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When Erik and Rugrat entered the ten realms they didn’t know what was going on. They only knew that they had contracted the two week curse. When entering the second realm they came to understand their character sheets, and part of the system that is called the ten realms. A place that the strong make the rules and the weak cling to them for protection and hope that they m When Erik and Rugrat entered the ten realms they didn’t know what was going on. They only knew that they had contracted the two week curse. When entering the second realm they came to understand their character sheets, and part of the system that is called the ten realms. A place that the strong make the rules and the weak cling to them for protection and hope that they might be left in peace. They passed through the trials of the Beast Mountain Dungeon, taking control of it and becoming the leader of nearly two hundred people. Now in command of the Alva Dungeon and looking to forge a new future, they need more power, mana stones, dungeon cores, monster cores, if not then the Dungeon will stop functioning and they will need to relocate once again. As they ascend to the second realm, Erik and Rugrat need to grow their skills, gain information and find a dungeon. It’s hardly ever that easy.


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When Erik and Rugrat entered the ten realms they didn’t know what was going on. They only knew that they had contracted the two week curse. When entering the second realm they came to understand their character sheets, and part of the system that is called the ten realms. A place that the strong make the rules and the weak cling to them for protection and hope that they m When Erik and Rugrat entered the ten realms they didn’t know what was going on. They only knew that they had contracted the two week curse. When entering the second realm they came to understand their character sheets, and part of the system that is called the ten realms. A place that the strong make the rules and the weak cling to them for protection and hope that they might be left in peace. They passed through the trials of the Beast Mountain Dungeon, taking control of it and becoming the leader of nearly two hundred people. Now in command of the Alva Dungeon and looking to forge a new future, they need more power, mana stones, dungeon cores, monster cores, if not then the Dungeon will stop functioning and they will need to relocate once again. As they ascend to the second realm, Erik and Rugrat need to grow their skills, gain information and find a dungeon. It’s hardly ever that easy.

30 review for The Second Realm

  1. 4 out of 5

    Johnny

    Book two Mistakes: This is by far such sub par work from Michael Chatfield, that I'm just stunned that it was even published. You have missing letters, numbers inserted into words, messed up punctuation, misspelled words, miss used words, missing sentences, missing paragraphs, and more. This is nothing more than a bad rough draft that was never cleaned up and edited. Plot: you have three main plot lines that are jumbled, choppy,and not well fleshed out. Characters: I still like them but they can't c Book two Mistakes: This is by far such sub par work from Michael Chatfield, that I'm just stunned that it was even published. You have missing letters, numbers inserted into words, messed up punctuation, misspelled words, miss used words, missing sentences, missing paragraphs, and more. This is nothing more than a bad rough draft that was never cleaned up and edited. Plot: you have three main plot lines that are jumbled, choppy,and not well fleshed out. Characters: I still like them but they can't carry a book this badly put together. I feel ripped off by the author that he published something so shoddy and I paid for it because his first series was so well done that I thought this series would have the same quality. Fooled me. I'll read book three just because I bought all the books in this series at one time. However if book three shows the same lack of care and quality I will drop this author for good. My hard earned money should go to authors that take price in their work and put out a worthwhile product. 1/10

  2. 5 out of 5

    Soo

    Mini-Review: LitRPG 3.5 Stars for Narration by Todd Menesses 4 Stars for Main Characters & Story Concepts 1.5 Stars for Uneven Pacing & Writing I should have written the review for the first book but my experience for the two books are about the same. The narrator is good but he doesn't have a wide range for character voices and that doesn't work well with a story that has a lot of side characters. The main characters are solid. They are fully developed characters that come across well. In fact, I w Mini-Review: LitRPG 3.5 Stars for Narration by Todd Menesses 4 Stars for Main Characters & Story Concepts 1.5 Stars for Uneven Pacing & Writing I should have written the review for the first book but my experience for the two books are about the same. The narrator is good but he doesn't have a wide range for character voices and that doesn't work well with a story that has a lot of side characters. The main characters are solid. They are fully developed characters that come across well. In fact, I would say that the details for the plot, setting, etc are very well planned but the execution is a bit off. The writing doesn't have an even consistency from start to finish. Some parts are well written and others are very rough. Word choices make scenes that should have been full of energy come across as flat & boring. The series comes across as a work in progress due to chunky transitions between a well delivered scene to a rough one. I wouldn't be able to read the series in print because errors would be more obvious. It's easier to take in & enjoy in audio format.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Peter L

