Nebula Award nominee Laura Anne Gilman’s novels of vine, earth, and deceit have been hailed as a “dramatic, authentic, and potent” (Publishers Weekly) fantasy series. Now, with THE SHATTERED VINE: BOOK THREE OF THE VINEART WAR, releasing October 18th, two opposing forces are drawn into a duel of magic and will…
Thanks to Simon & Schuster, I am a doing a three week giveaway, one book each week. This week is a paperback copy of "Flesh and Fire", next week will be book two, "Weight of Stone", in paperback, and the third week, publication week, "The Shattered Vine", in hardcover.
Book Blurb (from goodreads):
From acclaimed bestselling author Laura Anne Gilman comes a unique and enthralling new story of fantasy and adventure, wine and magic, danger and hope....
Once, all power in the Vin Lands was held by the prince-mages, who alone could craft spellwines, and 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.
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, first 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.
The giveaway is open until Saturday, October 8th, 2011 11:59PM EST.
Simon & Schuster will ship the book directly to the winner. Sorry, but the giveaway is only open to US addresses.
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