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  1. Will A Warrior’s Penance be available on Audible in July?

  2. Davis, I am very thankful for your insanely awesome books. I can’t wait for a warriors penance.

    • Thanks, Tom. Insanely awesome…I like that.

      A Warrior’s Penance comes out on July 12. The ebook is available for preorder on Amazon, and the audiobook is available for preorder on Audible.

  3. Davis,

    I just finished listening to your third book and I just wanted to let you know that I thought the whole story was amazing. All three books captivated me and fueled my imagination in a way only few other books have.

    Thank you for giving this story to the world. It has easily become one of my favorite series that I will be able to enjoy again and again.

  4. Hi,
    It’s me again. I have heard from some one recently that the best way to get what you want/need is to be annoying and pushy so I am commenting for the third time today. I really really loved your books. Everything about them is amazing, the writing is impeccable, and the character development is incredible. Because of this I really would like it if you could give me some feedback on my book that I am writing. It’s for my senior project, and it would be super awesome if it was anywhere near as good as the books that you write.


    • Hi Kevin,

      Thank you for the kind words! For anyone, it’s an awesome start to the weekend to learn how much someone enjoyed what you wrote. As for your own writing, don’t doubt yourself so much. It may be rough, but it can be edited. Believe me, editing is your friend. I usually go through 5-6 edits to get to a stage where I start to become happy with the words. And the changes aren’t always vast. In fact, most of the time, they’re subtle. Plus, you’ve written something of your own heart. That’s special, and like I said, it can be edited and improved until it reflects your intent. But you can’t edit a blank page.

      And my answer to your question is contained in an email.


  5. Are you willing to, or plan on at any point selling the set of The Castes and the OutCastes paper books as a set? if so id be interested in buying that.

    • Hi Adrian,

      I’ve been looking into, and right now there just isn’t an easy way to have a box set produced…at least not like some of those pretty sets that I see in bookstores. I’ll keep looking, though.


  6. I have recently aquired your books on I must say that you are a fantastic storyteller. I would say that you have the talent that surpasses the best writer out there. You bring a depth to all the characters in your books. While listening to the cast and outcasts series I find myself enthralled in the suspense and intrigue of every character. You somehow bring them to life and capture the reader/ listener and transports them into your story as every few authors can. I would liken your talent to such great authors as Dean knootz and Brandon Sanderson. I look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you for sharing your works with us.

    • Oh my goodness. Thank you, Aaron! Sanderson and Koontz? Those are some wonderful authors to be compared to. Thank you for giving my books a chance, and thank you for letting me know how much you like them!

      Davis Ashura

  7. Good evening Davis
    I just finished “A Warrior’s Path” on Audible and I am hooked! You have created a marvelous world and a society that can’t help but be it’s own downfall unless it changes. And who embraces change, right? You have a wonderful insight into human nature. Your characters are completely believable and so like people I deal with every day (including myself!) I can’t wait to read the other books!
    Keep up the awesome work
    ME (MaryEllen)

    • Hi MaryEllen,

      Thank you for getting in touch with me, and thank you for your kind words. Hearing from those who enjoyed what I wrote is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a writer. BTW I had a lot of help making the characters seem like real people. It helps to have a sister who’s a psychiatrist and is willing to read a beta version of the novel.

      I also hope you enjoy the next two books just as much.


  8. Hi Davis,
    I’ve been listening to your Cast and the Outcast trilogy. It has truly been a feast for my imagination! The world you built is amazing, your characters intriguing and your pacing is on point. I look forward to listening to the Arisa short stories.

    • Hi Tom,

      Thanks for getting in touch with me, and I’m glad to hear how much you enjoyed The Castes and the OutCastes. I hope you like the short story collection as well, which fleshes out how Li-Dirge became the SarpanKum of the Eastern Plague and a little bit about Keemo, who I always hated seeing die so young. BTW, there’s a little hint at the end of the Castes and the OutCastes when Rukh sees a man riding a rainbow bridge through heaven’s darkness and leads to their eventual arrival on our own world.

      Some of that is detailed in my next series, The Chronicles of William Wilde, and while Rukh and Jessira aren’t the stars, they are featured prominently. I hope you give it a chance. I’ve already completed three of the five planned books, and the series is my first step in creating something akin to a single universe with characters that cross over into the various worlds.


      Davis Ashura

  9. I’ve just spent 90 dollars on your books in the past week and may I just say, money well spent.

    • Hi Reese,

      Hi Reese,

      Did you say $90? Good gracious! First of all, thank you for buying the books. And second of all, thank you for buying the books! Seriously. Wow. I’m speechless, humbled, and absolutely grateful that you enjoyed the series. Thank you so much!


      Davis Ashura

      • Absolutely amazing books. From the time that I started reading to the time that I finished I was completely lost in the story. Castes and Outcasts is one of my absolute favourite series right along side The Kingkiller Chronicles and The Lord of The rings. Thank you for such a fantastic ending to the series. Don’t even get me started on William Wilde, I can hardly wait until the next one. Thank you.

        • Hi Johna,

          Thank you for the kind words! More than a bit humbled to be alongside greats like The Kingkiller Chronicles and LotR. Amazing, really. As for William Wilde, the next book comes out on June 18th. That’s just around the corner.


  10. Hey Davis, I picked up warrior’s path on Audible a while back and quickly devoured all three in the series like an outcast devouring chocolate cake! I love the books and I’m excited to start reading them for myself.
    Is there anywhere I can pick up a signed copy of one of the books? I’m a bit of a collector and I honestly think having an autographed copy of one of your early works will be worth some serious bragging rights in the future!
    Keep up the great work!

