As 2022 draws to a close, we’re very happy to report that Travis Baldree‘s acclaimed debut novel, LEGENDS & LATTES has been selected as a best-of-the-year by a number of outlets! This, in addition to getting to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Award, too!
First, the audiobook edition of the novel, also narrated by the author, has been selected as a Best Audiobook of the Year by Audible!
The novel has also been selected as one of the Top Science Fiction & Fantasy books of 2022 by Kobo (US)!
Finally, the novel has been selected as one of Barnes & Noble’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy novels of 2022!
After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time.
The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success — not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is.
If Viv wants to put the blade behind her and make her plans a reality, she won’t be able to go it alone.
But the true rewards of the uncharted path are the travelers you meet along the way. And whether drawn together by ancient magic, flaky pastry, or a freshly brewed cup, they may become partners, family, and something deeper than she ever could have dreamed.
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 McGuire, New 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
‘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
‘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