    I really wanted this book to be great and build the characters up whilst continuing to build the world and expand everything from the first book but it was just, well, frustrating in every way. I feel a little cheated (having actually bought the series) that this book is so badly written and poor. Spelling misatkes are unf0rgivable in this day and age, even sentances that are clearly just wrong can be caught by a simple word processor! It was driving me nuts that on occassion characters appeared I really wanted this book to be great and build the characters up whilst continuing to build the world and expand everything from the first book but it was just, well, frustrating in every way. I feel a little cheated (having actually bought the series) that this book is so badly written and poor. Spelling misatkes are unf0rgivable in this day and age, even sentances that are clearly just wrong can be caught by a simple word processor! It was driving me nuts that on occassion characters appeared out of thin air, references to things were mixed up, there is even one fight scene where he suddenly hits someone not taking part in the fight! amazing. This author should be ashamed of the quality of this book, it is without doubt the worst quality I've ever read. The teenager like swearing dialog was horrible to read and unbelievably 1 dimensional. I can't think of anything all that positive to say other than this made me think "if this guy can get away with this, and I paid good money for it, and read it all, and will read the 3rd book I expect, then why the hell don't I just write a book, it'd be better than this!". So thankyou to this book for giving me confidence in myself, I'm going to get my tesla ordered now with the furute money I will make from the book I plan to write which will be better than this one if only for the reason I'll use a spell checker and re-read it to myself at least once! I've given it 2 stars as to be fair, I did read it all and there are a few books I've not managed to get through which are more deserving of a 1 star. Really hoping the author had a new baby during this book and was writing it on 2 hours sleep a night, yes, that's what I'm going to tell myself, congrats on the baby.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Russell Gray

    This is pretty much a straight continuation of everything seen in the first book. The prose is really clunky and bad. I've never actually read anything else from Michael Chatfield, but considering he's a British Canadian, I can't help but develop a conspiracy theory that he has a non-English speaking friend that he lets publish under his name and everything is machine translated. I am evidently that much of a depraved litrpg fan that despite the awkwardness of the writing, I am still enjoying the This is pretty much a straight continuation of everything seen in the first book. The prose is really clunky and bad. I've never actually read anything else from Michael Chatfield, but considering he's a British Canadian, I can't help but develop a conspiracy theory that he has a non-English speaking friend that he lets publish under his name and everything is machine translated. I am evidently that much of a depraved litrpg fan that despite the awkwardness of the writing, I am still enjoying the story. So much of it is cluttered, but there are still so many fairly unique things here that I can't help but continue. Reading this series is kind of like eating at Applebee's. I think the BBQ sauce smells like body odor, but one of my friends really likes the place so I keep going and eating it and I'm just like well I guess I'm fine...haven't had diarrhea yet.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Steven Naylor

    Rating 4.0 stars A little different from the first book. In this book Eric and Rugrat go to the second realm to try and get a dungeon core to save their dungeon. Instead of working on their personal power/cultivation they spend most of their time working on their crafting. It was a little odd to me. It was pretty easy for them to open mana channels or temper their bodies in the first book, I couldn't understand why they put off continuing that process in this book. The two main characters are st Rating 4.0 stars A little different from the first book. In this book Eric and Rugrat go to the second realm to try and get a dungeon core to save their dungeon. Instead of working on their personal power/cultivation they spend most of their time working on their crafting. It was a little odd to me. It was pretty easy for them to open mana channels or temper their bodies in the first book, I couldn't understand why they put off continuing that process in this book. The two main characters are still very OP and the way they view other people and their power is not something other people in this world are accustomed to seeing. This causes a lot of problems for them. They don't really care about their appearance, politics or power struggles. In a world where power is everything, if you don't show your power you are begging to be bullied. This happens to Eric and Rugrat multiple times. People underestimate their power and mess with them, they get pissed off and then kick ass leaving people to try and figure out what happened. Overall this was a good continuation of the series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Markus Khul