    • Hi Tyler,

      Thanks for getting in touch with me, and it’s awesome that you like the series so much! I also hope you give William Wilde a try. It’s definitely YA, but it also features cool stuff like lots of nerdiness and references to 80s touchstones (which makes sense since its set in Cincinnati the 80s). I liken it to Stranger Things meets Percy Jackson. Oh yes, and just as importantly, book 1 contains a brief appearance by Jessira and a longer one by Aia. Books 2 onward feature Rukh and Jessira and eventually Aia and Shon, although the focus is generally on William Wilde himself. How do Rukh and Jessira manage that trip from Arisa to Earth? Good question. A large hint to that answer is found at the end of A Warrior’s Penance.

      As for signed copies, I can do that, but you’d have to buy the books through Amazon, have them shipped to me, and then pay for return shipping. Even with the Postal service discount on books, that’s pricey. Another option is to wait until I launch a Kickstarter that I’ll use to pay for new covers for the first three books. People who donate a certain amount will all receive signed hardcovers of the new editions and maybe even a T-shirt.

  11. Hey Davis, I was wondering when the fourth book of the William Wilde series would be released. I have just finished the third book and I’m enjoying the story greatly.

    • Hi AJ,
      Thanks for the question. I wish I could give you a firm release date. The fourth book needs to go through about 6-8 weeks of editing, and after that it’ll be up to my audiobook publisher as to the release date. They’re pretty firm about wanting me to hold the ebook and print release until after they have the the audiobook ready to go. I’ll let everyone know more when I find out myself.


  12. Hi Davis, I just smashed through the castes and outcastes series and absolutely loved it. I especially loved the third book, something about it made it really good at killing tiger mosquitoes, I’m 6 for 6 at the moment. I wish more authors incorporated this sort of feature into their books. It kept me up late but also gifted me peaceful (bite-free) nights. Thanks for all the work you put into making those books so much fun to read.

    • Hi Lucy,

      I’m thrilled you like the Castes and the OutCastes so much. I’m equally happy it helped you kill those tiger mosquitoes. I feel your pain about them. 🙂
      BTW Rukh and Jessira’s story isn’t done. They aren’t the main characters in the Chronicles of William Wilde, but they have a strong role to play. And if you’re wondering how Rukh and Jessira make it from Arisa to Earth, which is the setting of William Wilde (think Percy Jackson meets Stranger Things), I left a hint at the end of book 3 of C&OC. It’s when Rukh sees a man riding a rainbow across the vastness of space.

      Davis Ashura

  13. Can’t wait for the Sons of Deceit, I know it will be great

    • I’ve been waiting to release Sons of Deceit for a few months now. Had to wait on getting the audiobook ready. That said, I really hope you like it, Sons of Deceit that is.

  14. Hello Davis,
    I want to let you know I love The Castes and the OutCastes. I use Audible and on average I listen to a book a week. I was trying to find a good new series to start when I came across this series. I am about 1/2 through book 2 and just want you to know I love it. I appreciate your writing and storytelling. Thank you for bringing me into the world of Rukh Shektan

    • Thank you, Jonathan! You have no idea how much hearing back from readers helps a writer keep on writing. It’s so inspirational. And I’m so glad you like Rukh’s story. BTW if you read on into my other series, William Wilde, you’ll realize Rukh and Jessira’s story hasn’t ended yet.

  15. I have read your serious The Casts and the Outcast and enjoyed those books. I have just read the first book on William Wild and it is really good also. But your writing on guns needs research. I have shot the Colt you described. It is a semi-automatic not an automatic. The kickback is not bad to me, but then I also shoot a Long Colt .45 revolver, just use both hands. It is loud, you are correct on that point. And it the ammunition is contained in a magazine not a clip. A clip is used to load the magazine. It is a common language error of non-shooters.

    • Hi Lee Ann,

      First of all, thank you for giving my books a chance, and I’m thrilled you liked them. I loved writing the Castes and the OutCastes, and it’ll always have a special place in my heart. I loved it so much that William Wilde became a continuation of that series-at least in part.
      I could have sworn I wrote ‘semi-automatic’ about the Colt, but when I looked in my file, it turns out you’re right. I did write ‘automatic’. Grrr. I hate typos. The magazine vs. clip is something I simply didn’t know. You’re right again. I’m not a shooter but that might change some in the future. BTW if I ever include guns in more of my books, would you mind much if I picked your brains so I could get the details right next time?


      Davis Ashura

  16. Loved The Castes and the Outcastes, they were just what I have been seeking for what seems too long. Thank you. But I have one minor (major?) complaint/question/frustration. What was going on with the animals at Hammer? No explanation was given for their actions. You described how they were savage towards the ‘no-beasts’, but not towards humans, but, at the same time, they would seem to come out of a trance and seem confused about where they were and what they were doing. Was a possible plot line there abandoned?

    • Oh boy. This is a complicated question, and I always wondered if anyone would mention it. Haha! You’re the first to do so. What happened with the animals at Hammer isn’t a dropped plot line, although I can see how it would comes across that way. I don’t want to give away too much, but let’s just say that Hume, the hero of Hammer (and maybe a few others) did a lot more than just teach the Baels after his city was destroyed.

      It’s a story I’ll come back to eventually, but right now there’s so many others simmering for time.


  17. Hi Mr. Ashura,
    I am trying to subscribe to your newsletter, but it does not recognize the email addresses that I have out in as being valid. I receive the below message:
    Email Address: Please fill out a valid email address.
    Your work is amazing! I can’t put your books down!!!
    Could you please help? Thank you!
    Bryan Fulford (Wake County, NC)

    • Hi Bryan,

      Sorry about the trouble you’re having. I added you to my NL. The info should be in an email I sent to you.


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