The Wandering Inn
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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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I've probably read 30-40 million words of webfiction across the last 2 years. This is by far the longest of them, coming in close to 7 million. It's also the best.
When reading, I laugh, I cry, I reread. Some chapters are funny. Some are beautiful. Some are heroic. Some are mournful. Some are epic. Some are homey.
I've seen very few fictions in my life, in which folks on different sides of an issue are presented each with their own motives, goals, loves, hates. This fiction is second only to Victor Hugo in building each character as good and strong and true.
The Wandering Inn belongs in the hall of great fictions. Along with Robin Hobb and Patrick Rothfus, Martin and Rowling. How we get to read it for free on RR is a bit confusing, but quite the gift.
Thank you, Pirateaba
Simply amazing, no other words neccessary.
If you love fantasy: read it.
If you love RPG games: read it.
If you just love reading: read it.
If you love yourself and want only the best for you: read it.
... At this stage reviewing The Wandering Inn is like trying to convince people that bacon and egg go well together.
Regardless, I feel obliged to mention how much I enjoy this series. I discovered it about a month ago and am already 2 books deep. It's fun, it's quirky, it's full of great characters and compelling scenarios and has just generally been a pleasure to read.
I found Pirateaba to be an inspiration and I applaud her commitment and pure imagination.
I look forward to polishing off the rest of the story!
Its a Masterpice:
Thes first one i have found on this site and i read through the top 40 storys.
The only reason this story isnt on the top spot is becourse most of the followers are on pantreon and dont even bother with the one on RR.
over 10k $ Monthly income from Pantreon with over 2000 donators should tell you just how successfull this Author is.
You get succed in and you cant stop.
20.000 words in a chapter. I star reading and the next time im back to myself its 3 hours past.
The chapters are just soo good (even the bad once), that you can not stop reading.
The top reviewer said the truth.
The site characters in this story are so good that they are MC matirial in every other story.
That makes it quit heartbreaking when one dies.
But that is what makes this a Masterpice.
If you love stories that have a large cast of characters interacting in and with a large, complex world, then look no further. It's the Wandering Inn. Read it, love it.
It's light (very light) on LitRPG elements though. No stats as such, just classes and skills. A friend who is really into the LitRPG stuff and overpowered MCs hate this story. The MC is ... well, it's hard to call her a hero. She's ... a bit of a ditz.
Her role in the story, though, isn't quite the typical MC. She runs an Inn. In doing so, she's become the connecting point for a large cast of interesting characters, storylines, events, and so on. Honestly, I'm glad she isn't more prominent and active, because it'd take away from the actual main character - the Inn and the people who pass through it.
It's a great story. Lots of different POVs, the occasional action, intrigue, and a world I always enjoy learning more about.
The author is also one of the most prolific on RR or anywhere. A typical chapter can run 20,000 words. I mean, Pirateaba could take 4 or 5 of them and publish a book a week. Amazing.
A review can't do it justice. It's that good. Go read it!
This story has a lot of death and the plot in my opinion is on the level or even beyond some stories like one piece as the story weaves numerous characters fates to meet like the meeting of the wind runner and crazy Erin or the goblin chief meeting the emperor simply amazing
A story that deserves to be number one if you've ever read light novels or web novels from Korea or China out of all of them this western story l assume is simply god tier. It has characters that feel real and the author never forgets side characters giving them stories and even further stories to integrate them into the novel. If you've seen the other reviews most say this story is too good that they have to stop and they aren't lying. My best advice is to read this without knowing anything and just be surprised and don't give up reading so you can become a survivor of pirateaba who has given all readers a hellish and heavenly reading experience
Currently halfway through volume 5.
Pirateaba does a great job with the chsracter interaction in this story. Erin’s position as an innkeeper keeps us in on town gossip, and access to plenty of side characters. Erin may be overly stubborn to a fault at times, but that’s okay.
Favorite side character to read Is
I started reading by this book and I couldn't put it down. I just kept reading and reading and let me life pass me by. I got fired since I wasn't working any more. My wife told me to choose between her and The Wandering Inn. I assume. I couldn't put it down to hear her out. Now I have nothing. Thanks wandering inn!
This caught me off so gaurd I could only laugh. An entire chapter devoted to a 'not so subtle' conversion speech written from a perspective that hints wall breakingly at the reader? Are you serious. It's like going out on a first date with a girl you start to like and then they 'casually' ask if you've been saved by Jesus. It makes you doubt their entire intentions up until that point, and wonder whether they also sell Essential Oils and already have their firstborns names planned out as Tabatha or Jeremy depending on the gender.
I made an account just to leave this review, because I respect the writing. It's really good. The story is really good, and the critisisms as top comments don't give it justice. But really? I'm honestly in shock still. I love cringe compilations, I get a sense of schadenfraude from them I guess, but I'm just going to keep reading and erase the previous chapter from my mind. Wow it was a reach. A lot of really good (maybe even most) of the best fantasy writers are religious, or were religious. I get that. But beyond hero motifs, and Aslan from Narnia, nothing even comes remotely close to just simply saying, "Jesus died for your sins, the one true God, even though he's not on this planet he can still save you." and then having the character be filled with inspiring hope that brought them back from the brink of a homicidal outbreak and total loss of sanity and identity.
How can such a good writer be reduced to the most basic sloppy mistake of personal projection in the worst fanfic style. Like the author was caught in some freak accident of zealous missonary fever outbreak. I get religious training, how they set you up to think everything you do leads to Jesus but get some subtlty, or propriety, or self-awareness I don't know. I think a lot of authors on here are young, and I'm going to guess the author is just a young and naive but talented author and not some slimy multi-level salesmen and part time bishop or relief society manager for their local Morman LDS chapter. Anyways, love the story. Haven't laughed harder than that chapter though(you'll know the one.)
I gotta stop reading and do something else while I flush the past 20 minutes from my memory.