The Book Of Koli by M.R Carey – Book Review

The Book Of Koli by M.R Carey – Book Review




The first in a gripping new trilogy, The Book of Koli charts the journey of one unforgettable young boy struggling to find his place in a chilling post-apocalyptic world. Perfect for readers of Station Eleven and Annihilation.

Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable world. A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and 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 knows the first rule of survival is that you don’t venture beyond the walls.

What he doesn’t know is — what happens when you aren’t given a choice?



Young Koli has grown up in Mythen Rood in Ingland. It’s not an easy life, summers are hot, winters are cold and the trees want to kill you… does the wildlife and the shunned men.

Some people are born able to control the ancient tech that keeps the society going…these are the Ramparts, but Koli finds out a secret and an adventure begins.

I loved the world building,  the fantastic creatures and the moving trees…although the Choker tree seeds that burrow into flesh and sprout are a thing of nightmares…I have to admit to struggling at first with Koli’s manner of speaking…..written like a 5 years olds grammar……but once I got used to it I found it charming and fit Koli’s character.

Well written, great characters and with a clever plot all make this a thoroughly engaging read.

Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.



Mike Carey is the acclaimed writer of Lucifer and Hellblazer (now filmed as Constantine). He has recently completed a comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, and is the current writer on Marvel’s X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four. He has also written the screenplay for a movie, Frost Flowers, which is soon to be produced by Hadaly Films and Bluestar Pictures.


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