Shifting Tides

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705 ratings

Golden Age Publisher's Summary

The discovery of a strange and superior warship sends Dion, youngest son of the king of Xanthos, and Chloe, a Phalesian princess, on a journey across the sea, where they are confronted by a kingdom far more powerful than they could ever have imagined.

But they also find a place in turmoil, for the ruthless sun king, Solon, is dying. In order to gain entrance to heaven, Solon is building a tomb - a pyramid clad in gold - and has scoured his own empire for gold until there's no more to be found.

Now Solon's gaze turns to Chloe's homeland, Phalesia, and its famous sacred ark, made of solid gold. The legends say it must never be opened, but Solon has no fear of foreigners' legends or even their armies. And he isn't afraid of the eldren, an ancient race of shape-shifters, long ago driven into the Wilds.

For when he gets the gold, Solon knows he will live forever.

©2016 James Maxwell (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Golden Age

    • The Shifting Tides, Book 1
    • By: James Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659

    The discovery of a strange and superior warship sends Dion, youngest son of the king of Xanthos, and Chloe, a Phalesian princess, on a journey across the sea, where they are confronted by a kingdom far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. But they also find a place in turmoil, for the ruthless sun king, Solon, is dying. In order to gain entrance to heaven, Solon is building a tomb - a pyramid clad in gold - and has scoured his own empire for gold until there's no more to be found.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Epic .... But Great Story!

    • By Cheri on 06-14-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Silver Road

    • The Shifting Tides, Book 2
    • By: James Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    Chloe's quest to escape the Oracle's prophecy leads her to a magus with a secret: the eldren are not the only race to use magic in warfare. An ancient power is rediscovered, and a forgotten people will return. Meanwhile, cursed by his birth, Dion tries to forge a new life at sea, away from both the eldren and his former life in Xanthos, but the one thing he can't leave behind is his heritage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great adventure.

    • By jeffandchell on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Copper Chain

    • By: James Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted this to be the last.

    • By Gerry on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 4

    • Iron Will

    • The Shifting Tides, Book 4
    • By: James Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    The world is facing a war to end all wars, a confrontation that will destroy everything Dion and Chloe hold dear. With Palemon's dragon army growing in number, time is running out... Dion is doing everything in his power to prepare his kingdom, but he knows it will not be enough. Although he needs Chloe's help, recent tragedy makes him terrified for her safety. Magic is dangerous. Only Palemon is too arrogant to see it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfied

    • By USStealthOps on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $17.49