The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part Two

The Walking Dead Series

Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor was the first in a series of spellbinding original novels exploring the terrifying universe of the Walking Dead. Now, the saga of Philip Blake—a.k.a. the Governor—reaches its crescendo in



In Rise of the Governor, Philip journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. His twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury’s ever-tightening barricades continued in The Road to Woodbury—and the battle lines were drawn between him and the desperate, beleaguered inhabitants of a nearby prison in The Fall of the Governor—Part One. Now, in Part Two, the Governor’s dark journey reaches its stunning, heartrending conclusion. War breaks out, all of the plot lines from the previous three novels converge, tensions boil over into unthinkable mayhem, and the dark destinies of those few left standing are sealed in a series of shocking twists.

"An excellent companion to the The Walking Dead comic books...The characterization of the series’ most hated villain is something no fan will want to miss." —Examiner.com


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The fire starts on the first floor, the flames licking up the cabbage rose wallpaper, unfurling across the plaster ceiling, and spewing black, noxious smoke through the hallways and bedrooms of the Farrel Street house, blinding him, choking the breath out of him. He darts across the dining room, searching for the back stairs, finding them, hurling down the old, rickety wooden risers into the musty darkness of the basement. “Philip?!—PHILIP!?!—PHILLLLLLLLIP!!?!” He lurches across the filthy, watermarked cement floor, frantically scanning the dark



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Praise for The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part Two

Praise for The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

“An entertaining read.” —ComicBookMovie.com

“The novel fleshes out . . . backstories and connects them, giving depth to people who remained largely mysteries in the comic books. For comic book readers, the novel is full of easter eggs and surprise connections, making it not only entertaining, but necessarily for filling in the gaps left by the comic books . . . ‘The Road to Woodbury’ is an essential read for any fan of ‘The Walking Dead’.” —Examiner.com

Praise for The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

"Zombie-apocalypse stories are perfect for miserable winter weather regardless, but for those obsessed with The Walking Dead (such as yours truly), this is essential reading. This is the epitome of a page-turner, and makes subway rides just breeze by. And, that end –woof."

“An excellent companion to the The Walking Dead comic books. The story is enriched by the novel format, and the characterization of the series' most hated villain is something no fan will want to miss.”

“This book stands alone and is a compelling read for fans of the series or just fans of zombies. Watch out though, because once you get a taste of the particular Kirkman brand of zombie mayhem, catching up on past issues is just around the corner.”
The Ossuary

“The story makes a great novel. You'll get sucked in and can easily visualize everything that is happening. It's simply a great read.”

“It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not.”

“Not for the faint of heart, this book runs on pressure-cooker suspense, graphically described bloodshed, and dark acts of brutality...This riveting character study adds a new dimension to the oeuvre by fleshing out established characters and plot lines.”
School Library Journal

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  • Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga

  • Robert Kirkman is best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics and SKYBOUND. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics and is an executive producer and writer on AMC’s critically acclaimed television series The Walking Dead.

    Jay Bonansinga is a critically acclaimed horror novelist whose works include Perfect Victim, Shattered, Twisted, and Frozen. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award.


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The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part Two

The Walking Dead Series

Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga



St. Martin's Paperbacks