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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (10 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330541382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330541381
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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Praise for "The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor: "

"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."
--"Examiner.com"

"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."
--"Comicvine.com"

"It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not."
--"TVOverMind.com

""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"

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: "

"An excellent companion to "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."
--"Examiner.com"

"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."
--"Comicvine.com"

"It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not."
--"TVOverMind.com

""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"

"The books are a really fun read...It's an interesting look at the universe that you already know and you might learn some things about your favorite characters you never knew." FANBOLT on "The Fall of the Governor: Part One "and "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."
--REFINERY29
"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."
--"Examiner.com"

"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."
--"Comicvine.com"

"It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not."
--"TVOverMind.com
""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"

"The books are a really fun read...It's an interesting look at the universe that you already know and you might learn some things about your favorite characters you never knew." FANBOLT on "The Fall of the Governor: Part One "and "Part Two "

Praise for "The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury:

Praise for "The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor:

The books are a really fun read...It's an interesting look at the universe that you already know and you might learn some things about your favorite characters you never knew. "FANBOLT on The Fall of the Governor: Part One and Part Two"

An entertaining read. "ComicBookMovie.com on The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury"

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 on The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury"

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. "REFINERY29 on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor"

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. "Examiner.com on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor"

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 on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor"

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. "Comicvine.com on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor"

It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not. "TVOverMind.com on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor"

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 on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor""

"The books are a really fun read...It's an interesting look at the universe that you already know and you might learn some things about your favorite characters you never knew." --FANBOLT on The Fall of the Governor: Part One and Part Two

"An entertaining read." --ComicBookMovie.com on The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

"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 on The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

"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." --REFINERY29 on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

"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." --Examiner.com on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

"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 on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

"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." --Comicvine.com on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

"It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not." --TVOverMind.com on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

"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 on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

Book Description

The third novel in the bestselling series, an adventure set in the same bleak world as The Walking Dead comic books and TV series.

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did not think I would be writing a review on a book about the walking dead,,but I am because it was excellent,,much more exciting than the tv .The tv altered bits,, which made it acceptable as a read rather just a straight copy,,so I now wait for part two sueb
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By dmcnabb TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Nov. 2014
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I have been reading this series of The Walking Dead Books and have so far enjoyed "The Rise of the Governor" and "The Road to Woodbury" - Following Brian, Phillip, Penny & Phillips friends in "The Rise of the Governor" brought an interesting insight into the character of the governor - I was worried that the first book would give justification for why he was such a scumbag and ultimately make the reader root for him, but I actually finished the book thinking he was a bigger scumbag than the show and the comics portrayed. "The Road to Woodbury" followed Lily Caul and her friends as they search for somewhere safe to stay and ultimately lead them to Woodbury, where by this point the Governor was the leader of the settlement. "The Road to Woodbury" took the reader through all of the details that the residents of Woodbury were too happy to turn a blind eye to provided they got what they needed. I was really excited by the third book in the series at first. I was excited to see the story mould into how it is portrayed in the show and in the comics - but the book has just been such a lack luster. It is okay, but it just feels like someone used a lot of copying and pasting. There is the usual graphic detail of violence and the usual sick antics of the Governor - but it felt thrown together. It didn't feel thought out properly. To be honest, it felt like someone watched the show and then wrote a book based off what it was like in Woodbury towards the end. I think its the type of thing I could write if I took the time, I would have preferred the book if the little details of life in Woodbury were less the views of Rick and his gang and more like the first two books, where it feels fresh and feels like a completely different perspective. I haven't read part 2 yet.Read more ›
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Following on from the events in 'The Road to Woodbury', a year has passed and Lilly Caul is still living in Woodbury under the watchful eye of The Governor, the arena fights are still going on and the residents of the town are facing starvation, living under the threat of attacks from the walkers outside, etc. Lilly and other residents go on daily scavenging missions to find supplies, not knowing that a few miles away there are survivors living in a prison and that some of the survivors are coming to Woodbury to find out what they are facing, to find out if the residents of Woodbury are friends or foes. Their confrontation with The Governor begins a war, a war where Lilly must decide who to believe and who to fight for.

I liked Lilly more in 'The Fall of The Governor' as opposed to 'The Road to Woodbury' where I found her to be slightly annoying, very self involved and despite her many denials, she only thought of herself. In 'The Fall of The Governor' there is a definite change in Lilly, she is more focused and her belief in The Governor confuses her, she does not know whether to trust him or not, which as a reader I found very frustrating. I also found Lilly more grounded this time around and liked seeing her building a healthy relationship and making plans, I felt her sadness when she experienced a loss. I loved the appearance of Michonne, Glenn and Rick, having read volume 1 of 'The Walking Dead Compendium' and watched the tv show, I knew the outcome but it was good to read it from the point of view of Lilly.

The only downside of the books was the fact it was in two parts and I am not the most patient person but I did enjoy both books and I do think there is a potential for more books about Woodbury and Lilly Caul.

Recommended.
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By Terry Tyler TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Sept. 2016
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I wasn't so keen on this book; it was okay at first but towards the end I thought the writing became increasingly careless, and the torture detail is only for the strongest stomach and, much of the time, is unnecessary. It needs more characterisation, less gruesome detail. This book, more than the first two, focuses more on the dark and grisly, with nothing positive. The last twenty per cent seemed rushed. I'll still read the last one, but I won't hurry to do so now; this one was just okay.
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I also pre-ordered a full book only to find what has been delivered now says part one. What are they playing at ?? I'll wait until its a full book.
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My fiance is going to love this!!
I have purchased this as a stocking filler :D
He will be thrilled.
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Hi, Im a walking dead fan, collected the comics since 2002 (which turned out rather lucrative)
Not a fan of TV show as its a bit tame with too many 'eh?' moments.
Slightly enjoyed the 1st book, "Rise of the Govenor" and the 2nd "Road to Woodbury" I'd say this book has nothing out of the ordinary in it, a generic zombie bok which adds little to the walking dead story line. It was bought as a present which was nice but my opinion on these books is to get them from a library, you could read each in a day or 2, they aren't worth the shelf space whereas the graphic novels certainly are.
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