Ashley Capes

Biography

Hi, I'm Ashley, an Australian poet, novelist and teacher.

I've been writing since before my teen years (as so many writers have) and started publishing in 2008, mostly in the poetry world. To date I've had six poetry collections published and released seven novels and novellas. When I'm not flat out writing, I tend to teach, usually Music Production, Media Studies and English. Teaching is a tough gig but it's meant to be - learning is a deeply complex process.

Before teaching, I did a few other things - I played in a metal band, worked in an art gallery and slaved away at music retail. Aside from reading and writing, I love volleyball and Studio Ghibli – and Magnum PI, easily one of the greatest television shows ever made. I've also been enjoying Cowboy Bebop quite a lot.

My first novel was an epic fantasy/adventure title called City of Masks, released by Snapping Turtle Books in 2014. We followed it with the second part of the trilogy, The Lost Mask the year after. The conclusion - Greatmask is forthcoming in 2016.

In between I also released shorter novels The Fairy Wren, A Whisper of Leaves, Crossings and the beginning of 'The Book of Never' series, The Amber Isle.

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Series

The Book of Never
An epic fantasy series of novellas and novels following the rogue Never, on a quest for his true name.

The Book of Never (1-5)

Price: $9.99 USD.

Books

The Phoenix of Kiymako (Book of Never #6)
Series: The Book of Never. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,410. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Rejoin Never as he searches for his father's legacy and the sister he hadn't known existed.
The Book of Never (1-5)
Series: The Book of Never. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 203,050. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet. After years of running down dead-end clues, the rogue Never has nearly given up his quest for answers; his blood is cursed and his true name a mystery, yet no library, no healer and none who claim to know dark magics have ever been able to help - that is, until he steals a map to the mysterious Amber Isle, which might just hold answers he needs.
Never (Prequel to The Amber Isle)
Series: The Book of Never. Price: Free! Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet. Roguish Never is sure he has hunted down every relic and every clue possible on his quest to finally lift the curse on his blood and hopefully learn his true name.
The Amber Isle (Book of Never #1)
Series: The Book of Never. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 31,910. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet. Roguish Never is on a quest to lift a curse on his blood and to learn his true name; but upon joining a group of treasure-hunters he soon finds himself unearthing world-altering secrets that have long lain dormant within the mysterious Amber Isle.

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