This book was alright. At first I was majorly confused as to what was going on, but I was soon able to piece together the story and try to understand the past and inner workings of what was happening.
You can tell a great deal has been skipped over and is probably worth a great deal of story itself by what happens in between chapter 1 and 2.
From what can be managed, the story is a wonderful work of art on Funke's part, it really draws in memory from your own childhood and twists it into dark and bleak ways of almost disturbing proportions.
The characters in the story are wonderful, not as much so as in the "Inkworld Series", but still a delight to marvel with. Some of the further characters make it all very complex and a lot of thinking is required to get what is happening and who is who and what their role is, but in the end, it all makes some sense and the reader can journey the story with only mild wounds.
I say that in any way the readers of this review take it. I found the story quite vivid and drawing, the book may suck you right in!
What's nice, is that this is the first of a series, and I look forward to see what further adventure does or does not happen with Jacob and William Reckless....Continua