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A part-time enforcer, all Jay cared about was those closest to him and a job that let him hit people. That was before a betrayal sent him packing. Four years later he’s back, but his former boss thinks he lost his edge. Reduced to proving himself, he's thrown a straightforward task: collect on an overdue debt from some elf.

As if life was ever that simple. With a vampire ex-girlfriend out for blood and a friend caught up in something dangerous, he has his work cut out for him. Jay always thought he was human, but his search for the elf raises questions that threaten his identity.

Book 1, Once Lost Lords (Complete, Cover) Book 2, Lady's First Knight (Complete) Book 3, Trials of the Chief (Complete) Book 4, Prince in the Tower (Complete) Book 5, Rex of Never Was (Not started) Book 6, Gentleman Dirt (Not started) Book 7, The Emperor’s Flame (Not started)

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Table of Contents
96 Chapters
Chapter Name Release Date
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 1 - Compulsive ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 2 - An Odd Mix ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 3 - They're All Serious ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 4 - Take the Dive ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 5 - One of the Perks ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 6 - A few times ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 7 - It Always Gets Worse ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 8 - Live for This ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 9 - Blood Bonded Male ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 10 - Edges of Silver ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 11 - Built All Wrong ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 12 - Adopted by an Elven house ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 13 - Most Other Races ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 14 - Employee fitness day ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 15 - A dangerous topic ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 16 - Play in the Woods ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 17 - Pretty Good Illusion ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 18 - Elf, Wolf, Human, Vampire? ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 19 - An Issue ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 20 - Pack Lands ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 21 - Adapted to darkness ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 22 - Almost According to Plan ago
Once Lost Lords; Chapter 23- Stay until after ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 1 - Decapitation and a Cross ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 2 - Odd Affliction ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 3 - A Bar of Wolves ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 4 - Other People’s Messes ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 5 - Reintegration ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 6 - Backup plan ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 7 - The Change Takes ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 8 - Completely Dormant ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 9 - Primal Fear ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 10 - Burning Up ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 11 - Pile of Ash ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 12 - The Plan ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 13 - Younger and Incomplete ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 14 - Teeth Everywhere ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 15 - Anything Hairy ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 16 - Past due ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 17 - The Sieges ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 18 - Bad Times ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 19 - Dead or Alive ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 20 - Help Princess ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 21 - Red Eyes ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 22 - Remember It ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 23 - Lady Rhodes ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 24 - Sundown Countdown ago
Lady's First Knight; Chapter 25 - Perfect Romance ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 1 - Missing her ago
Trials Of the Chief; Chapter 2 - Beer and Titties ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 3 - Boys Become Men ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 4 - Drums ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 5 - This time ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 6 - It Was Petty ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 7 - A Terrible Idea ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 8 - Time and Distance ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 9 - Blind Man ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 10 - Line of Sight ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 11 - Subterfuge ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 12 - New Digs ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 13 - Evening Rush ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 14 - Past Repeating ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 15 - Foolish Madness ago
Trials Of The Chief; Trials of the Chief; Chapter 16 - Tender ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 17 - Camp Grace ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 18 - Disappointment ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 19 - True colors ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 20 - Don't Shoot the Messenger ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 21 - Maybe, if I could ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 22 - White Lady ago
Trials Of The Chief; Chapter 23 - I Hate ago
Trials of the Chief; Chapter 24 - For those Never Born ago
Trials of the Chief; Chapter 25 - The Great Beast ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 1 - Runt ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 2 - To Kill a Monster ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 3 - Atlas Island ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 4 - Landing ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 5 - You Smell ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 6 - Solitary Pity ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 7 - Again! ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 8 - Probably boned. ago
Prince in The Tower; Chapter 9 - Focus on ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 10 - Too quiet ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 11 - Only The Gods ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 12 - Censure Everything ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 13 – Medical Ward ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 14 - I Am The Monster ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 15 - Useless Revelations ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 16 - Ownership ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 17 – Whole Opening ago
Prince in The Tower; Chapter 18 – No More Sacrifice ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 19 – Your Way Out ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 20 – Kindling ago
Prince In the Tower; Chapter 21 – For The Flame ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 22 – Kin-Slayer ago
Prince In The Tower; Chapter 23– Power’s Price ago

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The Bus Lurker
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We don't read fiction to experience the routine, we read fiction to experience the extraordinary. GG

