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The Book of Koli

The Book of Koli

‘THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK. GRIPPING, ENGAGING . . . I CAN’T RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY ENOUGH’ Seanan McGuire

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

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.

‘ENTHRALLING . . . KOLI EMBARKS UPON A JOURNEY AS PERILOUS AS IT IS ENLIGHTENING’ Guardian

‘A CAPTIVATING START TO WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN EPIC POST-APOCALYPTIC FABLE’ Kirkus

‘AN INGENIOUS, DIZZILY PROVOCATIVE NOVEL’ Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author

‘THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND DEEPLY ENGAGING’ C. A. Fletcher, author of A Boy And His Dog at the End of the World

‘ASTONISHING STORYTELLING POWER WITH PLAINSPOKEN LANGUAGE, HEARTBREAKING CHOICES, AND SINCERITY LIKE AN ARROW TO THE HEART’ Locus

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

On Sale: 16th April 2020

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9780356509549

Reviews

Narrator Koli's inquisitive mind and kind heart make him the perfect guide to Carey's immersive, impeccably rendered world . . . 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
This is 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
Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane
Lauren Beukes
Koli embarks on a journey as perilous as it is enlightening . . . Enthralling
GUARDIAN
Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human...as fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel
Joss Whedon on THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one
No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole on THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
Vividly memorable and unexpectedly poignant
METRO on THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
A refreshing, delightfully entertaining, and thought-provoking post-apocalyptic novel
FANTASY HIVE
The Book of Koli is one of my favorite books of the year . . . M.R. Carey has made a fan for life out of me. I recommend this book for all fantasy readers, and for anyone who is looking for a story that is different and engaging
FANFIADDICT
Readers who are already fans of M.R. Carey will not want to miss this, and new readers should take heed: this book might turn you into a fan as well. Highly recommended!
BOOKS, BONES AND BUFFY
The first part of the Rampart Trilogy is an easy read, and an absorbing one, and while it feels sufficiently self-contained, it also leaves you eager to find out what happens next
SFX
Told in an enchanting, confessional first-person, we're with Koli all the way, from the stifling security of village life into the direst peril
DAILY MAIL
Mike Carey has always been brilliant, but THE BOOK OF KOLI is next-level. He packs more pure invention into this book than most authors achieve in a dozen. Harrowing adventure, post-post-apocalyptic drama, and Black Mirror genius. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Christopher Golden, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
Deeply humanistic, and full of lush characterization and worldbuilding...M.R. Carey hefts astonishing storytelling power with plainspoken language, heartbreaking choices, and sincerity like an arrow to the heart. The Book of Koli is one of the best books I expect to read this year
LOCUS
Carey is a writer with big ideas at the heart of his fable-esque storytelling
SCIFINOW
I inhaled THE BOOK OF KOLI in record time. It's the best thing I've read in a long time. I loved it!"
Joanne Harris