‘Glorious’ – Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Rivers of London seriesSet in the world of BookTok sensation Legends & Lattes, Travis Baldree’s Bookshops & Bonedust is a cosy fantasy about the power of good bookshops, great friends and the unexpected choices along the way.
First loves. Second-hand books. Epic adventures.
Vivâ€™s career with the renowned mercenary company Rackamâ€™s Ravens isnâ€™t going as planned. Wounded during the hunt for a powerful necromancer, sheâ€™s packed off against her will to recuperate in the sleepy beach town of Murk â€“ so far from the action that she worries sheâ€™ll never be able to return to it. Whatâ€™s a thwarted soldier of fortune to do?Spending her hours at a struggling bookshop in the company of its foul-mouthed proprietor is the last thing Viv would have predicted. Even though it may be exactly what she needs. Still, adventure isnâ€™t far away. A suspicious traveller in grey, 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.
Sometimes, right things happen at the wrong time. Sometimes, what we need isnâ€™t what we seek. And sometimes, we find ourselves in the stories we experience together . . .
‘A perfectly executed prequel . . . the stakes are higher and the scones are hotter still!’ – Nicholas Eames