Meh, he could've rented a uhaul and moved all his stuff away, it seems to me like the mc REALLY doesn't get anything out of being in this town. It's not like he didnt make anything else "mine" during his travels...all this yelling and bitching, and getting his ass kicked...it isnt interesting. I read from the beginning to here, but i think ill call it quits. All I read was a series of events bar. job. house. girlfriend. daniel. bar. girlfriend. bar. bar. house. girlfriend. job. bar. daniel. bar. bar. bar. and all that entailed was bitching moaning, getting drunk, bleeding all over the floor, shouting, getting drunk, and getting beat up. The intrigue is sort of interesting, I'm sure it goes somewhere, but we're like 40k+ words deep and there is no fun to be had. I mean the intro is sort of interesting, but it feels like the MC was just jacking off in the woods, we keep hearing about how awesome he was, but now he's bitchmade. The repetition of his daily routine isn't exciting. The series of events I described is rudimentary and mind numbing. My brain is literally fried. We don't read fiction to experience the routine, we read fiction to experience the extraordinary. GG

Rabidbagz
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Good stories shouldn't make you feel bad

 There are only so many times you can crap on an MC before I’ll stop caring about what happens to him.  And I reached it pretty quick, but I kept reading in the hopes that it woul

Deltoren
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Wow this is quite good

Comes across like a well written urban fantasy Harry Dresden type novel quite good too.  It goes farther into the urban magic community that novels like The Harry Dresden novels skirt. extremly good grammar and story. only weakness is the characters and even then they are not that weak. they could just use a tiny bit more fleshing out

Cave
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Read this. Do it. You'll thank me later.

Before the actual review a couple of disclaimers.

First: I'm not a native English speaker so please be mindful that there could be mistakes in my spelling and grammar.

Second: This is my first time writing a review, I'm usually not bothered to, but I felt that this story really deserves more attention than what it's getting.

 

TL;DR Read this, you'll like it

 

Trying to describe this story is difficult.

The first thing that comes to mind is originality, most stories on this site are about Virtual Reality, Reincarnation, people transported to a different world and generally impronted on a canonic fantasy setting but Royal Scales is different: this story is set up like a modern day urban fantasy.

The characters, both the MC and secondary ones, are well rounded, each one evolves and has a complete personality, there are no monodimensional and stereotypical characters.

The story is well paced, it's like reading a book and not a web novel and extremely pleasing to read, there are little to no mistakes thanks to the author's wife that does a really good job at proofreading and editing.

 

 

birdyman
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Why does RRL's best fiction so often get the least views?

 Style:  We’re in the main character’s head and he’s got a unique style of narration.  It doesn’t bore by any means. 

Story:  Compelling.   There are several layers of mystery going on, but it’s anchored by a very human side – of dealing with one’s own demons and coming through to the other side.  Some kickass action doesn’t hurt either.

Characters:  The best thing about this story.  Everyone has been well-developed so far, and I’m just as much interested in seeing people communicate in here as I am reading about the main character completing objectives.  There are no idiots here – just adults with their own motives and backgrounds.

*****
I would definitely enjoy sitting down at a bookstore with a drink to read this.  The quality is a few notches above what this site ordinarily offers, and that includes the “Best Rated” list.  You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

UPDATE AT END OF BOOK 2:  

I completely loved it.  I can't wait for more.  Pacing is amazing - there's a tremendous sense of escalation throughout the second act.  Characterization is on point - no one seems like a dud character.  The mystery is still there but enough hints are out there to tantalize.  There's a good balance of emotions, of fortunes, of character strengths and weaknesses.

And there's even more badassery.

silver11111
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Seemed good at first sight but has little essence

Reviewed at: Prince In The Tower; Chapter 1 - Runt

You could skip half of the second and most third book and not lose anything.
Almost no character development and repeating the same things.

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Plus the tags are wrong no LitRPG and VR

Slight
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This is a seriously great story. Relatable and flawed characters and a well defined modern fantasy world.

 

personally love the focus on the differing personality traits and culture of the non humans.

ShadowWolf
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Great story that has a interesting setting. I love how you have the different races setup and how they interact. The story is well written but the way that things are described can be difficult to picture at times. Could just be me as i have a hard time getting his regular senses and tactical senses mixed up in my head. I feel that it definitely adds character to the story as a whole though. Great character and I love the development that you give your characters in both stories of yours i am reading. Just like continue online this story is written a lot like a book which is great. I think the best part of this story is the world that you built up with the conspiracy in there between the races. 

gnarlytreeman
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This is one of those stories that just suck you in.  I read a lot of the stories on this site in one sitting, but this one was to the point i stayed up until my eyes were blurry and ignored mealtimes.

 

Try it it won't dissapoint.

bezdeak
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Just one more chapter before I go to sleep.....

 

Can help it it just reminds me of NIGHTSIDE SERIES by Simon R. Green in some areas.

 

Couldn't help myself and I have to finish it in one go. Really great.