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Publisher's Summary

Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop - each one on a collision course with the other.
Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns in Lilly's heart and soul. She wants her beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers, and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams the wasted backwaters of Georgia....
Way out in the hinterlands, amid the rising tide of walkers that seem to be pushing in from all directions, the psychotic Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with a diabolical secret weapon. He has designs on the destruction of Lilly and her crew - the very people who vanquished his cultish church - and now, for the first time, he has the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers.
The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable weapon - forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and soaked in the blood of innocents.
From the creator of the TV sensation The Walking Dead comes the next installment in this terrifying and completely original series, where the legions of the dead come alive to carve out their domain.
©2015 Robert Kirkman, LLC (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Narrator Fred Berman paints a gory picture of life for the people of Woodbury who haven't yet been eaten by zombies.... This audio production doesn't encroach on either the television show or the comic series. Instead, it creates its own mythology using people on the fringes." (AudioFile)
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By Anthony on 12-14-15

Good not great!!!!

This installment of the books, is okay at best. the first book the rise of the governor will always be the best story! It's just gotten to a point where how much more can they go on with lily caul, and the story is always the same! More zombies more herds, bring back the same villain, they need something new and exciting to write. The book didn't get remotely good till the last 2 hrs I'd say. If your a walking dead fan like me then get it because if your a fan you'll always wanna know what happened next. I hope if they do another book it will feature diffrent characters, or even location how about possibly New York or London anyways 3 out of 5 stars!!!!!!!!

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By Tilo on 11-05-15

Well written zombie king theme

Of all the stories of someone leading an army of zombies, this is the only one that was good. The author made a great effort to give a believable background and motivation of why this crazy preacher is doing what he is doing, his methods and why humans are following him too. It worked. Great character depth, twists and I like Lilly again, not like in the last book. Satisfying ending. Looking forward to the next book, how can they survive now?

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By Michelle Deacon on 03-17-16

more I want more

I have loved the whole series of the walking dead books the narration is the best I've experienced in all of the audio books I've had the pleasure of listening to I get lost in the story and characters. I hope there is more to come

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Steve on 06-24-16

Another enjoyable WD book

Not the best of the series but enjoyed it none the less, great performace by the narrator as always on this series

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