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Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent (The Walking Dead Series) Hardcover – October 14, 2014


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Product Details

  • Series: The Walking Dead Series (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (October 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250057175
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250057174
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The Walking Dead series…has taken the zombie apocalypse story everyone has long since gotten over and done it transcendentally well for an unusually long time. Readers might suspect that in this fourth Walking Dead novel, Descent, the charm might be wearing off [but] Descent maintains the series’ strength due to the author’s truly powerful ability to describe the series’ world and to establish tone, pacing, kinesthetics, and every other nut and bolt that holds a good novel together.” —Booklist on Descent

"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

About the Author

JAY BONANSINGA is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty books, including the Bram Stoker finalist The Black Mariah (1994), the International Thriller Writers Award finalist Shattered (2007), and the wildly popular Walking Dead novels. Jay’s work has been translated into eleven languages, and he has been called “one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers” by Chicago Tribune. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, the photographer Jill Norton, and his two teenage boys, and is currently hard at work on the next Walking Dead book in the Woodbury quartet.


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Customer Reviews

Just didn't pan out right.
recon32
Confusing in detail but predictable in plot, a rehash of Jonestown was a poor choice of vehicles.
Enders
I can't wait till this book comes out!
Amy Aiken

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kinda Shy on October 16, 2014
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I freaking love these books. I breeze through them in 2 or 3 days and am miserable until the next. This is a GREAT counter part to the comics. Thank you Bonansinga and Kirkman
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Lilly is a new addition and this first chapter. The book at this point has managed in a few words to flesh out her character quite well. Hopefully, the rest is detailed like this making the characters real. Big suspense ending begging to continued. I'll bite on that and purchase the book (pun intended).
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By FSA08 on October 23, 2014
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Got this just in time for mom's birthday. She didn't even know it had been written let alone released. This would make a great gift for any true Walking Dead fan and avid reader. Add it to their collection.
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Good read, it's only the first chapter to the book, a teaser. If you're a fan of the series you will love these books, gives alot of insight on the characters even though the comic and tv storylines differ.
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By Enders on October 24, 2014
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I'm a big fan, but this edition was tepid, at best. Confusing in detail but predictable in plot, a rehash of Jonestown was a poor choice of vehicles. Hopefully the next effort will be more entertaining,
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By Kot on October 1, 2014
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I didn't realize it was only the first chapter but it starts off strong, if you liked the rest of the series this seems like it is going to be just as good, I can't wait for the whole book to be released!
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By recon32 on October 23, 2014
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Turned into an off shoot of characters from other books not from show. Just didn't pan out right. Really dull. Won't get the next book.
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By james rice on October 8, 2014
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It was a great backstory to the real books and the story about the past of what Woodbury was like, I consider this book a 4/5!
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