Flesh and Fire

Flesh and Fire Hailed as something wholly new and extraordinary in starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Laura Anne Gilman s Flesh and Fire is as intoxicating as the finest of wines and as powe

  • Title: Flesh and Fire
  • Author: Laura Anne Gilman
  • ISBN: 9781439191545
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hailed as something wholly new and extraordinary in starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, Laura Anne Gilman s Flesh and Fire is as intoxicating as the finest of wines and as powerful as magic itself Once, all power in the Vin Lands was held by the prince mages, who alone could craft spellwines, and who selfishly used them to their own gain Now,Hailed as something wholly new and extraordinary in starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, Laura Anne Gilman s Flesh and Fire is as intoxicating as the finest of wines and as powerful as magic itself Once, all power in the Vin Lands was held by the prince mages, who alone could craft spellwines, and who selfishly used them to their own gain Now, fourteen centuries after a demigod shattered the Vine, it is the humble Vinearts who know the secret of crafting spells from wines, the source of magic, and they are prohibited from holding power But a new darkness is rising in the vineyards, and only one Vineart, Master Malech, senses the coming danger He has but one weapon to use against it a young slave named Jerzy, whose origins are unknown, even to him Yet his uncanny sense of the Vinearts craft offers a hint of greater magics within magics that Malech must cultivate in his new apprentice before time runs out For if Jerzy cannot unlock the secrets of the spellwines, the Vin Lands will surely be destroyed.

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    • Laura Anne Gilman

      By the time she was fourteen, Laura Anne Gilman knew she would be an editor, a teacher, or a writer.By thirty, she was all three She s a little focused that way when not being distracted by oooh shiny.After fifteen years working in NY publishing, Laura Anne became a full time writer, with than twenty novels under her various bylines, including THE COLD EYE and SILVER ON THE ROAD, the Nebula Award nominated Vineart War trilogy, and the 10 book, 4 novella Cosa Nostradamus series She is also a serial short fiction writer, but her friends seem to like her anywayShe s also the mystery writer L.A Kornetsky.

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    • Laura Anne Gilman's fantasy novel "Flesh and Fire" may not reinvent the fantasy wheel, but at least it has an interesting magical system in place.The magical system of this world is built around grape and wines, with various vineyards producing grapes and wines that have various magical powers and uses. It's a fascinating concept and when the story delves into the system that Gilman is setting up and how people are chosen and trained in the ways of the magical system, the book really works.Where [...]


    • Laura Gilman's latest fantasy novel in a huge departure from her urban fantasy novels. She pulls it off with panache because she brings to the table a completely unique system of magic involving vinters and wine. The spellwines themselves involve a lot of the same usual magic of weather, healing etc, but I thoroughly enjoyed this new magical system. Although the world is unique and system of magic are unique, the fantasy itself, in which a young apprentice, a quick learner, named Jerzy and his M [...]


    • **I read an ARC of this book**Gilman says in her afterword (or foreword, I can't remember) that she wrote this book after an off-hand comment by her agent about writing her a food-based fantasy.So she did. About wine. About wine that is magic.And so this first book in the series (and it's oh so obvious that it's a first book in a series, basically it just sets up characters, the world, and the magic system and the first taste of the big bad) goes in depth about viniculture and magic.Despite how [...]


    • Jerzy is a slave, working in the vineyard of his master, Malech. He senses the magic inherent in the grapes, and awaits death after the master smites a ten year old boy for an error, but instead, he is brought to the house to be trained as a possible Vineart--master of wine magic.Vinearts are plucked from slaves, as the vinearts believe that the stresses of the slave life bring out the talent, as stresses bring out the best in the harvest. Jerzy learns, as the world begins to show signs of serio [...]


    • The plot superficially centers around magic spells (which are linked with wine), and it's set in an imaginary world, so it is superficially a "fantasy" novel. But I found the fantasy aspect to not be central to the plot at all - this could just as easily take place in the "real" world. The main plot is a young boy's coming of age, discovering a vast plot of political intrigue, and finding companions for his quest to discover the truth. This book was very very slow, and while it was well-written [...]


