The Road to Winter by Mark Smith

The Road to Winter

Winter #1

Mark Smith

240 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction science fiction young adult adventurous fast-paced


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 a...

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adventurous 100%
tense 87%
challenging 50%
emotional 37%
dark 25%
mysterious 25%


fast 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

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