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.
Loyal Fan Level 1
No character development.