The Ashes of Windsor is a very choppy, undeveloped story. The characters are hard to connect to as there background is not very explicit. Some scenes, especially with the main character, Inari, felt completely awkward as the characters' reactions and motives were unjustified, all of which would be fixed by fleshing out the characters. I highly enjoyed the plot beginning with the world ending. So many authors choose to start the story in a post-apocalyptic world, but this story showed the makings of it. The action sequences give great pacing to the story.
Inari and Peter share a love deeper than most teen’s experience. Her father is against their relationship, but they stay strong for each other. It's a good thing too, because the end of the world as they know it is coming swiftly. Loved ones are dropping like flies and being eaten by Flesh Feeders slinking out of the darkness. Can they save each other and reach the goal of happily ever after?
A powerful love in a lost world.
As Inari Giles looks forward to the end of her high school days and a bright future at an Ivy League university, nuclear war strikes the city of New York. She is thrust into the world of the fallout, grasping for the strength to survive. Peter Huntford, her beloved boyfriend, vows to bring Inari to Arcadia, an island paradise untouched by environmental damage that will only accept young women of childbearing age through its gates. She refuses to leave his side, for she possesses an intense desire and love for him. Will he find a way to bring her to safety, even at the cost of his own life? (Heat 2 / Pages 98)