A thrilling sequel to the formidable Incarceron.
Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro is still inside.
Outside, Claudia insists he must be king, but Finn doubts even his own identity. Is he the lost prince Giles Or are his memories no more than another construct of his imprisonment
And can you be free if your friends are still captive Can you be free if your world is frozen in time Can you be free if you don't even know who you are
Inside Incarceron, has the crazy sorcerer Rix really found the Glove of Sapphique, the only man the Prison ever loved. Sapphique, whose image fires Incarceron with the desire to escape its own nature. If Keiro steals the glove, will he bring destruction to the world
All seeking freedom.
'... stands out above all others. Its imaginative scale and gobsmacking finale make it one of the best fantasy novels written for a long time.' - Times, Amanda Craig
'one of today's best fantasy writers ... a deliciously dark and scary ride.' - Independent
'... imaginative, rich in texture and vividly realised. Catherine Fisher writes with consummate skill and depth of feeling.' - The Bookseller
'One of this year's most striking fantasy novels' - Amanda Craig, The Times
PRAISE FOR THE ORACLE SEQUENCE:
'... a rich, resonant conclusion to the series.' - Booklist - May 06
'Vivid, complicated, and thoroughly engrossing, this fast paced adventure keeps readers avidly turning pages until the majestic conclusion.' - Horn Book Review May/June 06
... an intoxicating world reminiscent of the Arabian Nights. Highly recommended. - The Bookseller
suspense is constantly built ... rattles along at a dizzying pace ... next volume please. - School Librarian
Catherine Fisher is an award-winning fantasy writer and author of the New York Times bestseller Incarceron. The Oracle was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2003, The Conjuror's Game for the Smarties Award, The Snow-Walker's Son for the WH Smith Mind Boggling Award, The Candle Man won the Tir-Na-n'Og Award, and Corbenic was shortlisted. Author of many books for children and two volumes of award-winning poetry, she is particularly well-known in Wales and has been named as the first Welsh Young People's Laureate.