The cover of the first book, Incarceron.
Incarceron Hardcover Cover


Catherine Fisher

Release Date:

January 26, 2010



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Official Bio From The BookEdit

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells and corridors, but metal forests, dilapidated cities, and wilderness. It has been sealed for centuries, and only one man has ever escaped. Finn has always been a prisoner here. Although he has no memory of his childhood, he is sure he came from Outside. His link to the Outside, his chance to break free, is Claudia, the warden's daughter, herself determined to escape an arranged marriage. They are up against impossible odds, but one thing looms above all: Incarceron itself is alive . . .


Seventeen-year-old Finn is convinced he doesn't belong in Incarceron, the endless nightmare of a prison. Created hundreds of years ago by the wise council of the Sapienti, Incarceron is unlike any prison ever constructed. Prisoners do not just live in cells but also the world that is Incarceron. This includes rundown cities, unbridled wilderness, deep chasms and the unknown. According to legend, only one man has ever escaped to the “Outside”: the mysterious Sapphique. Finn plans on following in Sapphique’s footsteps, but a few obstacles stand in his way, one of which is the person who overlooks Incarceron: the Warden.

The PrisonEdit

Incarceron is a living prison created by a past king. The king had made it to be a paradise from their collasped world, but in time it created its own agenda, turning itself into a living hell. Metal forests, circuitry animals, black skies, and red Eyes. The Eyes watch the Prisoners closely, waiting for a time to torment its captive audience. Animals that are more machine than meat. Forests that will shred you to bloody bits in seconds. Where Escape is futile, the Stars are sacred.