    I would have given it 4 stars, but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn't. It has somewhat become the staple of this author so I got used to it, but come on, can't you get someone to go through your book and check these things out? I would have given it 4 stars, but there were so many continuity errors that I just couldn't. It has somewhat become the staple of this author so I got used to it, but come on, can't you get someone to go through your book and check these things out?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Moira

    31.8.2018 - 4* I like Chatfield’s books, especially litrpg ones. I was looking on Ten Realms for some time but just few days ago actually started reading it. The first one was behind me in matter of hours, I happily devoured it and asked for more. And lucky me, the second book was on menu in just few days. What I love about the story the most - ex soldiers are acting like ones. And just the fact the story is told from their pov is making the books perfect for me. Other not so important details like 31.8.2018 - 4* I like Chatfield’s books, especially litrpg ones. I was looking on Ten Realms for some time but just few days ago actually started reading it. The first one was behind me in matter of hours, I happily devoured it and asked for more. And lucky me, the second book was on menu in just few days. What I love about the story the most - ex soldiers are acting like ones. And just the fact the story is told from their pov is making the books perfect for me. Other not so important details like great ideas, good worldbuilding or plotline are just cherry on top. ^^ The tiniest con which started bug me out - there are a lot of characters in the story and beside mcs, they kind of started to blur into one, at least for me. Which is weird because all of them have potencial to be more distinct. Also, it's not really negative for me but there are lot of describing and theory in there. I love the thoughts behind it but it's true the pace of book suffered for it. Editing is better, though. :)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Wilhelm Eyrich

    Great follow up to the first book but things seem to have slowed down and spread out a bit too much for my liking (Cultivation where you at??). All the different POVs I didn’t care about so much. What I love about this series that I didn’t mention in the review for the first book was that blend of Chinese wuxia setting into the western LitRPG story telling. Having sects and ridiculous combat techniques along with body/mana cultivation is wonderful wuxia. It’s also nice to leave the many tropes o Great follow up to the first book but things seem to have slowed down and spread out a bit too much for my liking (Cultivation where you at??). All the different POVs I didn’t care about so much. What I love about this series that I didn’t mention in the review for the first book was that blend of Chinese wuxia setting into the western LitRPG story telling. Having sects and ridiculous combat techniques along with body/mana cultivation is wonderful wuxia. It’s also nice to leave the many tropes of that genre with the accompaniment of western writing. Examples are how females are written, arrogant young masters, and “face”. All of these come up in the book but are then trampled on and it’s great to see because it’s what I always wanted to see in wuxia. 8/10 Very Good

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Wilson

    4.5 Stars

  10. 5 out of 5

    John #Audible

    Another great book, can't wait for the next one. Todd Menesses did a awesome job with the narration. Another great book, can't wait for the next one. Todd Menesses did a awesome job with the narration.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rajkumar Pagey

    This book is not about defeating some great overlord or being the chosen one or fulfilling some prophecy. This book is a journey of two men putting their heart into their individual passions and becoming great at what they do. But it does not stop there. I love how even though Eric and Rugrat are worlds apart from Alva Dungeon, the storyline of Alva Dungeon does not feel flat. Eric and Rugrats aren't the only thing that's interesting anymore. Also, is there no shortage of obnoxious lil spoiled rich This book is not about defeating some great overlord or being the chosen one or fulfilling some prophecy. This book is a journey of two men putting their heart into their individual passions and becoming great at what they do. But it does not stop there. I love how even though Eric and Rugrat are worlds apart from Alva Dungeon, the storyline of Alva Dungeon does not feel flat. Eric and Rugrats aren't the only thing that's interesting anymore. Also, is there no shortage of obnoxious lil spoiled rich brats in the ten realms?

  12. 4 out of 5

    Todd Menesses

    Audiobook now in final edit phase should be available late March.

  13. 5 out of 5

    aggums

    ohhh.. numbers.. numbers..

