Reader Reviews

“Needs more stick people. Racist.”

Stick Person 10454

“Anyone got any apples? I’ll eat the blue ones too.”

Pirate

“Altogether enjoyable, the color scheme is terrible. White text on black background? Please. Why not stab out my non-existent eyes while you’re at it? Author, if you’re reading this, change it back to purple on orange post-haste. Love, Sticky!”

Stick Person (Grand Praetor of the Tau-Omega Empire Sub-sector 400B)

“BhJ5jg(&^bC2j  67*%^B,.m}{“

Rabbit

“I was enjoying the story right until they started hurting the crabs. Why? Why would you hurt those tasty, delicious crustaceans? I…I need to take a break. And eat crabs.”

Pot Head

“My favorite character was the acid fly killed in 1.06. R.I.P. Acid fly. You will be missed. BEGHJKMNOPQRSTUVWXZ. See that? I left out the ‘acid fly’ on purpose. That’s how much of a gap you’ve left.”

Stick Person Green

“On first glance, this may seem to the uninformed to be a simple story using the widely perpetuated ‘gaming world’ trope of the Japanese Light Novel. In the very first chapter we are introduced to our protagonist, one Erin Solstice. … Continue reading

Knight

“Special sale on acid flies and free drinks to whoever kicks the author of this story in the teeth. Seriously. Don’t I get hazard pay or something for all of this?”

Erin Solstice

“Vaguely acceptable.”

Barefoot Asian Running Girl

“Who wrote this? If you want a REAL story, go check out the light novel Overlord, or read something by Terry Pratchett. 1/10, would not write again.“

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30 thoughts on “Reader Reviews

  1. The goblins in Wandering Inn has more character development than in RE:monster, and everyone liked -that-, so you should totally read this one too.

  2. “Nice mix of normal reactions to unusual circumstances(both from and toward newcomers) with a hefty amount of continual surprises. Never bored, interested in where it goes, enjoying permanent quirks of characters, the distinct imaginative races, the realism, and the eccentric world system. Rough draft shows in spots, but overall awesome. 9/10, would write myself; this story needs to be written.”

  3. One of the most interesting story i’ve ever read online, the characters are all excellently well developed and the plot very refreshing

  4. Great storytelling combined with realistic, likable characters and plenty of plot development as well as character development—which many web novels lack—make this one of the most enjoyable WN’s I have had the pleasure of reading. Keep up the good work, I’m loving it!

  5. I’m not going to say this story is the best ever made, but it definitely does hold its own. The characters have their own depth, and as a whole it’s a great place to find some entertainment. I hold Erin a much more enjoyable character than Ryoka for practically every reason, but even then Ryoka isn’t a write-off.

    If you wanted a story you check on about twice a week with a realistic grasp on a fantasy environment *regardless of how common that idea is becoming* this is definitely one of the better takes and something I personally could recommend. I also hope the author could keep up this project and its eventual length until the end, because I’ll damn well be there for it.

  6. I binge read this story. I love the lore, and the characters really grow in you. Loved it, wish you could write more faster!

  7. I’ve just spent two days (literally) reading this story, and it’s been amazing so far. Even though I’m left with a sore back and the need to catch up in sleep I just can’t wait for the next chapter to be released. Thanks for sharing this story!

  8. Hey! Loving this story! Just donated $5 to this story. Love everything about it. The feelings, differing perspectives, struggles, heartbreak, joy, laughter, ridiculous antics and conversations, it all makes it feel like I’m reading about actual people. Erin is a beautiful soul thrust into desperation time and time again and she comes out stronger each time even if she doesn’t quite realize it herself. Ryoka is a whirlwind of rage and running while also being a great counterbalance of caution and reasoning to Erin’s “innocence”. I can’t wait to read more of this story for a long time and hope the author can reach a satisfying conclusion for both reader and themselves. I’d love to have my very own character but I do not wish to take away from the authors creativity with my own ideas or bias. Keep writing this comedy and fantasy gold!
    Sincerely,
    A Smiling Cat

  9. TLDR: This work is consistently quite good (just get about, 3-4 chapters in before judging), impressively long, and fixes its genre’s worst sins.TWI regularly rises above the shoutouts and references its genre loads it down with to be something much better than its inspirations.

    Positives: The Wandering Inn (TWI) fixes a LOT of the glaring flaws of the genre it falls in with good old fashioned solid characterizations. There are “gaming world” light novels where protagonists are in almost any situation, even underdogs. But the genre as a whole is plagued with smarter than thou, mary sue sociopaths. (Seriously, what’s up with that… is it a translation thing? I swear most these protagonists are one youngling harvest short of a full Anaken Skywalker.)

    TWI characters feel like real people dropped into fantasy situations. They respond to stimuli in relatable ways. They aren’t inhuman munchkins and min-maxxers. And they’re interesting.

    Negatives: The shout-outs can make otherwise awesome moments fall a bit flat. Now the framework for the genre is one big reference to a lot of geek culture. So references fit pretty naturally here and TWI does them less frequently and much more gracefully than similar works. But I’m always a bit disappointed when an author decides to pull from the more common parts of pop culture.

