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A world fallen - under a plague of seven billion walking deadA tiny island nation - the last refuge of the livingOne team - of the world's most elite special operatorsThe dead, these heroes, humanity's last hope, all have...When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastioA world fallen - under a plague of seven billion walking deadA tiny island nation - the last refuge of the livingOne team - of the world's most elite special operatorsThe dead, these heroes, humanity's last hope, all have...When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses.And when civilization fell, one international team of supremely elite special operators was being assembled for a nearly impossible mission, deployed out of the SAS barracks at Hereford. Supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us, now the commandos of Alpha team are humanity's last best hope for survival. Searching through the detritus of fallen Europe, scavenging pharmaceutical labs for clues to a vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink, now they are tasked with one last desperate operation.They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world's only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before......

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fortress britain arisen 1 Reviews

  • Michael Martin
    2019-04-25 00:46

    My only complaint is thus book is short. Stephen King would combine all four books into one, but serial authors these days seem to feel they get more $$ by four purchases at $3. Perhaps true, but many, like thus one, end clearly at a commercial break rather than with a stand-alone conclusion. I should want to read the next book because the current one was so engrossing, not because I'm left with an unfinished story.

  • David Dalton
    2019-04-22 03:47

    I find it somewhat awkward to admit that as a Zomibe junkie, I had not read anything by Glynn James. However, as a hi-tech military action junkie, I have read a few books by of Michael S. Fuchs. My favorite of his so far is: D-Boys. The follow up to D-Boys is Counter-Assault. I love both of these books.This book combined two of my favor storylines: Zombies and military action thrillers. It seems as if it was written JUST for me. Arisen, Book One, fits right along with The Gathering Dead (A Zombie Apocalypse Novel) by Stephen Knight and with Tooth And Nail by Craig DiLouie. And I consider these two books as being among the very best of the zombie/military thrillers books I have read.What is there not to like? Flesh eating zombies, and several different kinds to boot! They are changing with the times, some now can now run and jump! Not all, but more than a few. And who stands for mankind? Some of the best, most elite special forces operators from the U.S. and Britain. Even if Tom Clancy Rainbow Six (Jack Ryan) and Tim Curran Resurrection:Zombie Epic, had decided to get together and write a zombie/military action thriller, it could not be better written than Arisen, Book One-Fortress Britain.The combination of Fuchs and James is a winner for sure. The authors draw you into this crazy world of zombies. We feel how some of the operators feel about fighting while all the time thinking about their families. We get to see how the soldiers react to each other and deal with the world at large. This is a set-up book for sure, but who cares? I was already hooked and about half-way thru I went ahead and ordered the 2nd book in this series: Arisen, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead. Just as good as the first book. A 3rd book recently came out, and Fuchs wrote a prequel: Arisen: Genesis (a combination of the tv series Strikeback and The Walking Dead).

  • Leighton
    2019-05-11 21:56

    See book four for my overall verdict.... It's a good one!For poor books remember what Yoda said - "If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are ... a different game you should play!"How I review...1 star - binned it before half way, please don't write anymore!!!2 stars - finally binned it after really trying, I mean really trying and I hate to not finishing someth....3 stars - finished it but boy was that hard work on times, it just about hooked me back in as I was about to dump it4 stars - great book but it lacked something, something, can't put my finger on it but.... something5 stars - want more, more books, more movies about the books, more movies about the authors and the making of the movie, just more!!!

  • Barry Burman
    2019-05-19 01:01

    Lets be honest, zombies seem to be everywhere. Movies, games , TV and novels aplenty. Now, I'm not normally a zombie type of reader. Yep, I enjoyed World War Z. However, there just seems to be lots of novels with almost identical blurbs. Choosing a good one seems to be a bit of a challenge.I'm not too sure how I came across Arisen, but it grabbed my imagination. Tier 1 operators hunting through zombie infected buildings for technology that help may find a cure. However, i have read many books that have a great synopsis but just turn into run of the mill stories. But, at such a reasonable price on the Kindle, it was worth a try.Well, how do I explain the near addiction of this book? Ok, the writing is short, sharp and punchy and that adds greatly to the atmosphere of the book. It its written in a gritty no nonsense kind of way. Yes, there are very detailed descriptions of weapons, sighting systems and kit. But they fit in with the characters and they never slow the pace down which hurtles along with only a few breaks for character background. However, even these 'breaks' are interesting, painting a picture of the Zulu Alpha before our story begins.And what about the characters?I can't say I know any current Tier 1 operators but the main characters feel convincing. They also feel vulnerable. Each time they are in action i have that feeling in the pit of my stomach that they may not make it. Characters that appear as almost bit players suddenly evolve into main characters. Main characters fall by the wayside. All done in a really convincing way. The characters employ real life tactics and use their weapons realistically. No Rambo style gun battles here. Just highly skilled operators, equipped with cutting edge weapons employing their training to best effect.All in all, a really impressive and addictive book. Its short, so don't be surprised if you finish it in a day (I did) but at least you can download the second instalment.Well done gents. A fantastic book which I have recommended to a large number of friends.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-20 01:08

