By Laura Anne Gilman
From acclaimed bestselling writer Laura Anne Gilman comes a special and mesmerizing new tale of myth and experience, wine and magic, risk and hope....
Once, all energy within the Vin Lands was once held by way of the prince-mages, who by myself might craft spellwines, and selfishly used them to extend their very own wealth and effect. yet their abuse of strength brought on a demigod to damage the Vine, shattering the ability of the mages. Now, fourteen centuries later, it's the humble Vinearts who carry the key of crafting spells from wines, the resource of magic, and they're prohibited from maintaining power.
But now rumors come of a brand new darkness emerging within the vineyards. unusual, terrifying creatures, unexpected plagues, and mysterious disappearances threaten the land. just one Vineart senses the risk, and he has just one weapon to exploit opposed to it: a tender slave. His identify is Jerzy, and his origins are unknown, even to him. but his uncanny feel of the Vinearts' craft bargains a touch of larger magics inside -- magics that his grasp, the Vineart Malech, needs to domesticate and develop. yet time is working out. If Malech can't train his new apprentice the secrets and techniques of the spellwines, and if Jerzy can't grasp his personal untapped powers, the Vin Lands shall without doubt be destroyed.
In Flesh and hearth, first in a spellbinding new trilogy, Laura Anne Gilman conjures a narrative as robust as magic itself, as intoxicating because the most interesting of wines, and as undying because the maximum legends ever instructed.