Flesh and Fire

Book 1:Flesh & Fire

The Vineart War, Book 1: Flesh and Fire

FLESH AND FIRE was a Nebula nominee for Best Novel of 2009!

FLESH AND FIRE on Library Journal’s “Best Books of 2009″ list!

A brief overview of THE VINEART WAR (Simon& Schuster.com)

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This launch of a new trilogy by the author of the Retrievers urban fantasies (Blood from Stone) achieves an extraordinary power from its elegant storytelling and unique magical philosophy. Offering one of the most original approaches to fantasy adventure; highly recommended for all fantasy fans. — Library Journal [starred review]

With a unique, pleasingly consistent magic system based on the production and consumption of wine, urban fantasist Gilman (the Retrievers series) turns a standard coming-of-age tale into something wholly new. The tale is dominated by vivid, absorbing characters, and Jerzy’s powerful narrative voice makes his joys and sorrows dramatic, authentic and potent. This intoxicating high fantasy will satisfy oenophiles and bibliophiles alike. — Publishers Weekly [starred review]

Gilman has developed a fascinating, wholly unique magic system, and has peopled her complex world with strong, sympathetic characters and a couple of shocking plot twists. A terrific conceit done very well…I was delighted with it. — C. E. Murphy, author of The Walker Paper

[FLESH AND FIRE is] a fresh and creative fantasy — you’ll never look at a bottle of Chardonnay the same way again! — Karen Miller, bestselling author of The Prodigal Mage

Gilman has created a world that feels lived-in, real, and above all interesting. — New York Times bestselling author S.M. Stirling