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

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

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 ruthless villain in The Walking Dead Universe!

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle in a zombie-infested arena for the townspeople's amusement or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. But where did he come from? For the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.While the zombie plague unleashes its ho

List Price: $ 17.99 Price: $ 6.24

Related Walking Dead Products

This entry was posted in Books and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury (The Walking Dead Series)

  1. cicisbo says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Surprisingly Engrossing, January 22, 2015
    By 
    cicisbo

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury (The Walking Dead Series) (Paperback)
    This isn’t a book I’d usually pick up and read, but I’m glad I did. From the first paragraph of reading, this book grabs you by your shirt and pulls you along for the long haul. It’s Heart of Darkness written in Homeric style. The characters are very relatable, and it’s gripping to watch them transform and struggle with what’s left of their humanity. If you’ve read the comics, you can get a sense of who you think Philip Blake is, but this book really gives you a few twists and turns into how this character really became who he is. The two books combined into one is a nice way of reading the Rise of the Governor, and Road to Woodbury, especially if you like reading while traveling. It’s a well written, and suspenseful, but if you’re leery of gore, then this book isn’t for you. Otherwise, read on!

    0

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic book, love a good backstory, November 4, 2015
    By 
    Ashes

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury (The Walking Dead Series) (Paperback)
    This is two books in one. It includes Rise of the Governor, and The Road to Woodbury. I’m over halfway thru Rise, and I’m loving it. It follows the Governor Phillip Blake, before he became the Governor. I like seeing his dark backstory and how he came to be. It also follows his brother Brian and daughter Penny, but Phillip is the primary character who is being developed here. It starts from the initial outbreak, like right after all the businesses start shutting down, but in the beginning of the book, they still have running water and electricity. They are just holed up in a house somewhere trying to wait it out. Then they go into the city and meet up with a group who is holed up in an apartment building.

    WARNING: SEMI-SPOILER….
    Phillip and his small group encounter a family with the same names and same situation as when he did in the series after he burned Woodbury to the ground. In the series he found a family consisting of two sisters (one named Tara) and their father who was on an oxygen machine, in an apartment building. In this book, he finds a family of two sisters (one named Tara) and the father is on an oxygen machine. Not sure why the author replicates this same story, but it’s still interesting.

    I really like this book, and I appreciate a good backstory on an under-developed character from the series.

    0

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  3. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Cyclone Fence, Cordite, & Copper, August 20, 2015
    By 
    Sam S. (Kansas) –

    This review is from: The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Road to Woodbury (The Walking Dead Series) (Paperback)
    I started out really liking the series, but as the books have gone on, they’ve started to become repetitive.

    You know how the main characters are, but when they walk into a scene, they’re completely described again. Martinez is described as wearing a camo jacket and bandanda. So every time they have him enter a scene, instead of saying “Martinez walked up” they say, “a figure appears, it’s a large male, wearing a salvation army jacket and bandana over his long black hair”. The book would be half as long if they got rid of that.

    Another annoyance that has really gotten to me as I am almost done with the last book in the series. I realize there are only a few ways to describe certain things, but the same words are used nearly every time something is mentioned.

    Every gun fight smells like cordite.
    Things are bright as phosphorus
    Cyclone Fence, Cyclone Fence, Cyclone Fence, Cyclone Fence, Cyclone Fence, Cyclone Fence, Cyclone Fence
    salvation army clothing
    copper smell

    Just to name a few. There’s a term they use to describe the walker’s eyes, but I can’t think of it right now.

    Overall, they books have been really good filler while I wait for the new spinoff series to start.

    0

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*