Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book in this series, the book of koli, then ye might want to skip this. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . . . . .
the trials of koli (M. R. Carey)
Title: the trials of koli
Author: M. R. Carey
Publisher: Orbit Books
Publication Date: TODAY!! (paperback/e-book)
So, can I have the third one right now? Cause dang was this even better than the first. I gobbled it up in one sitting and need to know what happens next.
The world expands in this installment. One of the things I loved best was that not only are we following Koli, but we also get to have a new point-of-view from an old character that Koli left behind in the village. I didn’t think I needed to know what was happening there. I assure ye that I did. The switching back and forth was excellent and each section ended on these awesome cliffhangers where ye wanted more but also needed too see what was happening in the other part of the world too. I didn’t know which parts I would rather be in. So fun.
I continued to love the writing in the degraded language. I loved watching Koli’s group turn into a found family. I loved all the characters’ personal growth. I loved the plants and monsters. I loved the AI and tech and the surprises in that regard. Actually, I loved all the surprises. I just plain loved this book.
No major plot points from me because of the joy of watching the story unfold. Just know that ye have to read book one first. I am avidly waiting for the conclusion of the trilogy. Arrrr!
So lastly . . .
Thank ye Orbit Books!
Goodreads has this to say about the novel:
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.
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