RIVERS OF LONDON: STRAY CAT BLUES #3 Out in Two Weeks!


The third issue in Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch‘s Rivers of London comic series, STRAY CAT BLUES, is out in two weeks! Due to be published by Titan Comics on July 24th, here’s the synopsis…

Old frenemies become allies in the latest Rivers of London saga, when a mysterious cat-woman comes to Abigail looking for help to free her sisters from a notorious chimera brother run by London gangster Monty and his sinister magically endowed mother, Mrs.Napier.

Series artwork is by José María Beroy, and the cover is by Veronica Fish.

The comic series is set in the same world as Ben Aaronovitch’s internationally-best selling and acclaimed Rivers of London/Peter Grant series of novels and novellas. If you’d like to know how the various series and books fit together, check out the info-graphic below…

New CHRONICLES OF AMBER Omnibus Published Tomorrow in Russia!


Tomorrow, fanzon/Эксмо are due to publish a new Chronicles of Amber omnibus. Девять принцев Амбера. Ружья Авалона collects the first two novels in Roger Zelazny‘s classic, beloved series: NINE PRINCES IN AMBER and THE GUNS OF AVALON.

Два первых романа цикла «Хроники Амбера» — грандиозной саги мастера фэнтези Роджера Желязны.

«Девять принцев Амбера»

Карл Кори приходит в себя в частной клинике и с амнезией после автокатастрофы. Сбежав оттуда, он начинает расследование, по крупицам собирая правду о самом себе. Оказывается, что он — Корвин, один из принцев Амбера, вечного города, тенью которого является наша Земля, как и все остальные миры мультивселенной. Трон пустует, и за него идет отчаянная борьба между наследниками. Вернув свою память в магическом лабиринте, Корвин присоединяется к армии брата Блейза, выступившего против общего врага — Эрика, брата-узурпатора. Смогут ли их войска пройти через множество миров и захватить Амбер?

«Ружья Авалона»

Сбежав из заключения, принц Корвин отправляется в Авалон, Тень, которой он когда-то правил столетия назад. У него есть секрет, он позволит ему завоевать Амбер и свергнуть Эрика. Но проклятие, которое произнес Корвин, принесло свои мрачные плоды. В каждый из миров проникло зло, а демонические легионы маршируют по Черной Дороге, протянувшейся сквозь мультивселенную почти до самых врат Амбера. Куда ведет Черная Дорога и какие силы командуют этими армиями?

Роджер Желязны — классик мировой фантастики и один из ярчайших представителей ее «новой волны», шесть раз удостоившийся премии «Хьюго» и три раза — премии «Небьюла». Он перенес акцент с роботов и звездолетов на внутренний мир человека. Книги Желязны переведены на десятки языков мира и по праву стоят в ряду лучшей интеллектуальной прозы XX столетия.

The Chronicles of Amber are published in the UK by Gollancz, collected into two omnibus editions, each containing five books. Here’s the synopsis for the first collection…

Amber is the one real world, casting infinite reflections of itself – Shadow worlds, that can be manipulated by those of royal Amberite blood. But the royal family is torn apart by jealousies and suspicion; the disappearance of the Patriarch Oberon has intensified the internal conflict by leaving the throne apparently up for grabs.

In a hospital on the Shadow Earth, a young man is recovering from a freak car accident; amnesia has robbed him of all his memory, even the fact that he is Corwin, Crown Prince of Amber, rightful heir to the throne – and he is in deadly peril…

The five books, Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon and The Courts of Chaos, together make up The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny’s finest work of fantasy and an undisputed classic of the genre.

Two Weeks: New Beasts of the Briar Editions!


In two weeks, Magpie/Harper Voyager publish four new editions from Elizabeth Helen‘s Beasts of the Briar romantasy series! Only July 18th, the first three novels — BONDED BY THORNS, WOVEN BY GOLD, and FORGED BY MALICE — will be available in hardcover editions (previously, they were only available in the UK as eBooks). Here’s the synopsis for the first book…

🥀 A Beauty and the Beast Fantasy Romance Retelling 🥀

Four handsome fae princes. One awkward bookworm. An Enchanted Vale. A beastly curse to break.

