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The Book of Koli

The Book of Koli

‘Carey writes with compassion and fire – strange and surprising and humane’ Lauren Beukes

‘A captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable’ Kirkus

EVERYTHING THAT LIVES HATES US . . .

Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognisable landscape. A place where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don’t get you, the Shunned men will.

Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don’t venture too far beyond the walls.

He’s wrong.

The Book of Koli begins a breathtakingly original new trilogy set in a strange and deadly world of our own making.

‘[A] beautiful book. Gripping, engaging, and absolutely worth the time it takes to burrow yourself into its reality. I can’t recommend it highly enough’ Seanan McGuire

‘Narrator Koli’s inquisitive mind and kind heart make him the perfect guide to Carey’s immersive, impeccably rendered world’ Kirkus

‘An ingenious, dizzily provocative novel . . . Carey invents a fantastic far-future world, finding humanity in unlikely places’ Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author

Look out for the next novels in the trilogy: THE TRIALS OF KOLI and THE FALL OF KOLI
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 14th April 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356509532

Reviews

Narrator Koli's inquisitive mind and kind heart make him the perfect guide to Carey's immersive, impeccably rendered world . . . Readers will be thrilled to know the next two books will be published in short order. A captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable
KIRKUS
An ingenious, dizzily provocative novel . . . Carey invents a fantastic far-future world, finding humanity in unlikely places
Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author
I loved this. Koli's world is a visionary future where humanity is going backwards at speed. It's a thought-provoking and deeply engaging story and although nature is in revolt against humankind, being a Mike Carey book, it's also profoundly and doggedly humane
C. A. Fletcher, author of A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE WORLD
The cadence and pacing of [Koli's] voice adds a depth and richness to the strange and malevolent world
BOOKLIST
[A] beautiful book. Gripping, engaging, and absolutely worth the time it takes to burrow yourself into its reality. I can't recommend it highly enough
Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant), author of FEED