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Review and Summary of Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Novel Sapphique

Sapphique is penned down by a Welsh eminent writer Catherine Fisher. She is a children’s novelist and also a great poet. Sapphique presents an excellent fantasy and science fiction novel. This is the second and the last book of the Incarceron series.

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Author: Catherine fisher

Genres: Young adult fantasy, science fiction

Pages: 480

Good reads rating: 3.7 of 5

My Ratings: 7.1 of 10

Language: English

Published: September 18, 2008

Published by: Hodder & Stoughton (UK)

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Review and Summary of Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Novel Sapphique

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***


Sapphique is the name of a legendary prisoner who escapes the prison. In this book, the author follows the journey of freedom of prisoners of Incarceron. The story describes two worlds, The Realm, and The Incarceron. The two worlds divided by a door consist of The Portal and can be opened by a Sapphique only.

The story starts with three friends Attia, Keiro, and Finn. However, only Finn escapes the Incarceron and became the second person to achieve this success. He promised his friends that he will return to free them and will open the portal so that people of both worlds can come and go as they want. Having faith in him, Attia and Keiro attempt to escape on their own until his return. So they started walking along their path. In the journey following the leads of Sapphique Attia finds out that Rix, the dark enchanter, and a magician has a glove of Sapphique that can open the portal, so she joins him. But in the way, they experienced an attack, and she took the glove from Rix and left him to die. She then meets Keiro and they both join hands.

On the other hand, Finn, who had reached the realm, finds out that he is Prince Giles, the heir of the realm but unluckily he has no memory of his royalty before Incarceron. Queen Sia and her son Caspar are ruling the realm. The realm seems to have some laws known as Protocols. Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron and who’s intended to marry Prince Giles with her tutor Jared, wants Finn to take over the throne and put an end to Queen’s evil Protocols. They work to fix the portal so she can meet her father and to free Keiro and Attia.

Claudia meets Medlicote

Claudia meets Medlicote, her father’s secretary, and finds out that they were a part of the rebel group and will serve Prince Giles in bringing these politics to an end. The court orders a ceremony to announce that Finn is the Prince but interrupted by a boy who pretends to be the Prince too. To find out who the real prince is, they arrange a fight in front of Queen, where the boy answers all the questions. Finn could not answer because of his half-memories, unable to display that he is the Giles.

Later, Claudia and Finn experience an attack while fighting to reach the portal. Jared came forward because he knows more about the portal than both of them. Meanwhile, Attia and Keiro face all the hurdles exposed to a twelve faced beast. While fighting them they run into Rix, who had escaped the death and now wanted to kill Attia. But Keiro stopped him and became inspired because he could say his magical quote. They now grow into companions and these three move forward. They reach a hidden nursery and Jared opens the portal as the true Sapphique.

With the opening of the Portal, all the curtains of the realm fall and everyone saw a broken world, founds that Queen uses technology to keep herself young and after the truth, she returned to her original and died. Later they discover that the boy pretended to be Giles because of the Queen’s conspiracy, and with that Finn became the King. Claudia gets to meet her father and then returned to Finn to help him reclaim the realm the evil Queen Sia destroyed.

Final Say on The Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Novel Sapphique

This novel is another outstanding effort by the author and hence it receives my ratings of 7.1 out of 10. This novel is full of adventure and thriller, attracting the readers to it as this novel gives us the message of firmness, bravery, and dedication. Would I read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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