Rosalina O’Connell lives her life in Orca Cove as quietly as she can. Known as the daughter of Crazy George she tries to keep her head down. But George isn’t crazy, he’s searching for his wife who disappeared, and is convinced she was stolen by fae.

When George goes missing, Rosie goes after him and finds herself in a new world, the Enchanted Vale, the world of the fae and her father has been imprisoned in Castletree by the Winter Prince. Rosie has no choice but to make a deal to take her father’s place, meaning she must remain in Castletree forever.

As Rosie begins to learn more about the Enchanted Vale and the four Princes, she shares a castle with, she discovers that they have been cursed. The Princes must take on the form of demonic wolves every night and with every year that the curse continues, more of their magic, and the magic of Castletree, fades away.

If the Princes can each find their mate, they will break their curse and free their realm. Rosie is determined to help the Princes find their mates so that she can return home. The only problem is, the more time she spends with the Princes, the more she’s convinced that she’s the one they’re all meant to be with.

A spicy Beauty and the Beast retelling filled with enchanted fae, morally grey characters, a stupidly hot villain and a Princess who has found her Prince Charming. All four of them.

In addition, the third novel will also be available as an audiobook on July 18th, also published by Magpie (the first two novels are out now in audiobook editions). The novel is narrated by Laurent Darnell, Josie Gold, Hunter Johns, Todd Roddington, Sally Roma, and Robin Speare. Here’s the synopsis…

Since Rosalina O’Connell journeyed to the Enchanted Vale, she has discovered many things about herself. Most importantly, she is the fated mate of Prince Keldarion and Prince Farron and she is half fae. Meaning her missing mother, wasn’t stolen by fae, she is fae.

In her new fae form Rosalina attempts to discover the magic hidden inside while keeping Castletree standing as the Princes are forced to return to their realms due to the aftermath of the attack on Autumn.

When Goblins attack Castletree and try to steal the sword of the Sworn Protector with Spring steel, Rosalina and the Princes must go to Spring to solve this deadly mystery. But Spring has been closed off from all contact for many months and trouble is brewing.

Rosalina and the Princes must help Prince Ezryn reclaim his realm and break his curse before his brother, Prince Kairyn brings the realm to ruin. But Ezryn has many secrets and a traumatic past to face before he can become the true High Ruler of Spring.

Will Rosalina and the Princes be able help Ezryn save the Spring Realm? Could Rosalina be the key to breaking Ez’s curse despite already being mated to Farron and Keldarion?

Zeno represents Elizabeth Helen in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

ICYMI: Travis Baldree’s GOBLINS & GREATCOATS is Out Now!


In case you missed the news last week: GOBLINS & GREATCOATS, a novella by Travis Baldree, is out now! Not only that, but it’s free from Subterranean Press! Just head on over to their website to get your eBook.

GOBLINS & GREATCOATS is set in the same world as the author’s best-selling and highly-acclaimed Legends & Lattes novels. Here’s the synopsis…

A goblin with too many pockets and a disturbing affinity for cutlery, a rain-soaked night, four adventurers, a pair of corpses, a junk-drawer knife, some unfortunate taxidermy, and a beleaguered Gatewarden…

These are the primary ingredients in a locked-room mystery that can only be solved by the Territory’s most unlikely detective.

Her name is Zyll.

Her eyes are keen, her teeth are sharp, and the chaos of her passing leaves no murder unsolved.

Cover artwork by Alicia Ramos Castillo.

Baldree’s LEGENDS & LATTES and BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST (a prequel) are published by Tor Books in the UK and North America, and very widely in translation.

