As the Ash Fell

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 99 ratings

As the Ash Fell Publisher's Summary

Life in the frozen wastelands of Texas is anything but easy, but for Clay Whitaker there is always more at stake than mere survival.

It's been seven years since the ash billowed into the atmosphere, triggering some of the harshest winters in recorded history. Populations are thinning. Food is scarce. Despair overwhelming. With no way to sustain order, societies collapsed, leaving people to fend for themselves.

Clay and his sister Megan have taken a handful of orphaned children into their home - a home soaring 16 stories into the sky. With roughly six short months a year to gather enough food and supplies to last the long, brutal winter, Clay must spend most of his time away from his family to scavenge, hunt, and barter.

When Clay rescues a young woman named Kelsey from a group of Screamers, his life is catapulted into a new direction, forcing him to make decisions he never thought he would have to make.

Now, with winter rolling in earlier than ever, Clay's divided attention is putting him, and his family, at risk.

©2015 AJ Powers (P)2017 AJ Powers
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  • Book 1

    • As the Ash Fell

    • By: AJ Powers
    • Narrated by: Aaron Cleveland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    It's been seven years since the ash billowed into the atmosphere, triggering some of the harshest winters in recorded history. Populations are thinning. Food is scarce. Despair overwhelming. With no way to sustain order, societies collapsed, leaving people to fend for themselves. Clay and his sister Megan have taken a handful of orphaned children into their home -- a home soaring 16 stories into the sky.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Saccharine "survival" story.

    • By Neal on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Darker Days

    • As the Ash Fell, Book 2
    • By: AJ Powers
    • Narrated by: Aaron Cleveland
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Three years after moving to Northfield, Clay, his family, and his closest allies struggle to survive in the increasingly unforgiving world. With torrential downpours encompassing most of the warmer months and brutal winters dominating the rest, the group is forced to take life-threatening risks far too often just to make ends meet. After a ruthless few months, the group is offered an invitation to attend a week-long festival at the allied trading post, Liberty Township.

    Regular price: $24.95