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The Horizon
ARISEN, Book Six

With over 100,000 copies sold, the ARISEN series returns. This is the Zulu Alpha at its most psychologically complex, dramatically tense, and intimately perilous – but with plenty of the pulse-pounding, page-ripping, combat chaos that has made it the favorite of fanatical ZA readers the world over.

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “astonishingly good” … “jaw dropping” … “edge of the seat, nail biting, page turning mayhem” … “terrifying, heroic, and tragic” … “Riveting. Absolutely riveting.” … “relentless” … “I couldn’t not give it 5 stars. It is simply OUTSTANDING.” … “possibly a genre defining series” … “Watch out Walking Dead - if this series ever comes to the little screen you are destined for second place” … “the best post-apocalyptic military fiction there is” … “totally stunning in its originality” … “In the zombie genre, there simply isn’t a book that comes close to these.” … “pure genius” … “thoroughly engrossing, taking you on a wild ride through utter devastation” … “Staggeringly good - the most consistently excellent franchise in zombie literature” …


Mission complete, Alpha team enjoys their first chance to breathe and tend to their humanity. But the darkness leaves them alone with their demons – and those who have found love may yet learn that it is fatally incompatible with their duty…

The JFK steams for Africa, despite rumors of lone Zulus still wandering below decks. But when Dr. Park and Sarah Cameron are trapped in an isolated compartment, they learn that one Zulu can kill you just as dead as ten million – while up on the flight deck, a lone assassin inflicts horrific damage on the hopes for a cure…

Amarie and the Tunnelers find themselves resettled in a chillingly post-Apocalyptic London, where mini-outbreaks are hushed up, and the displaced will cut your throat just to take your shoes – all as history’s largest fixed fortification goes up along the M25 ring-road around the Capital…

Lieutenant Jameson and his battered Royal Marines launch by air to retrieve a rare biomedical device, which is indispensable to developing a vaccine – but which lies buried at the center of a perilously rotting structure in a city of millions (all dead). When the walls come down, and the horde descends, Jameson may be the last man standing – and his only chance of survival lies with a lone Apache pilot who refuses to obey her orders to abandon him…

Hope survives – but the story of humanity is not yet written.

Available now in gorgeous paperback and Kindle e-book (for all devices with free Kindle reader) from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk.

Humanity will return in

Update! The Horizon has debuted at #6 in War, #18 in Horror, and #732 on Amazon overall. Not too shabby. Let's see where it goes from here!
New update! Well, pretty much the very instant I published that, I find we've already crept up into the top 500. Plus top 5 War, and Top 10 Horror. Yip!
New new update! Morning of day three: #323 overall, #3 in both Horror and War. I thought this was a new record, but Glynn says we hit 300 before.
As usual, we've also made Book One free for five days with the new launch. On the free lists, that climbed as high as #1 in War, #2 in Horror, and #65 overall.
Also: We're currently (29 NOV 2013) the #4 and #5 Amazon authors in Horror – right behind Stephen King and Dean Koontz; and just ahead of Max Brooks!

Finally… Looks like we peaked just inside the Top 250. Not so bad.

Free ARISEN, Book One
And, as always at launch time, we're again chumming for new readers with TOTALLY FREE Book One - Fortress Britain. (Okay, actually we've been giving it away for free for some time, but we may be stopping soon. So act now!)

Totally Free ARISEN Book One →

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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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