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    The Wandering Inn: Volume 1 MOBI ò Wandering Inn: fantastical world and nearly gets eaten by a Dragon She doesn t belong in a place where monster attacks are a fact of life, and where Humans are one species among many But she must adapt to her new life Or die In a dangerous world where magic is real and people can level up and gain classes, Erin Solstice must battle somewhat evil Goblins, deadly Rock Crabs, and hungry Necromancers She is no warrior, no mage Erin Solstice runs an inn She s an Innkeeper."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 1158 pages
  • The Wandering Inn: Volume 1
  • Pirateaba
  • English
  • 23 February 2017

10 thoughts on “The Wandering Inn: Volume 1

  1. carol. carol. says:

    The Wandering Inn is a web serial and literary version of a role playing game, which really ought to say all you need to know except that it is also literary crack Like a good game, it s almost impossible to stop once you start The story begins with a young woman, Erin Solstice, running for her life from a band of goblins She finds safety of sorts at an abandoned inn and comes to make it her own The first few chapters are rough by most readers evaluation, but as the world comes into focus, The Wandering Inn is a web serial and literary version of a role playing game, which really ought to say all you need to know except that it is also literary crack Like a good game, it s almost impossible to stop once you start The story begins with a young woman, Erin Solstice, running for her life from a band of goblins She finds safety of sorts at an abandoned inn and comes to make it her own The first few chapters are rough by most readers evaluation, but as the world comes into focus, it rapidly getsinteresting Like a role playing game, people in this world level in skills, with their ability to do something successfully impacted by skill level Some people possess unique skill s Erin levels quickly in Innkeeping as she works to make the inn habitable She s a kind and generous soul, despite the landscape and local denziens attempting to eat and or poison her Two beings stop by her inn one night, a lizard like drake named Relc, and the insectoid Antinium, Klbkch Both beings are ranking members of the local City Watch, and end up befriending and orienting Erin, tempting her to go to the city for supplies There s a rough overarching plot in this book, but not in a way that feels like each chapter advances solidly towards an ultimate goal In this, it reminds me most of the RPG genre there may be an end reward or an ultimate boss one is supposed to find and conquer, but it is very easy to be distracted with side quests, explorations, and plain old leveling To be sure, many of the side stops are interesting, and if they aren t, a new chapter will likely bring another direction.The writing is a bit rough in the beginning but rapidly improves By the end, I was getting all the detail I could have wished and , with very full fight scenes, both physical and chess related This is where an editor would have proved very useful, but instead, Pirateaba says, it s free, just read I skimmed quite a bit at times, not because it was necessarily bad, but because it was too detailed in an uninteresting way, or it was headed somewhere I didn t especially want to go not everyone wants to do the same quests, you know Still, it was riveting by the end, and kept me on the exercise bike an extra 30 minutes Hurrah The characterization is curious I wouldn t say the characters are flat, a complaint often leveled at the genre In fact, Erin s moderately irritating, with a surprising lack of curiosity about how the world around her She often reacts with a, that s not right, rather than seeking to understand It s a peculiar kind of mindset that doesn t belong in a traveler, and for the experienced reader, it can grow tiresome Another main character, Ryoka Griffin appears in an Interlude and can be equally difficult, although in different ways Although she thinksabout this world, she has a similar tendency to react emotionally Will it work for you Hard to say, but Pirateaba presumably, a pseudonym has graciously made it all available for free on the interwebs Best place to read is here so you can sample it for yourself What I ve discovered from reading serials, based on Ilona Andrews Innkeeper books, and this, is that I probably prefer the polished I don t enjoy the installment structure I lose the immersion ability and am distracted from week to week , and I prefer the polish that the editing process brings That said, both Andrews and Pirateba have strong writing ability, and there s something that keeps me engaged despite occasionally feeling like there s too much filler In fact, I ll say The Wandering Inn series has the edge over the Andrews latest Innkeeper, which is heavily romance focused.Pirateaba is up to Volume Five in the series, and puts out installments biweekly They have a Patreon account, which pays well by all accounts, allowing Pirateaba to do this as a full time job Patreons get early access and bonus material, but otherwise it s free, and Pirateaba makes a point of saying so on the Kindle purchasing page I find this non marketing intriguing I can t tell if it is generous or arrogant I d much, much rather have a e book than try to read a story on my computer I spend too much time with my computer as it is, between work, internet, goodreads and gaming, and it isn t exactly ergonomical or portable And if I d pay to become a Patreon, why not pay for a book The Kindle edition is listed at 1158 pages definitely not computer reading friendly Anyway, that s my own reaction on the platform Volume One is available for Kindle purchase I did but suspect my interest in following volumes will be limited due to format I did, of course, start the next to see where it would end It isn t long before Pirateaba pulls some surprises out of the hat and starts to weave together a few earlier dangling threads Unfortunately, that means that it s not the sort of story that one jumps in in the middle everyone s got to start at the starting zone Three levels, and making progress