‘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, on LEGENDS & LATTES

‘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 on LEGENDS & LATTES

‘This slice-of-life cozy fantasy novel has everything you’ve been searching for.’ Buzzfeed on LEGENDS & LATTES

‘Bestseller Baldree’s cozy standalone sequel to LEGENDS & LATTES shows that even a battle-hungry orc can find happiness in life’s simple pleasures… The innocent joy of Viv and Fern’s love is delightful and Baldree’s formula of placing low-stakes stories in high-fantasy settings remains good fun. Series fans will eat this up.’ — Publishers Weekly on BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST

‘This prequel gives readers a glimpse of Viv as a young orc, still committed to the fighter’s life, just taking an enforced break in a charming town populated by compelling, richly drawn characters, and the slightest hint of danger in the wind. Despite the lurking necromancer, the vibes are decidedly warm and cozy, and the plot is just as much about saving the bookstore and building relationships as it is about protecting the town from the man in gray. As a prequel, it can stand alone, but will certainly satisfy fans as well. Warm and wonderful.’ — Kirkus (Starred Review) on BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST

‘This prequel gives readers a glimpse of Viv as a young orc, still committed to the fighter’s life, just taking an enforced break in a charming town populated by compelling, richly drawn characters, and the slightest hint of danger in the wind. Despite the lurking necromancer, the vibes are decidedly warm and cozy, and the plot is just as much about saving the bookstore and building relationships as it is about protecting the town from the man in gray. As a prequel, it can stand alone, but will certainly satisfy fans as well. Warm and wonderful.’ — Literary Hub on BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST

‘What Baldree does he does well. His prose is direct and engaging without being simple, even if he does throw in a distractingly clever turn of phrase on occasion… Mostly, though, BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST is the story equivalent of a warm blanket on a bleak day.’ — Locus

New Romanian Edition of LEGENDS & LATTES Out Now!


The Romanian edition of Travis Baldree‘s best-selling and critically-acclaimed LEGENDS & LATTES is out now! Published by Alice Books, as LEGENDE & LATTE, it was translated by Iulia Dromereschi. Here’s the synopsis…

După un trai cu vărsare de sânge și recompense, Viv își agață, în sfârșit, paloșul în cui.

Orca sătulă de lupte își propune să o ia de la început și să deschidă prima cafenea din orașul Thune. Dar rivali vechi și noi stau în calea succesului ei – ca să nu mai spunem că nimeni nu are nici cea mai vagă idee ce este cafeaua.

Dacă Viv vrea să lase trecutul în urmă și să-și îndeplinească planurile, nu va reuși de una singură.

Dar adevărata răsplată a drumului neexplorat o reprezintă călătorii pe care îi întâlnești pe parcurs. Și fie că sunt aduși laolaltă de magia străveche, de foitaje sau de o ceașcă de cafea proaspătă, ar putea deveni parteneri, o familie și ceva mai profund decât și-ar fi putut închipui vreodată.

Tor Books publishes LEGENDS & LATTES — and its prequel, BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST — in the UK and North America. It was a best-seller in both territories. The novel is also available in an ever-growing number of translated editions (more details can be found on Travis’s author page).

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…

And here are just a few of the great reviews LEGENDS & LATTES 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 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

‘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

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

STRAY CAT BLUES #2 Out Today!


STRAY CAT BLUES #2, written by Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch, is out today! Published by Titan Comics on June 26th, it’s the second issue in the 12th Rivers of London comics series. The issue features fantastic artwork by José María Beroy (who has worked on many of the Rivers of London series, now). Here’s the synopsis…

Old frenemies become allies in the latest Rivers of London saga, when a mysterious cat-woman comes to Abigail looking for help to free her sisters from a notorious chimera brothel run by London gangster Monty and his sinister magically endowed mother, Mrs. Napier.

The issue is available in both print and digital editions. There will be two variant covers for the issue: the first (above) by VV Glass, and the second (below) by David M Buisan.

The comic series is set in the same world as Ben Aaronovitch’s internationally-best selling Rivers of London/Peter Grant series of novels and novellas. If you’d like to know how the various series and books fit together, check out the info-graphic below…

Jonathan Carroll’s Back-List to be Re-Issued!


We are very happy to report that select titles from Jonathan Carroll‘s acclaimed, award-winning backlist are being reissued! In partnerships with JABberwocky Literary Agency, six of Carroll’s titles will be available as eBooks and, in some instances print editions. These six titles are the first in a planned, wider roll-out of the author’s entire catalogue.

