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James Maxey

Autor(a) de Bitterwood

40+ Works 1,015 Membros 33 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Obras de James Maxey

Bitterwood (2007) 366 cópias
Dragonforge (2008) 149 cópias
Nobody Gets the Girl (2003) 145 cópias
Dragonseed (2009) 108 cópias
Greatshadow (2012) 79 cópias
Hush (2012) 24 cópias
Witchbreaker (2012) 19 cópias
Tornado of Sparks (2007) 7 cópias
There is No Wheel (2011) 6 cópias
Dawn of Dragons (2013) 6 cópias
Bad Wizard (2014) 5 cópias

Associated Works

Masked (2010) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show (v. 1) (2008) — Contribuinte — 193 cópias
The Solaris Book of New Fantasy (2007) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters (2014) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Prime Codex (2007) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Urban Bizarre (2004) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror (2005) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Artifice & Craft (2023) — Autor — 6 cópias
Absolutely Brilliant in Chrome, Vol. 1: Phobos Galaxy (2004) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Blood & Devotion: Tales of Epic Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Maxey, James
Data de nascimento
20th century
Locais de residência
Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA



Love this book. The characters are great, the moral dilemma's are intriguing and the world is a mixture of sf and fantasy. The dragons are different than in other stories and yet they really are dragons. I enjoyed every minute of it.
weaver-of-dreams | outras 9 resenhas | Aug 1, 2023 |
Not a review. Includes my reprint story "P is for Pet."
ladycato | Mar 1, 2023 |
Jake Urry does it again!

My first book narrated by Jake Urry was a psychological thriller, and his way of narrating really got to me. I then listened to his performances of an occult thriller series; so when I found out that he was the narrator of Greatshadow, and fantasy being my favourite genre, I absolutely ‚had‘ to listen to it.

Now, the brain is a funny organ: when starting Greatshadow, at first I couldn’t help picturing Harlan Ulrich, the main protagonist from the occult thriller series. I hasten to add, that this is none of Jake Urry’s fault, his narration was immaculate, as I’ve come to expect from him. So, I had some serious talking to myself, and after a while, Ulrich faded, and Stagger and Infidel came to the fore.

I thoroughly enjoyed the narration, the various characters and voices. The good thing is: I enjoyed the book as much as I enjoyed the narration!

Being an avid reader/listener of fantasy stories, I sometimes wonder what new stuff authors can still come up with, cause it seems I should have read it all by now.

Far from it! On the foreground, this is a book about mankind’s fight against the evil dragon, but there is so much more to it.

The world building is excellent, and the world is populated by very strong and different characters and fascinating races. The narrator’s perspective is a bit of a funny one, because he is dead. Yes, you read that right. And he isn’t the sort of ghost I would have expected, either, because he can still feel like a living being — only he can no longer act like one, which causes him a lot of frustration.

Then there’s Infidel, an invincible woman who doesn’t let anyone push her around.

There are mercenaries with various special abilities, there’s the knight in shining armour (and he isn’t as boring as I expected him to be,either). And of course there’s a representative of the church who claims to hold the one and only truth, and there’s his (and the church’s) antagonist, some sort of Antichrist. And then there’s the mysterious — well, sort of wise man,or wizard — who knows it all.

Theses are only the main characters, but the sidekicks are just as fascinating and memorable. I hope in a sequel we’ll get to know more about the Black Swan, for instance.

All these characters make for a hell of a mix in their common goal to slay Greatshadow, the most powerful dragon on earth, not least because their motivations for the mission are so very different.

The story is full of surprises, and it is funny in parts, too. The mix of action and reflection, disputes and building of friendships makes for great entertainment, and I highly recommend it.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jake Urry. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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Belana | outras 7 resenhas | Dec 15, 2021 |
Dreadful. Embarrassing audio quality, narration, just a total fail on every level. Avoid
frfeni | outras 9 resenhas | Jan 31, 2021 |


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