  14. 4 out of 5

    Locuus

    Decemt story with A Lot of errors This reads like an asian light novel, which I believe is intentional and that is fine. What is not fine is that the book is full of grammatical and typographical errors. There is probably at least one on ever single page. From bad grammar to often poor sentence structure, some wrong tenses and wrong word use, this has borrowed not only the style but the bad translation language that are so prevalent in the asian light novels. Even font sizes change in the middle of Decemt story with A Lot of errors This reads like an asian light novel, which I believe is intentional and that is fine. What is not fine is that the book is full of grammatical and typographical errors. There is probably at least one on ever single page. From bad grammar to often poor sentence structure, some wrong tenses and wrong word use, this has borrowed not only the style but the bad translation language that are so prevalent in the asian light novels. Even font sizes change in the middle of a chapter for no good reason. I'm not even basing my rating on the repetitive word usage and contradictions found throughout the book. It is obvious the text has not been reviewed by a professional editor, which makes this feel like a draft instead of a book published by somebody who cares about quality or wants to look professional. The story itself still interests me, even though it is getting to be somewhat formulaic, borrowing quite a few of the main plots from the first book. The main characters also do not grow in any way, and I do not mean stat-wise, but as people who learn, change and adapt. Again, oh my god, the grammar. I would expect something in such a primitive state to be written by a middle schooler and not a published author.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Logan Horsford

    Still reading the second book in this good series. The main strength of the book is that it is essentially a 'buddy cop' story with Rugrat and Eric. Everything else is 'the minor characters'. From the comments I've read on book three, the customers are starting to skip that which is not R&E and just reading their sections. Hopefully, the author will take note of that and adjust. Still reading the second book in this good series. The main strength of the book is that it is essentially a 'buddy cop' story with Rugrat and Eric. Everything else is 'the minor characters'. From the comments I've read on book three, the customers are starting to skip that which is not R&E and just reading their sections. Hopefully, the author will take note of that and adjust.

  16. 5 out of 5

    James

    A fun read. The author has continued to make sure that you are sucked into his story. The characters are interesting and the supporting characters are good. The pace is good and the action scenes are well written.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Taylor-Leigh Derchin

    This book seemed like a set up book. There was alot of set up and introduction to many new characters. I enjoyed watching the struggle of leveling up their trade skills and learning how the world really worked. I am having alot of fun reading these books.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Martin Matouš-Malbohan

    This book is a bastardization of litRPG. Wait! Hear me out, please. I love litRPG genre with passion. Books like this one and it's sisters specialize in providing the feeling of accomplishment. That's what RPG games are about, and that's what litRPG is mostly about, having this awesome feeling of successs, coolness or progress, that we all love, as it's main focus instead of an afterthought. Some would call litRPG shallow, but it can, and often does, have a depth rivaling far more 'serious' books. This book is a bastardization of litRPG. Wait! Hear me out, please. I love litRPG genre with passion. Books like this one and it's sisters specialize in providing the feeling of accomplishment. That's what RPG games are about, and that's what litRPG is mostly about, having this awesome feeling of successs, coolness or progress, that we all love, as it's main focus instead of an afterthought. Some would call litRPG shallow, but it can, and often does, have a depth rivaling far more 'serious' books. Not this time, though. Chatfield is good at creating litRPG, but he's not god at writing litRPG books. The feeling of progress and success is just as effective a drug as it is in my favourite books of the genre, but when you look over the abstract idea of litRPG and see the pages and text that carries it, you are stuck in a realm (pun intended) of amateur fanfiction. Dialogues and monologues (which I sometimes struggled to distinguish), sound synthetic, and to read them in their entirety is like staring at Michael Jackson's plastic nose and hoping it gets better with age (spoilers - it doesn't). They weren't that bad in Chatfield's previous works, so I assume that his goal to have an asian theme threw a really big stick under his feet, locking him him in a culture he did not properly understand. Even though, I would still expect more than dialogues that sound as if parroted from an english translation of low budget Isekai manga. Characters are almost not worth mentioning, perhaps only because I find funny that they yet again sound and feel as a perfect recreation of low budget Isekai tropes. You got your two MCs, who are basically like one personality and it's perfect copy side-by-side. You got their friendly teachers that they run into every now and then. You got high-ranking masters of the current region that are just big fish in small ponds, and are only there to be at awe at the double-MC of the book. And there is even a young, arrogant and rude apprentice that only gets to know the double-MC's greatness after his master points out in his eternal wisdom just how cool and awesome they are. All of those points are quite new to Chatfield's books, as I found Emerilia far less... distracting (in a bad way). Now to those that are, and were prevalent from the beginning. The MC (or two of them, this time), lacks any major or believable progress in their personality, and if ever, it's only mentioned in third person, and has little influence over their actions or thoughts after that point. Side-character stories are boring to such a degree, that I struggle to find worse examples in literature I managed to finish. Perhaps that's because they lack the only thing that this book has going for it - the feeling of progress and success. Now, for the good parts. The worldbuilding is semi-interesting, being either really good or really boring. Reading about both MC's progress and how they go about it is really, really interesting at times, and would be quite high on my shelf if it wasn't se in this particular book. The MC's are against all previously mentioned odds, quite likeable, and sometimes get a good giggle out of me with their antics. To summarize, I have developed a love/hate relationship with this book and Chatfield's works in general. It feels a bit like a Stockholm syndrome, but even though I realize the love I have for these is twisted and unnatural, I still can't quite leave them. Even though I have given up on reading this book like 4 or 5 times before finishing it, with good few days in between the attempts, I still returned in the end, even if only out of boredom. This is not meant as a hateful message, but one where I express my irritation at what I got into. Seeing Chatfield's potential, coupled with sometimes abysmal execution, is like having the last unfinished corner of Mona Lisa done by a 7-year old child. So... please, get better. Sincerely, someone who struggles to call himself Chatfield's fan.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Arrcraft

