Blurb: 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 ... (From Goodreads)
Opening Sentence: "Finn had been flung on his face and chained to the stone slabs of the transitway."
Length: Medium - 442 pages
Notes: Ok, this was one of the best books I have read this year so far. I have to say, I was a little worried in the beginning because I felt totally lost, but once I got a few chapters in, it all started to make sense. This was such a unique plot and the whole book kept me wanting more. I can't wait to continue the series!
Random quote: "Only the man who has known freedom can define his prison."
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