The first six titles to be available are as follows…

  • THE LAND OF LAUGHS (Carroll’s renowned debut)
  • BONES OF THE MOON
  • THE GHOST IN LOVE
  • BATHING THE LION
  • TEACHING THE DOG TO READ (a novella)
  • THE CROW’S DINNER (a non-fiction collection

They will all be published this summer, with select print editions to follow.

Jonathan Carroll is the author of more than twenty novels and numerous short stories and novellas. His works have been published in over thirty languages. He is beloved by fellow authors, with Stephen King deeming him “as scary as Hitchcock” and Neil Gaiman counting Carroll as one of his favorite living writers.

THE LAND OF LAUGHS was first published in 1980 — the new edition is due to be published on July 16th. It follows a self-involved writer and a naïve puppeteer on their journey to the small town their favorite author, Marshall France, called home. Their quest to co-write a biography of France is quickly derailed by the sheer oddness of the town—and its striking resemblance to the worlds the author created. The novel is a deft combination of fantasy, speculative fiction, and magical realism, with a few talking dogs thrown in for good measure. It rightfully launched Carroll’s career, establishing him as a singular voice in genre fiction.

‘Jonathan Carroll’s storytelling is a magical dance of imagination and emotion, leaving readers spellbound with every word.’New York Times

‘With each novel, Jonathan Carroll defies expectations and pushes the boundaries of genre, reminding us of the power of storytelling to surprise, challenge, and move us.’Library Journal

‘Carroll’s novels are a masterclass in blending the ordinary with the extraordinary, delivering tales that are both hauntingly surreal and deeply human.’Guardian

‘Carroll’s prose is a symphony of vivid imagery and elegant language, painting landscapes that are as beautiful as they are unsettling.’Publishers Weekly

‘Reading Jonathan Carroll, one thinks of a blind person stroking a drugged tiger—an experience that is sensuous, dreamy, and dangerous all at once. And then, of course, the tiger wakes up.’Bruce Wagner, novelist and screenwriter

Carroll’s latest novel is MR. BREAKFAST, which is out now, published by Melville House.

ICYMI: Brandon Sanderson’s WIND AND TRUTH Out in December!


Yesterday, Gollancz unveiled the upcoming editions of WIND AND TRUTH — the fifth Stormlight Archive novel by Brandon Sanderson! One of the reveal videos is above, showing the UK hardcover and eBook editions. The novel will also be available in a special Waterstones edition, with sprayed edges (video below). All editions will be published on December 6th.

WIND AND TRUTH is the highly-anticipated mid-series climax of the Stormlight Archive. Here’s the synopsis…

The long-awaited explosive climax to the first arc of the Number One New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive.

Dalinar Kholin has challenged the evil god Odium to a contest of champions, and the Knights Radiant and the nations of Roshar have a mere ten days to prepare for the worst.

The fate of the entire world – and the Cosmere at large – hangs in the balance.

Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Elizabeth Helen’s WOVEN BY GOLD Audiobook Out Now in the UK!


The UK audiobook edition of Elizabeth Helen‘s WOVEN BY GOLD is out today! Published by Magpie, it is the 2nd novel in the authors’ Beasts of the Briar series. The audiobook is narrated by Laurent Darnell, Todd Roddington, Hunter Johns, Robin Speare, and Josie Gold.

Here’s the synopsis…

A curse that must be broken. A human woman who longs for her fae home. Four fae princes who are woven together by fate, and all yearn for the same woman.

Rosie was betrayed and rejected by her mate and sent back to Orca Cove against her wishes, but nothing will stop her from returning to her true home. Rosie and her father team up, trying to get back to the Enchanted Vale so that Rosie can see her Princes again and they can find her mother who has been missing for 25 years.

When Rosie manages to tap into the magic of Castletree and make contact with Prince Ezryn of the Spring Realm, she begs him to bring her home. The remaining Princes having thought that Rosie left of her own volition immediately come and get her and bring her and her father back to the Enchanted Vale.

But Keldarion, High Prince of Winter’s betrayal isn’t the most pressing thing the Princes have to deal with. There is a frost attacking the Autumn Realm and if Rosie and her Princes can’t figure out how to stop it, Autumn will go to war with the Winter Realm.

