Travis Baldree‘s highly-acclaimed and eagerly-anticipated novel LEGENDS & LATTES is out this week! The book is due to be published by Tor Books in both North America (November 8th) and in the UK (November 10th) — covers above and below, respectively. Here’s the synopsis…
Come take a load off at Viv’s cafe, the first & only coffee shop in Thune. Grand opening!
Worn out after decades of packing steel and raising hell, Viv, the orc barbarian, cashes out of the warrior’s life with one final score. A forgotten legend, a fabled artifact, and an unreasonable amount of hope lead her to the streets of Thune, where she plans to open the first coffee shop the city has ever seen.
However, her dreams of a fresh start filling mugs instead of swinging swords are hardly a sure bet. Old frenemies and Thune’s shady underbelly may just upset her plans. To finally build something that will last, Viv will need some new partners, and a different kind of resolve.
The North American edition will also include a new, bonus prequel story. PAGES TO FILL.
The novel has recently been selected as an Indie Next November 2022 Recommended Reads, as well as Library Reads Pick for November 2022!
To celebrate the UK release of the novel, Travis is also going to have a mini-book tour! Here are the details, plus links to buy tickets…
- November 1st: In-store event hosted by Waterstones Birmingham.
- November 2nd: Online event hosted by Waterstones Piccadilly. (Tickets for the in-store event have sold out.)
Here are just a few of the great reviews the novel has received so far…
‘This is a story about following your dreams, even when they take you away from who you thought you had to be. It’s sweet, beautiful and, most of all, kind. I hugely recommend this book.’ — Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart A Doorway
‘A stunningly-well done story at every level’ — Fantasy Faction
‘I loved LEGENDS & LATTES and I have literally nothing bad to say about it… a warm hug on a cold day. Written with care and attention, Baldree’s delicate touch and vibrant characters make this story shine… Books have their own kind of magic. LEGENDS & LATTES was positively enchanting.’ — Bookworm Blues
‘LEGENDS & LATTES reads like a fresh cup of coffee. The novel radiates the same sort of rich warmth you feel in your belly after a sip of a freshly brewed latte. That feeling sticks throughout, making for a refreshing and cozy tale worth your time… If you’re into cozy fantasy, or you just want a break from the epic subgenre, LEGENDS & LATTES is for you.’ — Quill to Live
‘This slice-of-life cozy fantasy novel has everything you’ve been searching for.’ — Buzzfeed
‘An orc retires from adventuring to start a fantasy city’s very first coffee shop. This setup combined with the positive messages of defying societal stereotypes, letting go of violence to build peace, and trusting in your friends feels like a premise from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld… LEGENDS & LATTES is a novel, and shop, that will delight anyone who enjoys coffee-shop alternate universes, slow-burn romances, and the vindication of friendship.’ — Booklist, starred review
‘If you like fantasy but you’re tired of reading about wars and general intensity, this is the book for you… Cozy fantasy at its best.’ — Literary Hub