• King of Alchemy

  • The Academy for Advanced Alchemy, Book 1
  • By: Simon Archer
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What do you do when you follow a strange girl through a wall into a world where alchemy is real? You move in with her cousin, become a magic barista, and try your hand at higher education one more time.

Only instead of biochemistry and physics, you're taking elixirs and searching the school grounds for secret chambers and long-lost spells.

How do you go from someone who was never supposed to wind up here in the first place to becoming the greatest alchemist that ever lived?

All you'd have to do is find a loophole from the real world that lets you use cheaper ingredients to mimic powerful spells.

Sounds easy, right?

©2022 Simon Archer (P)2022 Simon Archer

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Hogwarts College Harem

An amazing world and mechanics. Definitely a lot of Harry Potter themes, but a lot of original thoughts as well with regards to the Alchemy rules. Also add in the graphic adult themes and eloquent verbiage and you have an absolutely fantastic book.

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Bad Harry Potter Fanfiction Erotica

I rarely write reviews, but at the time of writing this one, there are almost no written reviews for this audiobook. I decided it was worth it to other people to have a heads up what they are getting with this one.

First of all the story is heavily lifted from Harry Potter. I mean, HEAVILY. The main character is a regular person who enters a magical world through a brick wall that moves to create an opening onto a magical street with lots of strangely dressed magical people. He enrolls in the oldest and most respected magical school. Gets to the school by getting on a magical train. Meets another student who is a total jerk and also happens to be from an old family who are also all jerks. Once he is at the school he enrolls in an the magical world version of sports and is naturally gifted for it. Later he gets a map that shows secret and magical locations no one else is aware of... I mean I can go on with this but you probably have a pretty good idea by now.

The problem with this book isn't that its copied practically scene by scene from harry potter, the problem is that it is done BADLY. The author fails to fill details that would make the world feel alive. The author also makes the horrible mistake of making every single person in the book dumb so that the protagonist can be an average joe and look smart.

Speaking of the protagonist he is a drug addict who at the start of the book is working really hard as a meth dealer so he can have a nice stable life. In other words, he is a horrible person at baseline. There is no redemption ark either. No explanation as to why the main character feels its ok to sell meth. It's simply taken for granted that this is an acceptable job to have. In a show of him being charitable he gives his supplier some chemical equations so he can make meth more efficiently.... I mean... this is the guy the reader is supposed to be rooting for?

All of this would make this a pretty bad book. But then for whatever reason, the author felt the need to throw in quite a few explicit sex scenes as well. Understand that I am not a prude. I don't care how many times a character hooks up, has sex, whatever. But the difference between fiction and erotica is in the descriptions of the sex scenes. In a fiction story it will generally be glossed over, maybe used some metaphors, and generally be done with the sex fairly quickly. A book transitions to erotica when the author starts describing in detail genitalia, bodily fluids, and orgasms. This book is erotica. I lost count of the number of sex scenes in this book, 10? 15? not sure. But way more then you would think would be warranted in a book under 10 hours long.

So if you are looking for a terrible harry potter rip off with lots of erotica, then this book is for you! Otherwise, not worth the credit.

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Contains explicit sexscenes

Contains explicit sexscenes and that wasn’t listed in the summary. The sex scenes are not necessary for the story, so only for people into soft pron

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Predictable

Predictable different school same story
Get excepted ,go to school , clash with another student, overcome , and come on top

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an adult Hogwarts

a college fraternity with magic not bad I'm interested I think I'll continue to listen on to these

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Awesome Story!

I love the mixture of intense learning with great sex and harem possibilities! The Narrator was great and i can't wait for book 2!

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Started out fine...

And then it devolved into how much of a debauched university student he could be. Several hours of interruptions from alchemy to gallivant around sex fueled holidays, or sexual adventures around campus.