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ICO 霧の城Mmaker Guillemo del Toro Hellboy Pan's Labyrinth called a masterpiece Japan's leading fantasist Miyuki Miyabe has crafted a tale of magic loss and love that will never be forgotte. When Miyuki Miyabe comes to ICO she writes a world she has made her own As she states in “Preface” given “free reign with the story and world found in the game” by the producers and creators she found her “own path through the tale” She uses and develops elements and characters but “the order of events the solutions to puzzles even the layout of the castle have changed” The designated status as novelization honors the originators of her inspiration but make no mistake that Miyabe lends the story a heart and a craftsmanship that is all her ownA story of an unknown place Told in an unknown age epigraphThe time had come for Toksa Village to offer its sacrifice to the Castle in the Mist It had been their misfortune to have a horned child born into their midst years earlier “The loom had fallen silent” the first line of the story reads The silence of it is noticeable to the elder of the village even as the darkness in the tone of Miyabe’s tale begins to settle This is no story of a people fully convinced in a duty that was established many long years before A terrible fear is made apparent even as the reasons why they should fear are not The Castle is a bogeyman in a lot of ways a scary unknown that lingers in the customs and lore of the villagers Even as Miyabe crafts a world with enviable fluidity she infuses the story with a simultaneity of dread and eagerness for that unknown the Castle in the MistI adore the sort of tale that throws you straight in and erects the world around you as the world itself continues forward in its dilemma Miyabe moves through characters and time with an organic sense of story establishing the mystery the rest of the books sets out to uncover What is the Castle in the Mist and why does it demand a sacrifice And what role does Ico really play in a story so steeped in religious and magical aspectIco born of a normal village household differs from the others of Toksa in than existence of his horns he does not fall ill heals uickly is fast and strong and agile He is considered soulless as if it already belongs to a god yet is depicted clearer of heart Ico is sweet without being cloying A good hero who in his youth loves and is loved; which makes the loom cease beneath the hands of a distraught foster mother; which makes an eager friend Toto become one of the better story devices I’ve seenMiyabe is very skilled at setting up plausible situations for later Knowing that ICO finds inspiration from a video game it was difficult to read this without having aspects of a game in mind and so I read many instances as if they were a game world’s tutorials A situation metexplored on an easier level so as to be ready when things become increasingly difficult and Miyabe does take the ICO to some very tricky levels She diligently avoids misuse of myth or mysticism for the sake of ease She puts the solutions herein we just have to recognize them just as Ico mustFrom the very beginning clear notions and directives on right and wrong become confused; the popular logic subverted with Toto and our first taste of real destiny And we could expect nothing else as Miyabe seats her novel in a sign of a rebellious spirit written into the very first sentence I’m out of my depth with Japanese myth perspectives but Ico undermines the traditional image of a horned character for western cultural readers ICO moves on to muddy the absolutism of Light and Dark And relationships are not left to the skeletal forms of world constructed expectation Perhaps the true distress experienced in the novel is deciding which positionperspective to support—in this we have plenty of avatars at our disposalIco dreams of her before he happens upon her the girl in the iron birdcage our deuteragonist He is enthralled taken with the desire to rescue her even as he doesn’t understand her or the troubles she will cause him She is like a key unwittingly sharing her memories with him able to open closed pathways She is called Yorda Like the game the shades are determined to recapture her and Ico has to mind the fragile figure of her; which is a bit frustrating Already ICO tests and will continue to test the pacing with it topographical challenges as Ico traverses the labyrinthine Castle True to gaming form there are puzzles and even tasks in the novel’s uesting And true to said form ICO is building notions into the greater structure of the story The Castle and her contents becomes a character though hardly illuminated and progressively sinister in both its revelations and obfuscations Yorda is much the same in characterizationI was invested in the read by the arrival of “Chapter 3 The Cage of Time” but I’m pretty sure I held my breath many times after—I think it helps me read faster We move to Yorda’s point of view and the doll like figure wakes Miyabe overlays seuences with a deft pen That organic movement in time and story returns to focus and we are given new fascinations in Yorda her parents and Ozuma to name a few Yorda was a puzzle before but what the hellMiyabe makes Yorda make sense She is the maiden to her witch mother That she is beautiful creates an allure that is not necessarily typical She captivates and it is an understated power Where her mother holds power by inciting fear Yorda wields a vulnerability that one wants to exploit or rescue but always underestimates Yorda is a play on how we perceive the vulnerable and how we mistake the interchange of beautiful lithe female as delicate versus the psychological complexities of her situation as Yorda She is claimed by both her father’s and mother’s blood; one Light goodness and the other Dark destruction And when she