By: Mark Smith
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Text Publishing
Published: 28 Aug 2017
ISBN: 9781925498530


Finn, Kas and Willow have survived the winter of storms. Severe winds and cold have kept the Wilders at bay. Now that spring has come, everything has changed. They're being hunted again, and they won't be safe while Ramage wants their blood.

But Finn and Kas made a promise to Rose - to find her baby and bring her back. And finding Hope means finding Ramage. Wilder Country is the exciting, action-packed sequel to Mark Smith's highly acclaimed The Road to Winter.


This is the much anticipated sequel to The Road to Winter, and it reminds me of the Tomorrow When The War Began series.

Finn and Kas have survived the winter. Now they know that as the weather heats up, the Wilders will start hunting again. They must also try to fulfil their promise to the dying Rose to rescue her baby, Hope.

Full of action and ‘kill or be killed’ experiences, how can Finn reconcile his actions? And now his emotions have him looking at Kas in a whole new way.

Set in a rugged part of Australia, with the world in disarray and anarchy running rife, what choices do good people have?

Issues of survival, trust, and honour make this a great book for reading groups.

I love this series, and recommend it highly for middle high school readers.

Reviewed by Rob