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Whisperwood

the world of Master Alchemist Griswald Grimm

The Whisperwood Ordinaire.
Flying Chipmunk Publishing, 2011.

A teen with the ultimate weapon. Maybe.
Chane' Pili, a gypsy teenager, becomes the accidental possessor of one of the greatest magical weapons in the desert city of Belestria. His only hope to free himself of this deadly treasure lies with Master Alchemist Doctor Griswald Grimm and his apprentice, Fleet. But someone else knows that Chane' is the possessor of this coveted magical item, and deadly strangers begin to appear on the street of dreams. Then Chane's home is attacked by kidnappers, and the alchemist's friends and allies become involved as a deadly firestorm begins. Who is pursuing them? And did the creator of the ordinaire have other deadly secrets, as well?
Meet the werewolves, wizards, soldiers, and spies of Bob Liddil's world, as they step out of the pages of Sorcerer's Apprentice Magazine and into a deadly contest of magic.



The Life and Times of Griswald Grimm, Flying Chipmunk Publishing, 2014.

This collection of short stories written by Linda Kepner and Bob Liddil features the same characters. These stories are reprinted from Sorcerer's Apprentice Magazine, The Little Shop of Poisons & Potions, and the Red Book.




The Whisperwood Ordinaire has been enjoying a second round of sales with the "renaissance" of classing D&D/T&T role-playing games, orchestrated by dice-rolling Dungeonmasters. This youthful, predominantly-male audience was the original readership of Sorcerer's Apprentice Magazine, from whence these books derived.

The late Bob Liddil was a dungeon master and storyteller for many years. Bob's heart was as big as his imagination. He spoke of a story he'd like to see written, which he titled The Whisperwood Ordinaire, about the kids he had developed in frame stories in Sorcerer's Apprentice. The novel was published in his memory. WO was favorably reviewed by Mary Russell of the NH Center for the Book in 2012. The review appears in the blog of the NH Center for the Book. As of October 2016, WO was also rated 4.75 (out of 5 stars) on Goodreads.

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