  2. Hiu Gregg Hiu Gregg says:

    I read this in the original web serial format, but it s one of my favourite ever stories The writing is so digestible, and the characters are so likable This is an amazing slice of life fantasy story with some LitRPG elements Pirateaba really grows into the story as it goes on.This is what I read when I m feeling down I love The Wandering Inn.


  3. Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries says:

    I hated this thing that calls itself a book And I would not be myself if I did not go through 1500 pages only to tell you how dreadful it was Yes, it is me, your favourite one star aficionado Before you ask view spoiler I think I can count on my fingers the books I DNFed, and the statistics textbooks take up most of the available space I normally persevere for the greater good of the collective readership It s a mission, not self flagellation, you see hide spoilerThe inn A place f I hated this thing that calls itself a book And I would not be myself if I did not go through 1500 pages only to tell you how dreadful it was Yes, it is me, your favourite one star aficionado Before you ask view spoiler I think I can count on my fingers the books I DNFed, and the statistics textbooks take up most of the available space I normally persevere for the greater good of the collective readership It s a mission, not self flagellation, you see hide spoilerThe inn A place for questing adventures, sinking, solace, and even temporary, messy love Or just lust In any good tavern you can find at least one mysterious figure in the shadows ready to spout off cryptic messages of doom No pub worthy of the name wouldn t have the potential for indiscriminate violence simmering in the air If you have hopes for something like the description above, kill them mercilessly Such a venue does not feature in The Wandering Inn There is a building that is a bit neglected, in a place where no inn has the right to be as in in the vicinity of Liscor, a town inhabited by humanoid lizards and ants, but far enough from any roads to be unappealing for prospective travellers There is also a girl that wanders into said inn and has adventures Most of those are about as exciting as the adventures I have on my way to the grocery shop.That would be excusable, after all, not every book must have a compelling protagonist, exciting world building, and an intricate plot at the same time The problem is that The Wandering Inn has none of those and is not even readable It is wordy It drags It fills the space with repetitive actions and internal monologues It consists mostly of silly, deletable scenes The wordcount kills this story There is not enough substance to justify it I have been mentally snip snipping when reading this and I can only imagine the glee with which your average editor would descend on this text In a normal book, it would take a chapter between the arrival and theno killing goblinssign to appear Maybe two This novel sic should basically start at chapter 20 and a professional could cover the deleted ones in a single paragraphProfessional Editor Things that happen when you walk into your bathroom half asleep and instead of facing a shower, you meet a dragon I need to say that the writing style is quite horrid to call it a high school product is to be very diplomatic yes, I always thought I d make a fine Minister of War The fact that originally it has been published a chapter or a couple of pages at a time in the form of a Web serial is not a justification My readextraodinaire experience with The Sword of Kaigen which has had similar beginnings is a proof of that Admittedly, friends who were listening to the audio unanimously said that the audiobook is much better and some suggested that they would probably have given up if they were forced to read Not that I took the easy roadI m an idiot I might be as well, but this lovely quote comes from the main protagonist of the Wandering Inn, one Erin Solstice The girl is so brainless that she makes the reality show celebrities look like a bunch of Ivy League graduates Her reasoning is non existent, ability to extrapolate and think ahead is on par with that of a hamster It would be OK, if she was somebody a unfamiliar with fantasy in general and LitRPG in particular and b did not have a hobby that sharpens one s mind better than a razor But since Erin Solstice is a causal gamer and a chess master , takes the customarywhat the hug, I am in a new worldtrope to the heights of stupidity.This stupidity is ingenious in how we are forced to endure her attempts to harvest blue fruits, find usage for acid flies and cook some pasta All downright fascinating Not I was still waiting for the plot to advance, when an interlude made me realise that this is how the plot advances in this I shudder to write it book Don t get me wrong, the ideas are definitely there misty over the distant horizon view spoiler the Heroes of the Prophecy and Other Ominous Stuff hints at it quite clearly hide spoiler although for a moment I was anxious that there were only humanoid ants in the ideas department and let me tell you most stores are better supplied even during the pandemic But I guess it will take about ten years to get to somewhere authentically exciting, and the reader will have to go through hundreds of pasta cooking blue fruits gathering descriptions Not a fair bargain, but a bargain Infinitesimal development is also visible in how the Author expands the protagonist base There are many characters including, Pisces whom I pegged as the prospective main love interest somewhere in volume 20 if the pace continues a wizard who has money but scares villagers for food, is very talented but forced to practice on the legal margins of his craft necromancy, that is why , but only 2 3 POVs have their own distinct LitRPGs This might be because the MC is so unbearable that even the author felt the need to expand or because one can squeeze only that much out of the inept innkeeper Presumably, Ryoka comes to the rescue Ryoka Griffin is the most obstinate, aggravating, and pointless character you can imagine Doing things opposite of everyone because Somewhere in the middle, she is meant to go through a catharsisI stand straight and tall Whole onceAnd my mind continues where my voice stopskind of catharsis but after this happens, the Author realises that this kind of dramatic character development is premature and kills the story and promptly ignores her own design Ryoka quickly goes back to her old self but enhanced by repeating the same mistakes, catharsis and the allegedly turning point notwithstanding becoming a drama queen that initiated the skimming mode in me But I need to be honest and admit that I did not skim that much as the Wandering Inn reads fast despite a slow start, and excessive internal monologuing so if you want to waste your time here, at least there is hope it is not going to be too much time wasted I would discourage you, if possible I decided to read indieoften due to the near to constant disappointment with the over hyped trash incessantly peddled by the big publishing houses on the other, but this book is a perfect example why the majority if indie remains precisely this a wild thing on the margin of a wider readership.Not all who wander are lost.This inn is


