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  1. heather
    heather May 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm .

    When is the next book coming out?

  2. Bharathi
    Bharathi June 26, 2014 at 10:41 am .

    I have finished the enchantress and the hidden relic, now half way through the path of storm. Thank you, your books are amazing. I never felt I could read such fantasy books especially the ones like Harry Potter, LOTR, the likes, but your books are so full of mystery and enchantment, I am unable to put them down or stop thinking/dream about them. Please, please, please, you should convert them into movies. I want to see Rogan Jarvis, the desert Prince, Ella, Miro, Crystal palace, stone water, the rune bridge………….everything

  3. Jade
    Jade September 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm .

    I have just finished the whole saga, I loved every book!! Do you think there will be any more, don’t feel like I am quite ready to leave Ella and Killian quite yet!! And Miro, Amber, Tomas!! Please say there will be more!!……………..

  4. Dibs
    Dibs October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm .

    I am so glad I read your books. I read all 4 and the short stories in a week. I could not put them down. Now I can sleep. I hold you responsible for a week devoid of sleep. Ella rocks but she had me frustrated regarding Killan. Shani is amazing. Dain and Rogan are legendary and Miro….oh Miro. More please. I love this world you have built, and I hope this is not the last we will see of it.

  5. Annie
    Annie November 11, 2014 at 2:19 am .

    I have the first 3 books on iBooks and was waiting for the 4th one to come out. Why are your books no longer available on iBooks?

  6. Janie
    Janie December 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm .

    Loved the books James just finishing the last one and I shall miss the realm of Merralya and Miro and Ella, write some more please. I’m trying to slow down so I don’t finish it. I agree with the above a film would be epic! Thank you.

  7. Anne
    Anne December 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm .

    James, what four great books. Just loved them. Read the four all one after another as I was having sleepless nights thinking about the characters and the paths they had to take.

    I agree with Bharathi these would make great movies easily to compete with HP, TLOR and the Hobbit. With a uniqueness that people would welcome. I really hope it would happen. Although screening these books will never equal the books, but it would be really great to see how the big machine of film making would make of all the lore machines and weapons.
    Really looking forward to whatever comes in your next book. Can you tell us when that might be?

  8. Phil Chatterton
    Phil Chatterton January 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm .

    I didn’t think it would get any better after reading George R R Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, but it has! You have that Tolkien-esque knack of picking exactly the right word for every occasion e.g. “seditious” to describe Bastian. It almost reads itself and now I’m on Book 4, it actually does with the audio book! Many congrats James, I’m a middle-aged bloke and it’s just as good for me as it is for the younger readers. My only complaint is that I’m missing sleep and ignoring my family because I’m devouring it too fast!

  9. Vincent Hunt
    Vincent Hunt January 21, 2015 at 10:00 am .

    I’m in the process of reading book 3 now and it would be nice to have an updated map.

  10. Dermot
    Dermot January 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm .

    James….just started reading Enchantress after looking for that void to be filled after “The eye of the World” books. I have to say your book is very impressive and I am looking forward to the rest of the series. Keep up the good work

  11. Amoy Ansell
    Amoy Ansell February 1, 2015 at 6:04 pm .

    I purchased Enchantress January 13, 2015 and just finished the fourth and final book to the series last night. Your Evermen books are amazing! Once I read Enchantress I was hooked. My imagination soared with all the details of landscape, characters and battle scenes. You are truly a genius. When will we see more books from you? I can’t wait to read more of your work.

  12. missy whitehair
    missy whitehair February 14, 2015 at 9:55 pm .

    Amazing series. So completely out of the realm of what I normally read but “wow”. This story captivates you to the point of not accomplishing anything useful in a day because you have to keep going back to continue reading. There are very few books that I think should be turned into movies but this series would be incredible.

  13. Robby
    Robby February 16, 2015 at 3:05 am .

    I have read just about every major fantasy series out there. I greatly enjoyed this one and would place it right up there with the better ones. What is the plan for the series after book 4?

  14. Sharon-Anne Leach
    Sharon-Anne Leach February 17, 2015 at 1:13 am .

    I have just finished book four after reading the series in a week. I was up till 5.30am! My family are enjoying them too – my mum was harassing me the other night to download it onto her Kindle which is praise indeed! I have loved them and spent a lot of today thinking about the series. My book recommendations have begun in earnest!

  15. Penny Francis
    Penny Francis March 14, 2015 at 8:35 pm .

    When is book 5 coming?

  16. Timothy Dwight
    Timothy Dwight March 15, 2015 at 9:12 pm .

    These books are awesome! I finished them all. Will there be movies? What other books are you cooking up? I’m highly interested in what’s next.

