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From the author of the sensational New York Times best-seller THE THIEF LORD comes a thrilling new adventure about magic and self-discovery.

Cornelia Funke, the enormously talented author of the international best-seller THE THIEF LORD, brings readers another spellbinding tale of adventure and magic.
Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret-- he posseses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published on October 1, 2003 by Chicken House
ISBN-10: 0439531640
ISBN-13: 9780439531641
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  • bookwizard
    bookwizardMonday, January 16, 2017 at 6:36 am55 stars
    A really good book has a lot of mystery and adventure.One of the best books I ever read.I would recommend this book to anyone!
    • kittygamer
      kittygamerSunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:11 am
      This is the best book ever!
      • yeonjae0819
        yeonjae0819Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:39 pm55 stars
        This book is honestly great. It has great creativity with stories that you would never be able to even think about. The story has a great plot line and especially the intro, climax, and the ending has it's own characteristics of emotions. As soon as you read this really you might regret about why you did not read this book. I believe that the author Cornellia Funk has great creativity.
        • annalovesbooks
          annalovesbooksThursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm55 stars
          this is the most best book ever you have to read it
          • siri
            siriWednesday, January 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm
            only read first book; really good
            • april_hough2022
              april_hough2022Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:20 am
              I still reading the first one my brother said it was really boring.
              • catsrule
                catsruleFriday, October 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm55 stars
                It's really good! You should totally read it.
                • solardust
                  solardustFriday, October 9, 2015 at 12:57 pm55 stars
                  it's so realistc like it could just pop out of the book... and i love that it's so magical
                  • buckteeth
                    buckteethWednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:21 pm55 stars
                    A dashing good read. Would recommend to even the most morbid people. They will be sucked into this tale of a world unlike ours. However it cannot match the superiority of The Inheritance Cycle
                    • NavneetTuesday, September 8, 2015 at 3:53 pm
                      i love this book it is the best and even though the book is very fat it is still the best