Unproven || Drew Briney, Author

by drew briney


Unproven Audiobook || Drew Briney, Author

Powerless Mage Battles Psionically Gifted Dragons and Superstitious Steampunk Society


#1 Best Seller in free YA SFF Steampunk novels 
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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


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


Honestly, I was surprised at this book. In a good way! The description included terms like “magic versus technology” and Steampunk, and it had a picture of a dragon on the front. Oh good, I thought, steampunk with dragons, how Continue Reading

Krista Gimeno Audible / Amazon

Epic! New Favorite Magical Beast

Excellent story, wonderful characters, and I have a new favorite magical beast. Sorry dragons, you are now only second favorite. I hope the author considers a follow-up.

Patricia Terry Amazon / Audible / Goodreads

Unpredictable Twists & Turns

pure twists, turns and unpredictability. … leaves you continually guessing … As for the finishing scene ... you could never guess.

Bethany Sturgeon Amazon

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

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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)


" intriguing and compelling"

David Dye Amazon

Stunned Every Chapter

stunned every time I read another one of your magnificent chapters

Cosette Coppertop Wattpad

Can’t Stop Talking About It

absolutely LOVED it! Can't stop talking about it! … Can't wait to see what comes next from this author!

Andrea Alanis Amazon

Vivid Imagery

... vivid imagery of a fantastic world and creatures.

Neil Goodreads

2 Responses

  1. Diana Amov says:

    I loved this book.

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