By: Mark Smith
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Text Publishing
Published: 4 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781925773583


Finn and Kas are surviving on the coast - more than surviving - they’re enjoying the surf, the summer and being together. And now, the lights of Wentworth mean life could soon be back to normal. Finn is cautiously optimistic, but Kas knows she can never escape her status as a Siley, and that a return to slavery is a very real possibility.

She’s nervous. And it turns out she’s right to be. When Kas is captured and taken inside the fences, Finn faces his greatest challenge yet. Land of Fences is the compelling third and final novel in Mark Smith’s highly acclaimed action-packed trilogy that began with The Road to Winter.


Finn and Kas are surviving with their friend Ray in a quarantined area after the virus that changed their lives forever. They both fear the authorities as Kas is still a ‘Siley’ or slave. Their worst fears are confirmed when Kas is captured and Finn is left behind. He knows he can’t abandon her, but will he get through the fences undetected?

This is the third book in the trilogy, but I haven't read the first two as we wanted to see if this could be read as a stand alone story, and it certainly can be. I am going to go back read the first two, as the characters are so compelling and the story is beautifully written.

It is a story of courage, love and friendship, but it is also action packed. It is about taking chances and standing up for what you believe in, even in the face of the most daunting adversity. Finn and Kas both learn that family and loyalty are not bound by blood, but by the people who love and care for you.

Highly recommended for all those in Year 9 and up.

Reviewed by Michelle