The Wandering Inn

by pirateaba

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic Multiple Lead Characters Portal Fantasy / Isekai
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Gore
  • Traumatising content

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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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Table of Contents
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Addictive and Satisfying

This was an enjoyable surprise.  I felt compelled to read the entire thing in less than the span of a week.  The characters are the high point, but the story interactions and general quality of the writing make it a fantastic read overall.

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Okay, old reader here who admittedly hasnt read any of the main story for the past year or so. Got distracted with life and all that... Of what i remember, the world is massive, characters diverse, and i liked it.

Anyways, I'm just here to request more "C" chapters. The character build of his in particular is in stark contrast with most others one might read about. I'll probably binge read and catchup my backlog of over year soon, but until then, more Tom please. 

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Best work I've found in many many years

This is one of those stories that makes you reevaluate how you judge other works, an epic tale, filled with characters who are fleshed out in a way that makes you feel like youvey known them for years.  The fact that all this is done with what feels like a professional level of editing makes the story not just easy to read, but allows you to get lost in it.  The only work I could compare it to would be the Wheel of Time, and like that series, I introduce this one to everyone I know who enjoys a good read. I hope you never stop writing, even when this story eventually has to come to an end, I do hope you continue with other works.

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I don't know what I can say that no other review has said before me, I only wanted to make my sheer appreciation for this author and their work be known. Spectacular story that is a delight to read. I've been away from this site for a long while, simply really busy life for a few months, but as soon as I logged in and saw this on my bookmarks feed I got shivers of joy. Excited to catch up with it. Very happy it's still ongoing. Amazingly well written world with characters I adore. Thank you pirateaba for all of your hard work :).

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Amazing adventure with many turns

This story is an amazing survival story. Everytime you think the main characters can take it easy and enjoy there is a new thing that pops up and makes it hard, without even reaching god level proportions but still staying within the realm of "normal" without overpowered. Everything stays a challenge, interesting and there are deaths you really don't want to see. There are some twists I wouldn't have predicted.

I binged this for weeks to get through everything and it was worth it, I really lived along with the characters. It's really well written. It reminded me of the wheel of time series where characters don't reach OP levels within a few books either.

Refreshing, humour and heartbreak drama all wrapped up in one story. I'm exited on what will happen next.

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I normally hate reading anything unfinished, and get frustrated and drop things within a month of catching up, with the wandering inn the updates are always fulfilling enough and frequent enough that I've starte with it for months.

I don't like all the characters, but it's hard to believe thereth made up, they are all so different and bright, my only complaint is that there are enough characters that I've gone months without hearing about some of my favorites.

All in all, this is probably the best read I've had in years.

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Overall 5/5:

Every character is a living breathing thing with hopes and desires. The story kept me fascinated to the point I check every day for a release to see what new adventure the madwoman with an inn gets into. It is a world brimming with magic and danger, strange people and their stories, and a sojourner of a woman who stumbles upon a strange inn, becoming the eye of the stormy narrative. The author, Pirateaba, has created a very unique and lovable story.

Style: 5/5

This has litRPG elements, but they are subtle; an after flavor seasoning that doesn't overshadow or muddle the story. The idea that the main protagonist is not a dungeon crawling badass but a quirky innkeeper with quixotic ideas of food, song and board games is refreshing.  Not to mention the bizarre cast of characters she meets.

Grammar: 5/5

Pristine. Passionate. Pleasant. I am never jarred out of the story when I read.

Story Score: 5/5

A major story arc was just finished, and there have been several. Each has been engrossing in their own way. Even the side stories are fascinating. Who knew trying to play baseball with fantasy characters of might and magic would make me smile throughout the whole read.

Character Score: 5/5

Each character is unique in their own way. Each with their own strengths, weaknesses, desires, identities, and critical flaws. Each reader could create their own top 10 characters and create a unique list each. Our protagonist avoids many of the character pitfalls so common of female characters to the point you'd think she was a gold level adventurer. 

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I love the novel and hate the MC

Ok Ryoka is a great character I absolutely adore her. And the story is great too.

ONLY one problem I have with this novel and basically makes up a huge portion of it. Erin Soltice a hypocrit and useless character with so many flaws that I actually just ended up dropping the novel. It was ok at first I mean she has come to a new world and is obviously traumatised and killing humanoid creatures like goblins is obviously hard and more likely even I wouldn't do it unless I was under threat from them. It becomes apparent she cannot live in this world when she even finds killing spiders to be murder, she is said to be living in one of the most dangerous grasslands/wilderness in the region. Also she is a hypocrit because she has no problem killing defenseless flies and fish but when a spider is hunting her down and she kills it all of a sudden its wrong. The character is so out of place in the novel I just feel queezy constantly reading about this mess of a woman who should have died the first few weeks she had been transported to this new world. But nonetheless she persists like a cockroach ( I REALLY hate cockroaches) and hence i cant take it anymore.

If you guys can get past the main character of all POV MCs that are in this novel it is actually a great read events and characters are interwoven. Some subtle hinting of a world class conflict brewing in the shadows peaking out from the thoughts of the better POVs (NOT Erin) in the story. Slowly the world is being built and a onderful world it is.

Ultimately no matter how great the writing and the other characters are, when you have to look into this world through an innkeeper who is prone to silly mood swings, expects people to take care of her while she acts reckless and always takes everyone's kindness for granted, is hypocritical and pverall just a b*tch then the story just cannot be enjoyed.

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The best part of the history are the goblins, well done characters and action.


Rags best waifu.

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if you like OP charakters, this is nothing for you

if you are impatient, this is nothing for you

if you get overwhelmed by multiple main characters and viewpoints, this is nothing for you

HOWEVER: if those points do not hold true, then this story is in my opinion THE best story on RR, and i have read pretty much every top ranking story on here.

so let me get to the pros:

So SOO many chapters, if you pick this up you will be able to read for quite a while, updates are twice a week, chapters are long and come like a clockwork

the writing style is gorgeous, basically no spelling/grammar mistakes, great descriptions, gripping action, fun dialogue, everything is there

the many many characters, it will take some getting used to, but they will grow on you. The point where i decided this fiction is the absolute best on RR was when a story about a goblin squad, introduced to give some background info about a war, got me to tear up despite only knowing the little guys for 3 chapters... the author got me to care enough about those little guys that the end of their story was actually emotional. 

thats quality writing right there

so pick it up, let it grow on you, and you'll be as hyped as i am every saturday and tuesday when a new chapter comes out