The Wandering Inn

by pirateaba

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic Multiple Lead Characters Summoned Hero
Warning This fiction contains:
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The Wandering Inn updates every Tuesday and Saturday on the main website. Join the discussion there.

 

An inn is a place to rest, a place to talk and share stories, or a place to find adventures, a starting ground for quests and legends.

In this world, at least. To Erin Solstice, an inn seems like a medieval relic from the past. But here she is, running from Goblins and trying to survive in a world full of monsters and magic. She’d be more excited about all of this if everything wasn’t trying to kill her.

But an inn is what she found, and so that’s what she becomes. An innkeeper who serves drinks to heroes and monsters–

Actually, mostly monsters. But it’s a living, right?

This is the story of the Wandering Inn.

 

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Highter
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So good that I support the author on Patreon

A bit hard to get through at the beginning (for someone who is used to the average RRL novel), with the MC constantly on the run and in trouble, but it is definitely worth it. This is not a wish fulfillment novel with an OP MC. It's about normal people sent to world of magic and levels without any knowledge or abilities, trying to adapt and survive. 

Characters are very likeable, feel real and are consistent in their motivations. They are growing and getting used to the world around them, getting small victories and dealing with setbacks. 

So far there have been only small hints of an overarching plot, but the arcs are interesting enough. 

EvilGremlin
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MASTERPIECE, JUST MASTERPIECE

Good, no, great pace - check.

No annoying RPG grinding - check.

Easy readable, consistent phrasing - check.

Unique and not overused ideas - check.

That points alone make this novel worthwhile reading, but this one have more. It have something captivating, something that made me fight my drowsiness to read another chapter. And another. And another. I know it's not going anywhere, but i can't help myself being immersed in reading, in this world and it's people. Being fantasy, it touch ever actual themes of classic literature.

It's been told, that before Clifford Simak writers used people to show spaceship, but Simak started use spaceships to show people. Author here follows that principle, (s)he use another world and magic to show people.

It's sad how publishers makes huge profits of "50 shades" of porn. BUT! There is some authors, who write interesting books with interesting thoughts for free. And it's marvelous.

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Characters growth and vision of the world based on critical moments of their lives, on their decisions made by both logic and emotions, instead of some dubious out-of-the-blue reasons. But such moments are rare, which makes story feel real.

Thuthfully, there shouldn't be "LitRPG" tag on this novel, because there is no major elements of this genre. Yeah, there is some blue screens, but those exist mainly for one character to reject them, otherwise skills, status and all that stuff doesn't affect story at all.

AuraErosion
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The writing is beautiful, descriptive, and most of all free of any/most gramatical errors! The style is amazing, really descriptive. The writing transports its readers into the world, its beautiful, just lovely. 

The characters are fully fleshed out. They grow, they feel real. They have defined personalities and are colorful and sometimes unpredictable, like REAL people. Not some over characterized stereotype. Plus the mc isn't op, though she isn't weak either; she has her own way of getting around!

The presentation is also great. The spacing of paragraphs and what not. It's not just some giant wall of text, it flows freely in an organised manner.

There are also a fair few chapters out, they aren't short either! Making this fun to pick up and to hopefully continue following. 

 

This fiction is VERY good and I hope the writer continues. I hope this becomes one of the very few finished series here on royalroadl!

Rascozilla
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Best None OP-Character story on RRL

Its well written. It has some of the most interesting  and deep characters i've read on RRL.  The chapters are satisfying in length.  The world building is original yet familiar.  I now support the author on Patreon.

jase_LV
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In my humble opinion, this story deserves a top 10 spot on RR.

Style - I have never been one to be put off by someone's style. If, when I read it, I don't have problems with it, then for me it is good style. I know this is a simplistic way of thinking, but I'm mostly interested in story and characters with grammar being 3rd and style being last on my priority list for a story.

Grammar - It's almost perfect. You can find one or two mistakes every few chapters, but they are mostly just words that are misspelt in haste of writing. There are never misused terms and the grammar newer stands in the way of enjoying the story.