    • I tried to read it, but it's sooo boring!Nothing happens! Wizards that are magicians that drink wine from all kind of grapes to have different powers, but even so, we have no action! Anyway, reaaally boring!


    • More of a set-up to a series than a complete novel, Flesh and Fire starts off almost painfully slow, but builds into something really interesting. I will continue on with the series.


    • I found that I didn't feel much liking or sympathy for any of the characters. The plot was fine, but if you don't like the characters, what's the point?


    • (Re-posted from theturnedbrain) I firmly believe that nothing, nothing is more important in a book than the protagonist. A well written hero can carry the weakest of plots, elevate the plainest of supporting cast and make an otherwise average book into something special. Laura Anne Gilman’s ‘Flesh and Fire’ proves all to well that the reverse is definitely not true.The concept of Flesh and Fire is really cool, and handled originally. A few select men, called Vinearts, can coax magic from g [...]


    • This is the first book in the "Vineart War Trilogy" by Laura Anne Gilman. I received this book as an Advanced Reading Copy through the Vine program. I have never read anything from Gilman before, although I have wanted to read her Retrievers series. I have mixed feelings about this book. Gilman created a couple great characters, a very unique and interesting magic system, and a complex world. Unfortunately the plot lags and the book doesn't resolve any story as much as just set things up.Jerzy [...]


    • The premise and idea was interesting. Spellbound wine in a world in which there seems to be three major groups: Vinearts (who control the wine, the spells, and answer to no one), the Princes (who think the Vinearts and the Washers should answer to them but understand the command) and The Washers (who seem to be priestly beings ensuring moral behaviors and that the Sin Washer's commands are upheld). Very creative, a fantasy about magical wine. I love it! As a person who loves wine. I was game! Sa [...]


    • Although the concept in the book seems very promising, Flesh and Fire fails to deliver on some level. Although it is the first book of a series, and therefore cannot be expected to tie things up in a neat package, it not only completely fails to resolve anything, it also mostly fails to end on a high note, leaving the reader asking for more. Where is the unexpected plot twist or question which gets things going for the second book? While there are plenty of unresolved issues, I came away hardly [...]


    • There were more cliches in the first 50 pages than I could stand. Victim, slave, magic, potions, mystery, UFL (ubiquitous fantasy land). The whole time I was just begging her to get to the damned story already because the world building was so unnecessary. She could've just started the book with the following statement, "We enter a world I ripped off from the last 30 fantasy writers with multibook series and although my magic system is different, it's so little different that you might as well j [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book. It had fascinating world building. How do you put magic into wine and make it spellwine? How do you use spellwine? How do you become a Vineart and have your own Vineyard? The tiny details of this magic wine and the world that uses it was really well written. This book felt like a very unique read to me. I can't think of another book like it.Basically a slave is discovered to have the ability to become a Vineart and he starts training. But something is going wrong acro [...]


    • I read 90 pages of the book and decided not to finish reading it for the monthly book club read. I found the pacing of the story to be very slow and I personally never felt pulled into the plot. The only character I was interested in was Jerzy and I quickly became bored with how slowly he was progressing with his training. The writing was too descriptive and repetitive regarding daily tasks which I found to be distracting. I have heard that the story has more action in the second half of the boo [...]


    • Too slow for me. I think it's partly on purpose, setting a certain tone in a world that has been (or seems to have been) virtually unchanged for 1500 years and showing how people react to sudden crisis. But it dragged a lot; if I wasn't a huge fan of the author's I may not have stuck it out. I like the concepts and the characters, but I think she got a bit stuck in a set-up mode, similar to in her first PSI book. It seems like she wanted to show the learning process the characters went through, [...]


    • I was a bit skeptical at first - who has ever heard of a fantasy book set around wine? (I am willing to acknowledge the magical properties of alcohol as quickly as anyone, but still.). My skepticism quickly went away. Gilman weaves a fascinating world, one where the earthly problems of agriculture mixes with the dangers, mysticism, and thrill of magic. Mixing in different elements - a slave society, mixed with a noble class, adds complexity and social tensions to the story as well. It is a great [...]


