Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead

Descent

Book - 2014
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"Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor, and Lily 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 walkers, 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. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250057174
Branch Call Number: FIC BON
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Kirkman, Robert

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koiishi22
Nov 08, 2016

i read through more then half of this book in the series, and skimmed the rest until i found important events. theres a lot of filler and kinda boring events going on

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PearlyBaker
Nov 22, 2014

The Walking dead franchise might have jumped the shark with this piece. I reckon it could be due to the fact that I am burned out on the genre or that Kirkman did not actually write this one? Maybe after reading over 100 books this past year I have more discerning tastes? Maybe it just really sucked? Anywho, my friend Sherrie always reads the last page of a novel first and I wish I would have done so and heeded the warnings therein. One of the last sentences of Descent states: "Run...run away...run for your life!" Another sentence on the final page reads, "Lilly, we got a truck load of Xanax, Ambien...Valium, even." I wish I would have ran away or had a truck load of Xanax so I could have blacked out while I read the last Walking Dead book I will ever read. Probably. (less)

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