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.
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Fig. 3. Nilotic and Levant margins. I, coastal and lacustrine plain (arrow: retreating coast line); 2, continental shelf (SB: shelfbreak); 3, escarpment; 4, marginal plateau (a) and seamount (b); 5, submarine canyon and sea valley; 6, continental rise and deepsea fan (a); 7, erosional moat; 8, basin plain; 10, halokinetic features, dome (a) and low diapir (b); 11, Levant Platform; 14, subduction trench; 16, submarine passage; 17, fracture, fault (a), shear zone (b), buried structure (c); 18, spreading axis (Red Sea).
The most striking characteristic of this sector is the subangular arrangement (northwest-southeast and southwest-northeast) imposed by frontal (westward) and oblique (eastward) subduction. The mounts and ridges are buttelike uplifted features (examples: Matapan and Strabo mounts, respectively 2496 and 711 m) of different size and shape. They may represent outward overturned folds, probably modified by halokinesis. Trenches are deep (to 5 km), irregularly shaped depressions. Their structural and sedimentary discontinuity is attributed to partial blocking by island flanks.
Chart of the Quaternary prodelta of the Var River (Provence), kindly provided by Decca-Survey France. Location shown in Figs. 7. The block-diagram has been computer generated from a digital data bank. The original contour map (at a scale of 1 : 10,000) was prepared from a dense bathymetric line survey (50 m apart), using a narrow beam (6°) echosounder. The chart depicts the narrow deltaic shelf, deep and intense dissection by a radial ravine system, fiat bottom of the Var Canyon (on the left of the diagram) contrasting with the sharp and crenulate crests, and the near-continuity between the subaerial and submerged segments of the Var Valley.