Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

Dust and Decay

Written by Jonathan Maberry
Part of the ROT AND RUIN Series

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This very talented writer has delivered an incredibly powerful zombie-dystopian novel that's both full of action and yet surprisingly touching too. Rot and Ruin was his first in this series and was incredibly well received so if you've yet to read it then start with that title or you'll be missing out but don't miss Dust & Decay, his second. Beny Imura is back. As with the first book in this great series, Dust & Decay is an action adventure read that never lets up. Readers will find themselves once more immersed in Benny's world and gripped from the first line.

There are 4 books in this series..

Rot and Ruin

Dust and Decay

Flesh and Bone

Fire and Ash


Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

The perfect read for fans of The Walking Dead, from an award-winning author. Do all roads lead to ruin? Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot and Ruin. It's also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training, Benny, his zombie-hunter brother Tom and a few other friends are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. But everything that can possibly go wrong does. And not everyone in Benny's small band of travellers will make it out alive.


"Thrilling, enticing, and surprisingly touching, Rot & Ruin will grip readers from beginning to end, and make them question who the real monsters are. It had me hooked from page one." Heather Brewer, author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

"George Romero meets The Catcher in the Rye in this poignant and moving coming of age novel set during zombie times... Bravo, Jonathan Maberry. Can't wait to read more." Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked

"This is anything but another zombie novel... exciting, full of action, and curiously thoughtful." Charlaine Harris, author of the True Blood series

About the Author

Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. His novels include Ghost Road Blues (winner of the Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006), Dead Man's Song, Bad Moon Rising, and Patient Zero. He writes The Black Panther comic for Marvel, as well as a variety of projects involving Wolverine and Spider-Man. Rot & Ruin is his first book for young readers.

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528 pages


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

24th September 2015




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