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The Third Realm

(Ten Realms #3)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  3,323 ratings  ·  163 reviews
With the third realm new challenges arise.

Erik searches for Old Hei while Rugrat deals with his broken mana system. For both, their path takes them towards the alchemist association's trial.

They didn't mean to get into trouble, they swear, but in the ten realms trouble is not far behind the duo. They'll have to fight across the third realm to complete the alchemist ass
Kindle Edition, 666 pages
Published November 11th 2018 (first published November 4th 2018)
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Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: litrpg-read
More Fun with Rugrat & Erik

I didn't realize how involved I was in Rugrat & Eriks storyline until I realized I was skipping chapters having to do with Alva Dungeon. Had to force myself to go back and read them even if I didn't want to. Which was good, because one of the best battles was in those chapters. I enjoyed the third realm but the preparations for the fourth have me giddy with excitement for the next book. The wait will kill me.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well worth waiting for!

This is an excellent series. The development of everyone characters, not just the MCs', is brilliant. But it has one big problem - now I have to wait for the next book in the series, lol!
Tucker Lamb
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Good but flawed

Fun reads, but these books and the emerilia series feel like they have the same flaws– and I stopped reading those after the third. It’s hard for me to pinpoint but it feels like their progressions aren’t logical sometimes. It feels like they go from one thing to the next and things just work out and there’s not a whole lot of logic or reasoning behind why they do-they just do. Again, I liked the book, enjoyed reading it, but until these issues are addressed I can’t give more than
Melissa Jane
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am impressed with the overall growth from not only the MC's, but Alva Dungeon too. The bisecting story lines from the various characters is well written and very entertaining. For me, who normally despises LitRPG, I am loving this series and anxious for the next book. High recommendation for the entire series. ...more
Garrison Nelson
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Addictively good.

I got hooked after the first 20 pages of the first book in the series and haven't been able to stop reading since. This is a fantastic series and I'm anxious to get the next.
Rajkumar Pagey
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2019
The world of Alchemist. Perfect place for Eric.

The book continues the city building in Alva and the adventure for Eric and Rugrats.
Nothing sets it apart from the previous two.
Enjoyable though.
Another great one in the series

litRPG with military aspects? There is no way I wouldn’t love it. Added the fact it’s written by Chatfield who delivers well-thought and creative stories and I’m sold. Just... the wait for sequel will be another long one.
Jonathan Wilson
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.75 Stars
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Inconsistent throws off the pace

The story is well told but inconsistencies continue to plague his writing. Wish he could figure it out. Needs some editing.
Brad Theado
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, litrpg
There is a lot of meat to this book. At times it gets bogged down in details but overall the story is a good one.
John #Audible
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, litrpg
From the audio side of the house. It's good, you will not be disappointed. Todd did another great job with the VA work, even though he was slacking ( cough ) :-) in getting this one out the door. ...more
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book three

Mistakes: I found only two. This was done much better than book two.
Plot: while there are many different plot threads in this book, they are well thought out and well written. I didn't get that rushed feeling while reading and could really sink into the story.
Characters: to me this is where all the side characters start to shine and become people in their own right interested of just place holders.
Taylor-Leigh Derchin
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
I enjoyed the story but there were way too many info dumps that it was distracting. There are also too many new characters that it was hard to keep track of it and made it hard to follow. There was a strange bit where Rugrat had a strange stint of alcoholism even knowing when there was a cure for his issue.

I will keep reading the next book. I am still interested in what antics Erik and Rugrat will get up to.
Christopher M Glasby
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved it and yet...

I loved reading Erik and rugrats newest adventures the only thing I found myself doing was skipping everything. Still a good read but the switching of perspectives got old after awhile
Logan Horsford
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I think what I enjoyed most in past books (the special bond the two adventurers share and the plot) seems to be less in this book.

It's still OK but it felt more like the author was showcasing aspects of a game *we will never get to play*.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good read.

The book was interesting but it just did not grab my attention like the first 2 books. It was entertaining and fun to read but it seemed forced in some parts.
Dec 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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
Christopher Murphy
Aug 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
Sigh....still hoping that as I go through these books, the author will develop their prose. The setting is not bad if you like the litRPG thing - though I do wonder why so many of the books even by widely different authors are SOOO similar. Is there a guide they all read?

The main characters are sometimes insightful and sometimes caricatures of american military memes - which can be a mixed bag of traits at best, and the individual reader will have a lot of milage-variation depending on how they
Peter L
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
So glad to see this one was put through a spell checker before being released unlike book 2. Really enjoyed the battles and more character development though I wish it was just focused on a few core characters and not exploding in to bringing on a whole bunch + adding several new characters. Goes from extreme to extreme this author! I got to the point where I couldn't keep track of some of the names. Where this author is bad is in giving each character dialog that is appropriate to themself and ...more
Colin Rowlands
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As the third book in this series, it is not an ideal starting point for somebody new to the series and you would be better off starting from the beginning anyway since they are all highly enjoyable in their own right.

