Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Last Stand

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “thoroughly engrossing, taking you on a wild ride through utter devastation” … “Wall to wall adrenaline - edge of your seat unputdownable until the very last page” … “a once in a lifetime experience. Nothing else matches it” … “the most amazing and intense battle scenes you've ever experienced” … “rolls along like an out of control freight train” … “They grab you on the first page and kick your ass through the entire series” … “You feel like the explosions are going off beside your head” … “Every time I think it cannot get any better, BAM!” … “Blows World War Z out of the water” … “The Game of Thrones of the Zombie Apocalypse” … “roars out of the gate at 200mph and just keeps going” … “dials the volume to the point of annihilating the sound system” … “The most complex, character-driven series I've ever read regardless of genre” … “quite simply, the most exciting and intense series of books I have ever read. Nothing comes close” … “A superb ending to an absolutely mesmerizing and phenomenal series. This was an experience I'll never forget.

cover of ARISEN Odyssey

One platoon of Rangers from a legendary regiment.
An isolated combat outpost in the Spin Ghar mountains.
150 Taliban survivors - armed with Tier-1 weapons…
And all the rampaging dead guys in central Asia.

B Company, 3rd Bat, 75th Ranger Regiment – a unit that’s fought in every U.S. engagement from D-Day to Black Hawk Down. They are the last American boots on the ground in the Syrian civil war… on the last day before the Fall of human civilization. When they are tasked with stopping a unit of Spetsnaz operators from inserting under the chaos, an advanced Russian Navy frigate becomes the last place left on Earth for the Rangers to find refuge. Now, after six months held captive as scavenging mercenaries for Spetsnaz, to earn their freedom they will have to take on the most hazardous shore mission in the entire history of the ZA.

Welcome to the Zulu Alpha

Devastation. Devotion. Sacrifice.

Hope Never Dies.

Available now from: Amazon (anywhere in the world).

Update: Well, not quite a week in, the book has hit the Top 5 in Amazon's War & Military Action category, Top 10 in Dystopian - and cracked the Amazon overall Top 250! As always, completely because of you - ARISEN's amazing fans and readers. Thanks, everyone. You make my 🖤 beat ❤️.

Also, the usual surreal author rankings – as far as I know, I'm still not a sci-fi author, never mind a fantasy one… :)

Finally: Of the first 164 reviews (amazon.com and amazon.co.uk), 163 of them are 5-stars. So that's pretty good.

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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