  4. Adam Adam says:

    Well.What started as a curiosity quickly turned into an addiction This is only volume 1 of a web serial, and I d be lying if I didn t say I ve already spent an hour copying and pasting and building my own ebook of volume 2 This is Erin s story, a young white woman who finds herself in a foreign medieval fantasy land with no idea how or why Her survival instincts and quite a bit of luck finds her taking over an abandoned inn in the wilderness As she forages for food and supplies, she starts t Well.What started as a curiosity quickly turned into an addiction This is only volume 1 of a web serial, and I d be lying if I didn t say I ve already spent an hour copying and pasting and building my own ebook of volume 2 This is Erin s story, a young white woman who finds herself in a foreign medieval fantasy land with no idea how or why Her survival instincts and quite a bit of luck finds her taking over an abandoned inn in the wilderness As she forages for food and supplies, she starts to discover new races, new monsters, and a new system of how intelligent life works through a leveling class and skill system Erin is easy to like she s caring and brave, innocent and flawed She tries to do the right thing, bringing her Earth sensibilities with her, but it doesn t always translate easily to this new atmosphere This is also Ryoka s story, a half Japanese woman who also finds herself in this new world She s intelligent, fierce, and gifted at running She has parlayed her physical prowess info a job as a courier, which takes her across the continent and lands her in front of various characters of interest She also refuses to accept the hand that she s dealt, and her anger and strong will puts her in hot waterthan it helps her out of it We spend some time in Ryoka s head, as the narrative shifts into first person for some passages, and the audience becomes privvy to her thought process Good thing, too, as she rarely speaksthan one word sentences to those she doesn t care for Which is just about everyone.This is also the story of the various races, cultures, mages, ant people, hyena people, drakes, and humans that populate the land at large There are wars, there are adventurers, there are dangerous monsters and hidden agendas There is love and there is loss There s death A LOT of death Way, waythan I was prepared for by book s end As the main cast continues to expand, we start to spend time with ancillary characters and learnabout the politics and economy of the world at large 1300 pages into this story, and we re just scratching the surface at what this massive web serial epic has to offer Since this is a web serial that posts 10,000 word chapters twice a week , we are reading what is essentially a first draft of this story The author, publicly known only as pirateaba, has been a machine of consistency, as she is in the midst of her fifth volume about 6000 pages in total after only two years of writing While there are a smattering of plot inconsistencies and grammatical issues, the sum of this story is greater than its parts just when you think you re reading about a typical evening at the Wandering Inn, a casual game of chess morphs into a quiet moment of reflection and growth Or finding the right ingredient for dinner feels much bigger than a small victory Or an act of rebellion in the face of long odds makes you cheer and wince, unsure of what consequences will stem from it Because there s nothing certain in this story major events turn on a dime, people s fates are decided suddenly and violently, and mysteries hint at much larger things ahead This is one of those stories, like Wildbow s Worm, where all of your other interests are put aside so you can tear into this story as quickly as possible Because this is also OUR story We are pulled through this portal just as much as Erin and Ryoka, and we experience all of their victories and losses, breakthroughs and tragedies, laughter and fear, together Whether you only have time to spend a single chapter hanging out in Erin s common room, drinking blue juice and eating acid flies with the rest of her chess group, or if you re binging through a hundred page exploration of undead ruins, there s always a reason to come back to the Inn And I will be there for the long haul