    This is really a review of the author's writing style itself. I read this author's other series Emerilia, a couple of years ago, and lost interest about 4 books in. The series started off strong, but over time I slowly lost interest. That put me off reading this newer series, "Ten Realms" as I was afraid of the same thing happening. This series starts off pretty strong in the first book, I rate it 4, maybe 4.5 stars. The first book is about survival and learning about the world. It is a great bo This is really a review of the author's writing style itself. I read this author's other series Emerilia, a couple of years ago, and lost interest about 4 books in. The series started off strong, but over time I slowly lost interest. That put me off reading this newer series, "Ten Realms" as I was afraid of the same thing happening. This series starts off pretty strong in the first book, I rate it 4, maybe 4.5 stars. The first book is about survival and learning about the world. It is a great book and I loved it. Book 2 wasn't as good, yet I still enjoyed it. It took me longer again to get through book 3 as it kept getting bogged down by supporting characters, and Book 4, I stopped reading midway. This author has two major issues with his books: 1. Too many side characters. I'm sorry, but I just don't care about random people. I want to read about Eric and Rugrat. You can occasionally throw in another POV, but when over half the book takes place from side characters' point of views, I get bored. This makes the pacing of the book too slow as we have lots of plot lines that most people don't care about. I found myself skimming the book way too much. I read fast, a 300 page book in 4 hours, and I love long books if the pacing is good, but this felt too slow. 2. There is no point to the series. This series has the exact same issue as the last. Why should I care? This author writes "slice of life" style books. There is no bad guy to be defeated, there is no overarching reason to grow strong. They literally just want to get to max level to see if they can because they think it'll be cool to be like gods. They are work-aholics that don't sleep and do nothing but grind their skills to make them go up, not because they have to in order to save family or friends, not in order to live or defeat pure evil. Just cause. They endure pure torture of pain to get stronger, even though there is no threat to them and they are rich enough to live like kings in their new world for the rest of their lives, (view spoiler)[which can be as long as they want since they have a potion they can make that can keep them forever young WHICH THEY HAVE NOT USED ON THEMSELVES EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE MIDDLEAGED! (hide spoiler)] Overall, the series isn't bad at all, I just found myself coming up with reasons to not read it. Some people may like slice of life books, I do not.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I had this book on my mind since finishing the first. I hope all my excitement doesn't end in disappointment. Is this going to be a running gag? Every time they enter a city they step on someone important toes. The same thing that happened with the author's other series is happening here. There are more point of views being continuously added, and he is turning it from a book about survival and bettering one's self into a slap shtick low IQ comedy. Stupid fart jokes that a six year old would find f I had this book on my mind since finishing the first. I hope all my excitement doesn't end in disappointment. Is this going to be a running gag? Every time they enter a city they step on someone important toes. The same thing that happened with the author's other series is happening here. There are more point of views being continuously added, and he is turning it from a book about survival and bettering one's self into a slap shtick low IQ comedy. Stupid fart jokes that a six year old would find funny. I can't believe I was longing to read this book. The skeleton in this book is slowly turning into that A.I robot that made me drop the other series. If things continue they way they are going, I will have to drop the series. I can't stomach these type of books any longer. I have other things to read that won't show me something in book one, then spit in my face in the second book. I really don't understand this author. He writes great parts, then switches to things kids would find funny. It's like he doesn't know how to balance his books, or tell mature jokes that don't ALL depend on childish fart jokes amongst others. This would have been better if it focused on Erik and Rugrat, and less on the people in the dungeon. They are not interesting. They are not the reason I picked up book two, it was Erik and Rugrat that made me do that. I also noticed that the author is terrible with his time scale. He gives people time limited, but the things they accomplish in that time always seems off. I really like the parts where Erik and Rugrat are being serious, and trying to survive or better themselves. I'm tempted to read the third book and skim or skip anything that doesn't have Erik and company. Why do authors start these books so good, then continuously add characters no one wants to read? Even if the author is giving some insight into what is happening elsewhere, they should keep it short, not lengthy paragraphs. It should take up less than a chapter when all the pieces are combined. I will read the thirst book, but I will be skimming a lot when it reaches parts I'm not interested in. Sadly I think the author will add more character POVs in the next one. 3/5 Stars

