Series: Rampart Trilogy #3 (See my review of book one here!)
Release Date: March 25th 2021
Publisher: Orbit Books
Find it on: Goodreads. BookDepository. Waterstones.
Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book to review
Rating: 4.25/5 stars
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.
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.
The journey through M. R. Carey’s “immersive, impeccably rendered world” (Kirkus) — a world in which nature has turned against us — continues in The Trials of Koli, book two of the Rampart Trilogy.
The earth wants to swallow us whole…
Koli has been cast out from Mythen Rood. Behind him are his family and the safety of the known. Ahead, the embrace of the deadly forests awaits.
But Koli heard a story, once. A story about lost London, where the tech of old times was so plentiful it was just lying on the streets. And if he can safely lead Ursula, Cup and Monono to this sparkling city, maybe he can save the rest of humanity, too.
In a world where a journey of two miles is an odyssey, he’s going to walk two hundred. But the city is not what it once was…and around him, Ingland is facing something it hasn’t seen in three centuries: war.
The Trials of Koli is the second instalment in the Rampart Trilogy and I am so excited for its release. I read and loved The Book of Koli a few months ago and I absolutely loved it. The story ended on a bit of a cliffhanger so I’m so excited to see where the next instalment takes us. Carey has created such a fascinating world in this series and as soon as I finished book one I was desperate for more. The characters are also brilliant in this one and if you want to read my full review of this you can check it out here! M R Carey is an author I definitely want to read more from and I think I might try some of his back catalogue while I’m waiting on the release of The Trials of Koli. Not too much longer to go though, the book is publishing September 15th from Orbit Books.
Series: Rampart Trilogy #1
Release Date: April 14th 2020
Publisher: Orbit Books
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Source: The publisher kindly sent me a copy of this book through Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5 stars
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?
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.
The Book of Koli is the first instalment in an all new post-apocalyptic series by M. R. Carey. The story follows Koli as he attempts to survive in his village of Mythen Rood. The rules are clear – don’t go beyond the walls and don’t let the trees get too close. When Koli doesn’t get a choice but to go beyond the walls it will take all his strength to survive this deadly landscape.
The Book of Koli is a clever and engaging read, with such a unique and fascinating premise. The idea of trees that were trying to kill people was definitely part of what intrigued me to pick this one up. Carey has created an incredible world in this book. Set in the future when there is only a small amount of old world tech left, the villagers must do everything they can to survive. The world building is excellent, with Carey laying lots of groundwork to give the reader a chance to get to know the world.
The story opens with Koli at fifteen, learning his place in the world. He’s a brilliant protagonist and I immediately found myself rooting for him and I really enjoyed seeing him mature as the story progressed. The story is told from Koli’s perspective as if he is reflecting back on his life, which was also really interesting. The writing style took me a little while to get used as but after a little while I really got engrossed in Koli’s tale.
The Book of Koli is a fast paced read with the first half giving the reader the chance to get to know the world and the second half ramping up the action. It’s an engrossing and addictive read, and I can’t wait to read the next instalment in the trilogy.