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This article is about the Novel Series. For other pages with the same name, see: The Walking Dead Comic Universe

The Walking Dead was a yearly novel series that takes place within Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic series' universe. It was written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. The novel is published by Thomas Dunne Books.

The audiobooks of the series are read aloud by Fred Berman.


The series started off being told from the perspective of Brian Blake, revealing his origin, descent into madness, and how he came to known as the infamous "Governor". Later, the novels followed Lilly Caul, showing how she came to Woodbury, her side of the story during the prison assault, and what became of her afterwards.

Series Overview[]

The main novel series consists of seven novels.


Title Parts Release Dates
1. Rise of the Governor "The Hollow Men"
"Chaos Theory"
October 21, 2011
2. The Road to Woodbury "Red Day Rising"
"This Is How the World Ends"
October 16, 2012
3. The Fall of the Governor "The Gathering"
"Doomsday Clock"
"The Fall"
October 8, 2013 (Part 1)
March 4, 2014 (Part 2)
4. Descent "Lake of Fire"
"The Labyrinth"
"Last Rites"
October 14, 2014
5. Invasion "The Behavior of the Sheep"
"The End of the Whole Mess"
"The Great Steel Oblivion"
October 6, 2015
6. Search and Destroy "Stone Soup"
"Scorched Earth"
"Perchance To Dream"
October 18, 2016
7. Return to Woodbury "Los Dias Finales"
"Welcome to the Terrordome"
"The Sky Is Bleeding"
"Los Primeros Dias"
October 17, 2017

Other Novels[]


Main article: The Walking Dead: Typhoon

The Walking Dead: Typhoon is a novel written by Wesley Chu. It follows a group of survivors, set in China. The novel was released on October 1st, 2019.


For the Comic Series Cover Gallery, see Cover Gallery.


  • The start of the outbreak in the Novel Series is confirmed to be September 20th, 2012. However, this contradicts the Comic Series and Telltale Series start date of July 19th, 2003.