Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Eight
Empire of the Dead

With 175,000 copies sold, the ARISEN series returns – putting Alpha team, MARSOC, and One Troop Royal Marines face-to-face with their most lethal adversaries ever – in the most blistering and heart-stopping chapter yet of the epic saga.

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “the most harrowing, sustained action sequences I think I've ever read” … “Such a wild ride of a story you have to hang on for your life” … “a hell-fire white-knuckled rampage” … “Holy fuuuuu!! Strap on your big boy or girl pants and get ready for a ride” … “so action packed they leave you breathless” … “need to get to the end before my husband divorces me” … “have been wildly engrossed for days” … “easily ranks in the top tier of all modern thriller fiction” … “eternally stamped in my memory” … “Comparable to the very best Tom Clancy novels mixed in with the very best Stephen King” … “will have you turning pages until 2 AM on a work night” … “They grab you on the first page and kick your ass through the entire series…


With Juice in heavy contact on the do-or-die shore mission, Ali in a blistering sniper duel over the south Atlantic, and Homer all alone and massively outnumbered deep beneath the keel of the JFK, the Alpha operators are in the fight of their lives – against tactically outstanding, pain-invulnerable, and utterly merciless Spetsnaz commandos – and with no guarantees about who will be left standing at the end…

Perilously low on ammo, fuel, planes, pilots, and options, and seemingly outmaneuvered at every turn, the beleaguered John F. Kennedy engages in a lethal game of cat-and-mouse with the gigantic and weapons-bristling Russian battlecruiser – with not just their lives on the line, but the lives of everyone on the planet…

As London comes under unrelenting siege, Jameson and the Royal Marines face down a lightning-fast and terrifyingly uncontrolled outbreak in CentCom’s Strategic Command Center – the beating heart of humanity’s last defenses against the dead – and with no one but them standing in the way of total collapse and utter devastation…

Hope Never Dies.

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

Humanity will return in

Update: So Book Eight debuted at #222 on Amazon overall. As this was 5 spots below our all-time peak, I neglected to screen-cap it. However, a full week in, and after holding pretty strong, it has bounced back up to #271 – which in a way is better! Legs are good.
Its first 18 reviews were also 5-star, resulting in a perfect 5-star average. Someone just spoiled the party, but it was fun while it lasted.

New update! Well, spoke too soon again! We've set a new series record, at #164 overall. All credit to our awesome readers, who support us so lovingly.

New year update! So folks seem to like this one. (Hard to argue with 5.0-star average…) It's very humbling – plus gratifying to think the series is still getting better!

Free ARISEN : Genesis
We're discounting all the books and running freebies through the holiday season. Right now, the series prequel, Arisen : Genesis, is TOTALLY FREE.

Totally Free ARISEN: Genesis →

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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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