James Maxwell deploys his mastery of storytelling to incredible effect, skilfully weaving together numerous threads of mystery, magic and action. I found the world he created spellbinding—I too experienced the expanse and force of the high seas as the characters set sail, and felt the fear in their hearts as they fought in titanic battles. I rooted for our two young heroes as they came of age amid crisis and danger, and when their lives were in peril, held my breath time and time again.
And as Golden Age comes to an end, reaching its climax, The Shifting Tides series continues on, bolder still as the world Maxwell has created becomes even richer and the stakes grow higher.
- Emilie Marneur, Editor