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Publisher's Summary

Hey, you! Yes, you! I can see a bright future ahead of you, but only if you have the right equipment. Come into my shop, browse my wares. Watch your back, and maybe get some armor for it!

Are you a discerning delver? Dungeon diver? Adventurer?

Need items? I've got 'em.

I've plenty of enchanted weapons, blessed and not so blessed armors, powerful scrolls, arcane treasures, and other amazing baubles and trinkets just waiting to be discovered by you, yes you.

But act fast! 

Stock is not guaranteed

Quality not assured.

All sales final.

©2022 Wolfe Locke (P)2022 Wolfe Locke

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MC with no spine

I wouldn't be able to live with myself after making the decision that this MC did after the hoard event.

I honestly couldn't listen much past that because it made absolutely zero sense. The character's core tenants were ignored in order to have him make a decision to further the plot.

The atrocities described during that event are on par with some of the worst things to occur in my lifetime, and it was downplayed significantly.

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SHADY GREG!, SHADY GREG!, SHADY GREG!

Wolfe locke did so good with this book it's crazy, I loved this book so much its nothing like what you read on a regular basis.

The narrator did really good with this book and I really liked him, all the voices were different and some of his voices I thought were from cartoons. there was the one instance where he sounded like Morty from Rick and Morty. I really liked this narrator I want too hear more of his work.

characters in this book were actually really good, I think that this was one of the books Strongsuits. All the characters were different with there own personality and wolfe locke did a really good job writing the characters.
The Mc was likeable also, he wasn’t your classic merchant at all and I liked that. He wasn’t a bad person at all and I related with him alot. I also liked the side characters, There really wasn't one side character I didn't like. they were all okay, the only person I didn't really like was the antagonist.

When I comes too fighting, it's lacking. But this book isn't a fighting book, it's a merchant one, a good one at that. So if you haven't read the blurb yet. don't get this book if you're expecting a action packed book.
you should get it if you're trying too get a nice slice of life series where most of the time you can sit back and listen.

The plot was good, but I felt like it lacked depth. I actually really liked the plot and the ending and how it all played out, but the plot lacked depth in my opinion. I can say that the book is performed well. I also like how the book is written, I usually don't like stories where the Mc is writing it, but this one was good and I made an exception exactly for this book.
I did say that books like this aren't made on a daily basis and they usually aren't, that's why I love the idea and premise of this book. it's super unique and I feel like wolfe locke tried something new and he slayed.
World building and world detail is good, I liked how the world is explained and the world he ends up in isn't that bad, the only thing I really didn't like is the system restrictions, I came around to it at the end but before that I felt it was a hassle that didn't even have to be there.
I actually like the character development in this book, I think that Greg developed alot and I liked that alot, with everything he went through if he didn't change I'd be surprised. So that's just another point for wolfe locke.

I also think that this book doesn't have too go any further, This the perfect example of a 1 book series, I also want too say; Wolfe Locke where's the old art cover? bring it back.
there are somethings I don't like that need to be addressed. I get this isn't a fighting book but why can't natives go into dungeons? I feel like if they could this book would be so much better and I don't understand why that can't go into dungeons. another thing I don't understand is: (Spoilers) at the end of the book it's stated that the antagonist hired the dwarf too steal the sword at the start of the book, but at the start of the book the antagonist gets mad at greg and they have an altercation. So there's only two ways I can see this, either its a plot hole or its a clue on how deceiving the antagonist was in the entire series. Other than. that i really liked this book and I'm contempt with just one book.

Conclusion
Wolfe locke did really good with this book, and Christopher also did really good, I really liked shady Greg and I want too see more of him in the future. If you like awesome merchan books with cool mcs this books if for you, if you don't well your loss...

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not the worst but far far from the best

I will keep this short. the MC is naive and extremely dumb. the system isn't explained well and seems just plain bad. characters feel like a bunch of under developed teenagers at times. Will not continue.

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Boring, more tragedy than adventure

The bulk of the book has the style of a tragedy, as the MC engages in a downward spiral because of his own character flaws. The first person narrator continually hints at the coming downfall and it's hard to root for a protagonist that you know is going to fail. While the book ends on a more positive note than a true tragedy, the author is never able to pull off a thrilling triumph over adversity that other books manage to do.

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A fall from grace

Dungeon Mercantiles: The Ballad of Shady Greg

Greg has been Isekaied to a new world with a gamelike system. He is thrilled to experience magic and start dungeon diving! That’s when he finds out that the system will not allow him to take a power class or even enter the dungeon. Greg chooses to become a merchant to help adventurers. It turns out that the system notifications are the least of his worries.

This is a fun book! It’s a first person story of Greg’s fall from grace and the details involved. You meet some great characters and it’s really interesting. The fall part is painful, but they should be!

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good book

generally I do not listen to a lot of role-playing books but I listen to this one time and then realize I needed to listen again. I enjoyed the characters and the plot twists and the action.

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worth the credit

A very unique story with likeable characters. will read more from this author and listen to narrator again

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Amazing narration

Fantastic book that had some killer narration, really gave life to the story! Hoping for a part two!!

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Fun book

Entertaining bit of Gamelit that is primarily focused on running a shop. The plot has plenty of engaging conflict. This isn’t the crunchiest book but it has plenty of gaming mechanics intrinsic to the world. The narration was very well done.

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Fantastic adventure

This is a great adventure story as told by a writer who understands gaming and really weaves a great story