Rise of the Governor

Rise of the Governor

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The world has gone to hell - and that story starts here.

Philip Blake's life has been turned upside down. In less than seventy-two hours, an inexplicable event has resulted in people everywhere . . . turning. Now the walking dead roam the streets, massacring the living, and it seems that nowhere is safe. Escaping his small town, Philip has just one focus in life - to protect his young daughter Penny. And he'll do whatever it takes to ensure she survives.

With his two old high-school friends and his brother Brian, Philip decides to aim for Atlanta. It's said refugee centres are being set up there. But between them and safety stand the walking dead - and they must, somehow, pass through them to reach salvation.

The Walking Dead novels are based on the award-winning graphic novels created by Robert Kirkman, which also inspired the TV series. This is fast-paced, action-packed storytelling about the lengths some people will go to survive.

This book features new characters, new storylines and the same in-depth character-based plotting that has made the long-running television series such an success.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 21mm | 244g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New Edit/Cover
  • 1509889922
  • 9781509889921
  • 1,770,010

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A genuine pleasure to see the series make the transition to pictureless literature so smartly
Starburst Magazine
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This book stands alone and is a compelling read for fans of the series or just fans of zombies -- The Ossuary For those obsessed with The Walking Dead (such as yours truly), this is essential reading. This is the epitome of a page-turner -- REFINERY29 It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not -- TVOverMind.com Fast-paced, action-packed storytelling -- FantasyBookReview A genuine pleasure to see the series make the transition to pictureless literature so smartly -- Starburst Magazine
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About Jay Bonansinga

Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer. His first creation was Battle Pope, which he co-wrote with Tony Moore, and in 2003 they began the comic book series The Walking Dead, set in a George A. Romero zombie movie-inspired world.

Jay Bonansinga is a writer of thrillers, whose novels have been translated into numerous languages. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and his short stories and articles have been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He has worked with Robert Kirkman writing the New York Times bestselling series of novels, The Walking Dead. He currently lives in Illinois with his wife and two sons, has a Master's in film and is a visiting professor at Northwestern University in their Creative Writing for the Media program, as well as the Graduate Writing Program at DePaul University.
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