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Summary

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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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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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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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!
Of course, even all that would be for nothing without the spectacular narration of Andrea Parsneau. Honestly one of my favourite readers now.

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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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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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third book, third best. But still fantastic

Book 3 (Flowers Of Esthelm) in this series is the weakest one so far.
But do let that put you off, after all the first two books were incredibly well done and therefore hard to follow up. FOE felt like a lot of side stories, leaving little time spent with the two main characters. But saying that most of these side stories are very interesting, layed with some interesting characters.

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Andrea Parsneau is the voice of the world!

amazing story as always and the narration. I miss this level of voice acting on so many of the books I listen too. Not that they are poor, but this series is just do much more....eagerly waiting book 4

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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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I throughly enjoyed this book

It's not often that I screem NO! At a book but this happens every time I've finished one of these stories. The way the story fits together and the addition of some very interesting new characters, keeps the plot line moving - I really hope that they meet up with the main people in the next book. Trying not to give to much away here but I actually got teary eyed when the goblins sent to kill Erin sacrificed themselves.

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Amazing.

not surprised book 3 has to be split up, the story is a long one but a great one. highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-21

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
  • 29-04-21

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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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  • Donald
  • 04-05-21

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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  • Tyler mezger
  • 02-05-21

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
  • 01-05-21

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
  • 01-05-21

Beautiful Moments and No Plot

Story:

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
  • 30-04-21

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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  • Stacy
  • 02-05-21

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
  • 01-05-21

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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  • Jeff
  • 13-05-21

A frustrating but good book.

Imagine spending all day thinking about going to your favorite pizza place, but when you finally get there, they are only serving sushi. It’s really good sushi, but man, you really wanted pizza.

That’s how I feel about this book. Story was great, narration is spectacular, but I really wanted to spend more time with the people I had met in the previous books.

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