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Monday, October 26, 2009

Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman

The Vin Lands are plagued by a mystery. Unknown magic stalks the land hidden in chance occurrences. Vineart Malech takes an apprentice, Jerzy, who shows surprising adeptness. The book focuses on how Vineart Malech and his apprentice Jerzy approach the strange occurrences in their land.

The harsh nature of a Vineart selection was a bit dismaying but fit the plot perfectly. The art of wine making fit well with developing this fantasy. Jerzy was a likeable and believable character who by book’s end acquires some unlikely allies in his quest to discover what type of magic is infecting the land. It appears that all segments of his society are being impacted with this mysterious magic. I can only hope a multi book quest develops henceforth.

I strongly recommend the book and hope a sequel is close on it’s heels.

Body of work of Laura Anne Gilman

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1 comment:

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

New Reader here.
I am so glad you liked the book. I am so hopeful about it. I have already read one negative review but I'm not sure if she is geared to fantasy.
I am on the blog tour and thought I would visit. :)