    • This is a great fantasy epic in the vein of George RR Martin's "Song of Fire n Ice". Compelling characters that you care about, lots of political intrigue, a smattering of action and of course a touch of magic. WHat's unique about this book is the basis of magic in this world--wine. The descriptions are so vivid, I could almoste tast the wine on my tongue. A great marriage of my two loves---reading and food(wine).


    • I couldn't get myself to finish this typical boring book. I just didn't find myself caring about the main character at all. Sure - he's a natural, and as he's learning, the master is so surprised to see that he gets it right away, with every single spell - every single time. oye.



    • Did not like. Maybe I just couldn't get past the silly premise of having magic based solely on the quality of grapes to make wine.


    • Just couldn't get into this story. It moved way too slow an the story line just did not capture me. I tried to get through it but after 120 pgs just wasn't worth any more of my time


    • Gilman has created an original and interesting method for magic to be created and used. Magic is created (grown?)in grapes, which are then harvested by slaves. Next, the grapes are mashed together to form mustus. Finally, they are turned into magic wine called spellwine, or ordinary wine called vin ordinaire, depending on the magic content of the mustus. The spellwine is then sold to people in power (though Vinearts also retain a fair amount) who can use the wine by sipping it and using a three [...]


    • I came into this book really wanting to love it. I like it when authors make unique magic systems and then exploring how that effects the world they build around it. I also enjoy watching a hero rise from poor conditions into greatness. I don't mind an environment with dark undertones either. These things are all fine with me and are aspects I expected from Flesh and Fire but I need to talk about how much of this story is brought down by both structure, and by shoddy character development. For m [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book! The whole concept is amazing and different. The author obviously did some serious research into wine-making and growing grapes. Her ability to build such a world is awesome, the characters are well-developed and grow more complex with each chapter - especially Jerzey! The story moves at a steady pace, and there is an underlying mystery here. I am looking forward to the next book.


    • This is a well written fantasy novel, the world building is very well thought out and presented nicely, the characters are well rounded and interesting. This book should have been catnip for me, and yet it was a chore to read. I was stuck in a blizzard and I still had trouble forcing myself to read this one. I just found myself so bored by it. I’d be reading a passage and my mind would start to wander to other things. I had the same issue with another of Gilman’s novels Staying Dead, and I D [...]


    • I’ve always been a fan of science fiction and fantasy, and there are certain themes that are typically prevalent in the storyline of a good fantasy . I thought I had seen all of them, but that was before I read Flesh and Fire, the first novel in the Vineart War series by Laura Anne Gilman. This particular novel centers around wine. Not just any wine, but magical wine!Once, in the Vin Lands there were men of great influence known as prince-mages. They were given almost unlimited power in the wa [...]


    • Cover art and book blurb have hinted that this will be the beginning of yet another medieval fantasy series, which will explore yet again the coming of age theme. What can be so different from all the other books under the same lid? Oh, everything. From the magic system, which has cemented my conviction that fantasy knows no bounds, to the unorthodox handling of the coming of age trope this novel is as refined as any French vintage year. I couldn’t find a fault anywhere within this story and I [...]


    • Flesh and Fire (The Vineart War, #1)"Vinearts did not appear full-blown from the earth, after all. It was an ironic gift from Sin Washer: generations of trial and error had proven that only the deprivations of slavery, the removal of all family ties and comforts, pushed a man to the point where magic would surface. Even now, he could not coddle the boy, or risk ruining him. The skills were inherent and easily proven by the first test, but the refining of them required a combination of elements. [...]


    • The most tempting thing for a fantasy author to do is to create an abundance of different races; if they haven't already begun to write it using elves and dwarves already in mind. Flesh and Fire, the first in the Vineart War, is entirely comprised of humans, with nationality differentiating the backgrounds of the characters. It is not a bad departure, although that means treating it on the same standard as other high fantasy series -- my mistake in assumption, I tend to generalize books from cov [...]


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