M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts has sold over a million copies and became a major motion picture, based on his own BAFTA Award-nominated 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 books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels including the Felix Castor series (written as Mike Carey), two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.
Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humaneAs fresh as it is terrifying . . . It left me sighing with envious joyHaunting, heartbreakingIf you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one - it's amazingComplex,heartbreaking, hopeful and intelligently written . . . Enigmatic and utterly grippingOriginal, thrilling and powerfulTakes hold of you and doesn't let goScary, tense and fast-paced . . . but with a heart-warming tenderness