Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Raiders
Volume 5 – The Last Raid

So just between you, me, and the other 5 billion Internet surfers… for the past five years, I've struggled under the weight of the knowledge that nothing I do will ever be as good as the climax & conclusion of the main series. But now, I think, just maybe… this, my 30th book, might be my best work. Strap in.

Readers call the ARISEN series:   “a hell-fire white-knuckled rampage” … “edge of the seat, nail biting, page turning mayhem” … “totally stunning in its originality” … “Riveting. Absolutely riveting.” … “beyond intense” … “painfully good” … “spellbinding” … “relentless” … “jaw dropping” … “Pulse-pounding action at a relentless pace” … “I keep repeating myself, but this is the best series of books of any genre I've ever read” … “A full-on express elevator to hell!!!” … “the best I have ever read in apocalypse fiction of any kind” … “You have to remind yourself to breathe” … “Just sheer unstoppable awesomeness” … “easily ranks in the top tier of all modern thriller fiction” … “eternally stamped in my memory” … “A superb ending to an absolutely mesmerizing and phenomenal series. This was an experience I'll never forget.

cover of ARISEN : Raiders, Volume 5 - The Last Raid

What do you do when you’ve burned every bridge that can lead you home?
When the only path to survival is through an impregnable citadel of certain death?
And when the one way to save your place in the Tribe may be to leave your friends behind forever?

Strap in for the final chapter in the Raiders saga – the biggest and most explosive ARISEN adventure yet, and the climax and conclusion of the epic series. The USS John F. Kennedy, humanity's last best hope for survival, is running out time, trapped in the Straits of Hormuz by their most lethal and sinister threat ever. And to salvage any chance of survival, or progressing the mission to save humanity, the Marine Raiders must gear up for one last impossible raid, assaulting into the teeth of a fortress defended by 200 Wagner group contractors, each of whom is better than every one of them – and who are led by a malevolent ghost from the past. Finally, Yaz must confront all his demons to have any chance of coming back from this one, of saving his teammates, or of finding redemption for all that has come before.

The Last Raid

Available now worldwide in e-book, paperback, and hardcover from Amazon. (Audible edition, narrated by the immortal R.C. Bray, coming soon.)

Volume 1 TOTALLY FREE on Kindle

And to celebrate the launch of v5, Volume 1 – The Collapse is available on Kindle for free, for the next five days. So now is a fantastic time to start the series if you haven’t already. [Update: still $0.99 for the moment!]

And, on launch day, Raiders v5 is already a #1 NEW RELEASE in two categories – and a Top 5 bestseller in Dystopian, Top 10 in Post-Apocalyptic, and Top 20 in Military Science Fiction. Not what we achieved back in the day, but also not so shabby! Thank you SO much to everyone who is supporting this book – by buying, reading, reviewing, and talking about it on online! 😊🖤

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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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