Can't Spell Treason Without Tea

A heart-warming cosy fantasy - Legends & Lattes but with tea!

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Pub Date 9 May 2024 | Archive Date 9 May 2024

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A heart-warming, sapphic journey brimming with jeopardy, magic and a love of tea – for fans of Travis Baldree's Legends & Lattes and TJ Klune.

Two women wanted to open a cosy bookshop. They discovered a world of adventure.

Reyna and Kianthe dream of opening a friendly book shop together, serving the very best tea and cakes. Worn wooden floors, plants on every table, firelight drifting between the rafters – all complemented by love and good company. But Reyna is an elite bodyguard to a vengeful queen, and Kianthe is the most powerful mage in existence. Leaving their lives behind seems . . . impossible. Yet they flee to Tawney, a town nestled in the icy peaks of dragon country. There, they open the bookstore they'd always wanted.

What follows is a tale of mishaps, mysteries, dragons, and a murderous queen throwing the realm’s biggest temper tantrum. Through it, these two women will discover what they mean to each other – and their world.

Can’t Spell Treason Without Tea by Rebecca Thorne is a gorgeous treat of a book, filled with cosy adventure, sapphic romance and good feelings. The story continues in the swashbuckling A Pirate's Life for Tea.

A heart-warming, sapphic journey brimming with jeopardy, magic and a love of tea – for fans of Travis Baldree's Legends & Lattes and TJ Klune.

Two women wanted to open a cosy bookshop. They discovered...

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I would die a million times over for these lesbians. (Yes you can quote me on that).

I never thought there would be a cozy fantasy to top Legends and Lattes but Treason came in swinging!

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A really delicious cozy fantasy. I don't think there is another way to describe this. It's got lovely characters, a really nice plot and there really is nothing to dislike about it. Definitely recommend - a cuddle in a cup

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Can’t spell treason without tea - Rebecca Thorne.

By the authors own admission this book was influenced by Legends and Lattes and you can tell that. That said this is no way just a copy of that book, far from it. Although there might be similarities, the way they are dealt with and the storylines are completely different. If you loved Travis Baldree’s book but found yourself yearning for a bit more… a bit more romance, a bit more action, a bit more tension, griffins and dragons! ….. then this book is most definitely for you. Yet keeps within the cosy, whimsical, fantasy realm.
I absolutely loved the relationship between Reyna and Kianthe. They each had their own unique personality traits, Reyna a Queen’s guardsperson and Kianthe a mage, yet came together as a couple in a beautiful way to try and make their joint dream of opening a book and tea shop a reality. Not surprisingly this doesn’t come without sacrifices, dangers, hard work and some awful puns! (Courtesy of Kianthe), and a lot of tea.

I honestly enjoyed ever page of this book. It’s full of pure wholesome fantasy. With queer protagonists, non binary representation, magic, sword fights, dragons and an adventure which will take you to straight to book 2.

So happy that I have had the chance to read this before its physical copy release in May, I will be buying a copy. Just need the second book now!

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Absolutely adored this book. Its the ultimate cosy fantasy. Our main character couple are just so adorable and clearly deeply in love with other. The description of owning and running a bookshop, and all the wee comments and quirks and references towards books will really hit home and greatly appeal to readers. Thorne really summed up all the wonderful and funny parts of reading and summed up why people love and adore books. As a tea lover, the descriptions of brewing and cosy feelings generated with the tea shop, alongside the ultimate atmosphere generated by the shop really filled me warmth and happiness and made me feel like i was there in the shop. Loved we had a running plot throughout that kept everything turning over too. And an absolutely fantastic side cast of characters that i want to get know more of for sure!

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Thanks, netgalley, for the arc !

This is peak cozy fantasy, with still a bit of tension to keep us hooked throughout the story without ever getting boring. It's honestly impressive how I would keep walking just to listening to this because I wanted to see how things would go.

The cast of characters is vast and you can't help but care for each of them, and would like to go live in Tawney pls and thanks.

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