is good she is destructive Yorda’s dilemma is rich and wrenching potential spoiler It is vital for Yorda to be her father’s daughter because that means she has an option to be someone other than her mother Yet in order to be good does she not need to be the loving aka dutiful daughter to her mother Can she still be good if she had not failed to destroy her mother spoiler end Ozuma Ico’s horned ancestor is also a story who is rich and wrenching And the ueenif only she were not the only villain but as the primary sense of torment she gave me the chills The ueen is as effective in inflicting wounds with truth as she is with lies Everything about and within the Castle is her descriptor as intended but with perhaps attention than we spare; especially when we find ourselves not ascribing upon her as much detail as we could the Tower of the Wind for one oh the symbolism the attributions and the implications As it is she appears truly unstoppableSo many great heroes came before Ico with power outside of luck foreknowledge beyond wits and yet it is Ico who would be great When Ozuma talks about the horned ones their creator and purpose we are deeply saddened by the sacrificial system but we are also offered hope Ico is perceptive and self determining those are his most rewardingrewarded traits; telling for a novel investigating the systems of control and those who dare push against their boundaries let alone break free of themrecommendations ICO intends to induce horror in various fashions so I’d recomment 13up with the understanding that this is not just a book for teens or young adults; in fact some of the depth of the morality uestions may not ping with too young readers For those who love good fantasy dark lore adventure andor gaming sensibilitiesof note Ursula K LeGuin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” came swiftly to mind with ICO and it never really left me; in a nice way The cover of the edition I read is the same cover used for the PS2 game for European and Japanese distribution “painted by director Fumito Ueda and inspired by Giorgio de Chirico’s The Nostalgia of the Infinite” wikipedia “Ico“ The second image is a 2008 reprinting poster of an edition cover illustrated by neonvisionI skimmed a google search yield of Oni L omphaloskepsis

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Rda imprisoned in its halls Alone they will die but together Ico and Yorda might just be able to defy their destinies and escape the magic of the castleBased on the video game fil. Hands down the best video game novelization I have ever encountered Really tempted to give it a five star but I try to reserve that for works that alter my perceptions or strike me in a really profound wayHaving never played the actual game I can't attest to the similarities or the connections between the two The novel focuses primarily on a young boy who is sent as a sacrifice to a castle surrounded in mist There is a great deal of mystery and a plethora of unknowns working behind the curtain that will keep a reader turning pages through to the end What's up with the boy's horns What's up with the castle Why so much fear and the sacrifices These are answered and even followed by mystery and uestions but all revealed by the end with excellent pacing and positioningThis book was written in Japanese and translated into English but I found no difficulty or detected no struggle in the transition process The prose felt very clean and even soothing in its relative simplicity The perspective shifts that occur at times might feel a little shocking or entirely unwanted at the moment but really feel necessary as the story unfoldsHighly enjoyable simple enough that anyone who can handle some mild emotional waves andor a touch of violence and death can enjoy it and fresh in a very cliche atmosphere4 stars Fun Relaxing and Memorable

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ICO 霧の城 Free read ´ 106 Ï ✸ [PDF] ✈ ICO 霧の城 By Miyuki Miyabe ✴ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk When a boy named Ico grows long curved horns overnight his fate has been sealed he is to be sacrificed in the Castle in the Mist But in the castle Ico meets a young girl named Yorda imprisoned in its When a boy named Ico grWhen a boy named Ico grows long curved horns overnight his fate has been sealed he is to be sacrificed in the Castle in the Mist But in the castle Ico meets a young girl named Yo. This book is oddIt's not the video game plus dialogue and character development minus parts that are fun to play but would be boring to read It's a retelling of the story The first chapter is Ico's back story which is fine but drags on a bit too long In the second chapter it starts getting really strange because the author starts going through the story almost exactly the way the game happens I could actually imagine her playing the game with her laptop by her side writing as she playedThen we slip into Yorda's perspective and we get her back story which I didn't care for I have to admit during this chapter I felt like the book was fan fiction that I could read online for free After the second chapter the book doesn't really get back on track with the game's story line until the very end at which point I had really lost interestIt's impossible to read the book and not compare it to the game Part of what makes the game so interesting is that you don't understand what's going on with Yorda You feel a bond between Ico and Yorda that the two character's lack the ability to express with wordsview spoiler The biggest disappointment for me was that the book ended right where the game ends Ico and Yorda are sitting on a beach with nothing in sight I really wanted to read a little of what someone thought would happen after that Would Ico bring Yorda back to the village with him Would he even go back to the village hide spoiler