ARISEN

RAIDERS: Volume I - The Collapse

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Book 1 of ARISEN: RAIDERS
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Pub Date Aug 27 2020 | Archive Date Jun 28 2024

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Two teams of pipe-hitting special-operations Marines, left to die in the fall of North America.

One nuclear supercarrier strike group, humanity's last best hope for survival.

And seven billion ravening dead guys, rampaging across an overrun planet.

Climb aboard the USS John F. Kennedy, the most complex and deadly warship ever built by man, along with its Marine Raider guardians, to experience two years of horrors and glories of the Zulu Alpha across the world's fallen ports and coasts. Now, after the epic 14-book ARISEN main series, the story before the story can finally be told…

Welcome to the Zulu Alpha.

ARISEN

Hope Never Dies

Two teams of pipe-hitting special-operations Marines, left to die in the fall of North America.

One nuclear supercarrier strike group, humanity's last best hope for survival.

And seven billion ravening...


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ISBN 9798681898320
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PAGES 285

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Another great installment in the Arisen universe! This is one of those series that I don't think I'll ever get enough of, so I was very excited to see the spin off series. I was even more excited to get more Fick in this book, his banter and Fickisms alone would make this a five star read. For a book about the zombie apocalypse, it has a lot of literal laugh out loud moments, and most of those can be attributed to Fick.

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I have just completed my read of Michael Stephen Fuchs' "Arisen: Raiders" (Volume 1/"The Collapse"), published by Book Whisperer (who graciously provided me with the ARC from which I am working). This book is part of a much larger series that has enjoyed a remarkable reception, and having now finished this book, I understand reader enthusiasm for his military/science fiction approach to the ever ubiquitous Zombie Apocalypse. Recent television programming has focused a lot of attention on this particular apocalyptic genre, and it is easy to see its influence on Fuchs' work. The action, which is violent and nonstop, and not surprisingly over the top, involves a group of Marines Special Forces in San Francisco trying to fulfill an extraction mission in the midst of an only partially understood disease outbreak. It does not take them long to identify their adversaries as zombies adhering to most of the tropes found in shows like "The Walking Dead." Since there are only a relatively small number of Marine operators engaged, they quickly suffer substantial casualties and their mission fairly promptly deteriorates to simple survival and extraction to a waiting US Aircraft Carrier well offshore. Most of the plot revolves around their attempts to fight their way through massive throngs of the undead while maintaining unit cohesion and the best traditions of the Corps. The charm that marks this tale and sets it apart is its careful inclusion of popular culture into the fighting. Cultural references abound and add a great deal to the story. There is far more humor here than one might expect under the circumstances. As one might expect, there are a lot of cliffhangers here and sudden and, frankly, improbable turns of events, but that is half of the fun! I couldn't put it down. Enjoy!

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End of the world as we know it with a military main cast that sets this series apart from your run of the mill zombie thriller. The back story is strong, the cast of characters memorable and the writing keeps you on the edge of "oh no, they didn't". What more could you want?

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