The Book of Koli (The Rampart Trilogy, Book #1) by M. R. Carey
"A captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable" (Kirkus), The Book of Koli is the unforgettable story of a young boy struggling to find his place in a world where nature itself has turned against humanity.
Everything that lives hates us...
Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable 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, one of the dangerous 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.
For more from M. R. Carey, check out:
The Girl With All the Gifts
The Boy on the Bridge
Someone Like Me
By the same author, writing as Mike Carey:
The Devil You Know
Dead Men's Boots
Thicker Than Water
The Naming of the Beasts