The narrator has a British accent but all the characters sound a bit like Deanna Troi from STNG. I'm torn about this one. On one hand, its interesting..Show More », on another, the story is a bit 'too out there'. The whole wine magic seems a bit too farfetched. The philosophy of degredation and humiliation these people must go through to become mages seems sadistic. The slavery and the complacency of the indivduals probably realistic but also a bit boring.
I'm halfway through and mildly interested in finishing. I think a race of people who get magic from wine, might be unique but I'm not entirely sure its that interesitng.
The narrator is a bit of a strange choice. She has this way of over ennuciating certain words. so Master turns out to be "masTAH" etc. It sounds at point strange.