Wow. What a fantastic book.
Years in the future after technology is far beyond our present day, the leaders of the world declared a simplification of time–Protocol dictated that one era would be chosen and all would have to live and abide by the customs of that era. At the same time, the scientists and leaders created Incarceron, a social experiment to reform all those who were outside of society’s help–criminals, handicapped, mentally challenged etc. All put together in a “prison” that would sustain, regenerate and reform this population. Though guarded by a Warden, no one enters and no one leaves Incarceron–the prison was created to sustain those inside it.
Such a unique combination of medieval and modern, adventure and politics. I wish I had the second book to read now! The reason that this book gets 4/5 stars instead of full marks is because of the predictability of some of the plot points, though they are still great!