Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh

Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh

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Jacob has uncovered the doorway to another world, hidden behind a mirror. It is a place of dark magic and enchanted objects, scheming dwarves and fearsome ogres, fairies born from water and men born from stone.

Here, he hunts for treasure and seeks adventure in the company of Fox - a beautiful, shape shifting girl, who guides and guards him.

But now Jacob's younger brother has followed him into the mirrored world, and all that was freedom has turned to fear. Because a deadly curse has been spoken; and Jacob must risk his life to reverse it, before his brother is turned to stone forever...

Revised and updated by Cornelia Funke, The Petrified Flesh is the first book in the thrilling Reckless series.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782691243
  • 9781782691242
  • 131,793

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A haunting story of loyalty, betrayal, magic and danger -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times (Children's Book of the Week) Magical and full of surprises - find a child to read it to as an excuse, or just indulge The Lady A superb series of books. They are certainly intriguing and mesmerising in the telling The School Librarian This book was everything I had hoped it would be Pufflehuffle Kitteh Reads (blog) The Petrified Flesh is a captivating fairy-tale story that will delight all readers - from children to adults. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the world to be utterly thrilling... This is a brilliant first book in a trilogy and I am very excited to see where the story is headed Lost in a Daydream (blog) This is a suspenseful and thrilling fantasy that is sure to engage all those fantasy fans Outside in World
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About Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the highly acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy, Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord and numerous other children's novels and picture books. Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, she worked as a social worker for a few years before turning first to illustration and then to writing. Her books have now sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 37 languages.
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19,358 ratings
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4 35% (6,761)
3 27% (5,214)
2 9% (1,694)
1 3% (514)
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