  5. Joseph Joseph says:

    I have really high standards when it comes to the technical aspects of a book To misquote a friend of mine My standards are higher than your heels I need tight plots, solid structure and a mastery of language that Tolkien would approve of.The Wandering Inn has little of this.Many of the characters are caricatures, the plot is all over the place is this a slice of life story, a sword and sorcery adventure, or an epic save the world It s all of these things, in a winding, twisting plot that I have really high standards when it comes to the technical aspects of a book To misquote a friend of mine My standards are higher than your heels I need tight plots, solid structure and a mastery of language that Tolkien would approve of.The Wandering Inn has little of this.Many of the characters are caricatures, the plot is all over the place is this a slice of life story, a sword and sorcery adventure, or an epic save the world It s all of these things, in a winding, twisting plot that drags its feet over half a dozen colossal continents The writing is if you ll forgive my unkindness at the level I expect from fanfiction.Despite all that, I LOVE this story It has carved a place in my heart.When I first discovered it, I was glued to my laptop for 4 days straight My flatmate thought I had had a mental health breakdown, because I hadn t left my room in all that time I was weak from hunger and a lack of sleep I was addicted.There is something vibrant about this work It hums with energy It is fun The author had fun writing this, you can feel it, because the story communicates that fun to the reader in a way a thousand Shakespeares would struggle to match, thees and thous notwithstanding.This is a powerful story about teenagers and young adults trapped in a world made stagnant by its own magic, and how their ideas, beliefs and actions shape a shift in cultural thought From a humble if bossy innkeeper to adventurers and heroes, from savage yet bright goblins to kings and warlords, this is a tale about the change a single person can make in a world that resists change.The characters are active, always doing something, always impacting a world that evolves around them The world is fascinating, and unique, with dozens of races and cultures The lore is rich and deep, with a history that matters Everything is badass including chess Especially the chess.It has one of the best PoV s of a drone in a hivemind I have ever read And by one, I mean several I relish the Antium chapters There is an entire chapter where a group of goblins hold an entire conversation solely through body language I keep going back to that chapter, because as an amateur writer myself, there is so much to learn from it I am in awe of this work, and I ve unashamedly looted ideas from this for my own writing.It s bright, inventive and surprisingly original in a genre portal fantasy that grew tired and cliche decades ago It slides Litrpg mechanics into the world, its cultures and the plot in a way that makes it feel natural, without clunking up the story with endless numbers and stats like most Litrpgs.As far as I am concerned, this is the peak of the portal fantasy Litrpg genre


