top of page
TPD Awards.png


A Novel

Published March 15, 2016 (47North)

Finalist, 2017 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for

Best Fiction Adult Horror/Science Fiction Novel

Finalist, 2017 Killer Nashville Reader's Choice Award for

Best Fiction Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction Novel

#1 US and UK Kindle Bestseller for Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

#1 Australian Kindle Bestseller for Dystopian Science Fiction

The year is 2025. Astronaut Caitlyn “Sif” Wagner and her team emerge from stasis to discover that their Mars mission has gone terribly awry—the crew has run off course in space and, they suspect, in time as well. Their damaged ship returns to an Earth reduced to overgrown cities and blasted terrain. Yet humans have somehow survived, living in caves, foraging at night, returned to a tribal existence. Sif meets Litsa, the fiercest warrior in her tribe, and learns a horrific truth: the planet is overrun with the Riy, a swarm of spore-releasing revenants intent only on spreading their infection.
But even as Sif and Litsa unite in combat, they soon realize that the battle against the Riy is only one stage on which they must fight the war for humanity’s survival.

What readers are saying about THE PHOENIX DESCENT

"This book was astonishing. I couldn't put it down about halfway through. My heart was racing and I never expected the twist. Just absolutely fantastic. I could definitely see this as a blockbuster movie!"  (Goodreads Reviewer)

"An absolutely unexpected and enjoyable book. Excellent storytelling, great female leads and all well rounded characters. I will be recommending this one to all my Sci-Fi geek friends!"  (Goodreads Reviewer)

"One of the most entertaining science fiction novels I have ever read. This book is so intense. The action was continuous but not overwhelming or disorganized. The story line and plot do not disappoint. The Phoenix Descent is a masterpiece."  (Goodreads Reviewer)

"Chuck Grossart is one of my new favorite authors! This novel is by and large one of the best pieces I've read all year. This storyline is a movie must. I read it in a day, fully involved and couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great character development, awesome world view and has a heart-wrenching ending. Well done, Chuck Grossart...well done!"  (Goodreads Reviewer)

"It was really addicting and I couldn't stop reading it. The plot is great and it was extremely intense especially in the last chapters. The set of characters was great, I really loved the strong women featured, Sif and Litsa, that were essential for the plot development."  (Every Book Counts Review)

"Chuck's ability to put his imagination on paper is above all else. From beginning to the end of 'The Phoenix Descent' I was captivated chapter after chapter of drama and action. Chuck's writing technique has my interest at a high level. First with 'The Gemini Effect', and now this one. Going to read whichever book is available by Chuck Grossart. All in all, BRAVO!" (Amazon Reviewer)

"I read the Gemini Effect and I quickly became a fan of Mr. Grossart. This book is great! The characters, story, pacing...everything about this novel was wonderful. I read it in 3 days because I couldn't put it down. If you're a fan of the genre, you'll love this book."  (Amazon Reviewer)

"Take little bit of The Time Machine add some Planet of the Apes and a sprinkling of Soylent Green and you get this delicious stew The Phoenix Descent . This is a great, gripping and fast paced read. Loved Grossart's other book The Gemini Effect, this one is just as gripping. Would make a great movie."  (Amazon Reviewer)

"I emailed Mr. Grossart and told him how much I LOVED his book and that it HAS to be made into a movie!!!!!"  (Amazon Reviewer)

bottom of page