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"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

The first in a masterful new trilogy from acclaimed author M. R. Carey, The Book of Koli begins the story of a young boy on a journey through a strange and deadly world of our making. 

Everything that lives hates us...

Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable 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, one of the dangerous 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.

"A captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable." Kirkus

"Enthralling...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

"Carey hefts 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

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
April 14
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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Amazing!! I loved it!

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The woke future

Brilliant world building, but the woke virtue signaling leaves a sour taste. Lost my interest just when it was time to buy the next volume. I read fiction for entertainment, not politics.

tc_sting ,

Here comes all knowing AI to save us all

The author creates an interesting post apocalyptic world—but then fails to use it.

Murderous trees terrible animals. Until they become inconvenient for the plot and are forgotten.

The main character is hard to like due to being naive and slightly dull. I guess we are supposed to find honesty in his below avg IQ but sure didn’t work for me.

Characters don’t act like people would but rather are used to move a slow moving plot.

And the worst is once again we get an all knowing AI construct to save the day. We need the AI because humans are stupid see. The novelties of this book keep on coming... And this AI is branded Sony in case you had any illusions this screenplay draft, wait book, was anything legit.

If that AI cliche doesn’t excite you then this book may not be a good idea.

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