Blog Tour: The Fall of Koli – M R Carey

Blog Tour: The Fall of Koli – M R Carey


Series: Rampart Trilogy #3 (See my review of book one here!)
Release Date: March 25th 2021
Publisher: Orbit Books
Pages: 560
Find it on: Goodreads. BookDepository. Waterstones.
Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book to review
Rating: 4.25/5 stars

Synopsis

The Fall of Koli is the third and final novel in the breathtakingly original Rampart trilogy – set in a strange and deadly world of our own making.

The world that is lost will come back to haunt us . . .

Koli has come a long way since being exiled from his small village of Mythen Rood. In his search for the fabled tech of the old times, he knew he’d be battling strange, terrible beasts and trees that move as fast as whips. But he has already encountered so much more than he bargained for.

Now that Koli and his companions have found the source of the signal they’ve been following – the mysterious “Sword of Albion” – there is hope that their perilous journey will finally be worth something.

Until they unearth terrifying truths about an ancient war . . . and realise that it may have never ended.

Review

The Fall of Koli is the third and final book in M R Carey’s Rampart Trilogy. This stunning conclusion follows on from the events in The Trials of Koli and we see Koli and his friends continue on their quest
to locate the signal and the sword of Albion – what they uncover might be even more devastating than they could ever imagine.

I read the first two instalments of this series last year and so when The Fall of Koli appeared on my doorstep I pretty much dropped everything to dive in. Carey does a wonderful job wrapping up the series. It’s a gripping ending that I could not look away from. The pacing of the entire trilogy has been excellent and Carey has really given the reader an opportunity to get to know and grow attached to these characters. I must admit I was pretty sad to say goodbye to Koli, Monono and the gang. The characters are so well created and there’s so much growth as they reach the end of their journey.

Carey has created a really fascinating world in The Rampart Trilogy and it was great to finally get the answers to all the questions I had about the war and what had happened. The world is unlike anything I’ve read before but Carey does an excellent job of building the world in this series. There is of course plenty of action and events that keep you hooked in, I found myself cramming in chapters at every opportunity because I was so desperate to know how it was all going to end.The Fall of Koli is a heart pounding and heart breaking read and I honestly did not want to turn that last page.

Like the previous instalment we have both Koli and Spinner’s POV, as well as a few chapters from Monono’s perspective. While I love all the characters Monono is definitely my favourite. While I preferred Koli’s perspective in the story it was still fascinating to read Spinner’s POV and see what was becoming of Mythen Rood. The Rampart Trilogy is one of the most unique series I have ever read and I cannot wait to read more from M. R. Carey. If you’ve read the first two instalments you are not going to be disappointed by this ending. If you haven’t yet had the chance to try the series, now is the perfect time to binge the entire trilogy.

Blog Tour: The Trials of Koli – M. R. Carey

Blog Tour: The Trials of Koli – M. R. Carey


Series:
Rampart Trilogy #2 (See my review of book one here!)
Release Date: September 17th 2020
Publisher: Orbit Books
Pages: 445
Find it on: Goodreads. BookDepository. Waterstones.
Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book to review
Rating: 4.25/5 stars

Synopsis

The Trials of Koli is the second novel in M R. Carey’s breathtakingly original Rampart trilogy, set in a strange and deadly world of our own making.

Beyond the walls of Koli’s small village lies a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and shunned men. As an exile, Koli’s been forced to journey out into this mysterious, hostile world. But he heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If Koli can find it, there may still be a way for him to redeem himself – by saving what’s left of humankind.

Review

The Book of Koli was one of my favourite books of 2019 and I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of book two in the series. The first book ended on such a cliffhanger that I was desperate to find out what was going to happen to Koli next. The Trials of Koli is even more compelling and addictive and I absolutely did not want it to end.

Picking up after the events of book one, the story follows Koli as he continues on his journey across this dystopian landscape where everything is dangerous – even the trees are trying to kill you. Koli is such a brilliant protagonist and it’s fascinating seeing him as he continues to grow, to understand what happened to the world around him. He’s changed so much from the young boy we first meet in the beginning of The Book of Koli. The Trials of Koli gives the reader an opportunity to learn more about the world and what went wrong and I really enjoyed this expansion on the world building. Book two also features Spinner as a POV character which I did not expect – it was really fascinating seeing everything from another person’s perspective.

Just like The Book of Koli, this instalment is quick paced and difficult to put down. Over the course of the two books I’ve become quite attached to Koli as a main character and you really root for him to survive and succeed in such a difficult world. All the characters are well created in this world and I think the fact that you want Koli to survive so bad is a mark of that.

The Rampart Trilogy is shaping up to be a really incredible series and I honestly can’t wait to see what happens in The Fall of Koli. I’m so pleased that the final book is due for publication in March because I am dying to know how it ends. The Book of Koli is a clever story that’s incredibly well executed. If you haven’t had the opportunity to pick up this series now is the perfect time before the release of book three in 2021.