I’ve read at least a few pages of over 3000 free downloads, mostly to rate how far up in my reading stack I should place them. Once every thousand or so books, I’ll encounter a tome with brilliant opening sentences, a spectacular first page, then a rippingly engaging story, and my whole reading stack method goes out the window.
Second Hand Wand Shoppe is one of those great books. – Ed Pegg
Tales from a Second Hand Wand Shoppe (Book 1):
They were the Best of Gnomes, They were the Worse of Gnomes.
Two Gnomes – Grimbledung and Drimblerod- are just trying to get along in life when their worlds collide. Drimblerod runs a moderately reputable Second Hand Wand Shop that does pretty well at moving inventory. Grimbledung runs a disreputable Second Hand Wand Wagon that he moves regularly to avoid the authorities.
Everything changes when they combine their talents:
City ordinances are broken. Neighbors are annoyed. The Constable becomes involved. Even the Magician’s Guild sends over some Enforcers to deal with them. Things are looking up for the Gnomes!
From multi-headed travelers looking for a good time, to Half-Orcs just trying to obey their mates, everyone seems to come to the Second Hand Wand Shoppe to either buy or sell a wand. Along for the ride are a neurotic Jousting Dummy, an immortal (so far) Rat, a Trolless who runs the Tavern and Restaurant across the street, a Dwarf next door with (alleged) Mob ties, and the Head Mistress of the local School of Magic (with definite Mob ties).
Did we mention the Halfling Army that’s out for blood? They’ll have to deal with them as well!
Bask in this illustrated 96,000+ word adventure! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry.
You’ll never be the same.