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The city of Celum is not much like Liscor at all. While Erin is surrounded by familiar, human faces, she’s far from home and without her inn.

At the same time, a certain ill-tempered Lyonette is squatting in Erin’s inn, and Goblins are on the move. The Goblin Lord’s threat reaches across the entire region, and the Redfang tribe has rallied against him with the Floodplains tribe, although their Chieftains do not agree on some crucial matters....

The continent of Izril is rife with change as a young man named Laken Godart finds himself lost like all the others. Being naturally blind does not increase his odds of survival, either, but with luck, he might survive the winter.

This winter, there is only snow, Goblins, magic, and iambic pentameter. 

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that jump scar got me and Ryoka at the same time

dead gods I'm loving this series didn't expect the Emperor but I love that to

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-2021

Book 2 spoiled me

Book 2 was nearly 60 hours the vast majority of followed the titular characters of Arin ans Rioka.

book 3 is half of that, and is incredibly divided between Rioka, Arin, and several other secondary and tertiary characters. The writing is still incredibly good and maybe some of these threads lead to something big in book 4, but I truly wish the book had stuck with the main characters a little more. still a great listen though.

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  • Zac
  • 29-04-2021

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I love the series so much this book is amazing magic doors Insanity seals and crazy Pisces

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  • Tyler mezger
  • 02-05-2021

Too short

I love this series but I feel that this copy was way too short compared to the last two

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  • Matthew
  • 01-05-2021

Like Dr Kong of the Myst Village fame. Pirate Aba is redefining the industry!

Imagine, pulled out of you home in the middle of the night. No physical kidnapper, no team of robbers or those seeking to ransom you to your loved ones. But, by magic. To an alternate world that you are not guaranteed to survive in. What would you do? Give up and die or press on and use the lemons to make lemon-aid?

This the latest installment of the series is amazing. The end is where I will start. Wait for it! A door 🚪. Listen in friends. More variants of the Ant people appear. But what does that portend for our heroes? Our favorite Princess is left at the Inn. Will she burn it down or grow as a young lady? What other nasty situations are afoot? Ms Griffin. Will she fight the good Lady Magnolia or fight her Nemesis, the Ninja Maid? This series is so good I am preordering the next installment due in July. Lescor is where my heart 💘 is.

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  • Aquatic Kumquat
  • 01-05-2021

Beautiful Moments and No Plot

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This book was really really scattered compared to the others. People are all over the place doing things that don't relate to any of the other PoVs. If you were to ask me what the plot of this book, I couldn't tell you. Stuff just sort of happens and then stops happening, the end. There's no conclusion. there's no goal that everyone is striving for. It's just... parts of a story moving around with no destination. It also kind of bothered me that a few characters had rather sharp changes in their personalities from previous books without clear reasons why. I think I liked it better when the focus was narrowed to 2 protagonists. I do like hearing about the other people in the world, but I feel like they should be grouped together as separate stories so things aren't so messy.

That said, this book has a great many wonderful moments that are really moving on an emotional level, and that's a sign of good writing. It's just a shame that everything is so aimless right now with no resolution. I'd call it half a book, but stories should have a beginning, middle and end. We don't really have a clearly defined beginning and middle to say that. It might have bee better to group character PoVs together so it feels like their stories are unified, and market this as a collection of short stories. I dunno.

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The narration is mostly good, but at around the 20-30% mark the sound kept cutting out like they were trying to stich together multiple takes and it was really distracting. This problem went away after a while though. A couple of times voices kinda blurred together. I noticed this mostly in the blind guy's segments when at times I wasn't quite clear who was speaking for a few moments.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-04-2021

You should listen to this book

I’ll make it short and sweet. The character progression get so much better as Pirate Aba unfolds plot lines. You should stick with the series. Also the narrator is dope and is a great voice actor.

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  • Donald
  • 04-05-2021

This book is good. actually great.

But.... it's a filler.

yes it's good.

but a filler.

sigh.

ok. you gotta read, listen. it's all good. just frustrating.

this book is good. just....
sigh.

I'm serious. it's good, get it. each chapter is awesome.

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  • Stacy
  • 02-05-2021

I've been hooked since the first book!

Andrea Parsneau is amazing! I love the story line and that the author has created this entire "alternate" world. The story, combined with the performance, makes this series addictive.

I cannot wait for the next installment.

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  • Jean Roman
  • 01-05-2021

Great book. Great performance.

Another great book from pjrateaba. I burned through the book in three days, and I am left wanting to hear more ... again. I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Steven Don Porto Carero
  • 01-05-2021

Still awesome

I lost sleep because of this audiobook, but it was worth it. My only regret is that I already finished it.

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  • Paraschiv Mihai
  • 27-04-2021

The best story ever. Don't dwindle any longer!

Out of all the books that I had the pleasure of reading this is by far the best out of all of them.

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  • Gabby
  • 29-04-2021

Another epic in the series

Whizzed through this book, 37 hours was not enough!
Lovely to see the blind community get some exposure and the next one can't come quick enough!

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  • Matt Roberts
  • 01-05-2021

Even as long as it is, there's just not enough!

I'm always wary when a new entry in a series opens with a new character. However, the author manages to pull you in with ease, before settlings back to more well known characters and, as a good story does, leaves you wanting more of the character you just spent the last chapter or two with. There are characters I really want to slap, characters I wish there was more of, characters who just satisfy. Even though it hangs there constantly, the unanswered questions don't get in the way, because the story is engaging enough to keep your mind busy. That's the real take away here. It's unsatisfying stories where you feel cheated about unknown factors, where the author really hasn't a clue and tries to hide the fact. None of that here. Just truly awesome, satisfying tale spinning. I have to, but I don't want to wait for more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-2021

amazing

this is one of the best series ever!!! your missing out if you don't have the wandering inn in your life

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-05-2021

Brilliant.Fantastic. The best.

I have listened to and read a lot of books in my 72 years of Sifi and fantasy. I would say this is one of the best .😁😁😁😁😁

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  • Morris
  • 30-04-2021

GEM!

30+hrs (great value for a credit) are appreciated but not enough because the story draws you in making you want more.

This is a great addition and we see more of the intricacies of the world. New characters are introduced but it is amazing how quickly pirate aba makes you fall in love with them.

Also the narrator Andrea is world class at her job!

I have preorded the next book, can't wait for its release.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-2021

one more brilliant book of the Innworld

I really like this story. and author. and style. humor and tragedy here
And narrator is great. Andrea did good work

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  • Mark
  • 02-05-2021

amazing

the writing is superb. Reminds me of grimdark with a twist.
the story is interesting and the characters have been built layer on layer.
This and all previous books are refreshing with in this genre.
I recomend highly if you are interested in character development, a well written and interesting approach that keeps your engrossed and wanting more.
There are a few holes however I hope that these will be plugged my the author moving forward.
Once again highly recommended and very close to becoming one of my favourite series after gentlemen bastards, King killer Chronicles and the first law series.

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