"Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke, is a marvelous fantasy novel. "Inkheart" is about a twelve-year-old girl named Meggie and her father Mo. Mo has a talent that everyone wants. When he reads aloud, he brings the characters to life! Literally! This talent, however wonderful, turns out to be deadly when her father reads aloud one night from "Inkheart" and the evil ruler that lives in the book escapes along with his men Basta, Flatnose, and Cokerell. Dustfinger, a fire-raising man that uses his tricks with fire to earn a living, also escape "the boundaries of fiction" that night. However, for everything that leaves the book, something is taken into the book and Meggie's mother Theresa disappears, along with several things from around the house.
Capricorn and his men leave and go to an abandoned village where they stay. Capricorn is a very bad man and he and his men kill thousands of people. While Capricorn and his men are doing their thing, Mo tries frantically to read Theresa back out of the story, but he cannot.
One night, nine years later, Dustfinger shows up to warn Mo that Capricorn is trying to find him and get his copy of "Inkheart." Capricorn believes that Mo, or as he calls him Silvertongue, is a magician. Mo, Meggie, and Dustfinger leave and go to Theresa's aunt Elinor's house to hide from Capricorn. Dustfinger betrays Mo and Meggie. He tells Capricorn where they are staying, and one night his men come and take Mo and a book to Capricorn's village. They thought that the book was "Inkheart," but Elinor had switched them because she wanted to read "Inkheart."
Elinor and Meggie set off to find Mo and give Capricorn the real "Inkheart" book. Capricorn want Silvertongue to read aloud to him from "Inkheart" so that Silvertongue can read a creature out of the book. Silvertongue refuses to do what Capricorn has asked of him, so he throws him, Meggie, and Elinor into the prison. Dustfinger helps them escape from the prison that Capricorn had thrown them...
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