Legends & Lattes

Travis Baldree
Legends & Lattes Cover

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


I'm realizing that I love sweet stories. This is one of them. A female orc gives up a life of dangerous adventure to open a coffee shop and falls in love with her succubus barista. I think this one was extra special because I worked in a coffeeshop when the IT bubble burst some twenty years ago. I loved that job. In this book, you follow the progress of the orc as she expands her coffee shop to include pastries and music. It may sound dull, but her discovery of new things and burgeoning trust in others is just so spot on and sweet. I just wish coffee still cost ½ a bit. This book was nominated for a 2022 Nebula award. And the cover illustration is awesome.

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