Biters, otherwise known as zombies, descend undetected on a small ragtag community attempting to build a temporary home away from the everyday encounters of flesh hungry walking corpses. Josh and Lilly are among the dozens of families that have gathered on the abandoned homestead. Within moments the camp is overrun by jaw snapping, rancid smelling, out-of-control walkers. These circumstances among other dramatic perils cause a handful of people including Josh and Lilly to travel the land seeking new asylum. They soon find themselves not only plagued by the undead, but also roaming thugs that are pillaging the area and depriving survivors of everything they own. The group makes their way to a walled-in town named Woodbury. Proceeding with caution they slowly detect a false sense of security, along with given shelter and food. Philip Blake welcomes them with open arms and is introduced as The Governor, a man whose power and control accompanies demented hidden secrets and agendas that are beyond comprehension. The greatest chance of survival may lie outside among the walking dead rather than inside the corroded confines of Woodbury.
The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury is book two, following The Walking Dead: Rise Of The Governor in a series of novels written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansigna. Written with visual creativity this team of writers gives the reader exactly what is expected in a violent apocalyptic atmosphere ravaged by involuntary feeding frenzied zombies. Descriptive depictions of action and horror make this read a roller coaster fun house ride, literally, there are scenes of circus and carnival dead that prey on the living. Nightmarish conceptions are a staple from beginning to end. The talented writing style of this duo are sure to serve up some trick or treats for the reader just in time for Halloween. With the upcoming release of the third edition entitled The Walking Dead: The Fall Of The Governor due out in October, book one and two are a must read and a preparation for the eye-popping third installment.