This is the third and final book in the trilogy by Cornelia Funke. It has also been translated to English from its native German.
Though the first book was decent and the second one even better, I found the third to be quite boring. I did make my way through the entire thing, but I haven't read it again since. It just didn't do much to satisfy me, therefore I don't feel like the series ended on a high note. I feel like I'm in the minority here, though, as I've seen plenty of other reviews online that would strongly disagree with me on this.
This is certainly the darkest book in the trilogy, and there's nothing wrong with being dark -- I enjoy that! -- but for me, this was just morose and bland. If this could be described as a colour, it would be grey, because it's lifeless.
You may want to read it to feel like you've reached some sort of conclusion to the series. Who knows, you may be one of the ones who really enjoys it! But for me, this was a real drag.
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