With National Novel Writing Month over and the craziness of the holidays here I find that I long to get lost in a different world. This year, I am reading James Maxwell's Golden Age, it's the first novel in his The Shifting Tides series. Its a story with multiple arcs and it demands using your imagination. It takes place in a fictional region that feels based on the Mediterranean Sea area, Middle East, and Northern Egypt. James Maxwell is an exceptional writer who brings words to life. I cannot wait until I am finished with it and when I am, I will review it for you, but if you're curious now, I would go ahead and get it.
Here is the official description from Amazon:
The first book in an epic fantasy series by James Maxwell, author of the bestselling Evermen Saga.
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.
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Sorry this post is so short, but I have work to do, but next week I will tackle some tips and tricks for editing your NaNoWriMo novel.