M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is now a major motion picture based on his own 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 series The Unwritten appeared regularly in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, games, radio plays, and TV and movie screenplays to his credit.
Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane As fresh as it is terrifying . . . It left me sighing with envious joy Haunting, heartbreaking If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one - it's amazing Complex,heartbreaking, hopeful and intelligently written . . . Enigmatic and utterly gripping Original, thrilling and powerful Takes hold of you and doesn't let go Scary, tense and fast-paced . . . but with a heart-warming tenderness