Between the fall of man and the arrival of the JFK, the Horn of Africa is a battleground.
Salvation. Vengeance. Vanity.
Nemesis can be listened to as a standalone novel, as an intro to the series, or at any point alongside the main series.
©2015 Michael Stephen Fuchs (P)2016 Podium Publishing
A man with a child in his ears.
Fast, intense and explosive on a grand scale. Quite how Michael Stephen Fuchs does it I am really not too sure. I’m just glad that he does. Few other authors manage to keep up such a high action to content ratio and keep you hooked on how his various super-strong operators manage to push through impossible situations one after the other. For sustained excitement and tension I am not sure I have found a series that beats this one.
The narration? R.C. Bray doing the Arisen series. This narrator, within this genre, is about as good as it gets.
So when should you read this one? The publisher says “any time” and you definitely could if you wanted to. However, while it’s described as a prequel it’s a story that runs alongside the main series. There are a few spoilers (though not much to those familiar with the genre) and so I’d say that as things stand in published audiobooks there is an “ideal” reading order if I’m being picky.
You definitely should go for book 0.5 Genesis before this one but that can come before or at any time during the main series. I would read the main series up to Book 8, Empire of the Dead also before this one. It should fall together nicely this way. That’s being picky but I think it would work best that way as some of the ways the zombies and their behaviour evolve throughout the main series is summarised in this one and the two stories do point towards each other at the very end.
Whatever way you do it, if you like one you’ll like the rest. Excepting a possible slight slump in book 7 this has been an incredibly fast-paced, intense and enjoyable series and I see no reason why it couldn’t continue to be so.
As with the previous books, this was excellent. I loved how we were able to meet some new characters and see how their story fits into the big picture. It's a shame some of my favorite characters had to die though :-( Keep up the excellent work and as always R.C Bray was epic.
Just brilliant. I had to take 2 days annual leave because there was no way I could stop listening to it. It's got all the energy of the Arisen series and if you've listened to any of the other books, very relatable characters.
Improved character building and a very well thought through storyline. However, the constant sycophantic writing about special forces is INCREDIBLY weary!!! The author needs to get real and understand the reality of people in these roles...gods they are not. Infallible they often are...do your research and give your books a sense or realism beyond comic book prose.
Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!
I was a little unsure of this one because of how it sat in the series, but I was pleasantly surprised, it wasn't a bad trip backwards at all.
This really set up and let me understand how and what happened at the start of the ZA and some of the reasons to why. I can totally see the next book getting really complicated and scary and all sides coming together for a big fight.
I was so excited to get to the end of this, and move forwards. Thank you for the huge amount of weekly entertainment this has totally made my start to love zombies. Not sure if that's a good thing, as I started watching TWD as well. haha.
Fab job from all parties as well. 5 stars for this one.
An excellent read, pacy and yet fantastically detailed and developed. Characters you genuinely care for and bad guys to really despise.
If you're reading the series this is going to be a real treat - and if you aren't, what are you waiting for?? Get stuck in!
"I hate Zombie stories! I LOVE these Authors!"
When I first started the series I was thinking what the heck all I do is listen to space operas and James Patterson books. Then I got into this book the sheer military prowess captivated me not only was it realistic science fiction. It was downright hard-core military. These authors got military doctrine down. They even didn't screw up the Navy doctrine. Everything was precise down to the letter. This prequel is no different I cannot wait for them to finish the story however but I appreciate this prequel perfect perfect perfect. I recommend anybody who loves sheer military doctrine along with a good solid storyline to do this series. You will not put it down, you will not stop listening to it. All you will be able to do is bite your nails and wait for the next book to come out because this is the most exciting storyline I have ever listen to in the last three years. Thank you Mr. Fuchs and thank you for all that you do for us military guys! PHOORAH!
SSG, US ARMY
"Amazing as always"
Can't wait for book 9. It can't get here faster.
And as always thank you RC. You make this story even more amazing.
"I have to give it to the author"
This guy is one of the masters of the Zombie genre. I love this series. I love the technical details of the operators. The statements they make in the heat of battle, as well as in the midst of the suck, strike such a familiar military tone. Super suspenseful and always filled with characters you hope will live the turn another page...
"very good story telling. love the story."
I loved the story war with Al-Qaeda during a zombie apocalypse. very credible story about the Triple Nickel and detailed characters. very good read.
says it's 8.5 a stand alone book of the series but it's part of the series with a great back story
"Best one yet"
Best book in the series, I was worried when I saw It was listed as a prequel. I shouldn't have doubted.
"Favorite since the first!"
Introducing 555 breathed so new life into this amazing series. I loved this book, and RC BRAY killed it again. Good thing we don't have to wait long for the next installment as this series is a ton of fun!
Monster of a book! Almost full throttle from end to end! Great intro to the story if you just started.
"arisen is back"
this was a great book. 13 hours of action. this was Def worth the credit. and how it ends meeting up with where book 8 ended. can't wait to see triple nickel and alpha meet up.
"Great as usual"
Another greart Arisen story. Really liked the stand alone story that ties in neatly at the end.R C Bray is brilliant, can't wait for Vol. nine
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