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  • Language: Français
  • ISBN-13: 9782266177931
  • ISBN: 2266177931

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  • Incarceron
    From Amazon

    It was a good and exciting book.Hard to put down once you got in to it.I can't wait for book 2.I hope it's as good as the frist.

  • Oh, Sapphique!! I need you! Come to mama....
    From Amazon

    Wow! What a hot mess this book was... and I mean that in a good way. Catherine Fisher has quite an imagination on her. This is the story of Claudia and Finn and how their worlds collide. Incarceron - a prison created to house outcasts, thieves, lowlifes, scum, in other words, the undersirables. It was a means to an end - they needed a place to house the overpopulation from their prisons and they came up with Incarceron. A prison that could not only house their criminals - with no entrance nor a way to escape, its location is unknown - but it is said to be a perfect world. Talk about a bad idea... It's been centuries since the prison's doors were sealed and with the prison having a mind of its own, it has become vengeful, jaded and torments its inhabitants with its ever-seeing, all-knowing eyes. The prisoners are not living together in perfect harmony - their lives are horrible and gruesome. The things they must do to survive alone are unimagineable. Those who live in the prison dream of the world Outside - although they really don't know if there is an "outside". All they know is that Sapphique - one of the prisoner's escaped and with this tale of Sapphique's perilous journey, they find hope. Finn is one of these prisoners. Imagine a futuristic world run by computers and technology but whose residents live their lives as if it were the 17th century. Yep. This "protocol" is overlooked by certain peers of the higher society, but most of the people live under these guidelines. Claudia - the warden of Incarceron's daughter - lives under such protocol. Although she is free and on the "outside" she feels that she is prisoner to her father's whims. At seventeen, she is the perfect age to wed her betrothed, the annoying, immature and utterly spoiled, Prince Caspar. And although she is dreading the day of her nuptials, the warden and the Queen, have both moved up the date and she has no choice but to go along with their plans. When both Finn and Claudia come across a glass key, whose powers can be nothing less than magical, they find a window into each other's world and are soon caught up in something much more dangerous then either imagined. This was one of the better fantasy/sci fi books I have recently read. I'm not sure if I would classify it fantasy/sci fi as much as I would say steampunk. I have to say it did start a bit bumpy for me. The first hundred or so pages were sort of slow moving - although I must say that I did enjoy how we first meet Finn. With alternating chapters between both main characters, we get Claudia's chapters which are deliciously full of political intrigue and all sorts of conniving and backstabbing going on; to Finn's chapters which are full of all the adventure, challenges, and monsters you could want. Although very engrossing, I found this novel to be extremely complex with multiple storylines occurring simultaneously. I enjoyed the basic plot, the world-building was amazing (although I wasn't able to visualize it at all times) and although it had a rough start (for me), it did pick up and it never lost track again jumping from one adventure to the next. I think this would make a great movie and one I would love to see if nothing else than to visualize some of the landscapes described while in Incarceron. I also really became fond of not just the two main characters, but Attia, Keiro, Jared, the warden and even the infamous Sapphique. I will say there are a lot of questions that were left unanswered but hopefully nothing that won't be answered in the sequel aptly titled, Sapphique. All in all, this was an excellent story - one that lovers of the genre will not only devour but will be left pining for more.

