Third and last book of the triology. The world is now the ink universe, created by Fenoglio in his book - but this story has escaped the hands of its writer, and has taken on a life of its own. The big problem that arises for everyone is this: return to the previous life, or remain in the ink world, which has now become a true reality? Mortimer identifies himself more and more with Gaius, a good thief who helps and the poor and destitute. Meggie falls in love with one of the boys in this world, and how can she leave him? Only the mother, Resa, tries desperately to return the family back to their real home, but Mo-Gaio does not accept to abandon the widows and children to their fate, and tries to save everyone.
In the midst of so many misfortunes, Fenoglio is writing appendices to his book, trying to solve some desperate situations; however, he is not the only one to read the magic words, and the results obtained are not precisely the expected ... The suspense is kept until the end of the book, which is a good conclusion to the triology.