The Winter Road

The Winter Road

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 A gritty and epic adventure to appeal to fans of Mark Lawrence, Andrzej Sapkowski and Joe Abercrombie ? The...

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Title:The Winter Road
Author:Adrian Selby
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Winter Road
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

The Winter Road Reviews

  • Liviu
    Oct 12, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

    Drew wrote a fantastic review. Check it out if you're into epic, war-torn fantasy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    I started seeing this book on Insta and Twitter a lot. And the title/ art and synopsis really spoke to me. I like when a story is character driven and don't mind a single POV. And I think the last impressive review I saw was from Holly. And then Polarthon came along which was a winter ...

    I noticed the author wrote another novel. Is this novel related to Snakewood? It is set in the same world but takes place hundreds of years earlier. It explains the origins of a prominent organization that is a key part of Snakewood. You can easily read The Winter Road with no knowl...

    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review* The Winter Road is Adrian Selby?s second journey into the world he started with the excellent (albeit occasionally impenetrable) Snakewood. That said, this is a standalone, rather than a sequel, occurring generations before the events...

    Another one I had high hopes but couldn't muster the energy to go through its turgid prose; read here and there and the last 50 or so pages just in case I get hooked into, but no luck... ...

  • Mili
    Feb 11, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

    Drew wrote a fantastic review. Check it out if you're into epic, war-torn fantasy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    I started seeing this book on Insta and Twitter a lot. And the title/ art and synopsis really spoke to me. I like when a story is character driven and don't mind a single POV. And I think the last impressive review I saw was from Holly. And then Polarthon came along which was a winter ...

  • Dustin
    Nov 01, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

    Drew wrote a fantastic review. Check it out if you're into epic, war-torn fantasy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Dec 29, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

  • Nick T. Borrelli
    Dec 03, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

  • Sean Smart
    Mar 16, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

  • Jim
    Dec 08, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

    Drew wrote a fantastic review. Check it out if you're into epic, war-torn fantasy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    I started seeing this book on Insta and Twitter a lot. And the title/ art and synopsis really spoke to me. I like when a story is character driven and don't mind a single POV. And I think the last impressive review I saw was from Holly. And then Polarthon came along which was a winter ...

    I noticed the author wrote another novel. Is this novel related to Snakewood? It is set in the same world but takes place hundreds of years earlier. It explains the origins of a prominent organization that is a key part of Snakewood. You can easily read The Winter Road with no knowl...

    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review* The Winter Road is Adrian Selby?s second journey into the world he started with the excellent (albeit occasionally impenetrable) Snakewood. That said, this is a standalone, rather than a sequel, occurring generations before the events...

    Another one I had high hopes but couldn't muster the energy to go through its turgid prose; read here and there and the last 50 or so pages just in case I get hooked into, but no luck... ...

    The first two thirds of 'The Winter Road' is 4 star material. The characters are expertly drawn and the basic plot is well laid out with lots of action and suspense. I admit that I was, at times, a bit frustrated with the book's dialogue as the individual characters' grammar skills shi...

  • John Gwynne
    Dec 18, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

  • Reggie Kray
    Nov 23, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

  • Dustin
    Dec 18, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

  • James
    Nov 16, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

    Drew wrote a fantastic review. Check it out if you're into epic, war-torn fantasy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    I started seeing this book on Insta and Twitter a lot. And the title/ art and synopsis really spoke to me. I like when a story is character driven and don't mind a single POV. And I think the last impressive review I saw was from Holly. And then Polarthon came along which was a winter ...

    I noticed the author wrote another novel. Is this novel related to Snakewood? It is set in the same world but takes place hundreds of years earlier. It explains the origins of a prominent organization that is a key part of Snakewood. You can easily read The Winter Road with no knowl...

  • Chris
    Jan 08, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

    Drew wrote a fantastic review. Check it out if you're into epic, war-torn fantasy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    I started seeing this book on Insta and Twitter a lot. And the title/ art and synopsis really spoke to me. I like when a story is character driven and don't mind a single POV. And I think the last impressive review I saw was from Holly. And then Polarthon came along which was a winter ...

    I noticed the author wrote another novel. Is this novel related to Snakewood? It is set in the same world but takes place hundreds of years earlier. It explains the origins of a prominent organization that is a key part of Snakewood. You can easily read The Winter Road with no knowl...

    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review* The Winter Road is Adrian Selby?s second journey into the world he started with the excellent (albeit occasionally impenetrable) Snakewood. That said, this is a standalone, rather than a sequel, occurring generations before the events...

  • Lindsay
    Mar 17, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

  • Chris Berko
    Nov 25, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

  • Lata
    Apr 28, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Nov 10, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

  • Jason Aycock
    Mar 03, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

  • Maja Ingrid
    Jan 15, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Mar 29, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

  • FanFiAddict
    Oct 31, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    Oct 31, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

  • Hiu Gregg
    Nov 14, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

  • Dave
    Jan 31, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

  • Esme
    Jan 27, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

  • Marielle
    Nov 17, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

  • LJ Waguespack
    Nov 24, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

  • The Captain
    Nov 13, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

  • Al Burke
    Nov 14, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

    2,5 stars I'm not having the greatest start of the year with my books I wanted to like this book. I really did. Thing is I'm not even sure why I bought it at all. I've tried reading an excerpt from Orbit several times but couldn't get through it at all. But I saw some promising r...

    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...

    Gritty, raw, compelling, and emotionally powerful book. I have read other reviews comparing this author to Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and frankly that is one reason I chose to read this work and it is well deserved. An emotionally powerful, epic tale of an incredible woman with an in...