  17. Amberle
    Amberle March 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm .

    Hello James,
    is the Evermen Saga finished or will their more books?

  18. Chrissy
    Chrissy March 31, 2015 at 5:38 am .

    Is the a 5th book planned? I just finished the series and never want to let the characters go! πŸ™‚

    And I’m confused about Rogan!!

  19. Sarah
    Sarah April 6, 2015 at 8:10 pm .

    I loved your books so much! Ive just finished the final book and I am wanting more books off you πŸ™‚
    Will you be writing more ?

  20. Jason
    Jason April 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm .

    Book Five, Six, Seven? Please?!?!?! Just finished the fourth book. The series was a great read and I really hope we will get to read more of this great world. Thanks Mr. Maxwell!

  21. Nichole Jay
    Nichole Jay May 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm .

    I agree with Bharathi!!! I just finished the Saga. I am so sad it is over. Please make a 5th book!!! I really want to see Ella and Killian’s children. It would be so cool also to see Tomas get older, see Rogan reunite with Ella, discover what other secrets of lore Ella can find. I want to know their futures!!! It would be really cool to see the other Evermen try to come back at some point!!! Sorry for all the exclamation points, I am just so in love with the saga. To find books that I can get into this much is so wonderful. Reading the last book was very bittersweet. I think I might try and put together images of people I think could look like the characters.

    Seriously, these are great. I hope to read more of your books! Amazing work!

  22. Erica Thompson
    Erica Thompson May 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm .

    I am looking for The Empire Reborn and can’t find it anywhere

  23. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth May 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm .

    I loved the books! The story lines drew me in and kept me on the edge of my seat. I actually put off dinner several times, telling my children we’d have to wait…there’s a war going on! Wonderful writing! The audiobooks were fantastic as well.

  24. Zubeyr
    Zubeyr May 17, 2015 at 1:32 pm .

    Hi James,

    Burned through the entire series, absolutely enjoyed them! Was glad I only discovered it on kindle after book 4 was released…finished it all in less than a week! Keep up the great work!

    Would love to know what’s next?

  25. J.Harlow
    J.Harlow June 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm .

    When is the 5th everman book coming out.

  26. Anya
    Anya July 23, 2015 at 5:38 pm .

    I am in love with your novels! I have reread them several times and persuaded my family and friends to read them too. I particularly love that on one hand there is simplicity in that you’ve chosen a handful of characters to focus on but at the same time there is such complexity in the detailing of the world you have created. You’ve painted such a vivid picture of this world and the different houses and lore and so on. All the characters are real and brought to life. I think this could make an incredible TV series like Game of Thrones one day.

    Looking forward to your future work!

  27. Sarah
    Sarah August 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm .

    Hi James,

    Loved the books couldn’t put them down! What’s next? I’m ready for another of your adventures!

  28. Phil Cooper
    Phil Cooper September 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm .

    The best books I have read since reading John Twelve Hawks Fourth Realm Trilogy. The writing style and depth of characters has kept me fully entertained from start to end.

  29. Kath Denny
    Kath Denny October 10, 2015 at 8:51 am .

    Just read the evermen saga and couldnt put them down. Absolutely brilliant writing. I felt I was right there with them and didn’t want to leave. Like previous readers I would love to know what happens next…… and yes it would be amazing on the big screen.can’t wait for your next book, keep up the excellent escapism ☺☺

  30. Dan
    Dan October 20, 2015 at 2:56 pm .

    Hi James,
    Just finished your 4 books, superb from start to finish. You have a real talent, you seem to fuse the ability to portray locations of a Wilbur Smith with the storytelling of David Gemmell.
    Seeing as a new book isn’t available now, what would you recommend to keep me busy till your next publication?

  31. PeaceEris
    PeaceEris November 7, 2015 at 6:35 pm .

    Just finished books 1-3 and am now about to start 4. Thank you for writing such wonderful books and please keep writing!

  32. Laurence
    Laurence November 10, 2015 at 7:11 pm .

    Picked these up on Amazon not knowing what to expect and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long.

    Hooked from start to finish and I’m definitely going to miss visiting The Tingaran Empire.

    Would love for you to revisit one day – definitely a few twists and paths to follow.

    Thanks again, superb series.

  33. neil bevan
    neil bevan November 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm .

    like the evermen saga alot
    im glad you dont get bogged down with details and loads of fact’s that make no difference.
    I have already pictured the film in my head, shame i im not capable πŸ™‚
    I will look out for the next book.