    Now where the hell did this come from?? I loved it! Great zombie books that held my attention from the beginning! Totally did not expect this! If you like zombie books with more action / military etc then you need to read these!

  • Jett Cat
    2019-05-06 00:47

    Originally I read this book sometime ago. I ran across listings for the others in the series and dove back in. I was a rush of a ride, I burned through the series so quickly I honestly don't remember which events happened when. I can say that these books are fast pace action and yet still manage to capture the humanity, or the loss of it from a psychological point of view that is both insight full, and in my not so expert opinion, seemingly accurate. As I commented, I am no expert and have nothing to back my opinion of human reaction scientifically, but it felt right. Lol it felt like I was there wanting to give someone a hug or tell them "It will be alright, you're doing fine". So if you like an action packed, #$$-kicking, zombie/apocalypse series. I highly advise checking out this one, but I warn you... just get the whole series and save yourself the agony of either waiting for a download or going to the store. Each book in this series compels you to find out what happens next. A great thing for James.... a blessing and a curse to the hooked reader who's eyes have dried out and has to wearily decide if its better to just stay up and keep reading because there's only a couple hours till the work alarm beckons!Bravo Sir, now get cracking and start writing or dictating as fast as I am compelled to read your works.Dedicated Arisen Junkie!

  • Randy Harmelink
    2019-05-01 00:43

    This was a solid 4 rating until I got to the end of the book. It just ends. In the middle of a developing storyline. I also felt it left another storyline dangling.The last 20-30% of this book sets up for a zombie mission, which won't take place until the next book. All of that setup should have been in the next book! Not this one.Anyway, other than that leaving a bad taste in my mouth, I enjoyed the book quite a bit. Good writing. Good characters. Good zombie action. A few surprises here and there.

  • Mad-robot
    2019-05-14 03:49

    I'm an eternal zombie fan so this seemed like a good one to try. It's not too bad, this book sets the scene and establishes some characters and there are more books available in the series (another reason I gave this one a try). Not much originality in the plot but I don't care. Teams of military operators, dropping into zombie-infested cities on life-or-death missions? Yes please!

