The start of a new trilogy from the author of the million-copy bestselling THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, THE BOOK OF KOLI is a modern masterpiece for fans of Jeff VanderMeer's SOUTHERN REACH trilogy
'ASTONISHING' Locus, 'ENTHRALLING' Guardian, 'CAPTIVATING' Kirkus
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE PHILIP K. DICK AWARD***
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.
'A CAPTIVATING START TO WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN EPIC POST-APOCALYPTIC FABLE' Kirkus
'KOLI EMBARKS UPON A JOURNEY AS PERILOUS AS IT IS ENLIGHTENING' Guardian
'THE BEST THING I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME. I LOVED IT' Joanne Harris
'INGENIOUS' Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author
'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
[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
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
Koli embarks on a journey as perilous as it is enlightening . . . Enthralling - GUARDIAN
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
An ingenious, dizzily provocative novel . . . Carey invents a fantastic far-future world, finding humanity in unlikely places - Helen Marshall, World Fantasy Award-winning author
M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts has sold over a million copies and became a major motion picture, based on his own BAFTA Award-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels including the Felix Castor series (written as Mike Carey), two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.