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Summary

To save the kingdom, he'll have to stop his own murder....

It’s hard to be a drunken idiot when the world keeps burning down around you. Cairn, the charming-yet-utterly-irresponsible heir to the Uskarrion throne, is all too happy to toss the crown aside. But an invasion, conspiracy, and rise of a terrifying villain result in his untimely death. 

Then, Cairn reawakens. It's a decade earlier, and he's in his childhood body. But he remembers everything...there's much to accomplish. First, however, he'd really love to stop himself from dying.

Monarch is a progression fantasy epic set in a time loop where planning and cleverness are as vital as swordplay. It a story about a spoiled prince who discovers what it means to rule. Watch as he gains power, learns magic, forges alliances, and delves deeper into the mystery of the loop itself and the nature of his relationship with the ruthless antagonist.

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Good start, but second half is filler like

The story is pretty good and the character develops nicely in the beginning. The time warps can get a bit tedious. Except for time warps there is lived random memory, which just comes and almost always brings nothing to the story. Both could have been a bit less complicated and thought out. Second half of the book is somewhat boring as the story-, magical- or character-development stops and ground to a halt. A lot of random events that are pretty boring. The detective conclave arch is really bad and much too long. MC turns a bit whiny and morality plays too big a part of the story. Hope it won’t go full SJW.

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  • 24-04-22

Good story, great narration

A good, occasionally dark time loop story, and of course Luke Daniels kills it, as usual.

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  • Francisco
  • 24-04-22

Multi-Reborn

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Unfortunately the synopsis was slightly misleading. This story is about a prince being reborn true but it didn’t mention that he keeps being reborn multiple time whenever he’s killed even for the most foolish of reasons. If you what to hear one of the most powerful plot armors there is to a MC this is it. Also our MC come off as greatly weak willed, this is explain due to the abusive nature of his father but even still it’s excessive.

It just not my cup of tea, I dislike such an important element to the story so I’ll be dropping this. The narration is well and the story isn’t by any means poorly written but I wish the author would of mention multi reborn and not come off as a one time.
For anyone that’s ever seen Re:Zero this is the same concept.

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  • AJ
  • 23-04-22

Slow start but turns out pretty epic

Really glad I took a chance on this one. The genre has a lot of really great stuff but this stands out as particularly fun. Beware though, the author has adopted this irritating literary device where the story starts midway into a situation that later gets explained. If you like that then you’ll appreciate this even more… just not my favorite way of telling a story.

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  • yveron
  • 01-06-22

Flashbacks ruin this otherwise decent book.

Voice acting is OK.7/10. Story is a 2 out of 10. Constant flashbacks with no warning. Feels like 25% of the book is just flashbacks that happen in the middle of fights/conversations with no warning or indication that a flashback is happening. This author lost a reader with this series.

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  • Jariya
  • 24-04-22

I bet nobody saw this one coming…

Hot damn this was a good one! I will be buying the next book for sure…

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  • 27-06-22

Honestly surprised at how good this book was!

I originally thought this was a Litrpg, so I was confused at first. It didn't take long though for me to get sucked into the story. This was the first time loop style story I've read... Which is probably strange considering how many books and audiobooks I rip through. I would expect it to be agonizing going over things again and again, but the author does an amazing job of peeling back the layers and taking the story in directions I didn't anticipate. The main character has a significant amount of growth and its good to see how he progresses... And how he slowly becomes his father. Overall this is one of my top 10 favorites in the past year or two. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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  • Matthew
  • 27-06-22

Read if you don't care about character development

I wasn't that Into it, then I was, and then right near the end the author really just screwed the story hard to the point I was so enraged I stopped with about an hour left to go.

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  • Gus
  • 25-06-22

Some critics are just unreasonable

This book was absolutely wonderful, some of the reviews made me pass this title a few times. After finally giving it a try, I am genuinely confused on what people expect in books sometimes. The worst part of "everyone is a reviewer" is the one star comments that bash the book because the plot didn't go the way they wanted it to.

This book-- while perhaps not the most amazing book ever written- was an absolute blast and a very fun read. I eagerly await the next! Thanks Mr. McCoy. I hope you pump these out quickly.

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  • Connor Clifford
  • 23-06-22

real characters brought to life.

when a mind and a soul are the only thing you can take with you, you'd best protect them above all else.

never did I think a character was acting outside of their character. their motives are real as much as their fears. and the narrator brings them all to life with his varried accents and tone fitting..... tone.

very enjoyable read, if a bit slow for the first few resets.

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  • Adrian
  • 17-06-22

a lot like re/life

reminds me of an anime with a more capable protagonist

a bit dark but I enjoyed it