So when I finally had a chance to read these two books, I was ecstatic. And I come baring praise of flying colors. Since I know not everyone has read the comics, or watched the show, or both. I will try and be very simple with my review.
My 'SPOILER-LESS' Review:
Kirk-man and Bonansinga do a magnificent job of portraying life in the zombie apocalypse. Rise of the Governor and Road to Wood-bury give you detailed back-story of the first days of the "turn" and follow through magnificent detail life in the following months.
In the comics and in the show, you join the Rick and his group more than a week after the turn. But with the TWD novels, you're thrown right into the beginning of it.
In RTW, you meet a fellow group of survivors once again learning the hardships of the zombie apocalypse. How they travel and how they eat. And once again, how they deal with the people they encounter. As the title suggests, they eventually lead themselves into Woodbury and the story blossoms from there. RTW builds on the previous TWD novel, showing us how survivors have come together to build a town and the secrets that lie beneath.
A third installment has been confirmed for 2013 and according to rumors, will be the final branch that connects the story to the point in which Rick and his group meet the Governor.
If you loved WWZ, you'll love the two Walking Dead installments!!
I give them both a 5/5 and cannot recommend them enough!!