is the very first volume of the Inkworld trilogy, written by Cornelia Funke then published by Dressler Verlag on 2003 in Germany as "Tinterhertz", and by Chicken House on 2003 with english translation in United Kingdom as Inkheart.

Both book and motion picture were released under it's english name, "Inkheart".


"For Anna, who even put The Lord of the Rings aside

for a while to read this book.

Could anyone ask more of a daughter?

And for Elinor, who lent me her name,

although I didn't use it for an elf queen.

Cornelia dedicated her book for two females, for Anna, her daughter, and for Elinor.

Book DescriptionEdit

"One cruel night,Meggie's father reads aloud from

Inkheart, and an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes

the boundaries of the book, landing in their living

room. Suddenly, Meggie in the middle of the kind of

adventure she thought only took place in fairy tales.

Somehow she must master the magic that has conjured

up this nightmare. Can she change the course of the story that has changed her life forever?"

Book ChaptersEdit

  1. A Stranger in the Night
  2. Secrets
  3. Going South
  4. A House Full of Books
  5. Only a Picture
  6. Fire and Stars
  7. What the Night Hides
  8. Alone
  9. A Poor Exchange
  10. The Lion's Den
  11. A Coward
  12. Going Farther South
  13. Capricorn's Village
  14. A Mission Accomplished
  15. Good Luck and Bad Luck
  16. Once Upon a Time
  17. The Betrayer Betrayed
  18. Treasure Island
  19. Gloomy Prospects
  20. Snakes and Thorns
  21. Basta
  22. In Safety
  23. A Night Full of Words
  24. Fenoglio
  25. The Wrong Ending
  26. Shivers Down the Spine and a Foreboding
  27. A Good Place to Stay
  28. Going Home
  29. Only an Idea
  30. Talkative Pippo
  31. In the Hills
  32. Back Again
  33. Capricorn's Maid
  34. Capricorn's Secrets
  35. Different Aims
  36. In Capricorn's House
  37. Carelessness
  38. A Quiet Voice
  39. The Punishment for Traitors
  40. The Black Horse of the Night
  41. Farid
  42. A Furry Face on the Windowsill
  43. A Dark Place
  44. Farids Report
  45. Telling Lies to Basta
  46. Woken in the Dead of Night
  47. Alone
  48. The Magpie
  49. Bastas Pride and Dustfinger's Cunning
  50. No Luck for Elinor
  51. A Narrow Escape
  52. A Fragile Little Thing
  53. The Right Words
  54. Fire
  55. Treachery, Loose Talk, and Stupidity
  56. The Shadow
  57. A Deserted Village
  58. Homesickness
  59. Going Home



The Shadow had summoned by Silvertongue and Meggie so that it's not clear who really killed them, if The Shadow really is, or the summoner.

Cornelia Funke's Inkheart TrilogyEdit

Funke's Other BooksEdit