ICO: Castle in the Mist and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 0.34 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading ICO: Castle in the Mist on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

ICO: Castle in the Mist (Haikasoru) [Paperback]

Miyuki Miyabe
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
RRP: 9.99
Price: 7.49 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 2.50 (25%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 30 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 3.63  
Paperback 7.49  
Trade In this Item for up to 0.34
Trade in ICO: Castle in the Mist (Haikasoru) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.34, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

15 Sep 2011 Haikasoru
The Castle of the Mist calls for a sacrifice: a horned child, born once a generation. When, on a single night in his thirteenth year, Ico's horns grew long and curved, he knew his time had come. But why does the Castle of the Mist demnd this offering, andcan the castle keep Ico's destiny from intertwining with that of the girl imprisioned within his walls?

Frequently Bought Together

ICO: Castle in the Mist (Haikasoru) + Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
Price For Both: 19.48

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media (15 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421540630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421540634
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 287,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Miyuki Miyabe's first novel was published in 1987. Since that time, she has become one of Japan's most popular and bestselling authors. In addition to her Fantasy novels for Young Adults, Miyabe has written several crime novels, the most recent of which to be translated into English is The Devil's Whisper.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Boy meets Girl 29 April 2012
By tallpete33 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Ico will no doubt always have a spot in my top 5 video games as it is truly something special. Emotive, classy, beautifully rendered, minimalist and let's not forget a lot of fun too. The author of this novel certainly thought so too as she wrote her own take on it here and when I heard of it I had to buy it for myself and my daughter.

The game itself is basically a young boy and his struggle to escape from the mysterious castle where he is imprisoned for being a boy born with horns. Miyuki Miyabe seeks to fill in the back story and does so quite well but at time embellishes a little too much. However as the game story is quite minimal as mentioned, this is understandable and walkthroughs do not make a riveting read.

Highlights of the book include Ico's pre-castle life where "the Sacrifice" (himself) was informed of his fate and how his young friend Toto tries to help. As the story progresses we are told of Yorda's history and how she is intrinsically linked to the timeless castle and why her mother won't let her leave. The castle now with it's stone inhabitants was once a joyous and peaceful place until the dark God did a deal with the queen. At times it is slightly surreal and a bit confusing to be honest but the ending pulls the heartstrings as much if not more than the game.

Would I recommend, it yes and no. Sometimes, a story does not need to be told and a big part of the charm and attraction of Ico was the intriguing plot. The unforgettable opening sequence shows him carried on horseback to the castle before being imprisoned and left alone there. His escape and subsequent bonding with the spirit-like Yorda is the stuff of gaming legend that doesn't necessarily have to be explained, just experienced.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful complement to Ico the game 4 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a great find! A lot of the content mirrors the way Ico plays as a videogame, but it adds some interesting backstory and character development as imagined by the author. The translation works well to make for a fun read - I was surprised by how many surprises the book gave me. I'd strongly recommend playing the game first if that is your thing; you won't spoil the game by reading the book first, but you may regret not coming across the spectacles in-game for yourself first. Overall, a lovely treat for any fan of Ico.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good story- but not Ico 3 April 2013
Format:Paperback
At the beginning Miyuki warns us anticipating readers that is not a cheat book or a guide- much to my disappointment, I jumped in with an open mind and was indeed- pleasantly surprises.

Team Ico was clever at not giving us any back story as to why kids ago grew horns were sacrificed to The Castle In the Mist, which added mystery to the game with lots of un answered questions and many possibilities to what Ico's and Yorda's future would be.

So in this book- the story took place after Ico is born with the curse, now im not going to say much more about the big WHY, since that would be a huge spoiler.

Miyuki also adds more history to the castle itself, before the castle was cursed and when dwellers were living there - it is apparent there is more of a sad story between Yorda and a man she once knew, Miyuki introduced lots of new characters to the book that are not related to the game at all since Team Ico allowed her full rein of the story.
However most of the dialogue and description of Ico's surroundings are accurate, so it wasn't a total disaster, bearing in mind the author is in no way any part of the games developemeant at all.

It was fascinating reading a story about s game I have such good memories over these few years of my childhood and to get more close with the characters and feel more for them.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent companion for the game 11 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Honestly, I do think you must have played the game to read this book. The game is so emotive and visually stunning and without that mental image provided to you it would be a little more difficult to imagine the settings. It provides a lovely, well constructed back-story for the characters and for the castle which the book is named after, and was a thoroughly enjoyable read. At some points the narrative went on a tangent and it can become a little boring at times but it does not disrupt the flow of the story too much.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Yorda 22 Mar 2014
By Keith
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love the ico game and have completed it so many times so finding a book to accompanying it thrilled me, looking forward to reading about castle in the mist and the horned sacrifices.It's not a walk through guide but offers a background or ideas behind the game itself
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Release date 0 5 Aug 2011
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback