A humorous, big-hearted romp through the apocalypse, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero. Perfect for fans of Dawn of the Dead and Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies.
S.T. is a domesticated crow. He is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (those idiots) and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos.
But when Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to feel like something isn’t right. His most tried-and-true remedies – from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of the loyal, but dim-witted, dog Dennis – fail to cure his owner.
S.T. is left with no choice but to venture out into a frightening new world, where he discovers that the neighbours are devouring each other, and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumours of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle…
Humanity’s extinction has arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow.
Readers love Hollow Kingdom…
‘It’s transformative, poignant, and funny as hell. S.T. the irrepressible, cursing crow is my new favourite apocalyptic hero.’ Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H Is for Hawk
‘Part ecological fable and part adventure story, but it’s all very good’ SciFi Now
‘A quirky zombie apocalypse romp‘ SFX
‘A funny and heartwarming book that stays with you long after you finish it‘ Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks
‘One of our favourite wacky reads this year’ Magic Book Club
‘A wholesome and humorous tale of unlikely heroism‘ Daily Express
‘Funny and sad, Buxton’s fable is also full of purpose and meaning, and ultimately hopeful’ Morning Star
‘Beguilingly different’ Bookist (starred review)
‘…wildly original and inventive, funny and profane’ Laurie Frankel, author of This is How It Always Is
‘I love this book so much! I wanted to set it on fire while hugging it.’ Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet