Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the original series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lilly Caul's struggles to rebuild Woodbury after the Governor's shocking demise.
Out of the ashes of its dark past, Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead – a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor.
Blake's legacy of madness haunts every nook and cranny of this little walled community, but Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past… despite the fact that a super-herd is closing in on them.
This vast stampede of zombies, driven by inexorable hunger and aimed directly at Woodbury, becomes their first true test. But Lilly and company refuse to succumb, and in a stunning counteroffensive, the beleaguered townspeople save themselves by joining forces with a mysterious religious sect fresh from the wilderness.
Led by an enigmatic preacher named Jeremiah, this rogue church group seems tailor made for Woodbury and Lilly's dream of a democratic, family-friendly future. The two factions meld into one, the town prospers, and everything seems hopeful for the first time since the plague broke out.
But things – especially in the world of the walking dead – are often not what they seem. Jeremiah and his followers harbor a dark secret, the evidence of which very gradually begins to unravel.
Along with a popular TV show also based on Kirkman's AMC comic books, The Walking Dead franchise is just getting better and better with Bonansinga's newest novel. In a stunning and horrifying finale, the world for Lilly and her close friends is turned upside down, and it is solely up to Lilly Caul to cleanse the town once and for all of its poisonous fate.
These novels continue to be a great companion for fans of the television series and graphic novels!
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Woodbury is back.
The towns folk of Woodbury are once again trying to rebuild their lives. Lilly Caul is the go to girl even though she would rather the citizens go to somebody else. When a stranger arrives looking for help to rescue his group, will the good people try to help or is it every person for themselves. The walkers are still nearby and every dark place not touched by the light may hide them. I found the book just okay. It wasn't as good as the four previous books it seemed to me very fast paced or rushed even. Way to much with the explanations like " she was so wet like a cat caught outside in the worst hurricane ever". This type of thing was rampant in the book. When I pay 13.99 for a book I don't need somebody to tell me three hundred times what the walkers smell like. Or how damp a sewer is.a good third of the novel was lost to this type of writing. Just say the smell of the undead was in their and get on with it. I find this type of writing lazy and un satisfying.if you want to read this one wait till the price drops I know I'll be doing that when the next one comes out.