Unproven || Drew Briney, Author

by drew briney


Unproven Audiobook || Drew Briney, Author

Powerless Mage Battles Psionically Gifted Dragons and Superstitious Steampunk Society


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When Shadow, a powerless mage, chose exile to preserve family honor, he didn’t expect a mysterious call to defeat psionic, camouflaging dragons – nor did he expect them to offer him a glimpse into a life wielding a mage’s power.

Surprises mount when a steampunk army invades his homeland and Shadow is tasked with uncovering the secret behind magic’s evolution while leading a youth team infested with at least one traitor. Distracted by an unwelcome romance, losses mount as he stumbles through treachery, vampiric vines, ancient disembodied mages, and the legendary Mists of Ishmandool where few escape with their sanity.

By the time Shadow announces he’s found the solution, it may be too late. Even if it’s not, it risks the complete annihilation of his people and worse, it’s unproven.

Unproven has drawn comparisons to Ursula Le Guin (Harry Potter’s biggest influence), Elaine Cunningham (the queen of dark fantasy and Forgotten Realms), and Fydor Dostoevsky (psychological godfather of Crime and Punishment). With strong female characters, a dark M. Night Shyamalan twist, dragons on steroids, a Brandon Sanderson-esque tight plot, and prodigious world building, Unproven is destined to satiate readers who enjoy sword and sorcery, mythical creatures, ghosts, dark fantasy, psychological thrillers, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Forget the coffee. Unproven will keep you reading late into the night. Grab your copy and see why veteran producer Beth “Bea” Roose predicted it would be a hit



Great imagery.  Interesting world building. … Terrifying.

@todreamadream Wattpad

you really feel for the characters

I really enjoyed this book. The plot was engaging, and you really feel for the characters. … makes it feel like you are really there yourself. … Briney … created something totally original and made a whole new world unlike Continue Reading

Taylor Goodreads

Hopefully the first in a trilogy

Hopefully the first in a trilogy. Excellent … a collision between Ursula Le Guin and Fydor Dostoevsky. … wonderfully developed and complex world ala Le Guin … never drags. … hoping for more from this important new author.

Chris Nystrom Amazon

Great Magic vs. Tech Story Line

This was a great story line, the magic vs. technology aspect made a good read. It was well thought out.

Steve Amazon

More Than a 5 Star

The Author has brought forth a fantastic read. That had me on the edge of my seat. It has lots of twists and turns that keep you intrigued throughout the whole listen. The Narrator does a fantastic job at bringing Continue Reading

Shauna Joesten Amazon

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Magic vs. Technology

A story of technology versus magic ... The storyline is wonderful and the story is long. It delves into all the characters’ points of view.

Denice Amazon

Loved it from start to end.

Loved it, from start to the end, very entertaining, characters are well delivered, loved audio.

Pearline Dawkins Story Origins

Great Magic vs. Tech Story Line

This was a great story line, the magic vs. technology aspect made a good read. It was well thought out.

Steve Amazon


This is an intriguing epic adventure. The characters are vividly written. The narrator is great; he really suits the book and makes it very gripping to listen to. I would recommend this book.

Lotty Snelson Amazon/Audible (UK)

Superb Worldbuilding

I can see why the author gets compared to Ursula Le Guin ...the worldbuilding is superb and I was glad to see the protagonist who was not your standard action hero, but a person struggling with anxiety and self-doubt.

Natalie Holden Goodreads

2 Responses

  1. Diana Amov says:

    I loved this book.

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