The Road to Winter

The Road to Winter

Book - 2016
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Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed killed his parents and wiped out 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 wintersi 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 Sileyi an asylum seekeri 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 backi at any cost.
Publisher: Melbourne : The Text Publishing Company, 2016.
Characteristics: 233 p. ;,24 cm.


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Finn and his dog have been on their own for two years since a virus wiped out most of his Australian community - especially the women. One girl, Rose, has escaped the terrifying Wilder gang, and she needs Finn's help to find her sister, but her arrival shatters Finn's fragile illusion of safety.

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bandblair Sep 20, 2017

Quick enjoyable read. Reminded me of The Walking Dead (minus the zombies). Bleak landscape, but encouraging friendships and storylines.

Aug 27, 2017

Young adult novel. Set in the rugged environments of a small Australian coastal town. Finn has been on his own since his mother and father succumed to the fatal virus which decimated the town. With only his dog Rowdy and one trustworthy neighbour, Finn has used his wits and the careful planning of his father, to survive.

Not only does Finn have to survive the elements, he also has to take great care not to let a renegade gang, known as The Wilders, find out he is alive. Finn's life changes, when he rescues Rose who has escaped from The Wilders. The gang's leader Ramage wants Rose back and will stop at nothing to have that happen. A great read, a sequel is now available.

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