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The Road to Woodbury
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Author Robert Kirkman
Jay Bonansinga
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Based On Image Comics' The Walking Dead
Published October 16, 2012
Preceded By "Rise of the Governor"
Succeeded By "The Fall of the Governor"

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury is the second novel by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. It is a sequel to the Rise of the Governor. In a recent interview Robert Kirkman said "it's going to be a direct sequel to Rise of the Governor. We're going to meet new characters as they come to Woodbury and see how Woodbury is founded, and how The Governor continues to grow as a character. It all takes place before we met The Governor in the comic book series, and there's a lot more story to tell with that guy. We'll also look at others, Lilly is going to be another focus. It's going to be fun to explore those characters again."[1]

Plot Synopsis

The plot is divided into two parts with several chapters each; each part chronicling the origin of Lilly and how she came to be at Woodbury.

Part 1: Red Day Rising

To Be Added

Part 2: This Is How The World Ends

To Be Added


Main Group

Main Group Mentioned Family

Tent City Survivors

Bingham Family

Woodbury Survivors

Blake Family

National Guard Soldiers

Misc. Survivors



  • Lilly is featured on the cover of the novel.
    • The novel focuses on Lilly and how her character develops as she gets to and lives in Woodbury.


  • During the events of the novel, there is a massive storm that hits Georgia which is told to be worse than any historically recent hurricane to hit the area. This hurricane is never mentioned in the comics.
  • In some copies of the book there is a publishing error. Pages 217-248 are bound into the book twice. When you finish reading page 248 the first time, you find the next page to be page 217 again. The next 32 pages are a repeat of 217-248 and then the book continues on with page 249 through the end.


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