  6. Soo Soo says:

    05 07 2020 Notes Top notch narration by Andrea Parsneau She has a way of making a story better than it is and that s pretty awesome and slightly disappointing because the story may not stand as well without the narration My thoughts about the webserial haven t changed It s interesting to note that most of my responses to story on this re read was the same as the first time around Uneven plot progress, chunky POV changes, cool concepts but conflicting execution of given information, etc Thi 05 07 2020 Notes Top notch narration by Andrea Parsneau She has a way of making a story better than it is and that s pretty awesome and slightly disappointing because the story may not stand as well without the narration My thoughts about the webserial haven t changed It s interesting to note that most of my responses to story on this re read was the same as the first time around Uneven plot progress, chunky POV changes, cool concepts but conflicting execution of given information, etc This may have been the little push I needed to dive back into Volume 4 12 05 2019 Mini Review 4.5 Stars for Narration by Andrea Parsneau Definitely one of the best I ve heard done by her 3 Stars for Setting Plot Overall Writing 3.5 Stars for ErinRating the Volume 1 at 4 stars because the audio version made the story come alive in a way that did not happen when I tried to read the story on the website I m not sure if I would have made it far if I was reading the story in print because the writing is fairly simple However, now that I have a sense of the world and main characters, I may have enough invested into the series to keep me going I don t have a lot of time to read print but I m going to try to read Volume 2 online.AP definitely made the story fun and added that extra life into the characters and setting that made the storycompelling Vol1 is over 1000 pages but not a whole lot was established by the end of it There s a loose beginning and ending to start and finish The mini plot arcs were tied up better than the main one in my opinion It s like you get caught up in a slice of life story and you like the whole enough to keep going Fluffy fun with just enough grit and twists to keep you interested Somewhat like watching an anime and going with it because it s cute That s how I feel about the Wandering Inn It s cute


  7. Chip Chip says:

    Book one of so far four available as an ebook variant of the ongoing web serial Book one was recommended to me onand exceedingly well reviewed and, at iirc 1.99, I figured I d give it a try Subsequently rapidly devoured the entire serial available to date Takes a well worn trope or two folks from our world appear in a different world with magic, goblins, etc etc and not only that but also a world in which people have literally classes and levels all stuff one might expe Book one of so far four available as an ebook variant of the ongoing web serial Book one was recommended to me onand exceedingly well reviewed and, at iirc 1.99, I figured I d give it a try Subsequently rapidly devoured the entire serial available to date Takes a well worn trope or two folks from our world appear in a different world with magic, goblins, etc etc and not only that but also a world in which people have literally classes and levels all stuff one might expect a 16 year old gamer kid to write poorly about But albeit perhaps with a little roughness at the beginning it s done REALLY well interesting characters and world, good plotting, and ongoing development of all thereof Absolutely well worth the read Rapidly moves from 4 stars to 4.5 as series progresses


