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The Walking Dead: Invasion is a novel that was released on October 6th, 2015. It featured Lilly Caul, former leader of Woodbury, and her people, struggling to retake the town while dealing with an old enemy.


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, amidst 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.[1]


Part 1: The Behavior of the Sheep[]

May the Lord destroy all the tyrants of the church. Amen.
―Michael Servetus


Part 2: The End of the Whole Mess[]

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not seen since the beginning of the world … nor ever shall be seen again.
―Matthew 24:21


Part 3: The Great Steel Oblivion[]

Behold I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents.
―Matthew 10:16






  • Harold's last name is spelled "Staubach" through the entire novel.
  • A character named "Melissa" is mentioned by Barbara, but she is nowhere to be seen. She most likely died in the previous novel, or is a error.
  • The outbreak is mentioned to have been almost two years before throughout the novel, but it has been only around a year and three months since the outbreak. This same mistake is seen in other novels.
  • When the preacher leads the caravan to the Chattahoochee River where he had lost his previous group, they start from Woodbury, heading west. In The Walking Dead: Descent, the location was stated to be north of Vinings, Georgia.
    • Later, when Norma and Miles ditch the reverend's caravan to contact Lilly's group, they are suddenly near Albany, Georgia, which is nearly 100 miles south of Woodbury. Norma tells Miles to take I-29 South to go back to Woodbury. This would actually lead them further away from it.
    • Next, the caravan approaches Woodbury from the east through Highway 74, which wouldn't make any sense if the caravan was near the Chattahoochee River, west of Woodbury.