  • An Intriguing Story Written Too Hastily
    From Amazon

    From time to time I enjoy giving the gift of a read-aloud. My significant other and I curl up and delve into a book; I read while she listens. It is a wonderful practice that, as a writer myself recognizes, should be performed by the author before calling it a day. To find myself stumbling over her sentences time and again, and to read words like acid(ly) dozens of times (how many things can be like acid? Fire burns too, so does extreme cold...) takes away from the story buried inside. Catherine Fisher has a wonderful story in Incarceron, yet she does it a disservice. We find the journey of Sapphique, which is heralded as long as arduous, revisited by a group of prisoners who seem to skip along it, despite the adventure taking hundreds of pages to accomplish. While I understand that Protocol, the law of the land enforced strictly on Claudia's (the princess in need of rescuing) side prevents action, it left the prison world as a place to explore the alternative to pent up energy. Instead, Fisher leaves us trudging along and skipping vast amounts of Incarceron's landscape, randomly interspersing it with brief interactions with the prison. To say I didn't enjoy the book would be a lie; my girlfriend and I always found time to sit down and read it and at times Fisher builds the tension really well. The problem is, somewhere along the way the editors just pushed this book through without reading it. There is a lot of useless fluff, redundant word choice (which Fisher tried to mask by reaching into the depths of her brain/thesaurus to litter her text with "big" words, much the way pseudo intellectuals do), and poor imagery. Would I recommend this book? Possibly. It depends on the readers willingness to forgive the author her slips. If you read for language, as I tend to, you will find this book grating at every turn. If you read for a fun story, well, Incarceron has one in there. It will just require some digging. That said, I will likely read the sequel but only because the ending was disappointingly abrupt and I really did enjoy the story.

  • Proof that there are other stories to be told
    From Amazon

    "Incarceron" is a 'new' kind of fantasy - one without wizards or witches or vampires. It's a pleasant reminder that there are other tales to be told. It is a tale of a world with a corrupt queen and a prison so intelligent it cannot be controlled. The first dip into the story is a submersion into the life within the prison - one of the kinds of lives. Nothing is ever fully explained - only slowly revealed as the story progresses. There is great character development - betrayals are hinted in a way that the reader distrusts characters like the protagonist does (or rather naively does not, but should). The story flips between the two worlds of the prison and of the world outside the prison, and the reader learns of the history that created it and is stunned by the plots twists not hinted. The hardcover version is aesthetic, with illustrations that match the hidden highly technological world within the story. The reader learns that the prison is a world onto itself with its different peoples and groups as is the Outside, a highly technologically advanced world that has been stopped in time in what could be the 1700s in Europe if not for the hidden devices used by the people against Era Protocol. If there were any flaws with the story, it would be how Claudia and Finn always seemed to be able to initiate a conversation with each other without catching the other at an inopportune time. It is improbable that they could have always been free to communicate when the other was available. Also, while reading, I kept wondering how the legend of Sapphique was ever passed along in the prison if Sapphique escaped to Outside. How did anyone know the tale when there could have not been anyone to know what had happened?

  • An Unforgettable classic!
    From Amazon

    Incarceron is a prison. It is the largest prison to ever exist. Civilizations have grown inside of it, people wandering, building cities, but all under Incarceron's watchful eye. Incarceron is alive. Finn is a prisoner and a starseer. During fits of illness, he sees bouts of a past he doesn't remember, as well as Sapphique, the legend of hope to whom every prisoner looks. Finn, however feels there is no hope. None at all. Until he finds the Key. It is something he remembers from a long time ago, from that same past that torments him. Claudia is in the Outside, and she is destined to be queen. But however magnificent her father makes it out to be, she doesn't want the title; not after what happened to Prince Giles, her first fiance. She starts to wonder, based off a few clues, if Giles was actually killed, like the Queen and the court said. And then she finds the Key... I love it when I pick up a book and just know it's going to be a good one. While I didn't "pick this one up" in a literal sense, when I found it on Amazon, I just knew I was going to love it. I was right. For one, Incarceron is expertly written and crafted, from first page to last. Each character displayed Fisher's amazing ability to give life to the story, with their individual strengths and weeknesses that make them human. (My favorite character was Jared... He's one of those characters you wish you could meet.) On word I could use to describe this book would be: smooth. There are no breaks in the story, where you wonder when it will pick up again. This leaves me with only one more thing to say: When the sequal, Sapphique, comes out later this year, I'm going to buy it. Because I know I will enjoy it. (I feel obligated to say that while this is a very clean book, one of the more rough characters hates one of the female characters and calls her a "little b**ch". It is repeated five times over the course of 450 pages.) yearningtoread on blogspot

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