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ARISEN, Book Thirteen
The Siege

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “extreme, fast-paced action at its most violent, explosive, deadly and gripping” … “Electrifying” … “still rolling like a juggernaut” … “simply amazing - is and will be the standard for zombie/action fiction for a long time to come” … “Hits Like a Sniper Round” … “Imagine if a roller coaster ride lasted 2 hours” … “Good God Almighty! This is almost too much to take - non-frigging-stop action” … “Right when I think it can't get any more exciting, it does” … “full-on military badassery” … “extraordinary” … “Riveting!!!!!” … “totally engrossing” … “Insanely awesome” … “Mind blowing” … “There are no adjectives left for how good this series is” … “Like a Michael Bay movie on steroids” … “by far the best-written most intense series I've encountered” … “like trying to ride a bronco in a tornado” … “roars out of the gate at 200mph and just keeps going” … “Action, frustration, fear, laughter, sadness, and hope. MSF is a gift…

cover of ARISEN, Book Eleven - Carnage

There's Nowhere Left To Hide.

In the north, the collapsed section of the Wall is defended only by the decimated remains of 2 PARA. Even reinforced by Jameson and the exhausted Royal Marines of One Troop, it’s a doomed delaying action at best – and the last choke point in the entire ZA faces an incoming tide of dead stretching to the ends of the Earth…

Finally united, Dr. Park and Aliyev the Kazakh, supported by Pred and Juice on a mission out into a London falling into chaos, struggle to perfect the vaccine that will preserve the dwindling flame of humanity – and to weaponize the designer pathogen that might just destroy the rampaging armies of the dead…

Hunkered down at CentCom, the unified ranks of our heroes, led by Ali and Fick, work furiously to fortify and reinforce what will be humanity’s final fallback position – forever. But it may be over before it begins, as a runner invasion from the south hits even before the great wave of death coming in from the north…

Brotherhood. Duty. Desolation.

Hope Never Dies.

Available now from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk
(or whatever your personal international Amazon store)

Alpha team will return – and humanity either saved or doomed – in

Update: So, the day after launch, The Siege has hit #1 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction and #1 in Military Science Fiction on Amazon - and the Top 150 overall! Not too shabby! Thanks so much to everyone, all you world-conquering ARISEN readers, for making it happen!
Further Update: Not quite three weeks in, we’re up to 145 reviews on Amazon – of which 145 are 5-star reviews. I keep waiting for the inevitable spoiler, but it keeps not happening. Frankly, it’s getting a little weird at this point!

close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
PANDORA'S SISTERS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
D-BOYS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
COUNTER-ASSAULT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Genesis, by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Three - Three Parts Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Four - Maximum Violence, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Five - EXODUS, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Six - The Horizon, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Seven - Death of Empires, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Eight - Empire of the Dead by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : NEMESIS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Nine - Cataclysm by Michael Stephen Fuchs

ARISEN, Book Ten - The Flood by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Eleven - Deathmatch by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Twelve - Carnage by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Thirteen - The Siege by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Fourteen - Endgame by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Fickisms
ARISEN : Odyssey
ARISEN : Last Stand
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 1 - The Collapse
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 2 - Tribes
Black Squadron
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 3 - Dead Men Walking
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 4 - Duty
ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 5 - The Last Raid
ARISEN : Fickisms ][ – This Time, It's Personal
ARISEN : Operators, Volume I - The Fall of the Third Temple
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