As the Ash Fell by AJ Powers


As The Ash Fell by AJ Powers

As The Ash Fell

As the Ash Fell

I am a professional game developer (10+ years in the industry) who has been writing off and on for the past 5 years. My first full-length novel, As the Ash Fell, recently released, and it being very well received. It’s a story about a young man named Clay, and his sister living in Texas which has become a frozen wasteland after the eruption of multiple super volcanoes (including Yellowstone). Together, they take care of ten orphaned children in a 16 story office building. Life is complicated enough for Clay, but it only gets more chaotic when he meets Kelsey Lambert, a beautiful young woman who has baggage of her own.  Authors Amazon page    My Facebook   Twitter: @aj_powers


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I don’t want to spoil any surprises for the readers so I’ll keep it short.

This is put together better than the 299 days series (which I enjoyed but were too instructional). Tastefully done and no hints of mall cops or zombies. A good balance of drama and action. I was pulled in by the characters and couldn’t stop reading. The kindle apps make it too easy to read at work.

I only hope the author follows up with a sequel!

By Robert on May 9, 2015

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Set in a post apocalyptic future in which the sun has been blotted out by volcanic eruption, As the Ash Fell follows the story of Clay Whitaker, a young man struggling to survive and provide for his family in a world with dwindling resources, marauding scavengers and pockets of civilization that may or may not be trust worthy.

The author, AJ Powers, is very successful in his world building and also at developing a set of believable characters that exist there. I found myself completely invested in Clay’s story and eager to see it’s outcome, so much so that I read the last half in one sitting. For me the theme of this story seems focused on the decisions we make in life, good or bad, and their end results. At one point in the book Clay relates to a boy a story about two wolves, one good and one evil, living inside all of us and how the decisions we make in our everyday lives determine which wolf grows strongest. This small detail in the book resonates with me and surfaces throughout the book as characters struggle through tough choices while trying to keep their humanity. There’s an undercurrent of hope and positivity running though out this story that I rarely find in books these days and it made the whole experience more enjoyable.

I highly recommend the book and look forward to reading whatever the author writes next.

By Joseph T. Oconnell on May 3, 2015

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This is a great book! Powers brings the reader right into the circumstances following a natural disaster. Some people respond by grasping toward goodness while others become depraved and downright evil, in the absence of civilization. What’s more, this is not merely reflected in the various groups struggling to survive. The main character grapples with these issues within himself. As the Ash Fell is gripping, exciting, compelling, and even informative. I highly recommend it!

By Paula Townsend on May 1, 2015

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I love the details that the author gives, I feel like I’m right there. It’s also a very easy read and the story line keeps you on the edge of your seat. I don’t usually read this type on genre but this is a must read and I can’t wait to finish it!
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