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ARISEN : Books In Order

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “thoroughly engrossing, taking you on a wild ride through utter devastation” … “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” … “insane propulsive storytelling” … “the most harrowing, sustained action sequences I think I've ever read” … “A one-of-a-kind ZA opus. The indomitable warrior spirit shines through from start to finish” … “You feel like the explosions are going off beside your head” … “you never know what the hell is coming at you next” … “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” … “Like a Michael Bay movie on steroids” … “like trying to ride a bronco in a tornado” … “roars out of the gate at 200mph and just keeps going” … “If you haven't read these you need to reevaluate your life” … “A work of art - a beautiful, smart, tension-filled experience that will leave you both exhausted and grateful, filled with such astonishing richness and depth” … “dials the volume to the point of annihilating the sound system” … “A superb ending to an absolutely mesmerizing series. This was an experience I'll never forget.

cover of ARISEN : Books in Order

As the blurbs above suggest, the ARISEN series enjoys a level of fan loyalty and fervor that has resulted in sales of over half a million copies and over 5,000 Amazon reviews averaging 4.7 stars out of 5. (Including a 4.9-star average for each of the last two books in the series, The Siege and ENDGAME.) The series has repeatedly produced Amazon #1 bestsellers in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction, #1 in Dystopian Science Fiction, #1 in Military Science Fiction, #1 in War Fiction, and #1 in War & Military Action Fiction, as well as Amazon overall Top 100 bestsellers. Additionally, the audiobook editions (narrated by the incomparable R.C. Bray) have generated over $3 million in revenue, and the series is in various slow-motion negotiations for a film, TV, or miniseries deal.

There are also two new books in the works – ARISEN : Raiders (about the MARSOC Marines on the Kennedy from the Fall through the final battle with Spetsnaz… yes, including MGySgt Fick) and ARISEN : Operators (about all the special operations forces at Hereford between the Fall and the final battle at CentCom… yes, including Alpha team) – so it should be a pretty amazing year for ARISEN fans.

At any rate… having now produced two prequels and two side-books (and counting), in addition to the numbered main series, I'm constantly getting asked (and so, evidently, are Google and Amazon) which order to read these things in. If you've been feeling baffled on this count yourself, or just want to learn more, this totally free e-book is for you! (Okay, it's still $0.99 on Amazon, but you can get it free from Smashwords.)

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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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