Bookshops & Bonedust - Legends & Lattes (Hardback)
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Bookshops & Bonedust - Legends & Lattes (Hardback)

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£18.99
Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 09/11/2023
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Waterstones Says

A bellicose orc finds unexpected adventure in the second-hand bookshops of a sleepy beach town in this impossibly charming, witty and immersive slice of whimsical fantasy from the author of Legends and Lattes.

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, Bookshops & Bonedust takes us on a journey of high fantasy, first loves, and second-hand 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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035007356
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

What I love about Travis Baldree is that set against an epic world of adventure, he writes about the small victories that make life worthwhile. Bookshops & Bonedust does this and it is glorious - Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London

It's the rare prequel that beautifully adds depth, power, and love to the lore. This is a book for those who were once young and pulled between fighting the world with all they had . . . or curling up in a dusty bookshop with a good story - J. R. Dawson, author of First Bright Thing

Well, damn, he’s done it again. Bookshops & Bonedust is hilarious, heartwarming, and wholesome as heck. If you loved the first you’ll almost certainly love this perfectly executed prequel even more, as the stakes are higher and the scones are hotter still! - Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

As enchanting a prequel as one could ever desire, Bookshops & Bonedust brings the same humor and heart as its predecessor, and has cemented Travis Baldree as an auto-read author for me. Books, baked goods, and necromancy - what more could you possibly want in a story? - Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch's Heart

Bookshops & Bonedust is the perfect follow up to Legends & Lattes; it's a pleasure to meet a Younger Viv and watch her grow slowly, stubbornly, into the orc we love so much. Some bittersweetness is inevitable, but Baldree reminds us that the past - even our mistakes - is the fertile soil where we plant the seeds of a beautiful future - C. L. Clark, author of The Unbroken

Magical and full of heart, Bookshops & Bonedust is every bit as enchanting as its predecessor. Spending more time with Viv was a joy - Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

Bookshops & Bonedust will resonate with anyone who has ever conflated their worth with their productivity, who has ever worried about being left behind if they take a moment to breathe, who has ever allowed a book to save them from a bad day. Beautifully humane, it is a loving reminder that the best parts of life are what happens between the big moments - Cassandra Khaw, author of Nothing But Blackened Teeth

Bookshops & Bonedust is a fabulist's love song to indie booksellers, but much more besides. As with Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree gives us a deeply satisfying fantasy without gore, wonder without dread, and joy for its own sake - Christopher Buehlman, author of The Blacktongue Thief

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Anna at Bluewater

“Another perfect book, utter perfection.”

First things first, nothing bad happens to Potroast the pug/gryphon.
I was so over the moon to be allowed an early copy of this book on NetGalley, as Legends and Lattes is one of my all time favourite reads of all... More

Hardback edition
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Quinn Shipton

“The most perfect prequel I could have asked for!”

Set 20 years before the events of Legends & Lattes, this novel tells of Viv taking a few weeks out in a seaside town after an injury. Over all, it's a gorgeous tale of rest, recuperation, the joy and... More

Hardback edition
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“A truly wonderful prequel”

This prequel is truly wonderful and so pleasing to read. I loved it all. The bookshop and Fern particularly, Viv was brilliant and her relationship with Mylee was so cute.

This book has everything you could want in... More

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