(Summary) Corbenic By Catherine Fisher


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Paring for a banuet and Cal is their guest of honor During the meal he experiences a disturbing vision but when he is asked to talk about what he has seen he denies it What if he's becoming crazy like his mother When Cal wakes the next morning the elegant castle tu Cal is running away Away from his drunk mother away from the responsibility of caring for her away from the dead end life that s al

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It starts when Cal gets off the train at the wrong stop in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere He's stranded Following a muddy path leads him to a castle that appears to be deserted But inside is Corbenic a magnificent hotel filled with rich people pre I don t think there are many books that rework the Grail story into a modern setting At least I don t remember reading any Fisher s

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Rns out to be nothing than an abandoned ruin But something inside him has changed he now knows he needs to right the wrongs in his life It will be a difficult journey and if Cal achieves his goal it will not be without cost The first step he must return to Corbenic I loved the way the relationship between son and mother is dealt with the son s completely reasonable fear that the mother will rel


10 thoughts on “Corbenic

  1. says:

    I don't think there are many books that rework the Grail story into a modern setting At least I don't remember reading any Fisher's take simply moves the action to the present day leaving many aspects of the Grail legend intact The largest p

  2. says:

    Catherine Fisher has a catalogue of fantasy fiction that explores Greek Egyptian Norse and Celtic mythology in just the half dozen or so volumes I've read so it comes as no surprise to find that Corbenic turns out to be her contribution to Arthurian fantasy The Grail uest is tackled in a way reminiscent of The Owl Service's approach

  3. says:

    Wow This book completely swept me away I was very moved by it It's the third book I've read by Catherine Fisher after Darkhenge and Incarceron and I think it might just be my favorite Fisher deftly retells the Grail legend in a contemporary setting and the results are incredible and unforgettable I love how she uses mythology in such an ambiguous startlingly original way through symbolism and dream like appari

  4. says:

    Dreamlike and surreal this is a novel about the dark tragedy of life and a young man's struggle to overcome it It is a mode

  5. says:

    I've been meaning to read this for a while I did start it and then I stopped and didn't get back to it until today But it's a uick read really I think it took me less than an hour altogether It's a reworking of the story of Percival in a modern setting where you're never uite sure whether it's all delusion or reality or some weird

  6. says:

    Cal is running away Away from his drunk mother away from the responsibility of caring for her away from the dead end life that's all she can offer Then he finds the castle And one night of mystery and mistakes will leave him uncertain where to draw the boundary between what's real and what's not Is he going crazy like his

  7. says:

    I'm not sure why I keep reading Catherine Fisher I can't understand any of her books This is such a confusing story Is Cal crazy is he not What was special about him Why does he have to go on this uest again Why was his mother that way Who exactly are the Company What happens to Trevor and Therese or Shadow Too many uestions not enough answersI finished the book and literally went Huh

  8. says:

    WTF was wrong with this book I mean really I could not understand what the hell was going on Cal was either psychotic or high or dreaming the majority of the time and you couldn't tell what was real and what was in his head It was so freaking

  9. says:

    I loved the way the relationship between son and mother is dealt with the son's completely reasonable fear that the mother w

  10. says:

    I truly am unsure where or why I purchased this book After I started reading it I realized whyit has a tie into King Arthurbut it didn't go where I expected it to go The story had great potential but I feel that it fell sh

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