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
I think if I would’ve started reading this instead of listening to it I would have gotten into it a lot sooner. For some reason the audio just wasn’t doing it for me this time. I couldn’t keep up with the story and had to end up going back and reading stuff to make some of the details clear.
That being said – this book was so different and such a unique story that I loved it. There were some holes in the story that kinda irritated me (little things about how the characters ended up a certain place or how the prison was working/moving) but overall it was a good story with some twists that I didn’t see coming until the very end.
Going back and forth between Claudia and Finn kept the story going and there was sometimes I would rush through ones narrative to find out what happened to the other.
Overall, I really liked this book and I’m interested to see where this series goes and get some of the questions answered. Pick it up!