The Book of Koli - The Rampart Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Book of Koli - The Rampart Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 16/04/2020
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Waterstones Says

The first in a new, brilliantly realised dystopian trilogy, The Book of Koli focuses on the small hamlet of Mythen Rood and the dangerous, barren landscape that lies beyond its walls. Stark and evocative, Carey’s accomplished novel is a breath-taking feat of imagination.

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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356509556
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

Koli embarks on a journey as perilous as it is enlightening . . . Enthralling - GUARDIAN

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

Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane - Lauren Beukes

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

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

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

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

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

A refreshing, delightfully entertaining, and thought-provoking post-apocalyptic novel - FANTASY HIVE

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

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

The cadence and pacing of [Koli's] voice adds a depth and richness to the strange and malevolent world - BOOKLIST

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

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

Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human...as fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel - Joss Whedon on THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

Vividly memorable and unexpectedly poignant - METRO 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

Carey is a writer with big ideas at the heart of his fable-esque storytelling - SCIFINOW

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Narah Quinn

“Fantastic start to a new series”

I started reading this without much of an idea what I was really getting into. The blurb gives little away and we learn almost everything there is to know from Koli himself as our story teller.
I do not wish to give... More

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Blue Book Balloon

“Stunning”

I'm grateful to Orbit for an advance copy of this book to consider for review.

This was never a book I wasn't going to read. Carey's books - especially those set in the world of The Girl with all the... More

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Jo

“Another fantastic book by M.R. Carey.”

The Book of Koli is a dystopian view of England in an unknown time in the future. A war of epic proportions has destroyed life as we know it now and has taken it back to a more basic lifestyle where technology is... More

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