  • chucklesthescot
    2019-04-19 01:00

    Britain is the only country who seems to have the zombie apocalypse under some kind of control, due to a terrorist attack shutting their airspace to aircraft just as the virus went global. The Channel Tunnel has been blocked off and the military have all but a few random zombies taken care of who are wandering the countryside. The US and UK military launch raids to gather vital supplies from around Europe in special forces missions. But things are about to go very wrong when something escapes the Tunnel...The military based in the UK have to go on missions into Europe for supplies and information about a cure. The missions get more dangerous and new mutant versions of the zombies with more speed and intelligence are appearing, putting the troops in extreme danger. You have the ordinary Romero style shambling zombies. Then a new faster moving zombie was spotted, nicknamed 'Romeos' as in runners. But on Alpha's trip to Germany, they see something they have not seen before and the nickname is Foxtrot November meaning 'fucking nightmares'. Seriously I never want to see a Foxtrot! These guys can run like an olympic sprinter, climb, jump and their sole purpose is to infect, not feed. This is a highly disturbing development for the big bosses.Then one night Corporal Wesley is on duty as security at the Channel Tunnel when a breach appears in the Tunnel and a Foxtrot digs its way out and starts infecting people and soldiers around Folkstone, turning the local population into zombies. Wesley finds a sole survivor from the hotel where the troops are based and he and Captain Martin launch a defense of the town, taking down zombies until the British Army arrive to help. A mission is then ordered to open the Tunnel and make sure that anything inside is dead, to stop more problems, even if it means killing the rumoured survivors, which does not sit well with Major Grews and Lt Jameson. So into the Tunnel the team goes...Alpha Team are also given their next mission-to fly into Chicago and find the neuroscience company who had come closest to an antidote and bring it and any surviving scientists to safety. With the zombies marching through the city in droves, it is a suicide mission but could be the only chance the world has of surviving and must be taken. And still nobody knows where the lone Tunnel escaping Foxtrot has gone...I liked this book. The writing was very tight and the authors have a good way of drawing you into the story. The missions are very tense and exciting as you wait to see if the troops or the zombies are going to get the upper hand. I liked the different types of zombies with different threat levels, which makes things a bit different, especially the introduction of the terrifying Foxtrots. The action near the tunnel takes place in the dark, where you know bad things are lurking and people are being pounced on by the undead. It was quite a gripping read and it was not hard to get caught up in events as things go wrong. I'm not a military expert so I have no idea how accurate the portrayal of the soldiers and weapons are but to the untrained eye it feels realistic and authentic. This is how I imagine that a military base in a crisis would be operating, complete with the mix of characters getting on each others nerves, but uniting to get on with the job. It is TEOTWAWKI as REM would have said, so things are going to be tense and petty fights are going to break out, and the soldiers are going to have fears and personal issues. I do like Alpha Team and a lot of effort is put into having us like these characters and care what happens to them. We see them as people as well as well trained soldiers. I like that we also see different people with different jobs in the defence of Britain-Wesley from the Tunnel security and his local defence leader Grews, the commanders, the ship XO, and even Alpha Team is made up of SAS, CIA, and Seals giving a nice mix of British and American characters. However, the minor gripe? The US military are in the UK which is the only safe place to launch operations from. So of course they decide to throw their weight around, barking out orders and causing resentment from the UK soldiers-and this British reader! This is our bloody country and foreign troops should do what they are told or they can go back to the Infected States of America! Grr. But to be serious, it is a minor issue that is quickly resolved as events unfold. The brief religious bits also held no interest for me but it was clear that they were introducing the beliefs of certain characters for development purposes so I was ok with it. Having now read on in the series, the religious things are kept to the minimum required and the story is very fast paced so I was happy with that. Also to my delight, the teams forget their differences and both US and British team members become friends and the tension between any of them and fights over chain of command are gone. This book is set in the UK and I'm pleased about that because there are so few good zombie novels based here for British fans to read. Too many of them are Shaun of the Dead type storylines which ends up with loser characters you hate doing dumb stuff. This is different-US Army, US Navy, SAS, Special Forces, British Armed Forces, Border Security and a cast of civilians give you different viewpoints all the time and the switching action keeps it exciting. This book is more of an scene setting introduction to the crisis so it's a bit slower than the action packed sequels but is far from being slow, as there is good action in it. If you like this books, the sequels will blow your mind! It was the first mega high octane zombie series that I looked at and I loved it!I originally gave this 3 stars but a reread this week had me wondering why I marked it so low! I'm loving the series now so have rewritten this review. If you liked ZA Recht's Morningstar or Nicholas Sansbury Smith's Extinction zombie books you should like this.

  • Shelley Deuso
    2019-04-29 21:53

    I thought this book was great. It was a little confusing in the beginning switching from one group to another for every chapter but once I got to know the the groups it all came together nicely. I always give my greatest phrase to books I really like so as is, " it wasn't long enough", meaning I want more and the author did well because it ended right exactly as I was really getting into it!I like the military slang and I am looking forward to reading more books in the series just to find out more about our "foxtrot November's". I usually do like almost all of the zombie/ apocalypse books I read and this was no exception.

  • Victor
    2019-05-15 03:58

    This is a low rent attempt at a thrilling zombie apocalypse book which left me feeling cheated and wanting my money back. I could be wrong but I've always considered a "series" to be a compilation of several complete books that follow the same plot line. Instead this "series" broke one book into multiple parts and labeled it a series. Unfortunately this seems to be a popular trend among indie writers. So, congrats Mr. James, you got my .99 cents or whatever it was, but rest assured you'll get no more.

  • Lori Franklin Hopkins
    2019-05-19 04:59

    I have had this first book of this series for a while, but just now read it when I got book 2 for free. I am so glad that I waited, as these books each end with a bang, and I really want to read the rest of them, cause I have to know what happens! Full of action and ZOMBIES, this is one of the best series out there! I have found a new favorite!

