Bookshops & Bonedust (Legends & Lattes)
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A long bar ran along the back wall, and the tavernkeep leaned against it, idly cleaning a copper mug. I would recommend this one to readers looking for a nice pallet cleanser between grimdark fantasy and other depressing reads. This is a low-stakes fantasy that delivers exactly what's advertised: a wholesome, cozy novel that feels like a warm hug.
She’d caught a fever while bouncing along in the litter behind a pack mule, coughing through all the dust it could raise. Nothing of significance happens other than a few sightings of the mystery man in gray, a possible romance brewing, and Viv's new-found love of books. This was a fun and heart warming cozy fantasy about friendship, first love, finding happiness in helping others and finding your purpose in life. and 4 stars - This is a pretty darn successful follow up to the smash hit debut that was Legends and Lattes. Except maybe for the epilogue that would make more sense and impact if you have read Legends and Lattes.She is the one who invited Viv into the cult that is literature and shows her where true happiness lies: books. It was hard to enjoy because the characters involved are so lovable and earnest and honest its hard not to reserve a little judgement.
i dont want to give too much away, but if the author is setting up things the way i think he is, i am going to be begging tor every time for an arc because truly this series will probably become my favorite setting of all time. Reading Viv finding pleasure in reading for the first time put a smile on my face, and I wouldn't mind having more of her reading and eating delicious foods. Adventure and danger do, it's true, come to the town in the end and Viv plays her part in defeating it, but I was pleased to see that Viv's success was due as much or more to the friendships she's made as to her fighting prowess (in contrast to the episode at the start where she fails just because she tries to do it all herself). Some readers can argue that writing a fantasy story about finding and savoring the joy of reading is cheating. She made it up by degrees, hauling her butt onto the bedframe and sucking air through her teeth as she swung her damaged leg around.Viv had been lucid for less than a single hour, and she thought the view might drive her insane if she had to endure another. Unable to fight on her injured leg, she resides for a while in the seaside town of Murk so that she can have a (supposedly) peaceful recovery. His nose was a hatchet, his hair hung kelp-thick past sharp ears, and his forearms writhed with tattoos. Viv was so used to her very existence being an obvious threat that it was honestly startling to hear a casual joke at her expense, even such a mild one.
The one in the sleepy seaside village is worse off than most, though, because the owner is objectively terrible at her job.Thank you Macmillan Audio for providing me with a complementary audiobook in exchange for my honest thoughts.
Baldree creates an imaginative and fully-developed world, "peopled" with rich, warm, likeable characters. i feel very obliged to make this comparison dot in this review, and it truly means a lot to me and my heart: i started to read this when baldur’s gate 3 was dropping, and i couldn't help but really see the connection of how these characters we are kind of recruiting based on trust and friendship and how these explorations with them feels like discovering this seaside town’s map completely with each new quest. Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London It's the rare prequel that beautifully adds depth, power, and love to the lore. The stories from the borrowed books ties perfectly into the novel with foreshadowing and self discovery.It tried to bring in too many other elements and sort of forgot what made this type of story special in the first place. But if you have read Legends and Lattes first, there is the possibility the stakes of the plotline will feel even lower than it should be.