Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Page Count: 458
Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born
A prison meant to be a Paradise that can talk. That is the most exciting book I could have picked up the start of last week. Finally after reading this and my fairytale book I have completed this one.
Finn is one of the main characters and is the "prisoner." He is a starseerer- a person that is a child made of Incarceron. Like the legends of Saphrique- The Nine Fingered-One Finn will find the way out of the prison.
Claudia is the daughter of the Incarceron Warden-the keeper of the key. Claudia is engaged to be married not once but twice because the first man was a boy when he died. This new guy-the brother- is the exact opposite and in now way shape or form did I like him. Claudia is a stubborn girl who watches the manor when her father is away on business.