Author(s): Cornelia Funke
Jacob has paid a high price for saving his brother's life: soon the moth on his breast, a sign of the fairies' curse, will unfasten herself to flie back to her mistress, and Jacob will be condemned to death. A race against time begins, as he embarks on a hunt for a dead king's head and his magical weapon, which may be his only hope. Once again Jacob joins forces with the beautiful shape-shifter Fox, who makes him realize that he may be fighting for more than his life...
A wonderful storyteller Sunday Times
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.