ARC AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree

Publication Date: November 7, 2023
Format: audio 
Genre:  Fantasy/Action Adventure
Narrator: Travis Baldree

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
 8 hours 1 minutes
Buy: Kindle | Audio


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.


I received a free copy of this book from Macmillan Audio through I am leaving this review voluntarily. 

This was a great prequel. I loved learning about how Viv got her sword Black Blood and when she first became a mercenary. 

Read by the author he really brought his story to life. Since I read Legends and Lattes in Book form it was interesting to see his take on his characters and it was just as entertaining. This is another book that is like a big hug. 

Viv can't help but gather people around her. Her true nature always shines through as she helps a bookseller update her store, a skeleton trapped in the service of a necromancer and a gnome that wants to be a mercenary. Just as fun as Legends and Lattes this is well worth grabbing. 

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