  21. 4 out of 5

    christopher stott

    Good story in desperate need of editing I very much like the plot and the world that the author is building in this series. Having read a fair amount of military fiction, fantasy, litrpg, and xianxia/wuxia novels; I like the balance that the author has struck between plot advancement and "cultivation." My one pet peeve with this author in general, and this book specifically, is that it seems to have not been edited at all. I'm not talking about the odd misspelling or incorrect punctuation, althoug Good story in desperate need of editing I very much like the plot and the world that the author is building in this series. Having read a fair amount of military fiction, fantasy, litrpg, and xianxia/wuxia novels; I like the balance that the author has struck between plot advancement and "cultivation." My one pet peeve with this author in general, and this book specifically, is that it seems to have not been edited at all. I'm not talking about the odd misspelling or incorrect punctuation, although there are MANY examples of this, there are much more blatant mistakes which even the most cursory glance by the author or editor should have caught. Just the ones I noticed include, but are not limited to, issues like: the font and text size changing drastically from one paragraph to the next for no reason, random bolded paragraphs, missing paragraphs and sentences, nonsensical or missing exposition and descriptions, bizarre plot jumps, incorrect character names, typos including numbers such as "sp3ells," and others. I understand and appreciate the fact that the author pumps these books out at an insane rate, and I've happily read many of his other works, but this is one of the most poorly edited novels of his that I have come across, and that's saying something. Having gotten that off my chest, there are many redeeming qualities to this book such as a diverse and interesting character pool and a well-thought-out world/system with plenty of room for growth. I would very much recommend this series if you're the kind of person who enjoys good litrpg and can look past often immersion-breaking writing/editing to enjoy the story. To The Author (should he read this): Please, Please, PLEASE spend the day or two necessary to have someone read your work before publishing it. So many issues with this book could have been rectified in an hour with a properly marked manuscript. This is actually my second attempt at reading this series after seeing the "edited and revised copy" of book 1 on Kindle. Here's hoping they are better edited going forward.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sydney