This latest instalment in the series sees the heroes advancing onto the titular 3rd realm with all the escalations and new challenges you would expect that to entail, it is interesting to see some of the influence they have had on people that are a higher level a bit more this time
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series - interesting worlds, funny and likeable characters (with their own baggage), and a fantastic system of magic use that doesn't restrict a character's choice of profession or 'class'.
I really like the development of the supporting characters and networking being done by the MC.

My concerns for the series have been addressed towards the end of this book, as the 4th realm would definitely require a different approach and I really appreciate the preparations made by all the cha
Jan 28, 2020 rated it liked it
To many lectures

I loved the first two books. This one seems to have pushed the envelope going from a story balanced toward powerup isekai to absolutely every character giving a lecture on what they know. And every lecture is delivered by the same personality no matter who is giving it. I'm almost afraid to pick up the next book for fear of hours worth of reading describing the best way to march in file. Not to say that this book didn't have some pluses. Definite moments of victory and success. A
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
I think this will be my last book. I don't even know if I will finish this. Persons who are up to date on the series (read all the books) told me that what I disliked so far only gets worse as the series goes on (more and more points of view are added, and that annoying skeleton is still around).

I will give this a go since I had the book already, but I am going in with low expectations.

The author is giving paragraphs and paragraphs of people I don't want to know about, but I'm enjoying the origi
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent addition to the series!

I really enjoy both this series and Mr. Chatfield's Emerilia series. I love dungeon type games and the LitRPG genre is a wonderful find for me. He creates engaging characters that seem real, not perfect heroes and the worlds he has built are very realistic. I can see myself actually going to them. All in all, a terrific author and two terrific series. I can't wait for the fourth book!!! I read the first two a second time before I read the third one to refresh my
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was fantastic! The author does a great job of incorporating new characters and continuing to develop characters that have previously been introduce. The author does a great job of continuing with the game mechanics and adding in some new information. I just wish we the author would provide stat and skill information and development for Rugrat as he does for Erik. I feel there are really two main characters even if it leans more towards Erik as the main character. The differen ...more
Benjamin Clay
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall a good read

The book was a good read. The two main characters are growing and learning from their mistakes. I enjoyed the story overall but there were some issues.

Formatting and grammar were horrific. You need your money back from whomever did editing and corrections. This book seems to have been a draft.

Second, in several places the people of Alva used too many references of things from Earth with Erik and rugrat not there(for instance the mention of skeletor and diabolical schemes) but
clint hillert
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Still good

Still an enjoyable read.

Aside from the usual spelling errors and occasional confusion about whether "expert" or "master" ranks higher in this system, a new type o' typo was discovered! The exciting doubledouble word!
While not necessarily detracting from the story, the errors do tend to take me out of my flow. Need those beta readers. Or at least an editor to read through once or twice.

Now for the personal part.
Again, I find it hard to be interested in any of the side characters when t
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: litrpg
The issues that have plagued the previous works (grammar, continuity) are present, and more noticeable in this one - as a good example, a team member received a major curse at the end of book 2. Book 3 picks up right where 3 left off... and everyone is just peachy-keen. A much larger dungeon core in this book seems to recover... 1/3? or was it 1/4? as much as in book 2.

The deliberate style choices continue to be...interesting....

All that said - I still really like the concepts and plot in this
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Stretches Your Mind

I don't read reviews of a book until after I've read it because I don't want any preconceived notions affect me. I was surprised to see that a few readers had dismissed the first in this series as a simple adventure with no new style, premise, etc.
I beg to differ. No, I don't beg, I shout to differ.
I may have read more books than anyone currently reading in this new world of self publishing (a minimum of 250 books per year for 63 years), and I have never read, or heard of, a b
william blevins
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Amazing series so far

I've only encountered one inconsistency so far from the first book regarding reading being uncommon in the first realm when Erik was making a sign. Since then the cohesion seems to be very good, especially for someone self published. I would easily put this series up against any major publishing house series and so far everything is very entertaining throughout each book with no lulls to work through which is very rare for me especially in books this length. I'm very caught
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I'm an army veteran who enjoys long walks in foreign countries and some good beer with videos games at night! I write character driven books for the simple joy of it :)
I have written a Space Opera series called the Free Fleet as well as a Hard Military Science Fiction Series, Harmony War continued in the Maraukian War Series and LitRPG series Emerilia.
Currently I am working on the 10 Realms Serie

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