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About Davis Ashura
Davis Ashura is a bestselling author and a full-time practicing physician, who is best known for several fantasy series, including Instrument of Omens, the Castes and the OutCastes, and the Chronicles of William Wilde. All of them are interconnected and part of his Anchored Worlds universe.
His books are hopeful in nature, and he likes to write about heroes who see themselves as servants first. Heroes who fall in love and become partners and make time for family, friendship, and fellowship. His characters are folk with whom it would be fun to have drinks and dinner, but who could also handle any trouble that might crop up.
Davis is married and shares a house with his wonderful wife and two sons. There is, of course, the obligatory stray cats (all authors have cats—it's required by the union) and a gnarly-toothed rescue dog.
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The dead city of Mahadev. In three thousand years, none who have entered those ageless walls have returned to bear word of what evil lurks within. And yet it is there that Cinder and Anya must journey. A hard road with mysteries and dangers abounding.
And the greatest of those perils is imprisoned within the ruined temple at the very center of the necropolis’ dark heart. There, Cinder and Anya are given insight into the terrifying truth the world faces. It is an evil so vast that even the dark god, Shet, must bow before its will. It is the bringer of apocalypse, the ender of civilizations. If ever freed, the world will be helpless before its horrific power.
Forging an alliance all would have rather avoided, Cinder and Anya have no choice but to work with Shet to take on this greater enemy. Worse, it is a pact that will see them give away that which they hold most precious...
Cinder Shade and his fellow cadets have survived a brutal mission in the vast wilds of the Dagger Mountains. Laying to rest many of their brother warriors, they return to the Third Directorate, battered, bruised, and weary of soul.
But the world turns, and new challenges press. Cinder must set aside his grief, especially when granted a task by Anya Aruyen, the elven princess with whom he shares an inexplicable bond. She urges him to further master his skills as a warrior and become worthy of fighting at her side.
Others have also taken note of Cinder. His name is spoken in the high halls of elven palaces. The empress watches him, wondering at his unmatched abilities. So, too, do the dwarves. They fear Cinder, worrying that he is the embodiment of their darkest prophecies.
And in the distant north, shadows gather. They whisper of their fallen god, Shet, dead three thousand years now. Whispering of his rebirth.
But when the prophecies speak conflicting portents and none can decipher the truth, what path can even a consummate warrior take?
Cinder Shade’s life begins on a fateful afternoon at the bottom of a well where he awakens, bruised, battered, and bereft of all memory. His only understanding is a driving imperative—to protect those who can’t defend themselves and become a warrior worthy of the name.
He discovers within himself a peculiar gift, one in which the codes of combat are made evident and the language of steel is made clear. When he earns a place at a prestigious elven warrior academy, Cinder fights to enhance his knowledge and perhaps even humble the proud elves who believe no human is their equal.
His hard-earned skills are put to the test when strange rumblings emanate from deep in the Dagger Mountains. Monsters out of myth emerge. And so does something far worse . . .
An ancient god. The world believes this deity long dead, but he is very much alive. And he remembers his enemies all too well. Even if they don’t remember themselves.
Two thousand years ago, the Sorrow Bringer destroyed the First World. She stirs once more.
Into this world is born Rukh Shektan, the finest warrior of his generation. Like all members of Caste Kumma, he has always understood duty, dedicating his life to the mastery of the sword. But defending his home against the Sorrow Bringer will require more than just peerless skill with the blade. It will require the hardest of sacrifices.
It is a lesson taught to him by Jessira Grey, a beautiful woman who Rukh knows to be an abomination. The holy texts warn against her kind: ghrinas, children of two Castes. They are to be executed whenever discovered, but for the first time in his life, Rukh defies duty. Jessira may be the key to the world's survival.
She offers Rukh the promise of terrifying Talents, abilities most name evil but which may also be the only means of saving his world.
For Rukh, the choice was always easy.
⭐Winner 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards for Fantasy⭐
⭐Bronze Medal for General Fantasy in the 2015 Reader's Favorite Awards⭐
⭐Finalist 2015 International Book Awards for Fantasy⭐
⭐Finalist 2015 Indie Excellence Book Awards for Fantasy⭐
The Castes and the OutCastes:
Book 1: A Warrior's Path
Book 2: A Warrior's Knowledge
Book 3: A Warrior's Penance
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William Wilde is a seventeen-year-old orphan. All he wants is to finish high school, survive the terrible cafeteria food, and overcome the bullies. Then into his life comes Serena Paradiso. Captivating and confident, she holds secrets about William's heritage. His friends know them, too.