  • Jessica Kong
    2019-05-06 00:42

    BetterI found Arisen: Fortress Britain a better read than Genesis simply because it began with more action. The characters are well developed and I find myself cheering for them. I’m happy to have found another great zombie vs. army series to read.

  • John Podlaski
    2019-04-21 01:08

    Most of the zombie books that I've read depict the military as an inept force that is unable to stop the ZA and usually follows a group of lucky civilians in their quest for survival. Arisen - Fortress Britain, on the other hand, tells the story of ZA through the eyes of the military. Great Britain had the foresight to begin preparing themselves for the end of the world and welcoming survivors that managed to reach its shores; the fortress island has survived for over two years by using the military and a strict protocol for those that have traveled outside of its protective walls.Instead of being content with just surviving, the powers to be in Britain want to find the cure of the dreadful virus that has almost destroyed the world. Through the use of special military operating groups comprised of multi-national soldiers from countries around the world, their missions take them to different countries in hopes of recovering data and samples from secret labs that had worked on possible cures or antidotes prior to their demise. The eight man teams are exceptionally stealthy, armed to the max with special weaponry and often find themselves vastly outnumbered by the zombie horde during these missions.The security of the fortress is breached when a super-zombie exits the destroyed France to England tunnel; this new breed is super fast, doesn't feast on victims - its only interest is in "scratching" survivors, who turn in mere minutes, taking on the fight from within. After a day, the military claims to have secured the interior of the fortress, but the special zombie has not shown himself since the initial attack. Was he real or imagined?The second half of the story bogs down without zombie battles as it focuses more on preparations for the next military mission; this one in Chicago, IL (USA). This lab is located in the middle of the city and surrounded by an estimated 3 million undeads. Is this a suicide mission for the 8 members of Team alpha? This mission must succeed as intelligence strongly believes the cure is there. Other surprises are in store for readers - something I've not read about in any other zombie genre story.The story is well-written but too short; appearing to take a six-hundred page novel and split it up into five smaller books. I received book one for free on Amazon and will have to spend $2.99 for each of the other books in the series. I'll download book two after posting this, hoping it holds my interest to the same extent as Fortress. The characters are likable and have secrets to protect - I hope book 2 exposes them.I'd recommend Arisen, Book One - Fortress Britain to both readers of the zombie genre and military books.John Podlaski, authorCherrries - A Vietnam War Novel

  • Jen Lynn
    2019-05-17 01:03

    I actually really enjoyed this book. Granted, I haven't read all that many zombie/apocalypse books so I haven't had much to compare it to. But I was drawn into this book. It took more of a military take on the zombie apocalypse, instead of the viewpoint of the Average Joe survivor. The ending definitely left you hanging, so you would need to read the next book in the series to see what happens. But the book was entertaining enough where I actually opted to purchase the second book immediately after finishing this one. That is rare for me. Usually when I get a free kindle book that's part of the series, I don't bother with the rest of the series because I just didn't enjoy it enough. This series though, I really wanted to know what would happen. It was well written, enough action scenes to make you wanting more, and just an overall good storyline. Keeping in mind I don't know anything really about specifics with the different military organizations and guns and such, so I don't know how accurate that stuff actually was. But I didn't care either way. The story was still good.

  • Bill Myers
    2019-05-06 03:03

    Don't expect a novel. If you do, you will be disappointed. Expect, instead, an extended set-up piece for some future novel. Here, you will face a bit of plot background (which is told, not shown) as well as lots of fawning praise for special forces troops and highly detailed reverence for military equipment. Character development is an obvious low priority; we learn very little about any character and, as a result, have a hard time caring about them.For me, the bottom line is that this book does a masterful job of demonstrating why plot alone is not enough to create a good novel. If we care about the people, we will naturally care about the plot. The reverse isn't necessarily true and is certainly not true in Fortress Britain.Best news. At least this novel fragment was brief; you won't need to spend too long with this testosterone-mad paean to soldiers and their weapons in order to conclude that it is not worth your time.

  • Tanja Berg
    2019-04-25 00:52

    I was quite sure I had marked this as finished and written a short review, but well, apparently not. I finished this Tuesday evening. There isn't a terrible lot to say. Zombie apocalypse with military overtones. It's been three years since the end of the world and the only country which has any living left is the British island. They are under constant attack though. The military is searching for cures in the research centers across Europe. They are no longer working and because communication broke down, the last reports were never transmitted. There could be hope out there, somewhere in between the millions upon millions of living dead. A pretty good take.

