A Warrior's Path : Castes and the OutCastes

  • by Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • Series: Castes and the OutCastes
  • 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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!
Sweeping from the majestic city of Ashoka to the perilous Wildness beyond her borders, enter a world where Caste determines mystical Talents, the purity of Jivatma expresses worth, and dharma may be based on a lie.
Rukh Shektan has always understood duty. As a member of Caste Kumma, the warrior Caste, nothing else is acceptable. He is expected to take part in the deadly Trials, to journey the Wildness and protect the caravans linking Humanity's far-flung cities. Though the mission is dangerous, Rukh's hope and optimism are undaunted. Karma, however, is a fickle fiend. His caravan is destroyed by the monstrous Chimeras; twisted servants of their fearful goddess, Suwraith. While Rukh survives the attack, events force him along an uncertain path. Morality becomes a morass - especially when he encounters a mysterious warrior, Jessira Grey, a woman whose existence ought to be impossible. The holy texts warn against her kind: ghrinas, children of two Castes, abominations. They are to be executed whenever discovered, but for the first time in his life, Rukh defies duty. Jessira may be the key to his city's survival.
Meanwhile, a secret society seeks Ashoka's demise; foul murders cloak a deadlier purpose; and behind it all looms Suwraith. But it is the Baels, the leaders of Her Chimeras, who may hide the greatest deception of all.
Book 2, A Warrior's Knowledge, is also available.


What the Critics Say

"The characters, dialogue and action are mature enough to satisfy readers at the older end of the YA range, and the author weaves them all into an attention-sustaining tale...the milieu is markedly original...first rate world-building". (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Focused story, intense story line

First, Nick Podehl was bloody perfect for this book. Just, awesome. He brings the story to like in a brilliant, energetic way.

The story stands on its own. I love the progression of the characters and the conflicts they have to overcome. Right from the beginning the story sucked me in. There's no long build up where you have to "just stick with it". Nicely paced!

I'll stand ready to get the next volume.
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- R. J. Thorne

Just the Beginning

This is a very complicated read in that there is a lot going on with loads of information that was difficult for me to sort out at first. As I continued to listen the world began to materialize and became easier for me to understand. Think Shakespeare meets Lovecraft. It has star crossed lovers, patricide, government intrigue and of course monsters and a world destroying God creature. The narrator does an excellent job with the voices and his pace is almost perfect. Even though this is a very long and enjoyable listen, it is only the set up for the rest of the series. I look forward to next book which, unfortunately at the time of this review, is not available in audio format.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2015
  • Publisher: DuSum Publishing