So does Kohl Obsidian. He murdered William's family and intends on doing the same to William.
All of them watch William, study him, wondering if he is the one for whom they've been searching.
William never wanted to be a football star. He never wanted to fear for his life. And he never wanted to be a hero. But those are the prices to pay for someone destined to master the magic in his veins.
The life of an 80s teenager has never been so deadly.
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The raid on Sinskrill was a success, but the battle is only just beginning. William realizes the stakes at hand. He still has to find a way to prevent Lord Shet, the god of the mahavans, from returning to Earth from the faraway world of Seminal. If he doesn’t, Arylyn will be destroyed.
But strange visions plague his mind: an albino monster who infects William with anger. It is Sapient Dormant, the Overward of the necrosed and tasked by Shet to recover a long lost talisman of power. The Servitor of Sinskrill also advances his own plans. He’s learned Arylyn’s location and will do whatever he can to bring a crippling blow to the magi.
Serena struggles with her own path, torn between loyalty and love for William and a desire to see her family safe. Rukh and Jessira seek to provide balance to the magi. Only they have the skill and training to keep Arylyn safe, but their memories of their shared past life on Arisa remain fragmented, and their greatest allies, their Kesarins—Aia and Shon—are nowhere to be found.
Forged from the unlikeliest of metals, a hero summons the depths of his courage.
But life isn't so simple for a potential magus, especially one who's overcome as dangerous an enemy as Kohl. Instead, William has unwittingly earned the raptor gaze of even greater foes. One is someone he thought he could implicitly trust while others are even more terrifying. And all are from the island of Sinskrill. They are mahavans, powerful magic-users bent on humanity's enslavement. They seek to capture William and bind him in perpetual servitude upon Sinskrill.
William finds himself trapped amongst people for whom deceit and pain are simple coins to be traded, and his best hope for survival might lie with those he thought to be his mortal enemies.
The riveting tale begun in William Wilde and the Necrosed continues as William finds himself beset on all sides by cruel foes and even crueler friends.
But closure will only come if he finds a means to reconcile himself to that terrible chapter of his life. Only then can he save the loved ones who remain on Sinskrill: the wise troll, Travail, and William's teacher and one-time tormentor, Fiona. Both remain trapped under the boot-heel of the Servitor, Sinskrill's terrifying ruler.
William has promised to return and free them, and while he's gained powerful allies, such as Rukh and Jessira, to aid in his quest, saving Travail and Fiona will only happen when he masters his own magic and summons his own courage.
But will courage alone be enough against the Servitor's terrible power?
Return to a world of adventure where one young man must summon the strength to fight for what he loves and forgive what he hates.
William Wilde is hunted. Dead things stalk him, and he has no idea why. He thought he was simply another high school student, but it turns out he’s much more. And the powers percolating through the world know it. They’ve already killed his family, and if tested, they’ll murder him as well.
It’s only the beginning of William’s troubles, especially when he’s drafted into a war stretching back thousands of years—one involving monsters, evil gods, and resurrected heroes.
His magic might be the key to victory for both sides. William is the most powerful mage born in generations, and while some might aid him, can he trust their motives? There is Serena Paradiso who holds secrets about his heritage. And the warriors, Rukh and Jessira Shektan, whose faces shine with ancient knowledge. Who are they really?
William doesn’t know. His only certainty is that if he doesn’t master his powers, he’ll only live long enough to see his world enslaved.
This is the complete five-volume omnibus of The Chronicles of William Wilde, a series full of epic adventure and pulse-pounding excitement mixed with a dash of romance.
Both Arylyn and Sinskrill--magi and mahavans--prepare for the final battle. Warriors are trained, readied for the battle neither side truly wants. Indeed, peace might be a possibility, but not so long as the Servitor, Serena's father, rules Sinskrill. He brings Sapient Dormant, the dread Overward to the mahavan home island to serve at his side. Worse, he rouses Salachar Rakshasa, an ancient demon who no one can truly control. Every man, woman, and child of both Arylyn and Sinskrill might pay the price for the Servitor's zeal to survive.
Rukh and Jessira have their own troubles. Some of the magi no longer trust their leadership, but their wisdom and guidance is needed now more than ever, for on the far-off world of Seminal, Shet is awake and readying his armies. And he has his own vengeance in mind.
The finale to the Chronicles of William Wilde!