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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  • Traumatising content

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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CamChow
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because it's better than everything else here

if you get stories like orc lord with 5 star ratings, this is a solid 8/5 read.  Slow progression for straight litRPG fans who just want action on action on harem on leveling and skills and OP main characters, but this is a better read in that there is thought behind the story (like way in advance, e.g. you see the foreshadowing in previous chapters).  I would say this is a fantasy story first, litRPG second, but definitely combines the two very well. If you want some higher level reading but still want that litRPG dose, mixed with slice of life, look no further. The one story I still look forward to every week

Ashok
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The Wandering Inn has a very slow paced exploration of the world and that's what gives it so much room to develop super loveable characters. The characters are all so fun to follow and it's amazing how the author keeps your interest in a huuuuge world despite the spotlight mostly being on one small inn.

LexLancer
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best story on this site.

It took me a very long time to start reading this story, probably because the title didn't catch my eye, yet this story and author are completely marvelous. The characters are amazing this is without a doubt the best story on this site.

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!

pato
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Worse Than an Opioid Addiction

After having read too many 'isekai' light novels (and similar web publications), it's so satisfying to enter a truly fantastic realm of dragons, swords, and sorcery. One that entices the reader with a familiar setting, then traps them in the sweet bliss of a world that surpasses dreams and imagination. The feeling is intoxicating. This is the kind of tale that makes me want to sit in my bed with my cat and a cup of hot tea, and glue my eyes to the screen until it's over.

pirateaba presents a large cast of compelling characters, each with their own goals and motivations. Everyone our protagonist meets (and has yet to meet) is introduced naturally without breaking the flow of the story. There are no one-dimensional love interests, no villains who villain for the sake of villainy. This is a story about people, and how they create their own legends.

Our main character is Erin, a kind and resourceful young woman who makes the most of her unfortunate situation. After all, where there's a will, there's a way...and where there's an inn, there will be customers. Or giant lizard people and gluten-intolerant, bipedal ants. At least they pay for their food.

There isn't really much to say about the story, besides the indisputable fact that its worldbuilding is several leagues ahead of most fantasy novels, both on the web and in print. I enjoyed the first 'volume' more than I did the first and second book of Harry Potter combined. It's great and I recommend this to anyone with an interest in fantasy literature.

Adelaide
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I lack the capability of explaining

Without irony, this is one of the greatest stories I have ever read.

Not on RRL, not online.

This is one of the greatest stories I have ever read.

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
bolo1
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The writer does an excellent job of making good characters and emotional chapters. With excellent use of certain effects to enhance key moments. The fact that the hive based insect species has some of the most emotional and interesting chapters should be a good indication of how skilled the author is.

arkcos
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Favorite web serial of all time

My favorite story on RRL. Amazing writing, amazing plot, amazing story.  All of the side stories mesh well with the overall world, and add that much more flavor to the story as a whole.  This book is a work of art.

Maenorg
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I began reading on RRL because of another Story and soon hit the newest chapter. Searching for other good stories to pass the time until the next chapter I found The Wandering Inn.

At first it is a bit hard to read, not yet accustomed to the character/s, everything is a bit absurd and the struggles just keep on. But the novel as a whole just keeps getting better and better.

pirateaba has a great way of telling this story. Bringing up everydayproblems, the characters thoughts and personalities, describing what goes on without giving away too much information so that the story becomes predictable, but revealing enough to keep you interested. The chapters are usually about one person or place and are long enough to have a good fulfilling read, yet leaves you thirsting for more.

The story is like a tree, it is so branched up, you get introduced to new plotlines and characters all the time, wondering how they fit in to this great overall picture, but pirateaba always finds a great way, just leaving you "why didn't I think of that?". It is enjoyable to experience all these characters and lives, their problems and solutions.

As a non-native speaker I can't say much about the grammar, but right now I can't recall any chapter where I had any trouble reading.

The characters are what gives this story it's flair. as someone who reads the authors notes I can understand why. pirateaba struggles to write some characters, wondering what they would do, think, say in certain situations, but always lets those characters be themselves. Sometimes when a new character gets introduced, or a side character comes into focus, I'm a bit sad because I wanted to read more about my favourite, but usually two chapters are enough to form a tight relationship to this character. They are so well constructed, so well thought of and cared about, they differ so much from most other characters and everyone got his/her/it's own struggles and personalities. You won't find a Mary Sue in this story, as noone here is made by blueprint.

 

Overall: I love this story. I love the characters and the styles. The last chapters were so well written, so clearly formed with loving hand that I felt the magic and wanted to believe. The Wandering Inn is no longer something I read to feel entertained while waiting for other stories to move on, it became one reason I love reading again.

Thank you, pirateaba.