Two Weeks: Travis Baldree’s LEGENDS & LATTES out in Brazil!

Travis Baldree‘s critically-acclaimed, best-selling debut novel, LEGENDS & LATTES is getting a Portugese edition! CAFÉS & LENDAS was translated by Flora Pinheiro, and is due to be published in Brazil by Intrínseca, on March 11th. Here’s the synopsis…

Fenômeno do TikTok, uma alta fantasia de baixíssimo perigo em que uma orc decide mudar de vida e encontra pelo caminho uma verdadeira família e um novo amor

Viv empunha sua poderosa espada pela última vez. A história de uma orc deveria se resumir a força e violência, mas ela está farta de travar batalhas e colecionar problemas. Por isso, decide colocar um ponto-final em suas aventuras sanguinárias e recomeçar a vida.

Levando uma pedra que carrega uma lenda esquecida, a orc decide ir para Thune, uma cidade que reúne criaturas de várias espécies e onde talvez exista uma misteriosa energia mágica. Lá, Viv decide abrir um estabelecimento nunca antes visto: uma cafeteria.

Mas começar um negócio é difícil — especialmente quando ninguém tem ideia do que é café. E, para piorar, há inimigos do complicado passado da orc que querem atrapalhar seus planos. Em meio ao aroma de café e às novas amizades — Cal, um hob de poucas palavras, Tico, um adorável ratoide padeiro, e Tandri, uma súcubo que mexe com seus sentimentos —, Viv finalmente sente que encontrou seu lugar. Mas ela vai precisar de ajuda para trilhar esse novo caminho…

Cativante e bem-humorado, Cafés & Lendas é uma leitura aconchegante que narra a importância das pequenas coisas da vida e mostra a magia dos momentos decisivos. Viv vai descobrir que as criaturas que encontra em sua jornada — sejam unidas por uma lenda antiga, doces deliciosos ou uma bebida quente — podem se tornar sua verdadeira família. E, quem sabe, uma delas até conquiste seu coração.

LEGENDS & LATTES is published by Tor Books in the UK and North America. It is also available in an ever-growing number of translated editions. (See Travis’s page for more details on where it has been published in translation.) Here’s the English-language synopsis…

A cosy, heartwarming slice-of-life fantasy about found families and fresh starts,Legends & Lattes is perfect for fans of TJ Klune, Katherine Addison and T. Kingfisher. From the Hugo Award-winning author, Travis Baldree.

High fantasy, low stakes – with a double-shot of coffee.

After decades of adventuring, Viv the orc barbarian is finally hanging up her sword for good. Now she sets her sights on a new dream – for she plans to open the first coffee shop in the city of Thune. Even though no one there knows what coffee actually is.

If Viv wants to put the past behind her, she can’t go it alone. And help might arrive from unexpected quarters. Yet old rivals and new stand in the way of success. And Thune’s shady underbelly could make it all too easy for Viv to take up the blade once more.

But the true reward of the uncharted path is the travellers you meet along the way. Whether bound by ancient magic, delicious pastries or a freshly brewed cup, they may become something deeper than Viv ever could have imagined…

Here are just a few of the many great reviews the novel has received…

‘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 McGuireNew York Times bestselling author of Every Heart A Doorway

‘The most fun I’ve ever had in a coffee shop.’ — Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London

‘A gentle little cozy set against an epic fantasy backdrop… This charming outing will please anyone who’s ever wished to spend time in a fantasy world without all the quests and battles.’ — Publishers Weekly

‘This slice-of-life cozy fantasy novel has everything you’ve been searching for.’ — Buzzfeed

‘With its mysterious encounters, summer flings and a growing number of skeletons, Baldree’s fantastical novel is the perfect winter indulgence.’ — HuffPost Books (“Best Books We Read in 2023)

‘A stunningly-well done story at every level’ — Fantasy Faction

LEGENDS & LATTES isn’t just a cosy, slice-of-life fantasy, it is a hug after a long day, it’s that first bite of chocolate you’ve been desperately craving or that first sip of coffee, it’s pyjamas and blankets and everything else which brings comfort and warmth. This is a tale so simple yet so wholesome and adorable, it has made me see just how versatile the fantasy genre can be… Believe the hype… this book deserves all the praise… Baldree delivers a tale to soothe the soul, a tale which had me smiling and crying with happiness from beginning to end.’ — Fantasy Hive

Baldree’s latest novel, BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST, is a prequel to his debut, and is out now — also published in the UK and North America by Tor Books. Like the first book, it is also slowly conquering the world as more and more translated editions are published.

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