The Inkworld trilogy (German: Tintenwelt-Trilogie), often referred to as the Inkheart trilogy, is a young adult fantasy series written by Cornelia Funke.

Inkheart Trilogy Scholastic paperback box set.

Publishers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Editions and cover arts

The following is an incomplete list of publishers of the books from all over the world.

Titles of the series[edit | edit source]

The trilogy[edit | edit source]

  1. Inkheart
  2. Inkspell
  3. Inkdeath

Complementary works[edit | edit source]

Can you tell us a bit more about the connection between Inkworld and MirrorWorld ... will this connection be explored more fully in future apps and/or books?

When I started my encyclopedia for MirrorWorld, creating A4 notebooks with quotes, images, etc about all my creatures, characters, locations etc to not get lost in this ever growing world, I noticed creatures and motifs that reminded me very much of Inkworld. 'Of course!' I said to myself. ‘It IS the same world, just 600 years earlier!’ And Fenoglio's word-controlled domain is just a small region in Northern Italy. There are very different rules and powers once you leave that region - the rules I observed in MirrorWorld.

I wrote three short stories (which are already published in German and Italian) about this connection:

  1. How a book bound in silver brought the Silvertongues to our world (which was created by Alder Elves).
  2. How Orpheus realises that Fenoglio's power exists only in a certain region and that outside of it he can gain power in very different ways.
  3. How Fenoglio learns that Orpheus is still alive and sending his glass man out as a spy.

Mirada and I plan to explore this in another app that focuses on Inkworld next year.

I also start using motifs from my other books behind the Mirror: the carousel from Thieflord was mentioned in Fearless, there are connections to Dragonrider and I think I know where Dustfinger lives in MirrorWorld and what he calls himself :)

Cornelia Funke explaining the relationships between two worlds.[1]

Audiobook editions[edit | edit source]

  • All three books of the trilogy have one English audiobook version published by Random House; all of them told by different readers: Lynn Redgrave, Brendan Fraser, and Allan Corduner respectively.
  • All three books of the trilogy has a consistent German audiobook version published by Jumbo-Verlag, all read by Rainer Strecker.

Adaptations[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The trilogy is also known as Ink-Trilogy[5], Ink Trilogy[5], and Inkbooks[citation needed] in English.
  • According to Cornelia Funke,[6] she had a hand in the process and close collaboration with the translator of the trilogy, Anthea Bell, during the process of translating the trilogy from German to English. Bell would ask detailed questions via email, sometimes so detailed that let Funke see her story even clearer.

References[edit | edit source]

Cornelia Funk's Inkworld Trilogy
Inkheart book reference quotes radio play film film soundtrack game
Inkspell book reference quotes radio play - - -
Inkdeath book reference quotes radio play - - -
Other written works (not all by Funke) Other canon
Inkheart Movie: Novelization Cornelia Funke - The Official Website -
Inkheart Movie: Storybook MirrorWorld by Cornelia Funke App
Inkheart Movie: Reader, Farid's Story The Color of Revenge
Cornelia Funke: Inkheart, Wild Chicks and Ghosthunters: the Fantastical Visual Worlds from the Early Children's Books to Reckless
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