March 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

The world of The Walking Dead keeps on expanding, and this time once again in book form. After four Walking Dead Governor novels and last fall’s Descent, Robert Kirkman is once again teaming up with author Jay Bonansinga for another entry with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Invasion. The novel will be released on Oct. 6 from Thomas Dunne Books, but we’ve got your exclusive cover reveal right here, and it looks like heroine Lilly Caul is in a bit of a pickle—a zombified pickle, that is. Also, is it just me, or does that zombie on the left side in the blue shirt in the second row look a bit Kirkman-esque? Just sayin’…

So what sort of terror awaits Lilly in this latest novel? Here’s the info from the book jacket:

“Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop – each one on a collision course with the other.

Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life.  But a secret ambition still burns in Lilly’s heart and soul.  She wants her beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers, and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams the wasted backwaters of Georgia…

Way out in the hinterlands, amidst the rising tide of walkers that seem to be pushing in from all directions, the psychotic Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with a diabolical secret weapon.  He has designs on the destruction of Lilly and her crew – the very people who vanquished his cultish church – and now, for the first time, he has the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers.

The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable weapon – forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and soaked in the blood of innocents”

Okay, well, that sounds gnarly. In any event, you’ll be bale to read the whole thing on Oct. 6, but until then, you can go gaze at the cover again and wonder if Lilly has enough ammo to take out what appears to be hundreds of walkers.

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