The Wandering Inn

by pirateaba

Original ONGOING Adventure Fantasy Female Lead LitRPG Magic Multiple Lead Characters Portal Fantasy / Isekai
Warning This fiction contains:
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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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Manuster
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It's funny. On a site like this the story is usually the main point. The main character is OP or stupidly advantaged and utterly exploits it to rise to the top. 

Not that there's anything wrong with that of course. It is successful for a reason.

 

But this. This. Is something else. This is about people, characters, feelings, interactions. This story is the second greatest I have ever read and the main character runs a goddamn inn. The only thing the main character excels at is cooking and interacting to people and yet through some word weaving magic this writer has created a realistic, interesting and complex WORLD with even more realistic, interesting and complex CHARACTERS.

You will NOT find the protagonist slaughtering a dragon here.

But good Lord, when that dragon falls, you'll cry, whoop and laugh.

And what more do you want from a story other than an experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elise SilverFang
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Too unfocused.. too many points of view. Too many characters and their story. So much for the female lead you say. There may be some interesting ones, but also bad ones, and it just feels like side stories to the "main" story... if it still exists. After volume 2 or w.e that stopped exsisting.. now there is no mc and every character must have a story... right... 

Mordiggian
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Best novel I've read since GoT

So good I wish I could forget it and read it again...

So what are you looking at this for? Go read the novel!

 

Still here? Well fine then...

I think the strongest points of this novel are the expansive (and well though out) world- seriously, its comparable to high fantasy like Game of Thrones- and the non human persepectives. The author does an amazing job bringing to life the differences between the various races and their cultures. I could go on for thousands of words about how great this novel is... or you could just read it and figure it out for yourself.

Spoiler: Spoiler
Sahjaíl
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Holy sh*t what a rollercoaster of emotions

First of all, i would like to tell anyone reading this review PLEASE for your own sake READ THE NOVEL.

I havent read something this good in a long time.

Characters are lovable, realistic, and overall just bloody fantastic.

I wish i could give more than 5 stars, as it easily deserves more in that catagory.

The story has a good pace, great pace even. It keeps you interested and on your toe's the story is writtin from in my opinion a pretty unique point of view. The only downside to this Fiction is

THAT I NEED MORE FRIGGIN CHAPTERS

So yea, seriously read it.

UnderLake
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Amazing Story that has some pacing problems.

Wandering Inn is a gem of a story, it has heart and it has character. I don't think I'm adding much review-wise when I say it is everything and more- and deserves to be top three on royal road. That being said I am starting to feel fatigued at the pacing of the story.

While the author is amazingly consistent I am getting the sense that she is unaware of the direction of her story and thus decides to overload on what is essentially side tracked POVs that slows the pace of the story dramatically. Of the 20 most recent chapters she has written so far, 15 of them are NOT of the main character Erin. Some segway I feel are necessary, but diluting what is essentially the heart of the story to the point that she is no longer expected is off putting. Some of the characters are midway in their journeys when the story jarringly shifts to someone else, then sidetracks into flashback chapters before throwing us back in the main story. I just want muh Erin, stop sidetracking!

Almarna
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i wish i had more money so i could throw it at you

doing something new with an age-old genre is a feat in itself. But when i read this story it feels like a new take on the whole "transported into a magic world" and that is brilliant, especially when you fill said story with vibrant characters and a grammatical correct style in its own league then i damn near piss myself with joy.

that aside wile do enjoy these multiple POV it aso feels irrelevant and confusing at times, though i will admit in hindsight that some of these have already been relavent to the main plot some of them just dont feel like they ever will

AMARUTU
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Characters are unbearable

As of chapter 1.18 I am dropping this.

I understand how other people can like this novel; however, it is just not my cup of tea.

I'm not saying I completely disliked the Wandering Inn. In fact, there are quite a few charming aspects about it and a lot of potential for interesting avenues the story can go down.

I really enjoyed the twist to the transported to another world trope. It makes sense for a ritual that literally bends space and time to have a few technical difficulties which leaves the story to explore more characters.

