Book Of The Day – A Land Of Ash

by Greg on March 26, 2011

Here’s today’s Book Of The Day/Bargain Book. A Land of Ash by David Dalglish has an impressive 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents. Regular price is $1.99 so make sure to get it while it’s on sale!

Also contributing to A Land Of Ash are great up-and-coming authors David McAfee, Daniel Arenson, John Fitch, Michael Crane, and Robert Duperre most of whom you’ve heard about here on ENT from previous editions of the Book Of The Day (or will be hearing from soon).

A Land of Ash
by David Dalglish with David McAfee, Daniel Arenson, John Fitch, Michael Crane, and Robert Duperre
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Category: Thrillers
Price: $0.99

Visit David Dalglish’s Website

The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. We’re 40,000 years overdue.


Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet.

Amid this total devastation are stories of families, friends, sons and fathers and wives: the survivors. Within are eleven stories focusing on the human element of such a catastrophe, from an elderly couple gathering to await their death to a father sealing his shelter in hopes of keeping the air breathable for his daughter. Contributing to this collection include many popular and up-and-coming independent authors, including David McAfee, Daniel Arenson, and more.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I haven’t stayed up all night reading for a long time, but I started reading this and just couldn’t stop.


I read Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King a few weeks back, and I like Land of Ash better. Not that I didn’t like Full Dark, No Stars – because I really did. King is a master of the underrated medium of short stories and novellas. But I still enjoy Land of Ash more.


This book was recommended on a thread in the Kindle forums by a reader I respect. After seeing the (low, low) price, I couldn’t buy it fast enough. I am so glad I did! These short stories are well-written, as well as well-edited, and each one features fleshed-out characters facing dramatic situations that had me thinking about them long after I’d put down the book. I would love to read a sequel!

Get A Land Of Ash here: A Land of Ash

About The Author

David Dalglish was born in Florida, but moved to southwest Missouri when he was only four. He grew up on a farm, which severely clashed with his interests in Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Jurassic Park, and X-Men. Since his first hand-written story in the fourth grade reached the 100 page mark, he’s been trying to write enjoyable epic fantasy. With the aid of Amazon and the Kindle, he hopes he’s succeeded.

He also has a lovely wife and a beautiful daughter, both of whom he absolutely adores.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – David Dalglish and ENT appreciate it.

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1 Lisa June 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

I am haunted by this book, it is realistic, well written and a very interesting premise. I can’t put it down and I find myself talking about it to friends. I have researched the Yellowstone Caldera as a result. I see myself and my family in this book, and it scares me. Well done, I can’t believe it was free.

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