For fans of The Girl with all the Gifts, this is a must have companion book, that ties the story together. However, The Boy on the Bridge can be read and thoroughly enjoyed as a stand-alone. Set in a not-so-distant future, a brain-controlling fungus has come close to wiping out the human population, and a team of scientists are racing to find a cure. The book is intelligently written with enormous attention to scientific detail. It is fast paced, suspenseful, gripping and thought provoking. Don’t go in expecting a happy ending, because there is none to be found here, but the story is better for it. — From Madeline's Picks
One exceptional boy journeys into the ashes of society to find the cure for a devastating plague in this riveting post-apocalyptic standalone set in the same world as the USA Today-bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.
"Strange and surprising and humane" (Lauren Beukes), The Boy on the Bridge is a gripping, powerful story that will make you question what it means to be human.
About the Author
M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a USA Today bestseller and is a major motion picture based on his BAFTA-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, two radio plays, and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.
"The Boy on the Bridge is a careful companion, including thematic parallels that remind us, in sometimes horrific ways, that our actions always have wider consequences than we think."—NPR
"A wonderful trip back into the universe of The Girl With All the Gifts"—100 Percent Rock Magazine