Story - It's a great one. For me, a fantasy story needs a balance - Not shying away from dark things but never going too far that road either. There are plenty of 'edgy tragedy' novels on RR and this is not one of them, as it brings forth both the fluffy good stuff as well as the dark and sad one. I'll be honest with you here, there are rarely any stories that get more out of me than few good laughs, it much easier to write few good jokes and call it a day as the reader is still entertained by a comedy story. It's much harder to make a man feel a bit of wetness in his eyes as he reads a particularly touching part of the story without going full-on tragedy. The hardest of all, at least for me, is to write a good 'feel good' parts that touch the heartstrings, without making it blatantly clear that: "HEY! LOOK! THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU CRY!" I love this story for being subtle in all these things and delivering a good experience because of it.

Here I'd like to address the most controversial reviews, that state you should not include a religious talk or political talk in your novels. First of all, I'm currently agnostic with no far end reaching on any political side. I'm mostly liberal, but there are some subjects I feel conservative about. That being said, I feel that not including such things in a story about people from real life Earth modern world, would be a waste and in fact take away from the believability of the situation. I believe that religion or politics can be used as a powerful tool in writing a story. You don't have to bash one or the other, but taking a stance is acceptable. It makes for more realistic characters and dialogue. The real world is full of people of whom views on these subjects you don't agree with. Don't let a single thing define someone for you, judge based on all they have done. So if I didn't quite agree with Erin's or Ryokas worldview, that doesn't mean the story is now trash. it just means that I'm reading about other people and not just a blank slate generic character you are supposed to insert yourself into as is commonly seen with most transported to another world novels.

Character score - I dislike Ryoka's ideology, her view of life, her asshole attitude. I dislike Erin's almost non-existent survival instincts and sometimes straight up dumb behaviour. Does this mean I think they are bad characters? No! I think they are wonderfully written individuals, that go through some good character development. They are not me and they should not be me. As most transported to other world novels offer blank slate characters, people sometimes forget how important is that not every character is someone you can insert yourself into. The worst thing you could do with such characters makes their worldviews and actions hypocritical. There is none of that here. They are consistent in their choices, and after a while, you start noticing that all the choices they make, while not being something you would personally make, is totally something Ryoka or Erin would do.

Here is the best part - we are given great character development. I think the best development in this story is for Ryoka who goes from full-blown social outcast to a person who tries to be better, while inevitably failing at that a few times down the road, but comes out of each failure a better person overall. You can see development in other characters too, it's just that the Ryoka's one is more noticeable.

In the end, the best characters you could ask for are the ones you care for when you read about them. There are currently no characters whose PoV chapter I don't read with interest, and I know that sometimes (on other novels) I tend to skip them.

Now comes the part of why I gave the character 4,5 instead of straight 5. Goblins. I mentioned before that I dislike wishy-washy hypocritical characters, and while I can't fully count her as one. She does make some of her decisions like that. She can't seem to decide what is 'goblin way' and what is not 'goblin way'. Some of the things clearly overlap and you find her making a similar decision to the ones that she deemed too 'human'. Not to mention that she can't really decide if she thinks the goblins should be better people and lose the goblin way or keep on nomadic killer lifestyle and be considered monsters. She keeps swapping between the 2 and I do consider her own logic hypocritical and flawed. All that being said, she is still a fine character to read on, with her own interesting adventures, thoughts and feelings.

I hate 5 star systems. There is too much of a jump between each of the stars, so it's no wonder people have the option to rate .5 thus, in reality, the system is a 10-star rating. For me, I would like a 100 point system to better express how I feel about this story.

Currently 92/100 for me.

 P.S. -99999 to score for Inn not actually wandering. Will change if it starts to wander.

 

Mezhanos
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A hidden gem, I wish I found sooner.

