"Legends & Lattes" review


Title: Legends & Lattes

Author: Travis Baldree

Subgenre: Slice of life

2021 Bingo squares: Found family, Comfort (normally I consider this a personal tastes square and don’t list it but it 100% is), Self-published, Debut

Recommend: Yes 100% this is a gorgeous slice-of-life I loved it and I don’t even like slice-of-life

Stars: 5/5


When the world is a bad place, sometimes what you want is a quiet, comforting, feel-good, slice-of-life novel that’s the literary equivalent of a kitten and a warm blanket and a fireplace and a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, depending which one you prefer. And that is precisely what Legends & Lattes is: a low-stakes novel about an orc barbarian-turned-barista where the magic is the friendships we make along the way.

Viv decides to give up adventuring - her back is getting sore, after all - and open a coffee shop in the city of Thune. Coffee? What is coffee? Challenge #1: Find a location for her coffee shop. Challenge #2: Teach a city what coffee is. Challenge #3: Meet her new best friends, who will also be your (the reader’s) best friends, as you join them for an adventure of construction, baking, coffee, and a mystery chess player.

I want a sequel about the mystery chess player.

Cover of Legends & Lattes

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