Two people. Both locked in a world supposed to be “perfect”.
One Key. It’ll unlock all the doors, answer all the secrets…if they figure out how to use it.
Lives. Some will die. Some will escape. Some will find the answers. Others will keep more secrets. And some will be lost forever in the dark depths of…
Recommended Ages: 14 +
This is my kind of book.
One of my favourite parts has to be the technology. And the irony of it. The book is another “perfect society”, where the government has “changed” things to make everything “better”. So change has been abandoned. Everyone is stuck in the 17th century, ignoring all the scientific and technological discoveries man has made. But technology still creeps in. The way the author describes it is astounding! She does it flawlessly, adding computers into a 17th century world without making the reader bat an eyelid or say the dreaded “Huh?!?”.
I did notice a few Lord of the Ring references (though it might just be my imagination). But Attia reminded me of Gollum, and I couldn’t help but think “Eye of Sauron” whenever Incarceron entered the picture. The prison is alive, people! Creepy and weird and strangely right all at once. Incarceron rules itself and sees everything with little cameras, or red eyes. It sees and hears and even communicates.