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Today I am sharing my publication day review for The Book of Koli (The Rampart Trilogy 1) by M.R Carey

Today I am joining the blog tour for The Book of Koli by M.R Carey, this is a new author to me and this is a book with an interesting storyline with a dystopian twist and vivid descriptions.

Book Review

Koli is set in a post apolyptic world where life is a constant struggle for survival in a small population where you can not venture beyond the boundaries in place.

The story is written from the perspective of  Koli who lives in Mythen Rood not too close to the trees that have become dangerous. The world they now live in with its choker trees is a testing world full of manual hard work for Koli’s family as the balance between nature, humans and technology swings back to nature having more control.

I initially found this book hard to connect with as I struggled to find a reading pace as the terminology and words used aren’t how we would use them and it kept making me question and double back. However I am pleased I stuck with it as the story as it started to unfold captured my imagination.

As I kept reading the pace increased and as I hit 50%, I became more intrigued and keen to keep reading to see what would come next and as I adapted to the writing style I found myself wanting to pick it up to find out where Koli was taking us and what he would do on leaving Mythen Rood.

Book Blurb


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.

He’s wrong.


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Available to purchase here


About the Author

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is now a major motion picture based on his own 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 series The Unwritten appeared regularly in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, games, radio plays, and TV and movie screenplays to his credit.


Book of Koli blog tour

Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to read and review this book, please remember to like and share! 



I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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