- Expected 15 Sep 2020
'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:
'[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