In 2013, Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga collaborated for a series of “The Walking Dead” novels detailing the rise and fall of popular antagonist The Governor from the eyes of survivor Lilly Caul. However, Lilly’s story isn’t over just yet. TheWalkingDead.com has announced a new four-book “The Walking Dead” series of prose novels by Kirkman and Bonansinga that continues Lilly’s story. In “The Walking Dead: Descent,” Lilly returns to Woodbury and attempts to rebuild it following the Governor’s failed assault on the prison.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Jay Bonansinga on more novels,” Kirkman said in a statement. “There is quite a bit of unexplored territory left in the ‘Walking Dead’ universe and I think people are going to love what Jay brings to this world in this medium.”
Lilly Caul made her first appearance in “The Walking Dead” #46, and was one of the many Woodbury citizens who aided the Governor in his assault on the Prison, and was the person who killed Lori Grimes, indirectly causing the death of baby Judith. While she had a feature appearance in the previous set of novels, fans of Telltale’s “The Walking Dead Video Game” also got a chance to see the motivations behind her actions and interact with her father, Larry. Lilly parts on bad terms with the player’s group of survivors, killing one of them in cold blood before striking out on her own.
“The Walking Dead: Descent” hits stores October 14.