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The Book of Koli

The Book of Koli

The captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable from one of the most inventive voices in contemporary fictionKirkus

EVERYTHING THAT LIVES HATES US.
WHEN NATURE HAS TURNED AGAINST HUMANITY, WHO WILL SAVE US?

Koli is a boy who is afraid of trees. After the world broke down all the plants were dying, so people made them stronger. Now everyone is afraid of them.

And it’s not just the trees. The animals have turned against us too. Not to mention the Shunned Men, the outcasts outside the village walls.

If Koli can wake the technology of the old world, he thinks he won’t have to be afraid of anything again.

He’s wrong.

From the author of the million-copy bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts comes the start of a captivating new trilogy: the beautiful, haunting tale of a boy struggling to find his place in a world that feels lost, yet achingly familiar . . .
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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

The first volume in Carey's Rampart trilogy is set centuries into a future shaped by war and climate change, where the scant remains of humankind are threatened by genetically modified trees and plants. ... Narrator Koli's inquisitive mind and kind heart make him the perfect guide to Carey's immersive, impeccably rendered world, and his speech and way of life are different enough to imagine the weight of what was lost but still achingly familiar, and as always, Carey leavens his often bleak scenarios with empathy and hope. 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.
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