Friday 24 March 2017



Contact:​Mark David Major

​Carousel Books






Date:​​​March 13, 2017


NOW AVAILABLE: Large Print Edition of Mark David Major’s Mars Rising


ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Carousel Books recently re-issued the science fiction/fantasy novel Mars Rising by Mark David Major with Illustrations by Jonathan Atkins in a large print edition featuring a new cover design and newly reformatted digital version tailored for Kindle devices. Mars Rising: Large Print Edition is now available for purchase at Amazon, Kindle Store, CreateSpace, and other online booksellers. The 2nd Edition with the original cover is still available for purchase at the iBooks Store. Mars Rising is Major’s debut novel and narrates the ‘history’ of the events, people, plots, and betrayals instigating the fall of The Sovereignty and the rise of the Martian Empire in our distant future. It is the first book in a planned five-book series about the rise and fall of this future Martian Empire. Major is currently writing its sequel, Mars Ascending. Major was born and raised in the Tower Grove neighborhood of St. Louis and attended Collinsville High School on the east side of the river. He is a graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina and University College London in the United Kingdom.


Readers have raved about Mars Rising on Amazon and Goodreads with an average rating of four-and-a-half stars out of five. “My favorite review is from a reader who said Mars Rising was a little twisted and unexpected but they loved the ending,” said the author, “and I’ve had several people query about the sequel.” Other readers have praised Major’s novel, calling it “excellent”, “an unique story”, and “well-written”, saying “it sucked me right in… how can anyone not love this book”. Another reader said, “Everything about this book stunned me. There was so much detail and each page brought to life a different setting, location, or character.” Other readers have added: “If you enjoy sci-fi, this is a must read book;” “It’s definitely worth your time to pick up Mars Rising;” and, “Mars Rising is a fast-paced book for all devoted sci-fi geeks.” Mars Rising: Large Print Edition is a 348-page with black and white illustrations published by Carousel Books, available for purchase from the following retailers:




Kindle Store:

iBooks Store: (2nd Edition Only)



Visit the Author Website at for more information, including other titles by Mark David Major.


Mars Rising (Large Print Edition)

by Mark David Major

with Illustrations by Jonathan Atkins

Paperback, 348 pages (6″ x 9″)

Carousel Books

February 3, 2017



ISBN-13: 978-1542914079

ISBN-10: 1542914078



BISAC: Fiction/Science Fiction/General


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