The Winter Road

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5.5 X 1.2 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Adrian Selby studied creative writing at university before embarking on a career in video game production. He worked for several big-name studios as a producer, before settling down to more conventional work in IT project management. He is a Tolkien fanatic, and online gaming addict, and lives with his wife and family on the south coast of England.


"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 on Snakewood
"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." 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
"Uniquely dark and gritty fantasy. An intriguing debut."--Bibliosanctum on Snakewood