James Maxwell’s strengths are his creation of a fun fantasy world with a unique magic system. He has a straightforward writing style, similar to Brandon Sanderson, which tends to simply state facts. His use of multiple points of view to tell more than one storyline pushes his work into the Epic Fantasy category. Unfortunately, some of his storylines are forced with unimaginative writing that is used to push a character into a needed plot situation.
Overall, we rate James Maxwell on the border of very good.