They were the Best of Gnomes, They were the Worst of Gnomes.
Well, one each, really. These 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.
Drimblerod thinks he has found the perfect partner- someone he can trust (he’s a fellow Gnome, after all) and one that will keep away pesky non-buying window shoppers. Little does he realize that his new-found partner suffers from Pixie Madness! And not the good kind.
As Grimbledung gets used to his new life of respectable shop ownership, the pair end up befriending Nulu Bentknees the Trolless across the street, Pozzuoli Consigliore the Dwarf next door, and even the town constable- Akita Finnish (a Werewolf who would rather bask in the sun than do anything else).
Along with Big Julie, the headmistress of the school of magic down the road, this diverse group learns to deal with Grimbledung’s antics as they try to refocus his outlandish get rich schemes and unpredictable outbursts into something more productive. Or at least more quiet! They would be happy if he paid for some of his drinks.
Things start to heat up for the gang when Grimbledung manages to annoy the entire Great Halfling Empire. Well, not the whole Great Halfling Empire but at least the Halfling soldiers in town. It takes until late in Book 2 for the ENTIRE empire to get annoyed with him. He is just one Gnome, after all. With an impending invasion, everyone is on their toes. It doesn’t help that Grimbledung is stepping on them!
We’d like to say that “Everything works out in the end” but “Raging Inferno!” is probably more accurate.
Book 6, “It’s the Election, Stupid” is now out. Grimbledung tries his hand at managing a campaign.