  34. Veronika
    Veronika November 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm .

    Dear James,
    I absolutely love the Everman Saga, it is unputdownable! πŸ™‚ the story is so compelling, the characters unforgettable. I live in London too and thanks to my daily commute I read about 2-3 books a week, so I have definitely read a lot, but his story is by far my favourite. I missed my stop on the tube so many times as I was deep in the world of Merralya with Ella and Miro, I now lost count. Thank you for creating such a wonderful world for us readers and PLEASE, PLEASE work on the film or series version! And in the meantime if you see a girl around town bumping into strangers as she cant keep her nose out of her kindle, that is me, re-reading your story. πŸ™‚ All the best!

  35. Ashlee
    Ashlee December 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm .

    I have read all of your books many times over now and they are one of my all time favourite series! Please bring out more to the series, they are amazing! I’ve never became so engrossed in a book, reading for hours on end! I’ve fallen in love with all of the characters! I’m a huge fan and it would be amazing if the books were made into films aswell! All the best for the future.

  36. mat dowd
    mat dowd January 10, 2016 at 2:12 am .

    That is so awesome to hear. Just finished book one. I have to wait for a check to clear over the weekend to get book two. Pure and wretched torture. Thank you.

  37. James vaughn
    James vaughn January 12, 2016 at 8:58 pm .

    You have a stone sentinel strolling the countryside, people getting married and aving heirs, and a bunch of Evermen still in stasis on another world. Perfect sequel stuff!

  38. Christian C.
    Christian C. February 2, 2016 at 11:26 pm .

    Listening to “The Hidden Relic” Book 2 in the series now, Glad I finally got into the series. I had Book 1 for awhile on my kindle and just added it to my audible and listened to it on my Echo, Love the series so far. The one draw back on Audible is no maps, so I am glad I found this when i looked for a map of the world online. Thanks

  39. Scott Cyre
    Scott Cyre April 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm .

    James, LOVE the maps. I am very serious about this question: who did you get to make your maps? I am desperate need of a mapmaker of my novel. Any advice you can throw my way is appreciated.

  40. Christian Cook
    Christian Cook May 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm .

    Yes this map has come in very handy indeed. I finished the series a couple of weeks after writing this, and I came to this page often to get my bearings. Have you done one with the whole world? That would be great to see as well.

  41. Rachel
    Rachel May 26, 2016 at 4:35 am .

    I have just read the first of the evermen saga. Your writing style and detail is absolutely breathtaking. I start the second book tomorrow and cannot wait. Your depth of detail draws me into the story. I only wish that I could here the singing blades in real life. They were so beautifully detailed in your writing that I was expecting to hear singing in my head. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with the world.

  42. Molly
    Molly June 4, 2016 at 10:09 pm .

    The way you wrote these novels had me laughing, crying, and rooting for the good guys! I never guessed what came next which is really amazing since most books these days always start and finish the same. I really hope you continue the Everman series! It has definitely been the BEST series I’ve read in a long time! I hope to see more soon!

  43. Steve Murray
    Steve Murray June 9, 2016 at 10:59 am .

    Do you accept prerelease readers to provide a review for your books? I have just finished the 3rd book of the Evermen series, read The Golden Age and saw that you have The Silver Road, book two of the Shifting Tides series coming out in November 2016. I am a registered reviewer on Amazon, written several reviews and am inquiring if you receive the above-mentioned position. I thoroughly enjoy your style and creativity and would love to provide you with an honest, heart felt review of The Silver Road. Please see my contact information below and I hope to hear from you regarding this matter.

  44. Bernardo Camarena
    Bernardo Camarena July 23, 2016 at 9:57 pm .

    Hi James! I’m almost finished with book 1 of evermen saga and I love it! I regretfully admit I was thinking about quitting after the first few chapters because I thought it was going slow. My apologies, maybe I’m getting cranky in my old age. Now I can’t put this book down. The world, the story, the characters, the magic system, the politics, I find it all fascinating, very well put together and thoroughly entertaining. I like the map because it helps me follow them along (they desperately need Uber). You should be ashamed of yourself for taking away so much of my time but I can’t help myself. Now I have to buy all the other books! I was in the middle of the Shannara series and you jumped the line somehow πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work and God bless you.

  45. Ella Patten
    Ella Patten August 23, 2016 at 7:38 am .

    Love your books!! I have just bought the Golden Age and cannot wait to get started.

  46. Ruth Ritchie
    Ruth Ritchie September 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm .

    Just about to start the last book, really love this series, the depth of the characters is great! I love the different character perspectives, I’ll be gutted when I finish. I hope you get the opportunity to make it a film!

  47. Dan
    Dan September 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm .

    Just finished the Saga.

