Copper Chain

Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Shifting Tides, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (608 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When a desperate king threatens Dion and everything he loves, only dangerous magic can keep him safe.

Dion, now king of Xanthos, is finally in command of the naval fleet he's always dreamed of. But his hopes for peace are jeopardized when King Palemon, in dire need of ships to rescue his starving people from the frozen wastelands of the north, invades the Salesian city of Malakai.

Too weak to confront Dion directly, Palemon turns to magic: mysterious copper chains from the lost civilization of Aleuthea, which have the potential to control dragons...and Dion.

With the people he loves in danger, and his own freedom at risk, Dion's only hope is Chloe and the power she struggles to tame.

©2017 James Maxwell. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I really wanted this to be the last.

I enjoyed the book and the writing. The narrator remains great! BUT, I really wish the series ended, it would have easily been done and would have made sense the way this book was going, but nope. One paragraph saves the enemy almost like an after thought. Honestly, who knows how many books there will be in this SERIES, at this rate probably 6.

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An excellent continuation of an adventurous story with compelling, multidimensional characters in a world of danger and fantasy.

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Good but frustrating!

This is a great series except for the fact that some of the characters make decisions that are sooo frustrating. I’ll give an example below: SPOILER When Dion chose to willingly be captured and have the copper chain wrapped around his neck. Even if they have your wife, being captured prevents you from recovering her. It just doesn’t seem like something a rational person would do. There are so many different ways he could’ve handled that situation that didn’t include becoming enslaved. Maybe it’s just me but I almost stopped listening I was so annoyed.

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good story - weak characters

overall i enjoyed this second book but there were times... i was amazed at the poor story line. i think that at the time of capture, Dion’s character was “person-less”. There is no way the Dion of the first book or of the second half of this book, would have succumbed in the way this character did. That piece of the story makes no sense- but i pushed through and after the complacent moments - the story picked up again. heading on to book 3.

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Sigh, lazy writing

Let me first say I’ve been a fan of maxwells writing, but this book is just terrible. If you want a story where characters the worst possible choice and gives evil characters all the toys they desire just by showing up well here’s your book. If you want it to make sense or you are not interested in being frustrated pick something else. His other series is significantly better

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Loved it!

I have never been an audio book person. This series started me listening. Now I listen anytime I can....

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great story, fast and easy to follow

this is a great story. a quicker version of lord of the rings or of GOT

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A good listen

I am eagerly awaiting the conclusion to this series. it has been a fun journey.

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Action Packed

Hard to put the book down. Can't wait to start the next one. Fingers crossed for Cloe and Dion.

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Good story overall and fell apart

Good story overall except For all the magic Cloe was channeling she looks incompetent. Deon all angry grabs the dagger to kill his enemy and hears a sound and lets go to do something else. Thin storyline over Stretched and holes everywhere, the whole ending was like a B movie and bad acting and pointing.

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  • lyn
  • 06-12-20

Loved it!

Usually by 3rd book tbe story loses momentum for me but not this time, I'm still gripped!!!

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  • Pixz
  • 02-03-18

If you like GofT and Tolkien's Ring saga then you'll probably enjoy this series

If you like Game of Thrones and Tolkien's Ring saga then you'll probably enjoy this series. Less characters and convoluted plots than GofT, thankfully. I've read the first three books in this series and looking forward to reading/listening to the fourth. The author moves the story along at a good pace, I didn't get bogged down. There are plenty of high tension moments, times when I was just breathing a sigh of relief and then...BAM the unthinkable would happen and I was thinking 'how the h**l are they going to get out of this one, or how the h**l is the author going to resolve this' and the resolution was unexpected and satisfying. Enjoyed listening to the voices of the narrator.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-20-18

Brilliant

Absolutely love this series... it’s captivating and so well written ... can’t wait to read the last one 👍

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  • Michael Johnson
  • 01-08-18

Excellent Narration of an impressive engaging story

The narrator does an excellent job of creating many unique characters, helped by a storyline that covers multiple threads. Even if you think you are a Magic dragons type,

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  • Mark
  • 10-22-17

Great story

Listened to all three books great story , characters amazing loved it . Can't wait for book 4 .

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  • Martin
  • 09-05-17

Good but lacking something

I enjoyed this book like I have the others, but something was lacking. I didn't get drawn in by characters or the story to the extent of the previous books.

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  • heph
  • 07-23-20

loved copper chain

all of the 4 in this series by James Maxwell have become all time favourites

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  • Glen Clarke
  • 05-16-20

Great value

A wonderful story brought alive by a fantastic reader. It’s nice getting such value for money.

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  • Michelle
  • 05-20-19

Great series

Really enjoying this series, good narration and production, good characters and I'm looking forward to more story