Inspired by Robert Kirkman's comic book and television sensation, Descent is the fifth novel in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead series; a gripping spin-off series by Jay Bonansinga, focusing on the character of Lilly Caul as she and the citizens of Woodbury attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Lilly Caul and a small ragtag band of survivors are determined to overcome their traumatic past.
Still recovering from its troublesome history, the town of Woodbury, Georgia, becomes an oasis of safety amidst the plague of the walking dead - a town reborn in the wake of its former tyrannical leader, Philip Blake, aka The Governor.
Lilly and the beleaguered townspeople save themselves from a vast stampede of hungry walkers, by joining forces with a mysterious religious sect fresh from the wilderness. Led by an enigmatic preacher named Jeremiah, this rogue church-group seems tailor-made for the people of Woodbury and Lilly's dream of a democratic, family-friendly future.
But Jeremiah and his followers harbour a dark secret, and in a stunning and horrifying finale, it is solely up to Lilly to cleanse the town once and for all of its poisonous fate.
Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer. His first creation was Battle Pope, which he co-wrote with Tony Moore, and in 2003 they began the comic book series The Walking Dead, set in a George A. Romero zombie movie-inspired world.
Jay Bonansinga is a thriller writer and screenwriter, whose novels have been translated into numerous languages. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. He has worked with Robert Kirkman writing the New York Times bestselling series of novels, The Walking Dead.