Shifting Tides
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(4.6 based on 594 ratings)
  • 1
    Golden Age: The Shifting Tides, Book 1 | James Maxwell

    Golden Age: The Shifting Tides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Maxwell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (313)

    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.

    Not Epic .... But Great Story!


    When I need a change or break from my usual genres I listen too, I usually look for an epic fantasy to get lost in, and stumbled across Golden Ag..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 14 2016 by Cheri (Waverly Hall, Ga.)
  • 2
    Silver Road: The Shifting Tides, Book 2 | James Maxwell

    Silver Road: The Shifting Tides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Maxwell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (154)

    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.

    A great adventure.

    I'm glad I discovered these treasures from James Maxwell. His storytelling is fantastic, the narration is great. The story doesn't fall victim to the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2017 by jeffandchell ()
  • 3
    Copper Chain | James Maxwell

    Copper Chain

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Maxwell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (50)

    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.

    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 mad..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2017 by Aaron (Canada)