  • Anna
    2019-05-03 22:50

    I thoroughly enjoyed this series and loved the fact it was available on kindle unlimited. This was the first series I've read in this genre other than the Walking Dead comics. So when I came across this book I figured I would give it a try and so happy I had. The fast paced action kept me glued to the book. I literally read the first eight books plus the two side books in less than 6 days! How I was able to get anything done besides reading is beyond me! My only wish is that it was available in audio for my in-laws to read. Since they're older and have trouble with small print they only read / listen to audio books and I'm certain they would both enjoy this series!

  • Emily
    2019-04-21 01:05

    TerribleI never put a book down, no matter how terrible, I always see them through until the end. At %77 I decided I was wasting my life by reading this book.If you enjoy a long dry list of military weapons and aircraft, if you want a string of different abbreviation branches of armed forces, if you like under developed characters that are unlikable and soulless , well this is the book for you.I wonder where these terrible books get the rave reviews that draw people into reading them.... The weapons get a more detailed description than the people (exhausting) and not enjoyable. Not action pack and certainly not "riveting"....

  • Fred Fenimore
    2019-05-07 23:07

    Imagine a book where every character has the world's worst case of short mans syndrome. Imagine a world filled with nothing but cliches. Imagine a story where nothing happens but random scenes of violence that neither impacts the characters or the world. Now you don't need to read this awful, awful book.

  • Michael Gomez
    2019-05-14 20:50

    Action packedI love zombie apocalypse books and picked this one because it was in a series of books of a genre that are always not filled with enough pages. It was transaction packed from beginning to end and keep me at the tip end of my chair. When I was at work, all I thought about was this book. I could not put it down with its detailed description and clarity of events.

  • Jen
    2019-04-19 02:10

    Typical zombie apocalypse with more military machoism thrown in. I can't help it, this genre is a guilty pleasure these days. This one was fast-paced with decent characters that you want to root for.

  • Steve Story jr.
    2019-04-26 02:50

    This is Probably my top zombie series next to The Remaining series. By far one of the most exciting, entertaining and pulse pounding series out there. You will be staying up late trying to finish the bills they're that good.

  • Rebecca Trotter
    2019-04-29 00:12

    Great start to a zombie apocalypse - onward to book two Arisen, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead !

  • Trisha
    2019-05-05 03:42

    Not terrible, but not as "action packed" as reviews led me to believe. A good portion of the book dealt more with the philisophical and feelings of the barely developed characters. God is mentioned every page and gets a bit overwhelming for my tastes.

  • IndigoTee
    2019-05-06 01:45

    Great zombie/military action! Left me breathless and I can't wait to read the whole series.

  • Jonathan B
    2019-05-12 00:49

    Highly addictive story with many twists and turns. I am hooked.

  • Dee Haddrill
    2019-04-24 22:56

    Thoroughly enjoyable but kind of annoying that it's a serial so you tend to pay more for what should be one book. That aside, it's a great zombie novel, action packed and well written

  • Marion Husband
    2019-05-15 01:05

    Great stuff, off to read the next in the series, hurray

  • Nigel
    2019-05-08 20:46

    An excellent premise for a Zombie Apocalypse story, with the island of Britain being the world last remaining stronghold owing to its natural isolation of being an island. The story is focused on the remaining members of the world’s Special Forces soldiers and their constant search of bio-tech labs for clues that might lead to cure /vaccination. Parallel to this we have the sub plot of the Britain losing its isolation when a zombie breaks out of the collapsed channel tunnel and creates havoc in the surrounding area. I thought there was a good mix of technical detail on the weaponry /gadgets in use and simply described the encounters with the zombies which were graphic in detail, but that is to be expected in a zombie series. The one aspect I have a problem with from a realism point of view, is that for the first third or more of the novel the reader is given the impression that everything outside of Britain is wasteland filled with zombies then when the intelligence for a recent bio-tech raid points to Chicago as the next target up pops a US carrier task forces that has been kept need know. Whilst it I can see it might be kept a secret, from this reader’s point of view it felt unprepared and lazy as though the author had written about the Chicago lab and then thought how do I get them there? I know I’ll stick in a carrier task force. This one aspect aside I thoroughly enjoyed the book and will look to see how the team manage to navigate Chicago.