Book Review: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

I don’t know if it is because I am pregnant or I am just generally easily swayed by descriptions of cinnamon rolls – but I am noticing a theme in my reading choices lately.

Really, the only negative thing I can say about Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes is that I am frustrated I can’t satisfy my cinnamon roll and thimblet craving. What is a thimblet? That would be the newest treat introduced for the “working Gent & Lady” in Legend & Lattes and sounds similar to a biscotti.

Thimblets – crunchy nut & fruit delicacies

Legends & Lattes

If you are looking for a cosy book to enjoy with a freshly brewed coffee (and maybe a warm cinnamon roll too) then this definitely fits the mark. Viv the orc barbarian is tired of a warrior’s life. Her back is constantly aching. She is always on the move. She hasn’t stayed in a place for more than a few days for the longest time. Making the decision to settle in Thune and open a coffee shop is daunting yet exciting. It makes her feel something she hasn’t felt in ages and she wants to pursue it.

🚨 Light spoilers below 🚨

This book is a gentle book that shows how hard work, honesty, giving people a chance and wrangling a little luck can create something wonderful.

More importantly also shows how important it is to take care of one another, and let others help you when it feels like everything is burned to the ground. It is a community that comes together to care for its own.

I have to admit that is amusing to see how one weekly deposit of cinnamon rolls can go so far to smooth over some problems. Seriously, how good must these cinnamon rolls be?

Cinnamon Roll – heavenly frosted cinnamon pastry

Legends & Lattes

If you are looking for a gentle, cosy, slice of life fantasy story about opening a coffee shop, then look no further than Legends & Lattes.

I probably should do something about this craving before it consumes me.

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