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Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes by Travis Baldree

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Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes

Travis Baldree
Published: 2022
Age Range: Adult, Young Adult
Genre: Cozy Fantasy Romance

Move over Colleen Hoover, this heartwarming slice-of-life novel with the adorable cover took BookTok by storm! Legends & Lattes takes place in a classic fantasy world. Main character, Viv, a mercenary orc, has decided that she’d like a break from the grind of earning her living through violence and would rather run a coffee shop instead. She settles down in a quirky town called Thune and begins to build her business, meeting a cast of colorful characters along the way. The main drama revolves around a magical stone, a potential shakedown by the local crime syndicate, and, are those feelings she’s catching for her new barista-turned-partner, the succubus Tandri? As the subtitle states, the stakes are low, but the cozy factor is high.

This book would be a great choice for anyone who enjoys genre-blending stories, fantasy creatures and worlds, especially Terry Pratchett’s Discworld or Dungeons and Dragons. It may also appeal to those who appreciate a cozy story featuring coffee shops and baking, DIY, women business owners, or found family.