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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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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 telep
Kindle Edition, 440 pages
Published March 5th 2018 by On the Fly Publications
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UNPROVEN is a visually and sensorily compelling epic fantasy, with tremendous world-building. I admired the feckless hero, Shadow, an apprentice mage whom everyone considers "not quite good enough," which is their perception, but not quite accurate. Shadow will endure all kinds of misery and insults to obey Earth, whom he serves. When Earth leads him to witness a feat of immense magic, before which even Earth itself tremors, Shadow discovers his psychic connection to the largest
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another title I got from Netgalley. This one is called Unproven and it is by Drew Briney. This book was published on March 9, 2018. I got a free copy of one of Unproven through kindle EBooks in exchange for my honest review.

This book is about a state, country, or the world (not sure which because wasn't specified) which is split into two main parts. One of these parts is governed by the Hiwalani, who believe mainly in magic, or the Trayki, who believe more in technology. A few generation
Christopher Nystrom
This excellent book is sort of a collision between Ursula Le Guin and Fydor Dostoevsky. This takes places in a wonderfully developed and complex world ala Le Guin with two very different civilizations that have clashed before and are now clashing again. One favors technology and the other favors magic. One lives close to the earth, while the other is in the intellectual (and literal) clouds. There are so many characters that at times it is hard not to confuse them, but like a good Russian novel ...more
Bethany Sturgeon
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was adventurous and exciting! The awesome twists and turns were incredible and relentless. I had a hard time setting it down as the plot develops and changes so rapidly. And the ending . . . I'm waiting for the next book!! Could you please hurry. Definitely worth reading. It is already waiting for me to read it again.
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this book. I was so sucked into the story, many times I forgot I was reading. Great world building, character development, and plot line. Love the twist ending!
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Drew explores what happens when technology clashes with magic. He's been compared to Ursula LeGuin (Harry Potter influence), Elaine Cunningham (Forgotten Realms), and Fydor Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment), but he takes his greatest pride in the fact that he can juggle more balls than any other author on the planet.

His books feature post-apocalyptic genetically engineered humans joining forces wi
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