Thats not saying much though because so far dislike almost all of the characters. The only one I do actually like being a certain mage. The MC's behaviour is very charming, silly, and makes a lot of sense up until she is faced with her "moral dilemma" at which point her inconsistency and hypocrisy annoyed me until the point I decided to drop the novel. To expand:

Spoiler: Spoiler

 Now about our two side characters, they are not as bad as the MC but their behaviour still doesn't make any sense given their backgrounds. To the point they forgo their profressional duties to pander to the MC. To expand:

Spoiler: Spoiler

 

 

djeruknipis
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If It's Erin Chapter, It's Good

There's two high note of this novel: first, the world is huge. There are many characters who simulataneously affect each other. And two, each character, especially MC, approach their problems in their own fashion, without any guarantee whether their action will positively improve their situation. I think this organic approach is refreshing.

But of course, annoyingly, author keep adding stuffs that dilute this experience.

For one, we can only care for so many characters. Erin is amusing, she's the flesh and bone of this novel. But Ryoka as POV character, we tolerate her at best. But at least, she offers a balancing ingredient against naivety, easy-going, and stupidity of our main. Rags chapters, however, are unnecessary detail. Toren chapters only good once; his very first one. Same for King Flos. Lyonette chapters are bleh. Mrsha chapter are bleh. Laken chapters, while tiny bit amusing, is also bleh. 

You see, you first need to make them interesting to the readers before expanding their story. Please do not introduce characters only to dramatise their future encounter with the main. This is what I feel about Laken, Geneva, or even Niers chapters. And mystery can add so much value; readers imagination fill the spot you left unexplored. The Klbkch POV early on is amazing, and I am so glad you only sparringly provide his POV later on. Or Magnolia almost never. You made us aware they work in the background, and as the result, when they finally cross with our main, their impact is enormous. That's why, Wistram chapters is utterly unnecessary!

Other, satisfaction is rarely granted to us while rage is dime-a-dozen. Take Persua as example, she despise Ryoka (when she take POV), constantly insult her (us), and phisically hurt her (us). Multiple times! And what you give us? She's protected by other runners, get away with her crime, and you even blessed her with great luck. I mean, come on, you create character for us to hate but you never give her justice she deserve! If we want unfairness, we already got them IRL. Unfairness in work of fiction is boring at best and infuriating at other times. You need to provide a pay off for our rage, a big one. Else, this part of story is only a source of frustration.

Here, I don't encourage you to transform your work into a simple entertainment which cater to the lowest denomination -- that would be boring and I'd hate that. But to remind you that your story should remain an entertainment, a path to catharsis if you will. Patchwork of POVs that either non essential or retell the same plot point is hardly entertaining. And we may abandon our hope for catharsis if suffering is neverending.

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.)

UncleOddball
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Bear with me, and read it, man.

I'd like to note, that I dislike the severe lack of negative comments on the novels here. It's like, you pick a novel and it's all fluff and balls rubbing/ The best, the very best of this site. ETC ETC. Well damn me, I hope this one will get seen, like at all.

First and foremost, despite the grim beginning, I am a big fan. It's one of a handful of stories, wich I look toward when checking Active-Only category. And it's quite frequently - considering the volume of each chapter - updated. So. If it's all awesome why the beginning? What's with the stars?

 

There's a big beef I've got to pick up with the author. I mean, it sounds pompous and arrogant, considering I'm but a simple-minded reader who get's all this awesome free... but man how does it grind my gears, especially lately... with how the story get's CRACKED. This is the story that equaled of story of Erin. Amazeball character, so likeable despite overlall naivety and sometimes amazingly annoying derp-traits. But. Big Bad But. For some time now, I have found, to my distress and distaste, Erin has been out. Of her novel. It was supposed to be a tale of this lovable inkeeper and her struggles, but for some time now, there's more and more of other characters. I barely stomach Ryouka, wich is a dumb bitch in my simple eyes, unlikable bastard. And she started as a chapter with a letter! A sign that it is a sidestory. But for some godonlyknowsthereason, the author begun pulling out chapters without letters that are all or mostly Ryouka! And it split even further! I have to  admit, Lyonette, as of the time of this review being written, came leagues of annoying little shit she started with. While GODDAMN RYOUKA is still arrogant, unlikable prick! Waste of space! Bah. There is interesting emperor guy, and some goblins and Toren... but the hell where it became a mishmash of everything but Erin?! Let me count it, really fast, not counting hidden Ryouka chapters. For last 27, 17 was about different ppl. Dislike.