• The Last Light

  • The Wandering Inn, Book 5
  • By: pirateaba
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 52 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (2,975 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pirateaba returns once again, bringing you the thrilling fifth installment of chart-topping LitRPG series The Wandering Inn.

Kings awake, and emperors build new lands. Change is coming to the world, from the King of Destruction moving to a certain doctor finding more friends from home.

The Wandering Inn has a princess who solves problems rather than creates them, and her name is Lyonette. Yet what happens when the innkeeper returns to manage her inn? Lyonette must learn to be a good employee rather than manage everything herself, and sharing power is never easy...

Nor is it ever simple in war, but that is where Geneva Scala remains. In bloodier and increasingly brutal battlefields, The Last Light of Baleros is now growing in fame, but there is no future there. She is desperate, working against hostile forces who see her intervention as dangerous, and still bears the wounds of her previous war to save lives. But she is no longer alone. 

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First "king" chapters are just... skip'n nxt 3hrs

I'm about 4.5 hours in to the book, and I'm almost tempted to return the book right now. I'd rather wait in line at the DMV than finish this section. If I skip ahead another 5 hours, and just opt out of this thread of the story, what's the harm? I mean, I see chapters in the contents about Toren, Magnolia, Liscor, that walking dead MD, and our favorite blind guy ...and I want to find out what happens to them, but I just can't even anymore with this King of Destruction story line.

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Wow, just Wow!

First of all, this is not great fiction. Its a serial that Pirateaba is writing quickly. I'm not giving it five stars and saying this is as good as Name of the Wind or Dawn of Wonder. For what it is though (a novel based strongly upon MMORPG)... this series is just great.

Pirateaba is developing as an author. You can see character nuance growing from book one to book five. Its almost shocking how well Pirateaba is able to pull in the average reader & engross them in mundane pages on trudging water up a hill or wiping down tables. I could read Pirateaba talking about this all day.

Where Pirateaba is killing it in this book 5 is when she starts looking at what makes up a character she is developing. The world of the Wandering Inn is complex. There have to be over a dozen primary characters here. All are unique. The struggles they are overcoming are vastly entertaining.

Where I think Pirate Aba falters is when she starts introducing new characters. Like the first five chapters of this book. Its hard to jump in and get to know Pirateabas characters is what Im trying to say.

All five of these books are well worth the 5 credits.

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First 7 hours are tough but I enjoyed the rest.

Ooooof, I’m only 8 hours into this and I’m questioning if I want to continue the book hasn’t even touched base with Erin yet. The last book was tough to get through because of so much time spent on characters I don’t care about and this one is shaping up the same.
Update: Just after I wrote this review the whole story moved away from Floss and back to Erin, the rest of the book was very compelling and focused heavily on Erin / the in. I enjoyed it and would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the other books.

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Good... But Is Painful in Places

I have enjoyed each book in this series. This one included. However some characters are painful to follow.

For instance a certain Runner Girl who is too dumb to tell anybody about the threats in their midst. She always acts like everything is on her shoulders. Then people die because she is so self centered. Information is key. If nobody knows the truth how can they help.

Then there is Floss. I can understand why people follow him. He is a very charismatic leader. However he is nothing but a destroyer. King of Destruction indeed. His goal for the future is??? Life is better on the other side of the next hill. So we should destroy all resistance in the way and conquer until there are no greener pastures left to find. Absolute Lunacy.

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Floss me off this mortal coil

Still in progress but wanted to give people who are on the fence something to go off of before the holidays (review not rating, it's not yet earned more than 2 stars). I'm about 10 hours in and let me tell you, I'm hoping Fortnight over here flosses his way off the mortal coil, that he gets be-Trey-ed, when I relistened to the first books I skipped his parts and will 100% never listen to these 10 hours again.

Floss never has felt like a very strong character to me and this section reaffirms it, as he confirmed he's useless when it comes to literally any part of ruling his nation. He straight up says he's shoving off the work on his subordinates without a thank you or a please, yet somehow he stops for 2 decades and all the work he was already not doing stops being done. Unless he did more then stop and instead threw a tantrum and gave orders designed to make a whole continent fail then things probably wouldn't have got so bad between the literal host of talented people he foists extra work upon.

There's little of the charm that made me love this series in the first fifth of the book. Aaron's not cleaning with literal acid or talking about Gnoll anatomy, Ryoka isn't cursing at beings of immense power, The Horny crew isn't going insane and stabbing one another. It's literally just a guy who punch real gud in a situation that the only situation where I can even slightly believe in is if it was explained his skill was actually a form of mind control parasite that got stronger with proximity to him, he didn't actually know that, and he also thought he was in a shonen anime.

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Still amazing

Everything that made the previous audio books good is still present in this one. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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yay Nextbook

first off I cannot remember how much does a room cost at the wandering Inn?

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Absolutely Amazing

I don't even know what to say...this has been a Rollercoaster of emotions. but that doesn't sum it up, I hate you, I love you, I don't know. your writing should be considered a lethal weapon. damnit, when is the next book coming out???

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Love

It saddens me that one day there will be an end to this series. I love all of the characters and the way andrea parsneau brings them to life is magic into itself.

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The series finds another gear

These storylines are the beginning of where this epic fantasy becomes truly epic, and the author evolves from good to great.

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  • kendimac
  • 11-25-22

UK LISTENERS NEED TO TOLERATE THE NARRATOR ACCENTS

Enjoyed the story very much
Ms Parsneau needs a dialect coach.Awful (UKish) accents annoying

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-22

If you survive king chapters you might live on

Starting the book with an arc that would never end. First off, he is born a prince and his parents named him Floss, the trashigest trailer park nickname ever. he screams "I am your king" so many times and comes up with stupid shit that he just wings. I wish for him to just die so i don't have to listen to the most stupidest arc in book history. the book gets better after king arc but Rioca never growing up is also annoying. she is so smart and still not grasping simple things.

listen to all, but not sure i dare buying more books in series, if there is a new arc as bad as king i might out myself.

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  • Dawn Barstow
  • 06-08-22

Excellent as always

This book takes you deeper into the world with really interesting side stories, great addition to the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-24-22

great series

love this book its twists and turns made for a great read can't wait to start next book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-22

Another stellar installment

This book gets better as it goes on. Particularly the last 25% was completely gripping and I got little sleep last night as I couldn’t put it down.
This remains an incredibly compelling book series, with deep character development and Andrea Parsneau still doing a phenomenal narration job with yet more voices.

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  • matthew newham
  • 12-23-21

amazing

another great instalment in this amazing series. cannot recommend enough, worth listening to this whole series

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  • Tim
  • 12-15-21

beautifully performed great book

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, but especially how it is brought to life by the narrator.

10s of characters but you know exactly who's speaking at any time.