    3.5 Unlike The Masterful And Eargasmic AC/DC Stars The Second Realm is the second book in The Ten Realms LitRPG series by Michael Chatfield. The overburdened feeling of being boggled down by just too much casts amount of information continued on in this book. While I enjoy exploring the concepts and the unique takes on themes I’ve been introduced to before, it’s hard to fully enjoy it. There may be many small confined fights and turmoils our two mcs face but there isn’t an air of intrigue and ‘m 3.5 Unlike The Masterful And Eargasmic AC/DC Stars The Second Realm is the second book in The Ten Realms LitRPG series by Michael Chatfield. The overburdened feeling of being boggled down by just too much casts amount of information continued on in this book. While I enjoy exploring the concepts and the unique takes on themes I’ve been introduced to before, it’s hard to fully enjoy it. There may be many small confined fights and turmoils our two mcs face but there isn’t an air of intrigue and ‘must keep reading’. Honestly, in my opinion there isn’t enough action and the battles themselves can be a little contrived after a while, never truly reaching scintillating. However, I did enjoy getting to travel with the other dungeon inhabitants as they traveled or the day to day rite happenings, as a minor break from Erik and Rugrat. The progression in the dungeon itself and theorizing happening within its halls holds my interest well. That no one thought until the last pages to consider the repeating trials that led to them being Dungeon Masters before the end of this book is surprising. I irrationally need my protagonists to be a little more all knowing and have an immediate solution for everything. I can’t wait to see the next realms as they come, because while our heroes are so scarily strong right now they’ve yet to reach the pinnacle of true power in this world. Hopefully we’ll meet up with Old Man Hei before we run across Elder Nguyen. Finally we will get to test the true limits of Erik’s Alchemical profession, as more of a focal point in the story than compared to the weight of Rugrat’s smithing up to this point.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kino

    At this point, I don't think this author is an actual person. I think this is a photo used by a "company" to pretend to be one author but hires multiple ghost writers to publish books under one supposed author. The English is really bad, no grown man writes sentences this way. It's not just a matter of editing, this sounds like machine translation for goodness' sake. You don't write the amount of books under this author and write this way unless you are mentally retarded. I don't mean that as an At this point, I don't think this author is an actual person. I think this is a photo used by a "company" to pretend to be one author but hires multiple ghost writers to publish books under one supposed author. The English is really bad, no grown man writes sentences this way. It's not just a matter of editing, this sounds like machine translation for goodness' sake. You don't write the amount of books under this author and write this way unless you are mentally retarded. I don't mean that as an insult by the way, but as the actual mental condition of having low IQ. Or maybe brain damage? Maybe the author has partial brain damage and is just getting by with writing, good for them I guess but would be nice to mention it. Book 1 I could take, maybe it was his first book or something or maybe the first book that sold so I was expecting this book to be better. You don't need talent for a book to be edited better, you just need an editor, but Christ this is almost at google translate level.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kanilah

    I really liked this series due to the world building and the main plot of the story, the only thing that really bugged me and made me almost want to stop reading was the 'level gains'. I found that he would say that Erik had leveled a certain skill but when he puts up the level its actually either the same as it was last time it was shown or in some cases even lower than the last time! This is the case with healing especially since he apparently got journeyman twice! (the first time he unlocked I really liked this series due to the world building and the main plot of the story, the only thing that really bugged me and made me almost want to stop reading was the 'level gains'. I found that he would say that Erik had leveled a certain skill but when he puts up the level its actually either the same as it was last time it was shown or in some cases even lower than the last time! This is the case with healing especially since he apparently got journeyman twice! (the first time he unlocked simple ranged heal and the second time he unlocks hallowed ground) Marksman seams to be stuck at 43 for a long time and then drops to 39 in book one and goes back up to 41 in the beginning of this book making no sense in the level progression.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shane

    Very good series I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the 2 books, but I buckled down and read the first book. Read it almost straight through. Then bought book 2 and read that one as well. The story is done really well. Excellent growth of characters,I don’t mean mental growth but physical. That’s great for litrpgs. Almost no mental growth, but that’s ok in these types of books. Book 2 was a problem child of spelling errors and weird sentence structure, but the story/conflict carried me through Very good series I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the 2 books, but I buckled down and read the first book. Read it almost straight through. Then bought book 2 and read that one as well. The story is done really well. Excellent growth of characters,I don’t mean mental growth but physical. That’s great for litrpgs. Almost no mental growth, but that’s ok in these types of books. Book 2 was a problem child of spelling errors and weird sentence structure, but the story/conflict carried me through those. Book 1 had fewer errors and I rated it 5 stars. This one is a 4 or 4 1/2. The errors were a bit annoying, breaking some of the flow. I’m definitely going to read book 3 whenever it comes out.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alan K

