From the author of The Road to Winter comes an exciting, action-packed sequel about friendship and loyalty, and how far we would go to protect the ones we love when survival is at stake.
Mark Smith lives on Victoria's Surf Coast. His writing has won a number of awards and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fiction and the Big Issue. Wilder Country is his second novel.
'The superb pacing, natural dialogue, and vivid descriptions of a
country and people ravaged by disaster make this a pulse-pounding
read...A strong addition to the genre.' * Kirkus Reviews *
'A rip-roaring story-gripping and compelling, I couldn't put it down. Mark Smith creates this dangerous, lawless new world and manages to champion the decency of youth. Very timely. And what makes it so powerful is that it's frighteningly believable.' * Robert Newton *
'The sequel to Mark Smith's The Road to Winter is a page-turner with a heart and soul, tightly packed with exquisitely rendered action and nail-biting scenes of peril, all layered with emotional authenticity.' * Written by Sime *
'Issues of survival, trust and honour make this a great book for reading groups...A much anticipated sequel that reminds me of the Tomorrow When the War Began series.' * Lamont Books *
'If you love dystopian narratives with nail-biting life-and-death situations, then Mark Smith's Wilder Country is for you. My only regret is that I have to wait until book three hits bookstore shelves.' * Kids' Book Review *
'Mark Smith writes in a taut style that keeps the pages turning...Absorbing entertainment, this is what most young folk would look for in reading.' * Magpies *
'Satisfying.' * NZ Listener, 50 Best Books for Kids *
'A page-turner told in an unaffected, Australian voice.' -- Joy Lawn * Australian *
'The superb pacing, natural dialogue, and vivid descriptions of a country and people ravaged by disaster make this a pulse-pounding read...A strong addition to the genre.' * Kirkus *
'Mark Smith's sequel picks up seamlessly where Road to Winter left off. In Wilder Country, Finn continues his fight to survive by dodging the Wilder gang, led by the loathsome Ramage, and forming a new kind of family with Kas and Willow from book one. An unmissable series.' * Sydney Morning Herald *
'This book canvasses some important and relevant issues and it does so through the prism of young eyes...It balances the softness of helping others and emotional themes with the vivid and exciting action of fear, survival and revenge.' -- Cass Moriarty, author of The Promise Seed
'A riveting story of survival that questions the prices of freedom and safety as well as the value of an individual life...A breakout new series full of romance, danger, and a surprisingly engaging world.' * Kirkus, Starred Review for The Road to Winter *