Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday (28)--Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Release Date: February 23, 2010 from Dial
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 read about this book on The Compulsive Reader's site. It was part of a list of upcoming Penguin titles. I think it looks fantastic and it's already available in the UK, so I might just have to order it from Amazon UK. The picture is actually the UK cover, since I can't find the US cover anywhere. I'm really looking forward to a lot of Penguin's future titles, so head over to her blog and check them out.
Can't wait to see what everyone else is waiting for this week!!