The Winter Road
By Adrian Selby
A gritty and epic adventure to appeal to fans of Mark Lawrence, Andrzej Sapkowski and Joe Abercrombie - The Winter Road is a fantasy novel which remembers that battles leave all kinds of scars
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.
Adrian Selby studied creative writing at university before embarking on a career in video game production. He is a Tolkien fanatic and an online gaming addict, and lives with his wife and family on the south coast of England. His debut novel Snakewood is an epic and inventive fantasy about a company of mercenaries and the assassin trying to destroy them. You can find Adrian on Twitter, tweeting as @adrianlselby.
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13 Nov 2018
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Grim mercenaries and badass alchemists brought to life by a bold, assured storyteller — Peter Newman, author of THE VAGRANT
A lot to enjoy, especially if you are a fan of dark, gritty, old-soldier stories — Fantasy Faction
Snakewood's narrative voices are the real strength here . . . contemporary and as grimdark as it comes — British Fantasy Society
Uniquely dark and gritty fantasy. An intriguing debut — Bibliosanctum
Set in a brutal world of subtle magic, clashing empires, and commercial interests, this is an impressive fantasy debut. Selby demonstrates the command of style, character, plotting, and world building of a seasoned author — Booklist
Immensely readable . . . a fantasy novel that remembers that battles leave all kinds of scars — B&N Science Fiction and Fantasy blog
Covering ground well-trodden by Joe Abercrombie, with a similar use of earthy language and extreme violence, the story offers an original and effective twist with the use of potions, plants, and poisons on the battlefield . . . relish the well-choreographed action scenes in this debut fantasy — Library Journal
A very dark fantasy story with a distinct western flair . . . absolutely fascinating and incredibly original — Sense of Wonder