    Beautifully crafted original universe or references to things somebody’s found from painstakingly deeper research (say into pre-islam middle eastern pagan cultures) show, oh so very much. But both of those take stupid amounts of time. References piggybacking on the common will get the job done to a lesser or greater degree… but as Erin might say, you don’t get an [Immortal Moment] without putting in the work.

  10. Recently I read the book Sufficiently Advanced Magic and really enjoyed its inclusion of magic in a game like structure as I had never read anything like it before. On his blog he recommended this to try out. I do not regret doing that at all. The complexities of the characters, world, and the story has made this a fantastic read so far, and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Another reason I like it is its similarities to one of my favorite series right now, The Schooled in Magic series by Christopher Nuttall. If you haven’t heard of it I seriously suggest you check it out. The world building in it is amazing, just like this.

  11. Love reading your story! Just finally caught up to the newest chapters! Am a big fan of fantasy and LitRPG and have read tons of books. Love your world and stories and characters! Keep up the amazing work!

  12. Amazing story. I’m an Spanish person and it’s kind of difficult for me to read in English but I’ve been reading this for a week. In all my spare time I was with my mobile trying to catch up with the last post. I don’t know if I am expressing me well enough but I really really love this story. Thanks for all your work. 😀

  13. I like the imperfect characters. That’s not easy plot wise I can tell from most stories, but the characters all mess up. I just wish Ryoka would take advantage of the leveling system.

  14. Great menu, but the green flies left me with stomach pains. Also, the necromancer’s uncouth appearance ruined some of my appetite, remove him before my next visit. passable Inn, I suppose.

  15. Despite the condescension they receive I am a huge fan of the Isekai genre as well as Fantasy. I have a weakness for stories involving modern day people thrown into fantastical situations. Part of the appeal is seeing how a futuristic education can be applied to a medieval (and magical) setting. The only downside is that a majority of the main characters become the dreaded Mary Sues. Luckily, I’m easily amused and not to picky when it comes to reading fantasy and even if I dislike a story I’m a fast reader so I just power through. This has led me to become a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to this genre and I can say without a doubt, that this is one of the most incredible stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The world building is phenomenal and the blend of popular tropes and original ideas is something I rarely see. The amount of research done must have been immense and contributes to the realism of the world. The character development is also out of this world, having finished reading it in it’s entirety and looking it over as I reread Erin appears to be an entirely different person. However, the change is so gradual that I failed to even notice it while engrossed in the story. Another aspect I adored was the realistic use of knowledge from modern day earth. Most people know very little about how appliances and machines work and would be unable to reverse engineer them. It is entirely plausible, though, that a misplaced person could recall various recipes and cultural aspects. There is so much to say about The Wandering Inn but I have little free time and the inescapable urge to once again read this excellent tale.

  16. I really love this story it’s really well done and the world is just so much fun. The characters are fantastic. And It’s an expansive world and it really makes my imagination soar. I know a story is good if it makes me want to write stories in that world and yours does. I’m not sure what your position on fanfiction is but your world is really getting my inner fanfic writer going.

  17. I am really enjoying this web serial. The characters and world that you’ve built are fantastic. The world is probably my favorite part as it is expansive. The world you created makes my imagination soar. The highest compliment I can give is that a work of fiction inspires me to write in that world. I’m not sure what your position on fanfiction is but the world has inspired many daydreams and ideas for fanfics set in this world.

  18. Thank you so very much for putting your first book on Amazon! I’m now hooked, staying up hours past my bedtime, every night, reading your wonderful stories. Please do not ever stop – they’re a breath of fresh air and are delightful!

  19. Picked up your first book on Amazon. Loved it. I have been reading the rest online. You have wonderful character development, engaging story lines, and excellent narratives. Thank you for sharing your work.

  20. I have been reading you exclusively in the past weeks. Subject matter is enthralling.
    Your editing is significantly better than lit rpg authors I buy or get free from Amazon prime. That’s where I found your work…
    I have at least 4 books from series I read that I am currently ignoring to read you.
    Thank you

  21. I love this story. It is really engaging. I admit that I stopped reading it for a time because some parts just went on for too long, but I came back for more. I really like Erin, the Clown guy, Rags, Laken, Toren, Niers Astoragon, Emperor of Sands, Pisces, and etc. (Except Ryoka, is it bad that I hate her personality?) I found that this story really makes you think deeply. It asks deep questions like: Who is right? What is right? What is motivating this character? and more. I absolutely love the fact that we grow to love and relate to some of the characters, and then they massacre people! That plot twist was awesome, and you can still see where they are coming from! It makes it easy for us to dehumanize people that do messed up things, but your story helps us to see just how easy it is to fall down that path too. Plot twists are awesome. The whole mystery of this world is awesome. The monsters and creatures in this world are awesome. Everything (except Ryoka) is awesome! I’m loving the emotions that build up, and the morals that are examined. The clown guy is pretty awesome too. Sure, this is story is boring in parts, but I think it is definitely worth the read.

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