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  • The Lord Ruler

  • Rise of the Cheat Potion Maker, Book 3
  • By: Alvin Atwater
  • Narrated by: Matt Hicks, Allie Piper
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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The Lord Ruler

By: Alvin Atwater
Narrated by: Matt Hicks,Allie Piper
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Summary

The saga of Nate the cheat potion maker continues!

My place in this world slowly reveals itself to me. Unfortunately, I’m constantly reminded just how magicians truly screwed this place up. The Lord Ruler serves as one of the kingdom’s major problems, though there could be more to it.

Tasks: rank up the shop and town, adapt to my ever-increasing strength, and hey, there are foes that are seriously strong out there.

So many things happen in my growing tale this time around. Sit. I shall continue....

Novel contains: strong MC in a slice-of-life environment, dungeon diving, boss battles, cultivation and elements, mana/magic, MC exclusive system (but it doesn't do the work for him), treasures, adventurers, slow world building, build-up, features that will not be introduced all at once (upgrades), actual good loot at the end of very powerful bosses, and romance (no harem). As characters develop throughout the series, issues and emotions and even the MC may find himself in a corner or two. A story of an upcoming potion shopkeeper and his apprentices.

Building an S-ranked Potion Shop is easier said than done....

Edited by Adam Luopa.

Cover art by Shirasiyuki

©2022 Alvin Atwater (P)2023 Royal Guard Publishing LLC

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Great fun

really enjoyed this, bit of light hearted fun. perfect example of the genre. be prepared for animal voices.

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Awesome story

Great book, fantastic narrating but around chapter 39 the audio editing gets a bit off at some points.

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Great book

At my request I received a copy of this audiobook in order to give a fair and unbiased review

Genre: LitRPG fantasy with romance and society building
Explicit/adult material: None.

Summary
Nate is settling in as potion maker, but

Narration
Voice diversity: Good. So good. Every character has their own distinct voice and that voice is clearly a match for their personality and background.
Pacing and intonation: Very good.
Matt Hicks and Allie Piper does it again. Fantastic narration!
Overall: 5 / 5 stars.

The book’s strengths.
- Fantastic narration
- The characters are likeable and distinct.
- The book is fun, exciting, relatable and despite the wishes of the main character and epic fantasy adventure.
- I enjoy the focus on upgrading the shop and the town
- I absolutely love the pets and how they are used and their role in this story.

The book’s weaknesses.
- Great book, I can't think of anything

Overall: 5/5 stars
The series continues being absolutely amazing. Looking forward to seeing where this goes!

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I need more

I love how chill these books are I just can’t stop listening I hope to see this turn into a long series of books

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I want MORE PLZ

I love the comedy and story Nate's defiance of the system is the best

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loved it

Really really enjoyed this latest instalment can't wait for the next one in the series!

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Another great one!

This is another awesome book, awesome story, awesome narrators from an awesome series. Did I say awesome too many times already, nah don't think so, this book is awesome. Was blessed with a free copy to do an honest review and I can tell you if I didn't I would still want to get this book. I love how fun it is, I love the discrepancy between an op mc and being challenged by Forces even more op. And more than just that it is fun, slice of life, with some action, and it just keeps me wanting more. And the narrators are always spot on, easy to differentiate and give so much life to the characters. If you haven't grabbed a copy yet, I really don't know what you are waiting for.

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great

cant wait fot the next book . . . . . . . .

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So much fun

Lighthearted and enjoyable . The author clearly enjoys what they are writing and the narration is excellent . If you want a fun and entertaining story this is for you

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From worse to bad. Dropped!

Plot is so story driven with random events(sp much random crap) all the time. Mc can’t take a step before the next crap happens. There is no depth. Mc is a goody goody to shoe and a whiny SJW. Everyone else is evil. The bad guys are taken from child cartoons while there is sex talk all the time, meanwhile the MC is a monk. Who is this book for? I won’t continue. A couple of red flags: 1) a spinning back kick… you know fight gonna be bad 2) refers to Naruto, BDZ and anime… plot is gonna have no depth at all…

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  • Burnt Taco Meat
  • 25-02-23

Stopping here

Book is boring and MC is irritating. Same thing as the last book MC does something dumb, causes someone else to take blame, says he's not going to do anything, does it, gets rewarded for fixing his own mess. This happens every single time. And the author needs to stop putting his own personal views in the book. I have to guess it's his with all the dumb rants that's in the book trying to tell how America's government is top notch. Like being told to work when your 18 until your 65 is the best thing ever. Also rants about how to strong shouldnt rule everything like he doesn't live in a word where the rich dictates everyone life. I usually don't care about these things when they are 1 off comments but the author written 9 things in this book so far about it and I'm over half way through it. Like at least try not to sound dumb when talking about it. Also the whole /I'm going to go left is you say right, up if you say down. Damn you system thing. Is just annoying at this point is this supposed to comedy for 10 year Olds or something. So what I'm getting at is this constant blabbing of My ViEwS aRe ThE pRoPeR is old annoying and dumb. Dude get over yourself. He wants to make "change" but when presented with opportunities to do so he goes iLl Do WhAt I wAnT.

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  • Tyler Blas
  • 24-02-23

Great job

Can’t wait for the next book
Please keep them coming
Thanks for a great job

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  • ZacharyR
  • 24-02-23

can't wait for the next book.

Alvin this is one of my favorite series have ever listened to. Thank you for writing this book series.

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  • Zero Calvin
  • 24-02-23

More Overpowered Fun!

I was a little disappointed that the marriage has still not taken place but otherwise this was a great continuation of the series. As always, it was great to spend time with Nate's overpowered "family."

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  • James Kilgore
  • 24-02-23

Love it!!

Love almost every bit of it but one section with the vamps. It was at to rushed and I get to an extent why but it left without somethings being explained. Maybe they'll meet again in book 4 and it'll clear it up. However overall I absolutely love this series!!!!

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  • lsdvaz@yahoo.com
  • 23-02-23

Can't wait for book 4

Loved it
Getting better and better can't wait for the 4th iteration but still love ATS.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-02-23

Read the first two.

It’s a must read for any of you manga fans. It has power, a smart character that knows when to use it and a stubborn streak to not get wrapped up in the universes “plotting”.

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  • Cory
  • 23-02-23

a good story I will lead to a next great story

This is a good story that shows it's going to lead to even better stories can't wait for the next one to come out

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  • m.vanbrackle
  • 12-05-23

time warped

I can't believed the book ended just now. I can't get enough of this series from the comedy of the MCs no F's to give to the depth of the characters. this series has been a true joy to listen to and my only regret is the wait for the next one to come.

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  • BiduscasMate
  • 24-02-23
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great and over the top fun

this book is a riot. the book starts strong and remains strong.
the power scaling is a bit exaggerated but it's common for RPGs.
highly recommend

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