Cavatica Weller never thought about what life would be like if the world around her were to change further. Despite the fact that her family has lived a difficult life, they’ve made do with what they had. Confronting unexpected truths while nursing the pain and heartache of losing a loved one, she soon realizes that nothing is what it seems. Most especially when it comes to her sisters. In a desperate bid to save the little they have, she and her sisters must do what’s best for themselves at every turn. Even if it means making difficult choices in the hopes of setting all wrongs to right.

Armageddon Girls is nothing like the usual books I read. A bit of a Western set within post-apocalyptic times, the story captures the reader’s attention in such a way that it makes them want to know more about the plight Cavatica and her siblings find themselves in. These are girls who’ve had difficult lives. They’ve done their best to survive despite the adversities that keep coming their way.

The author has done a lovely job in setting up what’s coming next for these girls. He’s taken such a unique idea and molded it in such a way that it begs the reader to discover the truths and lies that surround each and every character. Plunged into an existence that is nothing like what we live in today, people soon have to adapt to the little the world has to offer.

The vivid pictures painted throughout the story itself makes it easy to envision this dark, dank world. A world where only the fittest are able to survive. Or so people think. By undermining those who seek to set order amongst the masses, Cavatica and her sisters are able to shape the world they live in to their every whim. Mind you, not everything is hunky-dory. There are stepping stones to be found and made every step of the way. So can’t wait to see what happens next soon enough.


It is the year 2058.

The Sino-American War has decimated several generations of men, and the Sterility Epidemic has made 90% of the surviving males sterile.

Electricity does not function in five western states. Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana are territories once again. Collectively, they are known as the Juniper.

It is the most dangerous place on Earth.

On a desperate post-apocalyptic cattle drive to save their family ranch, Cavatica Weller and her two gunslinging sisters stumble across a rare boy. Sharlotte wants to send him away, Wren wants to sell him…and Cavatica falls in love with him.

Little do they know that an inhuman army is searching for the boy and will stop at nothing to find him.

Disclaimer: This is a new cover and title for Aaron Michael Ritchey’s Dandelion Iron book. There were no significant changes made to the content of the book.




Aaron Michael Ritchey was born with Colorado thunderstorms in his soul. He’s sought shelter as a world traveler, an endurance athlete, a story addict, and even gave serious thought to becoming a Roman Catholic priest. After too brief a time in Paris, he moved back to the American West and lives semi-comfortably with three forces of nature: a little, blonde hurricane, an artistic tornado, and a beautiful, beautiful blizzard.