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ARISEN, Book Twelve

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “unrelenting, unflinching, and unputdownable” … “a tour de force” … “Electrifying, Thrilling, and Heart-Stopping” … “brutally fast, intense, intelligent, interesting and just brilliant” … “as exciting and intense as any book I have read” … “thrill ride at Mach 2 with the Top Down” … “not only the best zombie apocalypse series in print, it's also better than any military classic written by Clancy, Coyle or Poyer” … “the best thing to happen to this genre” … “the new Gold Standard - by far the most thoughtful and intriguing zombie series ever written” … “All I can possibly say is, thank you for the Canadian flaming zombie machine gunner” … “moves a mile a minute” … “I have to know what happens next!!!!!!! Now!!!!” … “I have run out of hyperbole and adjectives for this series” … “would have given it 13 stars” … “an apocalyptic magnum opus” … “a continual heart attack…

cover of ARISEN, Book Eleven - Carnage

The beginning of the end has only just begun…

After recovering Patient Zero, Alpha must escape Africa to end the ZA once and for all. But they can feel the hot breath of a reinforced and vengeful Spetsnaz team on their necks – and there can be no escaping the reckoning of an ultimate sniper showdown between Ali and Vasily, and an incomparably brutal iron-cage Texas deathmatch between Predator and Misha. For the first time, all the teams will come together and must fight as brothers, for any chance of making it back to Britain. And only one thing is certain – not everyone is walking away from this one…

After rescuing Aliyev, One Troop is pinned down in Red Square between a surging singularity and the merciless killers of Spetsnaz Alfa Group. They’re about to lose their second aircraft, they still don’t have the zombie-killing MZ, and the clock is ticking down on their pinhole of escape. Only the most vicious and desperate gambit can give them a chance of saving London, not to mention themselves – but Jameson refuses to fail…

With the bridge and most critical stations held by the world’s deadliest maritime commando force, and Dr. Park pinned down by a smash-mouth battle and last stand in the ship’s hospital, time is running out for the shellshocked and outgunned crew of the JFK to fight back. The ultimate heroism and sacrifice of everyone from storekeepers all the way up to Commander Drake himself will be required to fight their way back from the brink…

Defiance. Valor. Consecration.

Hope Never Dies.

Available now from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk.

Alpha team will return in

Update: Well, we all did it again - got the new ARISEN book into the Amazon Top 100 overall! (Just barely, but hey I'll take it. Huge accomplishment, and accomplished by you guys, the readers. Thank you x 1,000,000. And also #1 in a brand new category: War & Military Action Fiction! Cool! Love, m

And: And with two books out and doing well, my author ranking is now #3 in Science Fiction, which I think is a new record, plus pretty damned surreal (not least since I'm still not, I think, a sci-fi author).

Finally: First tranche of reviews: all 5-stars. (Long may it last!)
This is particularly great because, as I noted in the afterward, getting these two books written was the fight of my life, and the climax of this one was, by far, the most complex, difficult, and ambitious material I've ever tried to execute. That the readers think I've pulled it off is the best result or validation I could hope for.

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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