"Betrayal and retribution epitomize Selby's epic fantasy/thriller debut, set in an Earth-like, barbaric, drugged-up society reliant on plant-based narcotic concoctions for addictive potions and deadly poisons. His detail-heavy, conversational dialogue in memoir/journal design and his militant, Berserker-ish characters keep pages turning. Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie."--RT Book Reviews on Snakewood
"Not your typical grimdark fantasy....While it's a complex tale, this is also an immensely readable one, and should appeal to fans of the immersive world-building of Brandon Sanderson. Selby constructs his world on a personal, visceral level, making sure we feel everything that happens to the narrators."--BarnesandNoble.com on Snakewood
"Original and effective ... relish the well-choreographed action scenes."--Library Journal on Snakewood
"I give it nothing but the highest recommendation."--Grimdark Magazine on Snakewood
"Contemporary and grimdark as it comes."--British Fantasy Society on Snakewood
"Absolutely fascinating and incredibly original."--Sense of Wonder on Snakewood
"Wears its grimdark on its sleeve ... a thrilling tale of adventure, betrayal, triumph and loss."--Interzone on Snakewood
"Grim mercenaries and badass alchemists brought to life by a bold, assured storyteller."--Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant, on Snakewood
"A lot to enjoy, especially if you are a fan of dark, gritty, old-soldier stories."--Fantasy Faction on Snakewood
A gritty and epic adventure to appeal to fans of Mark Lawrence, Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher and Joe Abercrombie - The Winter Road is a fantasy novel which remembers that battles leave all kinds of scars.
'A bold, assured storyteller' PETER NEWMAN author of The Vagrant
The greatest empire of them all began with a road.
The Circle - a thousand miles of perilous forests and warring clans. No one has ever tamed such treacherous territory before, but ex-soldier Teyr Amondsen, veteran of a hundred battles, is determined to try.
With a merchant caravan protected by a crew of skilled mercenaries, Amondsen embarks on a dangerous mission to forge a road across the untamed wilderness that was once her home. But a warlord rises in the wilds of the Circle, uniting its clans and terrorising its people. Teyr's battles may not be over yet . . .
All roads lead back to war.
Praise for Adrian Selby:
'This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster . . . Highly recommended' JOHN GWYNNE
'Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie' RT BOOK REVIEWS
'A lot to enjoy, especially if you are a fan of dark, gritty, old-soldier stories' FANTASY FACTION
'Wears its grimdark on its sleeve . . . a thrilling tale of adventure, betrayal, triumph and loss' INTERZONE
'I give it nothing but the highest recommendation' GRIMDARK MAGAZINE
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