  8. Kaila Kaila says:

    UPDATE The Audiobook for book 2 will be released 7 14 2020I have so many issues with this story Things that annoyed me include but are not limited to No editor, so it is long I have come to expect this since I read Worm a few years ago, another web serial, but there is a lot of wasting time on things that don t matter Words reused over and over again, sometimes three times within a couple of sentences Stare stared staring was the worst offender of this No one looks at anything, they o UPDATE The Audiobook for book 2 will be released 7 14 2020I have so many issues with this story Things that annoyed me include but are not limited to No editor, so it is long I have come to expect this since I read Worm a few years ago, another web serial, but there is a lot of wasting time on things that don t matter Words reused over and over again, sometimes three times within a couple of sentences Stare stared staring was the worst offender of this No one looks at anything, they only stare I did a text search on a random chapter to see if I could prove my point ctrl f pulled up 30 instances of stared in a single chapter Scenes were choreographed in really weird ways and I had a hard time believing what was happening I was constantly mad at how the characters reacted and it pulled me out of the story Did I huff indignantly while driving and listening to this book Yes, yes I did.But The audiobook narrator has so far only done Book 1 She is amaze balls Like, so good SO GOOD YOU GUYS I went and looked up other books she s done but none of them interest me this girl has a career ahead of her though, for sure Maybe because the narrator was so good, all the characters were very distinct and Ikind ofcared about them It s not exactly Game of Thrones but it is a bad idea to care about characters I binged the last 4 hours, which culminated in a huge action scene and things going wrong and I was there for it There is no audiobook out for book 2 I am going to be reading it from the blog now I guess that means I recommend it Even while being annoyed at it for like 30 hours of listening time The story and setting and everything is questionable but it is also compulsively readable


  9. Melissa Jane Melissa Jane says:

    This book just kept going on and on, yet I couldn t put it down The cast of characters was widely varied and immensely fun, the world building and magics system was rich and full of life and the adventures and action were emotionally gripping Fantastic all around and a series I recommend highly.


  10. Kathleen Garlock Kathleen Garlock says:

    So much fun The Wandering Inn popped onto my Goodreads feed one afternoon, and intrigued, I began reading reviews The one that sold me started out by saying there were many things wrong with the technical aspects of the ebook, but the story was so addicting they couldn t stop reading it.So, I bought a copy I d like to say I was captivated from the start, but honestly it was kind of slow This was my first venture into LitRPG and I wasn t impressed I put it down twice, but as they say, the thi So much fun The Wandering Inn popped onto my Goodreads feed one afternoon, and intrigued, I began reading reviews The one that sold me started out by saying there were many things wrong with the technical aspects of the ebook, but the story was so addicting they couldn t stop reading it.So, I bought a copy I d like to say I was captivated from the start, but honestly it was kind of slow This was my first venture into LitRPG and I wasn t impressed I put it down twice, but as they say, the third time s the charm This is a web serial currently over a million words long The author recently formatted the web volumes, flaws and all, for sale Written over the past two years, with two chapters posted each week, this is by no means a polished piece of work But Pirateaba, whomever she may be, is such a good storyteller, it s easy to overlook the issues and just have a great time reading a fun story Erin Solstice is transported from our world into one ruled by a gaming system involving levels and skills Somehow she escapes the danger inherent into this new world and wanders into an abandoned inn It s as filthy and bedraggled as she is, so she gives it a token cleaning and thereby earns her first Innkeeper level Told you it had a slow start Soon she is battling monsters, learning to cope in a hostile environment and befriending the animal humanoid people of this strange new world All the while gaining skills necessary to run her Inn and make a mean plate of pasta Five stars for Pirateaba s talent and storytelling ability, minus one star for those pesky technical issues, means four stars for The Wandering Inn Not exactly a Michelin rating, but I d stop there for a plate of pasta and a game of chess I hope you will too


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