Bookshops & Bonedust

Bookshops & Bonedust

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 09/11/2023
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Bookshops & Bonedust
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 Lege... READ MORE
Anna at Bluewater
Bookshops & Bonedust
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 gorg... READ MORE
Quinn Shipton
Bookshops & Bonedust
A Perfect Prequel
I'm never sure about prequels. How do you maintain suspense and momentum when you already know what will happen to the characters later down the line. Ofte... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Bookshops & Bonedust
Compulsively cosy!
'Legends and Lattes' has been pretty popularly described as a cosy warm hug of a book, with a delightful found-family storyline set in a Dungeons and Drago... READ MORE
Loricha Honer
Bookshops & Bonedust
Travis Baldree has done it again! A fantastic prequel that everyone needs to read.
Legends and Lattes was one of my favourite reads last year and Bookshops and Bonedust has shot right up there with it! Baldree has managed to take what we ... READ MORE
Katie at Blackpool
Bookshops & Bonedust
The prequel we didn’t know we needed!
Bookshops and Bonedust opens with a brilliant battle scene, we meet a younger Viv, who’s full of life and eager to make a name for herself. However after g... READ MORE
Stacey
Bookshops & Bonedust
More please!
Travis Baldree is going to be one of those authors whose books I’ll always read when they are released. For those who like to read fantasy to relax or for ... READ MORE
Adam
Bookshops & Bonedust
Perfectly cosy!
This is another amazingly cosy read from Travis Baldree and definitely one I will be thoroughly recommending! Now I didn’t like this one quite as much as L... READ MORE
Chloe at Meadowhall
Bookshops & Bonedust
Did not disappoint!
Now at the start of this book, I was a little disappointed, I didn’t want to leave the timeline of Legends and Lattes, I didn’t want a prequel. It didn’t t... READ MORE
Emma at Meadowhall
Bookshops & Bonedust
A Captivating Tale of Magic and Heart
I was thrilled beyond words to have the privilege of diving into an early copy of "Bookshops & Bonedust" through NetGalley. Travis Baldree's previous work,... READ MORE
Beth at Andover
Bookshops & Bonedust
The cosiest fantasy book you’ll read
To think how much I loved Legends & Lattes, I didn’t believe it could get better. Some of the quotes in this book just made me realise why I love reading s... READ MORE
Georgina
Bookshops & Bonedust
Cosy flirty fantasy.
Prequel to the great Ledgends and Lattes, Viv is resting by the coast after sustaining an injury fighting a necromancer. She befriends a sweary bookshop o... READ MORE
Valerie at Darlington
Bookshops & Bonedust
A Hug From A Familiar Friend
So satisfying, simultaneously wanting to read it to completion whilst wanting it to last forever. An absolutely perfect book for practicing escapism, I co... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
Bookshops & Bonedust
A cosy, misty, heartwarming delight!
You always worry when something you love gets a prequel. Will it be as good? Will I still love the characters? Well, fear not! This prequel evoked all ... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool

Synopsis

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: 480g
  • Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 37 mm

