Book two in a ground-breaking new series from the million-copy bestselling M. R. Carey - a modern masterpiece for fans of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy
'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes
THE EARTH WANTS TO SWALLOW US WHOLE . . .
Koli never planned to set foot outside his small village. He knew that beyond its walls lay a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and Shunned men. But when he was exiled, he had no choice but to journey out into this strange world where every moment is a fight for survival.
And it's not just Koli's life that is threatened. Whole villages just like his are dying out.
But Koli heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If he can find it, there may still be a way for him to change his own fate - by saving the lives of those who are left.
Following The Book of Koli comes The Trials of Koli - the second novel in M R. Carey's breathtakingly original Rampart trilogy, set in a strange and deadly world of our own making.
Praise for the Rampart Trilogy:
'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
'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 final novel in the Rampart trilogy: THE FALL OF KOLI
Gripping, engaging, and absolutely worth the time it takes to burrow yourself into its reality. I can't recommend it highly enough - Seanan McGuire on THE BOOK OF KOLI
Koli embarks on a journey as perilous as it is enlightening . . . Enthralling - GUARDIAN on THE BOOK OF KOLI
Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane - Lauren Beukes
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 on THE BOOK OF KOLI
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.