Can Love Save Jacob Reckless? Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He’s tried everything to shake the fairy curse that traded his life for his brother’s - legends like the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished.
After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys to Mirrorland one last time to deliver the bad news to Fox. But there they hear of one last possibility. An item so legendary that not even MirrorWorlders believe it exists. A crossbow that could kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. To find it, Jacob is going to have to beat out a Goyl treasure hunter who is also searching for the prized crossbow— and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him."
Jacob's second adventure is told, and this time I had travelled so far beyond the mirror, that I almost didn't find back. I travelled with mermen, Bluebeards and princes, by train and ship, on horseback and by uncomfortable coaches. I looked into Fox' past and I felt Jacob's mortal fear. I met false witches, a blacksmith with a golden foot, a Goyl with onyx skin... and I miss all that so very much, so that I am now reading Russian fairy tales to continue my journey with book III. Who knows how many books this story will fill in the end. It keeps its secrets safe as the treasures that Jacob is searching for! I can't wait to disclose them all. Jacob is smiling. Needless to say! He knows what I am talking about...
Age 14 + • Published 2013 • 424 pages • Breathing BooksExtract
Voices behind the mirror
In June 2010, Rainer Strecker and the publishing company Oetinger recorded Cornelia’s new novel Reckless at a studio in Hamburg.Read more
Cornelia's MirrorWorld App
On 17 April 2013, Cornelia published her very first app. Especially for MirrorWorld she wrote 16 new stories from the world behind the mirror, which reveal quite a few things that Reckless and Fearless kept quiet about.Read more
Reckless - Curtains up for Jacob and Will
Playwright and dramaturg Robert Koall had been busy as a bee. Cornelia's new novel Reckless had just been published and we could already look forward to its stage adaptation. In October and November 2010, Reckless was premiered on the theatre stages in Dresden and Hamburg.Read more