I must admit that I was not expecting much from this story. I thought it to be another transported MC going from overly cliche situation to the next with carboard side characters. Boy was I wrong. The MC is likeable, the world building is solid and although it starts slow ( in my opinion ) it is all worth it. The side characters all have their own charm which makes the reading experience even more pleasant. I have nothing but gratitude for the author for the fast speed of release and the work that goes into every chapter. Keep up the good work.

Ringostrauss
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Fabulous story read it now.

This story does start out slow, but it is so worth reading in it's entirety.  Fabulous take on the genre and just great all around.

This should be a published novel.  Thank you very much for your efforts writing this story.  I look forward to you continuing to write for decades to come.  If you put this book on Amazon I will buy it despite having read it in entirety.

lightningwarrior21
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One of the few stories on RRL that have captured and held my attention. Erin is my absolute favorite, because it is not very often that you come across a character so fucking genuine and lovable. Excuse my french, but I can't find a way to describe just how much I enjoy this without cursing, because cursing emphasizes. 

Ok, more in depth now. 

The story mainly follows two female characters, nothing too exciting, however, the author doesn't fall into the trap that the Allegiant or Hunger Game authors fell into, which is making the story about having a female lead. Erin and Ryoka are not the main characters because they're female, they are the main characters because they're the main characters, they both just happen to be girls. And I really appreciate that. 

The plot itself is also good. There's obviously something going on in the background with all the summonings and whatnot, but it doesn't run to fast. The story's turning into an undertaking of grand proportions, without forcing the speed of the story. It's continuing at a pleasant pace, and I find myself satisfied with what I've recieved every chapter. 

There aren't any glaring issues with The Wandering Inn. Certainly it won't be everyone's cup of tea, and I almost dropped it when they delved into the ruins because what happened to the Horns pissed me off, but I'm glad I didn't and I'm glad that it returned to its relatively light tone afterwards. (The only reason I wanted to drop it was because I was afraid the author would continue on the dark train of events...like SO MANY other stories on this site.)

ASmallFish
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One of the best web serials I have read

This has to be one of the better web serials I have ever read - in fact, i created an account just to review it! I would compare it in quality to Drew Hayes's "Super Powereds" series although it is in a completely different genre.

This is a character driven story, with very believable characters that you come to love and care about - you never really feel frustrated with the MC's decisions as they seem to be logical and reasonable within the world she finds herself in, which I find to be a big plus - too often I find myself brought out of my immersion by choices which seem to be more of a plot device than what the character would naturally do, but in this story there are few, if any, time like these .

Currently the serial is being regurlarly updated (I don't think a deadline has been missed), on a Tuesday (Wednesday) and Saturday (Sunday), with occasional bonus chapters on a Thursday, so if you are a story addict like me and want to get your fix, this is a good story for you.

I really hope the writer achieves there goal of full time writing so that I may consume more of their content

Catmageddon
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This should brighten up your day/week/month/year.

This novel made me write a review. After reading a web novel up to the latest update, I stumbled upon THIS, looking for a "side" novel as to say, to keep me busy while waiting for that novel's next update. Well, now I'm reading that other novel to keep me busy while waiting for The Wandering Inn's next update.

For me, the characters are the best part of this novel, not that I'm saying that the story's not good. The story is one of the best when it comes to the "Transported to another world genre". Hell it's one of the BEST novel I've read regardless of genre. When it comes to style and grammar I can't find that much fault. There are few to none spelling and grammar errors but as far as I (not that I'm much of a professional) can tell all of them are minor, like writing to instead of too.

The Wandering Inn is like a breath of fresh air after reading heavy stories. I'm not saying that this novel don't have it's share of conflicts and climaxes. There are times that the author would make you feel emotional but it's written in a way that you'll be able to emphatize with the characters. As I said, the character is the strongest point of this novel. I won't say that the MC is one of the best female MCs ever, The MC is one of the best MCs ever regarless of gender.

The point is if you're waiting for the author to make more chapters before reading, I'd say you should start reading now. A story this good, I won't be surprised if it becomes published.