When Technology Advances & Magic Evolves, No One is Safe

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SHADOW IS AZH’NAHN, A POWERLESS MAGE born into a culture that prides itself in sharing the earth’s powers. When he chooses a life of voluntary exile to preserve his family’s honor, Shadow receives a mysterious call to witness the unearthing of kotrakoy, treacherous telepathic beasts with four wings and four rows of teeth. As he watches their unholy resurrection with great horror, kotrakoy open their minds to his and offer a glimpse into what life would be like wielding a mage’s powers.

As Shadow races to warn his people of the impending threat, he discovers a mysterious Trayki woman hanging from the trees and on the verge of death. Conflicted, Shadow hesitates to rescue a woman whose people embrace technology and eschew his culture, but when Shadow tends to her glider-crash wounds, the earth unites them in a soul bond, a sacred, unbreakable union.

Soon, Trayki troops begin bombing his people. While losses mount, magic evolves and Shadow’s people lose their power. The Hiwalani must rely on inexperienced youths to master the new magic to stop enemy attacks, but few make any progress. When Shadow announces that he's unlocked the secret to the new magic and defeating Trayki troops, almost no one trusts his judgment. Shadow's solution suffers two fatal flaws. It risks the complete annihilation of his people. Worse, there is no time to test it and it’s UNPROVEN.

With a dark twist, dragons on steroids, a Brandon Sanderson-esque tight plot, and world building compared to Ursula Le Guin, Unproven is sure to please readers who enjoy sword and sorcery, mythical creatures, dark fantasy, and Dungeons & Dragons.

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About the Book

Soon to be an Animated Feature!

Author Summation

True to my marketing, Unproven is character driven, thriller paced, encased in gripping prose, and full of plot twists while tackling moral conundrums. It’s high fantasy with a twist, gun powder versus magic, and features a meek, powerless mage as protagonist.

Reader Praise

I started reading Drew’s other books, Slice, and Moon 514. I liked them so well I decided to read more to see if he really is as good as suspected. He is. They are very well written with excellent endings. I would recommend [his works] to anyone that is into Sci-fi and/or fantasy.

Keep on writing Drew. I hope we have a very long and lasting relationship. Looking forward to more of your books.

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People flock to your writing! I can’t wait to read more.


Your writing is so detailed that I can imagine the main character’s actions step by step and I can imagine the surroundings.


Genres: Fantasy - Adult, Young Adult Fantasy
Tags: Brandon Sanderson, dark fantasy, dragon, dungeons & dragons, fantasy, mythical creature, paranormal, scary, sword & sorcery
Publisher: On the Fly Publications
Publication Year: 2018
Format: Paperback
Length: 438
Illustrator: Eric Velhagen
ISBN: 9781614639992
List Price: 11.99
eBook Price: 6.99
Audiobook Price: TBA
Lots of suspense. I’m drawn in. I really like the contrast between the two cultures and how they view things so differently. I am just drinking in your descriptive phrases … very enjoyable to read. A few lines I read again just to relish the fine word choice.
This is pure twists, turns and unpredictability. If you love books that leave you continually guessing about what is happening next you will want to read Unproven. As for the finishing scene . . . you could never guess.
The book is suspenseful and pulls you into its many twists and turns. It is difficult to put the book down....It leaves you wanting more.... another in a series I hope! You will find so many unexpected things within each chapter... I love all the original concepts and so will you!
You are sooooo good at twists … lots of surprises. The imagery is so vivid, I barely feel like I am reading. The world building is amazing. … unique languages, animals, ways of dressing, ways of thinking, unique traditions, and in later chapters, unique plants. I love the story. It brought tears to my eyes at times. It brought terror at others.
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