Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

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Thrilling, enticing, and surprisingly touching, Rot and Ruin, a zombie-dystopian novel from the master of zombie fiction Jonathan Maberry will grip readers from
beginning to end. The second in the series is Dust and Decay.


Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Nearly fourteen years ago a freak virus swept across the world turning those infected from the living into the undead. Benny Imura has grown-up never knowing anything different; his last memories of his parents tainted by the image of them becoming zombies. Now Benny is fifteen, and his brother Tom wants him to join the family business and train as a zombie killer. The last thing Benny wants is to work with Tom --- but at least the job should be an easy ride. Then the brothers head into the Rot and Ruin, an area full of wandering zombies, and Benny realises that being a bounty hunter isn't just about whacking zombies. As he's confronted with the truths about the world around him, Benny finds his beliefs challenged and makes the most terrifying discovery of all, that sometimes the worst monsters you can imagine, are human...


"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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464 pages


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

Publication date

3rd March 2011




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