The Road to Winter

The Road to Winter Review

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Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company.

He has stayed alive for two winters—hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage.

But Finn’s isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is a Siley—an asylum seeker—and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn’s help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush.

And Ramage wants the girls back—at any cost.

Title:The Road to Winter
Edition Language:English

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  • Carolyn

    Set sometime in future Australia, climate change has caused the weather to become wilder and the seas to rise and asylum seekers are doled out to farmers to work as slaves. When a virus wipes out a la...

  • Brenda

    It had been around two years as far as he could work out, since Finn had been on his own with just his dog Rowdy for company. He and Rowdy made a good team, and Finn’s ability to trap rabbits and ca...

  • Justine

    A simple storyline told in cleanly written prose. The freshness here came from the very interesting characters; young adults who are mature enough to understand their world, but still retain a certain...

  • Marianne

    The Road To Winter is the first book in the Winter series by Australian teacher and author, Mark Smith. Finn Morrison is fairly certain he is sixteen. Apart from his dog, Rowdy, he has been on his own...

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)

    Set in the small coastal town of Angowrie, The Road to Winter chronicles Finn's experience surviving after a deadly virus which has wiped out most of the population. His trusty dog is his only compani...

  • Rochelle

    The Road To Winter was so much more incredible than I though it was going to be. I see now why the publisher has a money back guarantee on this. I loved it!A terrible virus has swept through Australia...

  • Text Publishing

    ‘Part dystopian-future novel and part survival story, this is a fast moving and enthralling page turner for young adults, set on the Victorian coast. I could not put it down.’Bev Jacobsen, Library...

  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)

    3.5 Stars.The Road To Winter was a wonderful read that lured me in with it's premise and left me wanting more. Finn is a remarkable young man. Having lost his mother two years ago to the virus spreadi...

  • K.

    Trigger warnings: violence, death, murder, death of a parent (in the past), horrifying attitudes towards refugees and immigrants, medical crisis, (view spoiler)[death in childbirth (hide spoiler)].I'v...

  • Paula Weston

    What an intense page turner! Even the quiet moments are infused with a sense of menace because the threat of the Wilders is never far away.There are strong echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, alth...