Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to
a hidden world through a portal in his father''s abandoned study.
Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of
enchanted items and buried secrets. He''s also made many enemies
and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen
whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.
But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy
strikes when Jacob''s younger brother, Will, follows him through
the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that
is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing
machine, with skin made of stone.
Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a
land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit,
courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark
spell--before it''s too late.
For years, Jacob Reckless has been escaping to another world--a
world behind the mirror, where witches haunt the forests and
fairies and dwarfs roam. A world for treasure hunts and magnificent
quests--but also a world locked in a deadly war.
Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will
follows him, to disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is
quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust
into a race against time to find a cure before one of them is lost
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke
introduces a lush, enchanting landscape of fairy tales and legends
re-imagined as never before. "Reckless" is a thrilling adventure
and a tale of heroism, filled with danger, mystery, and above all,