Rune and Flash

Rune and Flash: Inside the Dream Prison is an intense and exciting read. This mind-bending sci-fi story follows Markla Flash, a sixteen-year-old who’s been sentenced to 1,000 nightmares in prison after a murder conviction. When Rune, her best friend, promises to help her escape, he quickly gets involved in another level of society, where dreams are created for the purpose of inflicting pain, punishment, and pleasure.

Joe Canzano’s imaginative story turns nightmares into tools. He’s created an intriguing dystopian world where people face the devastation of a thousand nightmares that are more realistic than life. I’m not sure I could endure the pain of them all.

While Rune is determined to rescue his friend Markla, he is offered a scholarship to write nightmares. This clash in technological perspectives can easily tear them apart or give them one of the biggest challenges to overcome together. In this way the author gives layers to his story. These nightmares are not just abstract ideas, they’re fully realized and that grounds this otherwise fantastic story and makes it all feel real.

While Markla and Rune share a strong bond, they come from very different backgrounds. Rune’s family is heavily involved in law enforcement and technology. Markla was raised in a poverty-stricken community, facing many obstacles just to survive. I enjoy the way the author crafts his characters. Slow and methodical and deep. They feel like real people because of the subtle details that are scattered throughout the story.

Life becomes more intense when Markla joins a secret organization that is determined to take down the government. Despite their opposite lives, the two friends develop a strong relationship, but they must decide their fate as they struggle to survive in a nightmarish dystopian world.

Joe Canzano’s Rune and Flash: Inside the Dream Prison is a riveting dystopian thriller with an inherent sense of adventure. I reveled in this dark futuristic world because of the exciting balance between creativity and psychological terror. With an inventive story-line, a detailed world and captivating characters, this is a science fiction story that is fun to visualize and immensely entertaining to read.

Pages: 315 | ASIN: B0B1CGJ9S6

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