    I really enjoyed them and got through the books really quickly.

    Its a great world you have created and there is so much scope for you to keep going with it.

    An Everman Origans story?
    A world pre Evermen?
    Explore the “hidden” continent and some of the politics you touched on there?
    So many sotorys waiting to be told.

  48. Steve Fernandez
    Steve Fernandez December 26, 2016 at 8:14 pm .

    Just finished the second book in the Shifting Tides series. Loved it. Please tell me there will be a third???

  49. Mary Davis
    Mary Davis January 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm .

    Hello. I am wondering when the 3rd book on the Changing Tides Series will be coming out? Can’t wait to see what happens.

  50. Jenn W.
    Jenn W. February 4, 2017 at 3:43 am .

    5 out of 5 stars. I Just finished all four books of your Everyman series in less than two weeks. Enchantress was sitting in my Kindle Unlimited queue for a long time, but once I started reading it, I had o keppgoing with the series and ended up buying them to read again. I’m not usually much of an audiobook fan either but I was wishing for traffic jams to listen longer on my daily commute. The narrator also did a fantastic job of bringing your characters to life. What a captivating series and I loved the surprise twist at the end. I hope that you come back to this series at some point. I would love to hear more about Ella and Miro and all of their friends to see how their life is after the end of this series. Is there any chance of a movie series coming out?

    I’m looking forward to reading your other series too and will be starting it soon.

  51. Ritch Williams
    Ritch Williams February 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm .

    I had stopped reading for a while, but decided to try the Golden Age and I couldn’t put the book down! Silver Road continued my journey with your story and characters. Thank you for creating such a wonderful experience for me to follow with you. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

  52. Damon
    Damon February 20, 2017 at 10:48 pm .

    This series reminds me a lot of Sumerian mythology. Was that deliberate? The Sumerian King list with its fantastically long reign lengths = the Evermen, etc.

    It’s also interesting that evidence of a Sumerian presence has been found in America, dating to the Ur III period. Inspiration for the continent across the sea, perhaps?

    Anyway, it does look like you’ve more or less written yourself into a corner since the Lord of the Night’s revenant army would quickly decay if they stay in warmer lands for too long — so he’d be forced to take them back north and somehow construct ships big enough to cross the ocean, in lands with climes not terribly suited to ship construction. Plus, likely without the knowhow of the Emirald in ship construction, that might prove doubly difficult.

    Wouldn’t it make more sense for Miro and the Commodore to head back to the continent to face the Lord of the Night, before the armies of the Empire lose their edge after going too long w/o a major battle?

    What do you think?

  53. Thomas
    Thomas February 23, 2017 at 12:21 am .

    Well, what a fantastic saga! I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading every moment of the books and it’s a shame that it’s over (perhaps there could be more – I’d love to find out what happened during the dawn of the Evermen or the future of Merralya after the defeat of Sentar?).

    Every aspect of the saga was brilliantly thought out and executed, resulting in a fantastically detailed world whereby I can visualise every part. I need to get myself a poster of the world map on my wall.

    I even have some music playing along in my head which fits the mood perfectly; I’d love to see this as a film/TV show one day.

    On to the Shifting Tides series next, cannot wait!

    Keep up the great work and I hope there’s plenty more great books to come!

  54. Deanna
    Deanna June 2, 2017 at 11:57 pm .

    Hello James. I admire the patience and creativity it takes to write good fantasy novels – nicely done. I recently discovered this saga; I just finished book four, I really enjoyed the series. I work my *** off all week at an executive level job and I can’t tell you the peace I get when I am able to escape to magical realms with chivalrous, handsome heros (trust me, they are gorgeous) and battles against evil. One question… did I miss what happened to the tainted essence that seeped out the pool? Where did it go? I listen to audio books when I travel, so when traffic gets interesting I sometimes miss a piece. Or, is that one of those mysteries that may come up in some future writing?

  55. Mike holmes
    Mike holmes June 7, 2017 at 6:56 am .

    I am halfway through the evermen saga and I must say it is one of the finest fantasy works I have ever come across. In the last few years I have lost a lot of love for reading but this series had rejuvenated my passion to read completely. I look forward to reading and work you have put out and any more that will hopefully come out in the future. Hopefully another little taste from the evermen saga

  56. Jaclyn
    Jaclyn August 16, 2017 at 10:20 pm .

    I’m a huge fan and absolutely love the way that you write, it’s magic.
    Devoured the Evermen Sagas, loved every minute! The Shifting Tides is just as amazing if not more so. How many books will be in this series? I need book 4 ASAP!
    Why hasn’t this been these been picked up for a TV series or movies?

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