Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

Dust and Decay

Written by Jonathan Maberry

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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 & 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.


Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

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 & Ruin. It's also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny's zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny's best friend Lou Chong are going with them. Sounds easy; sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. Before they can even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town. And as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, insane murderers and the horrors of Gameland. Because in the great Rot & Ruin everything wants to kill you. Everything. 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

29th September 2011




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