The Walking Dead: Rise of the Govenor by Robert Kirkman

Rise of the Governor

I'm a huge fan of the Walking Dead and one of my favorite characters is the Governor. He is one of those characters you love to hate. This is one of the most despicable characters ever written and I place him in the hate hall of fame along side the Jim Rennie from Under the Dome. Still, the Governor is one of those characters you never forget and when a friend of mine started reading these books I got real excited that I could get more to the story. 

This begins after the Zombie apocalypse has already set in and we follow Phillip, Brian, Nick and , Penny. Penny is Phillips daughter, Brian is the Bohemian brother and Nick is just a friend of Phillip. In this dystopian time it is very important to have a group. I really liked seeing how all of this started. The story wasn't all that suspenseful but it held my attention and I couldn't stop reading this.

This book is a little on the slower side to be honest but it is very character driven which helped keep me interested throughout. There aren't a lot of zombie attacks in the book but that's ok. I mentioned this is character driven and I loved seeing all the different depths of each character. Phillip is this hard edged guy who has a big soft spot for his daughter but at the same time feels like there is this psychotic side just itching to be let out. Brian is very similar to his brother Phillip, but he is on the other end of the spectrum. He cares for his niece Penny but he is very weak and can't stomach the world let alone what the world has become.

I really liked this book and had the pacing been a little faster I would have rated this very high. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. 


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