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The Walking Dead Series

From the mind of Robert Kirkman, the legendary comic book auteur and creator of The Walking Dead, comes a new series of all-original novels steeped in the terrifying mythos of the Eisner Award winning comic.  Co-written with bestselling novelist and Stoker Award finalist Jay Bonansinga, the books thrust readers right into the middle of the greatest zombie apocalypse epic ever told.

The first volume, THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR, explores the heart-wrenching and horrifying origin of the comic world’s most infamous villain: Philip Blake, AKA The Governor.  Following Blake and his ragtag band of survivors as they carve out a terrifying path through infested subdivisions and rotting cities, RISE OF THE GOVERNOR is a fever dream of a road trip that explores the making of a super-villain, culminating in a mind-bending twist-ending.

The second volume in the series, THE WALKING DEAD: THE ROAD TO WOODBURY, delves even deeper into the dark heart of the Governor, taking readers through the fractured looking glass of a small town turned into a deadly dictatorship. As seen through the eyes of a troubled bystander, Lilly Caul, this rotting utopia crumbles under the weight of its own excesses and lurid pastimes.

The final installment, THE WALKING DEAD: FALL OF THE GOVERNOR, ties all the narrative strands and back-stories together in a roller coaster finale that spans two books — an epic conclusion that resonates for fans of the comic series in startling ways.  Every dark promise made during the Governor’s rise to power now pays off in a series of terrifying, dramatic confrontations.  When collected as a set, these four installments tell a heart-wrenching and terrifying saga of apocalyptic horror as well as human behavior in the extreme.

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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury
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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 8)
Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the series created by Robert Kirkman
St. Martin's Press

To risk everything...

She has weathered over four years of the apocalypse. She has done things that she would not have dreamt of doing in her darkest nightmares. But she has survived. And...

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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy
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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 7)
Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy! The latest in Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling series!

What could possibly go wrong?

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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Invasion
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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Invasion

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 6)
Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

The smash-hit series continues! Now, from out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop—each one on a collision course with the other…

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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent
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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 5)
Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the series by Robert Kirkman
St. Martin's Press

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...

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

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 4)
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

The fourth book and epic finale to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part Two!

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

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 3)
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

The third book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part One!

The Walking...

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The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury
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The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 2)
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

The first book explained how the Governor was created; this thrilling sequel to The New York Times bestseller further reveals his ruthless, inhuman conquest of Woodbury

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

The Walking Dead Series (Volume 1)
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

The bestselling start of the original Walking Dead series, now in mass market!

In Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor....

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The Walking Dead Collection
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The Walking Dead Collection

The Walking Dead Series
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

From the mind of Robert Kirkman, the legendary comic book auteur and creator of The Walking Dead, comes the complete e-book collection of WALKING DEAD novels steeped in the terrifying mythos of the...

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The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Parts 1 and 2
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The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Parts 1 and 2

The Walking Dead Series
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

The epic finale to Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling Governor storyline!

The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of...

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury
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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury

The Walking Dead Series
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga's thrilling New York Times bestsellers –Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury– are combined to reveal the origin of the most...

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Just Another Day at the Office
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Just Another Day at the Office

The Walking Dead Series
Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
St. Martin's Press

Just Another Day at the Office reveals the never-before-known details of how Philip Blake (aka The Governor) took full control of Woodbury. In this exciting story that takes place between...

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The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor -- Part One and Part Two, and The Walking Dead: Descent. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third, fourth and fifth novels in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga.

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Jay Bonansinga

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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Robert Kirkman

ROBERT KIRKMAN is best known for his work on The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics and is an executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show.

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