As the mystery behind the frost comes to a crescendo and an epic battle ensues, Rosie must make a deal with Caspian to protect all those she loves. But the price she has to pay may be too high.

Can Rosie unearth the magic inside herself and save her Princes and the Autumn realm?

The second book in the Beasts of the Briar series, a spicy Beauty and the Beast retelling filled with morally grey characters, a stupidly hot villain and a Princess who has found her Prince charming. All four of them.

The Beasts of the Briar series includes BONDED BY THORNS (also available as an audiobook), WOVEN BY GOLD, FORGED BY MALICE, and the forthcoming BROKEN BY DAYLIGHT (due out on September 10th) — all published by Magpie in the UK. The first three novels are out now in eBook, and UK hardcover editions are due out in four weeks (July 18th).

Zeno represents Elizabeth Helen in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Audio Spotlight: LEGENDS & LATTES in Germany!


Today, we just wanted to draw your attention to the German audiobook editions of Travis Baldree‘s acclaimed, best-selling LEGENDS & LATTES and BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST! Both editions are published by Hörbuch Hamburg, and read by Stefan Kaminski. The German editions were translated by Wolfgang Thon (print and eBook editions published by DTV).

LEGENDS & LATTES is published as MAGIE & MILCHSCHAUM, and here’s the synopsis…

Schwert oder Kaffee? Das ist hier die Frage.

Viv, eine wilde und tapfere Ork-Kriegerin, ist nach Jahren voller Abenteuer und Fährnisse des Kämpfens müde geworden. Sehr zum Unwillen ihrer Gefährten beschließt sie, das Schwert an den Nagel zu hängen – und dafür ein Kaffeehaus zu eröffnen. In der Hafenstadt Thune setzt sie zusammen mit dem Hobbit Cal ihren Plan in die Tat um und lockt mit dem exquisiten Getränk schon bald Krieger, Zwerge und Wesen jeglicher Art an… und leider auch den bösen Elf Fennus, der von Viv ein geheimnisvolles Artefakt stehlen will. Eines Nachts steht das Kaffeehaus in Flammen… aber auch wenn Viv sich mittlerweile in den Succubus Tandri verliebt hat, ist sie alles andere als eingerostet und nimmt den Kampf auf!

BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST is published as BÜCHER & BARBAREN. Here’s the synopsis…

Keks oder Kampf – das ist jetzt die Frage!

Gerade als Ork-Kriegerin Viv mit ihrer Karriere als Söldnerin bei Rackam’s Ravens durchstarten will, verletzt sie sich bei einem Kampf und wird von der Crew in der Küstenstadt Murk abgesetzt. Verwundet ist Viv gezwungen, ihr Schwert vorerst beiseitezulegen. Bevor sie sich jedoch langweilen kann, trifft sie auf Fern, die sie in die Welt der Bücher entführt, und somit findet Viv ein neues Projekt: die Erneuerung des heruntergekommenen Bücherladens. Auch mit der Zwergin und Bäckerin Maylee verbringt Viv immer mehr Zeit. Doch Murk ist nicht die schläfrige Kleinstadt, für die Viv sie gehalten hat – die Gnomin Gallina will Viv um jeden Preis beweisen, dass sie eine gute Kämpferin für Rackam ist, und dann ist da auch noch ein Neuankömmling, der sein Unwesen in der Stadt treibt…

Both books are published in English by Tor Books (in the UK and in North America). The audiobooks are narrated by the author, and out now!

Ben Aaronovitch’s WINTER’S GIFTS out now in new Paperback Edition!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s latest Rivers of London novella, WINTER’S GIFTS is available today in a new UK paperback edition! The first book to star FBI Agent Kimberley Reynolds, it takes the action to the United States. Published by Gollancz, it is also available as an audiobook (narrated by Penelope Rawlins).

Here’s the synopsis…

THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ACROSS THE POND…

When retired FBI Agent Patrick Henderson calls in an ‘X-Ray Sierra India’ incident, the operator doesn’t understand. He tells them to pass it up the chain till someone does.

That person is FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Leaving Quantico for snowbound Northern Wisconsin, she finds that a tornado has flattened half the town – and there’s no sign of Henderson.