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Bookshops & Bonedust
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 My... READ MORE
Sarah  Boyd
Bookshops & Bonedust
Another perfect book by Baldree, following our beloved Viv the Orc.
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 Lege... READ MORE
Anna at Bluewater
Bookshops & Bonedust
A cozy fantasy prequel about the business of reading
This is really a book about books. About discovering the joy of reading, but also about suggesting just the right book to a friend at just the right moment... READ MORE
James Thomson
Bookshops & Bonedust
Heartwarming
Thank you to the publisher for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Oh my little heart, if you loved Legends & Lattes you are guaranteed to love Boo... READ MORE
Sarah.H
Bookshops & Bonedust
I don't read the kind of fantasy where an orc called Viv helps out in a bookshop...:) (and some bits were 5 star!)
I wasn't familiar with Legends and Lattes prior to this but seeing Bookshops in the title of a fantasy book hooked me easily enough! It's book 0 in the se... READ MORE
Nigel
Bookshops & Bonedust
Excellent prequel
I really enjoyed legends and Lattes so grabbed the chance to read the prequel. It tells the story of viv when she was a mercenary. This time it features a ... READ MORE
JENNIFER Barry
Bookshops & Bonedust
Entertaining
I haven’t read Legends & Lattes yet, but I really enjoyed this cosy fantasy with magic creatures, some action and some romance, and lots and lots of books.... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
Bookshops & Bonedust
Another cosy hit with all the feels
Where do I even begin with this adorable book? Baldree took my breath away with Legends & lattes., giving me something I never knew I wanted. Bookshops & B... READ MORE
Sammy-Joe  Smith
Bookshops & Bonedust
Bookshops and Bonedust
So... we've only had one book in this series and the author has followed it up with a prequel. Although he does explain why in the author's note at the end... READ MORE
Ashrae
Bookshops & Bonedust
Loved it!
Well, that was certainly an emotional rollercoaster! I'll start by saying this is the prequel to "Legends & Lattes" however, in my opinion, they can be r... READ MORE
Vickiec192
Bookshops & Bonedust
A prequel to Legends & Lattes that left me with a very happy smile and a satisfied sigh
4.5* rounded up I finished this prequel to Legends & Lattes with a very happy smile and a satisfied sigh. I loved it for all the ways that it was simila... READ MORE
Lydia Cl
Bookshops & Bonedust
Bookshops and Bonedust
Bookshops and Bone Dust by Travis Baldree is the prequel story to Legends and Lattes. Another cosy addition to the series. This story takes place several y... READ MORE
Mark Redman
Bookshops & Bonedust
Cozy, Warm and So Enjoyable
I have not read 'Legends and Lattes' yet, so I had no preconceptions about characters, world building, or the author's style of writing. Our main charac... READ MORE
Kay
Bookshops & Bonedust
The epitome of cosy fantasy
Bookshops & Bonedust was such a fun read! I loved it even more than Legends & Lattes and I enjoyed that one a ton already. As someone who doesn't drink cof... READ MORE
Page to Stage Reviews (Zarina)
Bookshops & Bonedust
Cute and fun prequel
Bookshops & Bonedust takes us back to Viv's adventuring days, except she is forced to take a break in a quirky seaside resort. Whilst the premise for t... READ MORE
Sarah Bell
Bookshops & Bonedust
A wonderful prequel to my favourite book
I am a big fan of Legends & Lattes and this prequel had big shoes to fill. I love the set of characters we meet in B&B, obviously my personal favourite be... READ MORE
Jemma Crosland
Bookshops & Bonedust
Gorgeous cosy fantasy ♥️
Coffee is a hug in a mug well this is a cwtch in a book! It’s so cosy, fun and heartwarming. I own Legends & Lattes but am yet to read it, and as this ... READ MORE
PigginDani
Bookshops & Bonedust
Loved it!
I read an eARC of this book but immediately preordered it after. I absolutely loved the first book by Travis Baldree ‘Legends and Lattes’ so I was so e... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
Bookshops & Bonedust
Enjoyable from the first page
A book that talks about books. I think I wouldn’t describe it any other way. Of course we all know Viv from Legends & Lattes, there isn't much else to s... READ MORE
Tais
Bookshops & Bonedust
A delightful cosy fantasy prequel to ‘Legends & Lattes’
My thanks to Pan Macmillan Tor for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Bookshops & Bonedust’ by Travis Baldree. This is a prequel to Baldree’s cosy fantasy ‘Legen... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
Bookshops & Bonedust
A book about people reading books - 100% recommend
'Bookshops and Bonedust' has introduced me to the genre of cosy fantasy, and I am hooked! I wasn’t aware that B&B was a prequel to Travis Baldree’s pre... READ MORE
Jay F
Bookshops & Bonedust
A wonderful prequel to my favourite book
I am a big fan of Legends & Lattes and this prequel had big shoes to fill. I love the set of characters we meet in B&B, obviously my personal favourite be... READ MORE
Jemma Crosland
Bookshops & Bonedust
Delightful cosy fantasy
Bookshops and Bonedust is set in the same universe as Legends and Lattes, but takes place earlier, documenting a period in Viv's life at the start of her a... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
Bookshops & Bonedust
A fun little prequel to Legends and Lattes
A fun little prequel to Legends and Lattes, Viv is still in her adventuring days but is forced to take some time off after rather annoyingly being stabbed.... READ MORE
Rob S
Bookshops & Bonedust
Oh how I loved this book!
I read Bookshops & Bonedust about a month after finishing Legends & Lattes. I gave that book 5 stars and I think I loved this prequel even more. This book... READ MORE
Ourhandsfull
Bookshops & Bonedust
Reads like a freshly baked bun, covered in nice things!
4.5 Stars Legends & Lattes was one of my favourite books of last year and I still find myself thinking about it on a regular basis, so it was a treat ge... READ MORE
Sara Ferreira