Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Rot and Ruin

Written by Jonathan Maberry
Part of the Rot & Ruin Series

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The first book in a gripping, cinematic and thoughtful zombie-dystopian series from an award-winning author, rereleased with a brand-new cover look. Thrilling, enticing, and surprisingly touching, Rot and Ruin, is a zombie-dystopian novel from the master of zombie fiction Jonathan Maberry and will grip readers from
beginning to end.

There are 4 books in this series..

Rot and Ruin

Dust and Decay

Flesh and Bone

Fire and Ash


Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

The perfect read for fans of The Walking Dead, from an award-winning author. In a world full of zombies, who are the real monsters? Nearly fourteen years ago, a freak virus swept across the world - turning those infected into the undead. Benny Imura has grown-up never knowing anything different, his last memory of his parents was of them becoming zombies. Now Benny is fifteen, and about to join his brother Tom in the 'family business' of zombie killing. It's the last thing he wants to do, but he needs a job. But when Benny and Tom head into the Rot and Ruin, an area full of the wandering undead, Benny soon realises that being a bounty hunter isn't just about whacking zombies. He discovers that sometimes the worst monsters you can imagine aren't the zombies, after all...

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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464 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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

Publication date

24th September 2015




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