Things soon go from weird to worse, as neighbours report unsettling sightings, key evidence goes missing, and the snow keeps rising – cutting off the town, with no way in or out…

Something terrible is awakening. As the clues lead to the coldest of cold cases – a cursed expedition into the frozen wilderness – Reynolds follows a trail from the start of the American nightmare, to the horror that still lives on today…

WINTER’S GIFTS is available in North America, too, published by Subterranean Press (in hardcover and eBook).

‘Aaronovitch takes his signature blend of humor and horror across the pond in his gripping 10th Rivers of London urban fantasy… Aaronovitch creates suspense with the question of which locals, if any, his heroine can trust, and the truth is all-the-more satisfying for being revealed only gradually. This supernaturally tinged mystery keeps readers on their toes.’ — Publishers Weekly on WINTER’S GIFTS

‘[A]n enjoyable, entertaining, and well-crafted tale.’Bibliosanctum

‘With her gentle humour, sharp observation skills and amusing intolerance for bad language, agent Reynolds joins the ranks of Tobias and Abigail as thoroughly entertaining viewpoint characters who offer an interesting new perspective on this world, adding depth and variety to a series which continues to entertain and satisfy.’Track of Words

‘[A]n exciting, humorous and well-designed adventure… an excellent addition to this series.’Blue Book Balloon

The next book in the Rivers of London universe is THE MASQUERADES OF SPRING, a novella, which is due out in September.

Travis Baldree’s KNIHKUPECTVÍ A KOSTNÍ PRACH Out Now!


The Czech edition of Travis Baldree‘s #1 best-selling BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST is out now! The prequel to LEGENDS & LATTES, it’s published in Czechia by Laser, as KNIHKUPECTVÍ A KOSTNÍ PRACH. The novel was translated by Jitka Čupová. Here’s the synopsis…

Strávit hodiny v obleženém knihkupectví ve společnosti jeho prostořekého majitele je to poslední, co by Viv předpovídala, ale může to být přesně to, co potřebuje – zárodek změn, které si nedokázala představit. Dobrodružství však není tak daleko. Podezřelý cestovatel v šedém, skřítek s čipem na rameni, letní úlet a nepravděpodobné množství koster dokazují, že Murk je rušnější, než by Viv kdy čekala.

Laser also publishes the first book, as LEGENDY A LATÉČKA (also translated by Jitka Čupová).

Both BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST and LEGENDS & LATTES are published by Tor Books in the UK and North America. Here’s the English-language synopsis for BOOKSHOPS

When an injury throws a young, battle-hungry orc off her chosen path, she may find that what we need isn’t always what we seek.

Set in the world of New York Times bestselling Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree’s Bookshops & Bonedust takes us on a journey of high fantasy, first loves, and secondhand books.

Viv’s career with the notorious mercenary company Rackam’s Ravens isn’t going as planned.

Wounded during the hunt for a powerful necromancer, she’s packed off against her will to recuperate in the sleepy beach town of Murk—so far from the action that she worries she’ll never be able to return to it.

What’s a thwarted soldier of fortune to do?

Spending her hours at a beleaguered bookshop in the company of its foul-mouthed proprietor is the last thing Viv would have predicted, but it may be both exactly what she needs and the seed of changes she couldn’t possibly imagine.

Still, adventure isn’t all that far away. A suspicious traveler in gray, a gnome with a chip on her shoulder, a summer fling, and an improbable number of skeletons prove Murk to be more eventful than Viv could have ever expected.

BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST was a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic, and was a #1 Bestseller in the US.

Travis Baldree’s CAFÉ DAS LENDAS out in Portugal!


The Portugese edition of Travis Baldree‘s best-selling and critically-acclaimed LEGENDS & LATTES is out now! Published by Desrotina Editora, as CAFÉ DAS LENDAS, it was translated by Alexandra Cardoso. Here’s the synopsis…

Exausta de passar décadas em batalhas sangrentas, Viv, um ogre, decide que está na altura de mudar de vida. Por isso, crava a sua espada no crânio do inimigo e parte em direção a um novo destino que lhe traga alegria. Uma lenda esquecida, um artefacto mítico e uma dose de esperança levam-na às ruas de Thune, onde pretende abrir o primeiro café da cidade, e servir uma bebida que nenhum dos cidadãos alguma vez provou.

