Synopses & Reviews
Sometimes, when part of a man is lost, the rest seems in ruin. Sometimes it's the unknown that binds him together. By sliding the tattooed ribbon of runes across his skin, Boruin may chance upon powerful spells, but not knowing his own magic makes death the surer bet. When a mute boy reaches up and moves the runes, casting a spell as if born to the strange magic, Boruin finds the first lead to his blank past in thirty years. Discovering the truth of Boruin's forgotten youth will not be easy. His wraith guardian swings between moon-driven moods of lust and rage. The Fae courts are cracking mountains, stirring up ghosts, and waking flying serpents to find him. Each spinning of the tattoos is a dead man's gamble. The runes will unravel him, but before they do, Boruin is determined to find who wrote this magic across his skin. Praise for The Unmade Man: "Unique characters, mind-blowing imagery.....a wandering adventure/redemption tale to rival The Odyssey...The Unmade Man was quite possibly written by a madman. There is much creative material in this book that could be developed into a series, or even spin-off series' focusing on characters other than our sad hero, Boruin. As it is, this story is richly imagined and engaging. Definitely worth a read if you enjoy the fantasy genre. I predict great things for this madman author. -Reader of Stuff, Amazon review. "No matter what type of Fantasy you enjoy, this story seems to have it. The Fae, giants, flying serpents (Don't you dare call him a dragon ), sorcery, stone-like warriors, mercenaries, and so much more. This is a stand-alone tale, meaning the main plot line is completed in this one story; however, a minor subplot or two may be left for potential future adventures. The story moves at a brisk pace with more than a few sections that seem to dash in a mad sprint. Surprises pop-up at unexpected moments and plot twists kept me guessing. Author Daniel Tyler Gooden is one to keep your eye on -Debra Fitch, Huntress Reviews. The Unmade Man is a novel set in Baeg Tobar, a complete fantasy world brought to life through fiction and art. It has its own varied geography and natural phenomena. Each continent includes multiple countries, legions of creatures, and several unique races. Each race and region have a flourishing culture with singular customs, religion, languages, histories, technologies, and styles of dress. It is a project built over many years by many people. Epic in scope and crafted with love, Baeg Tobar offers a beautiful escape to all who enter.
The job should've been simple, but in Boruin's experience, nothing ever is. Somehow, the young mute boy he's been hired to bring in can read the mysterious runes on his arms. Somehow, this boy can create magic with them. And somehow, Bourin's blank past is suddenly full of questions he's desperate to answer. As a simple job transforms from betrayal into the beginnings of an epic journey, Bourin seeks out answers to his past with his trusted companions: Wraithe, a protector whose methods sometimes turn violent; Pile, a young relic-hunter; and Toaaho, sworn to Bourin's servitude with marks of his own. As they cross mysterious jungles full of monsters, floating forests full of flying sharks, and cave systems teeming with golems, Bourin begins to understand his fate is inexorably entwined with the boy's. But does that spell his salvation, or his doom? Life on the Pilean continent grows more interesting by the hour...