The gripping final instalment of the highly acclaimed Winter trilogy from the winner of the Indie Book Award for Young Adults.
Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s Surf Coast, where he writes novels and stories, and runs outdoor-education programs for young adults. His second novel, Wilder Country, won the 2018 Indie Book Award for Young Adults.
‘An epic story of survival, fast-paced action and characters we
really care about.’
‘An unmissable series.’
*Sydney Morning Herald*
‘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 Reviews, starred review on The Road to Winter*
‘Tense and atmospheric…Mark Smith’s debut is assured, gripping and leaves you wanting more.’
*Best Books for Younger Readers 2016, Sydney Morning Herald for The Road to Winter*
‘A page-turner told in an unaffected, Australian voice.’
*Australian on Wilder Country*
‘With this final instalment, Smith has comfortably staked out his own territory. Land of Fences is an exhilarating conclusion to a massively entertaining series.’
‘Smith cleverly parallels life in Australia today with what it could be, with increased suspicion of smaller groups and people who are different…A shockingly good dystopian story, it has warning of what will happen when societies become xenophobic, insular and inward looking.’
‘One of the triumphs of Land of Fences is Mark Smith’s ability to keep his readers engaged and on edge, always wondering what will happen next…[which] is balanced through Smith’s intricate portrayal of love, friendship and moral courage.’
‘All too timely in an age of pandemics and panic, this gripping work has real emotional depth and ultimately rests on a foundation of hope and faith in humanity… Equal parts page-turning adventure and heartwarming tribute to chosen family.’