The Fall of the Governor Part 2 by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga.
This book is part of The Walking Dead canon and follows on where the last one left off. The Governor has been brutally attacked and left for dead by Michonne and along with a few members of the Woodbury residents have escaped the eerie community.
Lily Caul plays a much bigger part in this book, as does Bob Stookey (the town alcoholic) as she steps into the role of town leader whilst The Governor is patched back together by Bob. There’s an unrest in the community and people begin to question where Martinez is and why their leader hasn’t been seen for a while. This being one of the meanest guys of the comic book world he’s not about to turn the other cheek with the attack on him. As soon as he’s back on his feet he rallies the rest of the community and paints the group living in the prison as monsters that should die. He proposes that they strike back and wipe them out in order to preserve their community from future attacks.
The great thing about these books is there’s a lot of depth to the characters, but none more so than Philip Blake aka The Governor. To see how much he has changed from the first book in the canon (The Rise of the Governor) to how he is in this book is incredible. The style of writing is incredibly descriptive and it’s easy to get sucked into the tense moments of the book, it’s also easy to visualize the ickier moments in the book which for a book that would be classed horror/post apocalypse is just what you need.
Although well written it wasn’t the best in the series and I found that some stuff happened sooner than I expected and the latter chapters seemed to act like convoluted filler.
Star Rating out of 5: 3
‘For a moment, Philip Blake stares down at the old man now lying in a fresh pool of deep-crimson blood next to his son, the puddle spreading, forming wings on the cement, like a Rorschach inkblot test, two angels lying in state, one next to the other – martyrs, sacrificial lambs.’
Happy reading lovelies.