    Another great read in this LitRPG series An another enjoyable read in this series and I especially enjoyed the first half of the book finding it hard to put down. Middle bit slowed down as the adventurers returned to base, but started to pick up again as they explored the metal floor of their dungeon. Still no romance as the book concentrates on adventure and world (dungeon) building, but one of the MC’s did seemingly have a nice night with a girl he rescued. With more of their people exploring Another great read in this LitRPG series An another enjoyable read in this series and I especially enjoyed the first half of the book finding it hard to put down. Middle bit slowed down as the adventurers returned to base, but started to pick up again as they explored the metal floor of their dungeon. Still no romance as the book concentrates on adventure and world (dungeon) building, but one of the MC’s did seemingly have a nice night with a girl he rescued. With more of their people exploring the realms, the author should drop in some action from these other teams more often when the main MC’s are consolidating or working on parts of the story many would consider slow. Will make my way to book 3 now.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lyndon

    Man... I didn't want this book to end I absolutely love this series. I liked Chatfield's other series but this pushes all the right LitRPG buttons for me. And having 2 MC's who are equally interesting gives me twice the enjoyment. This book was excellent, I loved the events of the second realm and hoped they would continue but they eventually returned to the first and solidified their base of operations. Seeing the splash they made in the second realm makes me giddy to see what will happen when t Man... I didn't want this book to end I absolutely love this series. I liked Chatfield's other series but this pushes all the right LitRPG buttons for me. And having 2 MC's who are equally interesting gives me twice the enjoyment. This book was excellent, I loved the events of the second realm and hoped they would continue but they eventually returned to the first and solidified their base of operations. Seeing the splash they made in the second realm makes me giddy to see what will happen when the third realms inhabitants meet Erik. Especially the members of a certain association.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Topher

    I'm giving this five stars despite agreeing 100% with all of the 1 and 2 star reviews I've read. I've not read anything else by the author, and am assuming that some things - dialog in particular - are being done in this style by choice. It's not one I'd pick, but, I'll ignore it for now. I agree that the characters aren't showing much in the way of growth. And the grammar and spelling issues are absolutely maddening. All that said - there's a core of a really cool idea in here, and I want to see I'm giving this five stars despite agreeing 100% with all of the 1 and 2 star reviews I've read. I've not read anything else by the author, and am assuming that some things - dialog in particular - are being done in this style by choice. It's not one I'd pick, but, I'll ignore it for now. I agree that the characters aren't showing much in the way of growth. And the grammar and spelling issues are absolutely maddening. All that said - there's a core of a really cool idea in here, and I want to see how and where it goes. I'm not totally convinced it's really litrpg, but for now, it's scratching that same itch for me.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Travis

    The first few chapters of this book felt more like an info dump than an actual story. There was just as much info as possible crammed into as few pages as possible, just to give the reader all the required info to understand the world. I did not enjoy that portion of the book, it would have been better to just tell the story, and let the information show up naturally in the story flow. However, it got considerably better, and the story finally smoothed out, and became quite the interesting tale. The first few chapters of this book felt more like an info dump than an actual story. There was just as much info as possible crammed into as few pages as possible, just to give the reader all the required info to understand the world. I did not enjoy that portion of the book, it would have been better to just tell the story, and let the information show up naturally in the story flow. However, it got considerably better, and the story finally smoothed out, and became quite the interesting tale. I'm very likely to read more in the series, and I'd suspect most LitRPG fans will too if they don't get bogged down in the early chapters of this one.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    These two jokers are easy to empathize with in some ways but their drive is inhuman Another entertaining leg to Erik and Rugrat’s story, as they made a splash in the second realm in an unexpected way. Pursuing their crafts of choice, while growing their personal strength and power. Tempering themselves only the ways available, they look to push through and see all they can within the ten realms... but they are not alone, the residents of the former town of Alva have adapted and made their dungeon These two jokers are easy to empathize with in some ways but their drive is inhuman Another entertaining leg to Erik and Rugrat’s story, as they made a splash in the second realm in an unexpected way. Pursuing their crafts of choice, while growing their personal strength and power. Tempering themselves only the ways available, they look to push through and see all they can within the ten realms... but they are not alone, the residents of the former town of Alva have adapted and made their dungeon base a defensible home. A place to grow their skills, share their knowledge and hopefully find more fresh people to bring new ideas to The Alva Dungeon

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