This book is beautifully produced and fast-paced and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The story starts off in a wonderful way, dragging you right into the adventure.
A delightfully inventive book that doffs its cap to a couple of famous fantasy writers by inviting them to join in on the adventure!
The twins and I just finished this incredible book this week and WOW. It's a fantasy adventure in the ilk of Lewis and Tolkien - and, set in the early 1950s, actually features these characters, along with Dorothy L Sayers. Everett and Bea's dad mysteriously disappears on his way back from a week-long work trip to Scotland. Convinced he's still alive, the pair embark a thrilling and dangerous journey to find him, discovering the magic power of Ink as they go. With Christian allegory galore, a plot which twists and turns, a range of eccentric and endearing characters (as well as the fabulously evil blotters who are set to close down the final Inkwell and thus destroy creativity and beauty forever), this is an all-round great read for 8-12s. Highly recommended.