First came the groundbreaking and bestselling comic book series. . . .
“Every issue sinks its teeth in you and refuses to let go until the next one comes out.”
—Ain’t It Cool News
Then came the record-breaking AMC television show. . . .
“The best new show on television.”
And now comes the first in a series of novels exploring the origins of fan favorite characters from The Walking Dead universe. . . .
“If the comic book writer Robert Kirkman were a superhero, his name might be the Midas Touch.”
—The New York Times
In The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, the world will finally understand what drove Philip Blake to become . . . The Governor.
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.”
“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 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