    Drew wrote a fantastic review. Check it out if you're into epic, war-torn fantasy! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    I started seeing this book on Insta and Twitter a lot. And the title/ art and synopsis really spoke to me. I like when a story is character driven and don't mind a single POV. And I think the last impressive review I saw was from Holly. And then Polarthon came along which was a winter ...

    I noticed the author wrote another novel. Is this novel related to Snakewood? It is set in the same world but takes place hundreds of years earlier. It explains the origins of a prominent organization that is a key part of Snakewood. You can easily read The Winter Road with no knowl...

    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review* The Winter Road is Adrian Selby?s second journey into the world he started with the excellent (albeit occasionally impenetrable) Snakewood. That said, this is a standalone, rather than a sequel, occurring generations before the events...

    Another one I had high hopes but couldn't muster the energy to go through its turgid prose; read here and there and the last 50 or so pages just in case I get hooked into, but no luck... ...

    The first two thirds of 'The Winter Road' is 4 star material. The characters are expertly drawn and the basic plot is well laid out with lots of action and suspense. I admit that I was, at times, a bit frustrated with the book's dialogue as the individual characters' grammar skills shi...

    Review here - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2018/11/... ...

  • Justine
    Jan 31, 2019

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

  • Steffan
    Dec 14, 2018

    The Winter Road is one of the strongest standalone fantasy novels I have ever read. It has all the depth of a fully fleshed out series in just one volume and it really does pack a hefty punch. I?m impressed with everything Selby has done here, and I shall certainly be reading anythin...

    I?ve just finished reading Adrian Shelby?s THE WINTER ROAD. It?s flipping brilliant. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. It?s adult and grim, but instead of the nihilism and bleakness of much Grimdark these days it has a streak of love and hope running through the ...

    I need a while to let this book sink in. What an intense story it is, it blew me away... Teyr is such a remarkable, strong woman or rather force of nature... And yes, it made me cry a little too... I will write more once I get my thoughts together again. Two days later and I feel li...

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/10/... I feel like 2018 was the year of second chances. When I finished The Winter Road, I had a hard time believing this was by the same author as Snakewood, a debut that?well, I thought was okay, but didn?t ...

    "He falls and I get down on his chest and my good hand seeks his face, shoving it into the earth to stop its writhing, drive my one good thumb through an eye far as it'll go. A shout behind me, I twist to jump clear but the spear goes through me. Out my front it comes, clean out of my ...

    This review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I started reading The Winter Road the day before Red Dead Redemption 2 came out. To say that I had been eagerly awaiting the release of that game would be a massive understateme...

    4 1/2 stars Adrian Selby's name has been on the tongues of many readers lately and it's mostly glowing in nature. THE WINTER ROAD is the Welsh author's second full-length novel (the first being Snakewood, set in the same world as this one). It was with a great deal of excitement tha...

    The Winter Road by Adrian Selby absolutely gripped me, start to finish. Teyr Amondsen is one of the best characters I?ve ever read. She?s an absolute force of nature, a stone-cold badass, but with a fierce ambition to prove herself while making life better for people in and around ...

    If you have been on pins and needles breathlessly anticipating a warm-hearted adventure filled with talking dragons, sugarplums, and fairies ??, then Selby?s The Winter Road probably isn?t what you?ve been waiting for. It?s a fantasy adventure but one that would make all C...

    I had seen a few blogger friends of mine rate this book highly so I decided to check it out. I went into it cold, I had no idea what the book was going to be about or even what genre it was ? what I got was a darker high fantasy Teyr was once a mercenary, but has since found love ...

    Not the easiest book to get into, but once I grew accustomed to the colloquialisms and terms used by awesome main character Teyr Amondsen, I was hooked. This is a brutal tale told by Teyr during two time periods: her past when she had grand plans to build a road that would help promot...

    The more things change the more they stay the same. This book reminded me that things happen to us all the time, terrible or joyous, happy or sad, and we get through them because on a long enough timeline we are who we are. The writing took me a minute to get used to, and I had to re...

    I wanted to like this book but after a week and 200 pages or so I just could not get in to this one and found it disappointing ...

    The Winter Road is a book which ticks a lot of boxes. It?s quite action-heavy, with a fair few exciting fight scenes. It has a main character who is both sympathetic and pretty badass. It has a unique world with its own troubles, societies, and magic. And it has a plot which, althoug...

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . Damn, what a good book!  The blurb does not do this one justice at all.  This is a grimdark fantasy that follows Teyr Amondsen, an ex-soldier...

    Teyr Amondsen is a former mercenary, a user of the potent fightbrews that all serious soldiers use to stand against other fighters who've "paid the colour", so-called because of the discoloration of the skin that is only one of the many side-effects of the drugs. In parallel stories we...

    Thanks to Orbit and the author for an early finished copy of The Winter Road in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this advanced copy does not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel, but loving Selby's first novel, Snakewood, might have bumped it up a weensy bit. Also,...

    But there?s a knot, must be in all of us, mustn?t it, a protectiveness when we think of the fields, faces and songs that rise in our memories on our thinking of home. There?s a steep price to pay, both in coin and blood, in making sure the paths that lead home are safe for t...

    I finished The Winter Road last night, set the book down, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath. I had to collect myself a moment - had to pause and digest it. The Winter Road is a story of the pain and heartbreak that underlies human achievement. It's the kind of book I haven't r...

    I personally felt the prose was disjointed and could not bring myself to invest or care for the MC. 2.5* ...

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    4.33/5 stars A very atmospheric and personal story. Teyr Amondson may be one of the best developed characters I've ever read about. ...