Porém, os seus sonhos de uma nova vida são muito incertos, sobretudo quando se tem um passado complicado e velhos inimigos dispostos a interferir no seu futuro. Para construir algo que resista ao tempo, Viv terá de se rodear de um grupo maravilhoso de criaturas que não só a ajudarão a cuidar do seu estabelecimento, como também lhe ensinarão muito sobre amizade e como resolver problemas sem ser com a espada.

Viv vai descobrir que as criaturas que encontra na sua jornada — unidas por doces deliciosos ou uma bebida quente – podem tornar-se a sua verdadeira família. E talvez uma delas até conquiste o seu coração.

Esta história é uma chávena quente de fantasia com uma pitada de romance.

Tor Books publishes LEGENDS & LATTES — and its prequel, BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST — in the UK and North America. It was a best-seller in both territories. The novel is also available in an ever-growing number of translated editions (more details can be found on Travis’s author page).

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…

And here are just a few of the great reviews LEGENDS & LATTES 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 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

‘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

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

Elizabeth Helen’s BONDED BY THORNS Audiobook out tomorrow in the UK!


The UK audiobook edition of Elizabeth Helen‘s BONDED BY THORNS is out tomorrow! To be published by Magpie, it’s the first novel in the authors’ Beasts of the Briar series. The audiobook is narrated by Laurent Darnell, Todd Roddington, Hunter Johns, Robin Speare, and Josie Gold.

Here’s the synopsis…

Four handsome fae princes. One awkward bookworm. An Enchanted Vale. A beastly curse to break.

Rosalina O’Connell lives her life in Orca Cove as quietly as she can. Known as the daughter of Crazy George she tries to keep her head down. But George isn’t crazy, he’s searching for his wife who disappeared, and is convinced she was stolen by fae.

When George goes missing, Rosie goes after him and finds herself in a new world, the Enchanted Vale, the world of the fae and her father has been imprisoned in Castletree by the Winter Prince. Rosie has no choice but to make a deal to take her father’s place, meaning she must remain in Castletree forever.

As Rosie begins to learn more about the Enchanted Vale and the four Princes, she shares a castle with, she discovers that they have been cursed. The Princes must take on the form of demonic wolves every night and with every year that the curse continues, more of their magic, and the magic of Castletree, fades away.

If the Princes can each find their mate, they will break their curse and free their realm. Rosie is determined to help the Princes find their mates so that she can return home. The only problem is, the more time she spends with the Princes, the more she’s convinced that she’s the one they’re all meant to be with.

A spicy Beauty and the Beast retelling filled with enchanted fae, morally grey characters, a stupidly hot villain and a Princess who has found her Prince Charming. All four of them.

You can listen to a sample from the audiobook, below…

Elizabeth Helen’s Beasts of the Briar series is published in print and eBook editions in the UK by Magpie. The first three books are out now: BONDED BY THORNS, WOVEN BY GOLD, and FORGED BY MALICE.

The fourth book in the series, BROKEN BY DAYLIGHT, is due to be published in September 2024.

Zeno represents Elizabeth Helen in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

RIVERS OF LONDON: STRAY CATS #1 Out Tomorrow!


The first issue in the latest (12th!) Rivers of London comic series is out tomorrow! STRAY CAT BLUES #1, written by Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch is published by Titan Comics, in print and digital editions! Once again with fantastic artwork by José María Beroy, here’s the synopsis…

Old frenemies become allies in the latest Rivers of London saga, when a mysterious cat-woman comes to Abigail looking for help to free her sisters from a notorious chimera brothel run by London gangster Monty and his sinister magically endowed mother, Mrs. Napier.

There will be two variant covers for the issue: the first (above) by Abigail Harding, and the other by Beroy.

The comic series is set in the same world as Ben Aaronovitch’s internationally-best selling Rivers of London/Peter Grant series of novels and novellas. If you’d like to know how the various series and books fit together, check out the info-graphic below…