Vineart War

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 64 ratings

Flesh and Fire Publisher's Summary

Once, all power in the Vin Lands was held by the prince-mages, who alone could craft spellwines and who selfishly used them to increase their own wealth and influence. But their abuse of power caused a demigod to break the Vine, shattering the power of the mages.

Now, 14 centuries later, it is the humble Vinearts who hold the secret of crafting spells from wines, the source of magic, and they are prohibited from holding power. But now rumors come of a new darkness rising in the vineyards. Strange, terrifying creatures, sudden plagues, and mysterious disappearances threaten the land. Only one Vineart senses the danger, and he has only one weapon to use against it: a young slave. His name is Jerzy, and his origins are unknown, even to him. Yet his uncanny sense of the Vinearts' craft offers a hint of greater magics within - magics that his master, the Vineart Malech, must cultivate and grow.

But time is running out. If Malech cannot teach his new apprentice the secrets of the spellwines, and if Jerzy cannot master his own untapped powers, the Vin Lands shall surely be destroyed.

In Flesh and Fire, the first entry in a spellbinding new trilogy, Laura Anne Gilman conjures a story as powerful as magic itself, as intoxicating as the finest of wines, and as timeless as the greatest legends ever told.

©2009 Laura Anne Gilman (P)2009 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Flesh and Fire

    • Book One of the Vineart War
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Once, all power in the Vin Lands was held by the prince-mages, who alone could craft spellwines and who selfishly used them to increase their own wealth and influence. But their abuse of power caused a demigod to break the Vine, shattering the power of the mages. Now, fourteen centuries later, it is the humble Vinearts who hold the secret of crafting spells from wines, the source of magic, and they are prohibited from holding power.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read as a Children's Story, which it is not.

    • By M. Eglestone on 01-15-10

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Weight of Stone

    • Book Two of the Vineart War
    • By: Laura Anne Gilman
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Vineart student Jerzy and his new companions Ao and Mahault take to the sea, to gain time in which to figure out what to do after the disastrous events they left behind in the city-state of Aleppan. While at sea, a storm drives their ship to falter - only to be rescued by a surprising ally. Called home and under close watch by the sternly pious Washers, Jerzy tries to let go of what he has learned and return to his formerly satisfying life. But the shadows on the Lands Vin continue to darken....

    Regular price: $27.99