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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Anne Gilman Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vineart War Series Release Date:
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Vineart student Jerzy and his new companions Ao and Mahault take to the sea to gain time in which to figure out what to do after the disastrous events they left behind in the city-state of Aleppan. While at sea a magic-laced storm drives their ship to falter—only to be rescued by a surprising, ghost-driven ally. Called home and under close watch by the sternly pious Washers, Jerzy tries to let go of what he has learned and return to his formerly satisfying life as an apprentice at the House of Malech. But the shadows on the Lands Vin continue to darken, and neither he nor Vineart Malech can ignore them for long. Soon enough, Jerzy and his companions are reunited and given a task: find the source of the magic taint plaguing the Lands Vin so that the name of the House of Malech can be cleared of all wrongdoing. But when tragedy strikes, a simple, impossible mission becomes a voyage of vengeance.

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  • “Gilman’s intriguing and innovative system of magic based on the art of winemaking is deepened and clarified, which will delight fans of the first book, and plenty of action sequences keep things moving.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by erin | 2/9/2014

    " I give this a 3 if only because I really like the story it continues. But I have to complain about the continuing evidence that this book had very little editorial presence. I was able to skip about every three paragraphs of unnecessary, repetitious stream-of-anxiety-ridden-Jerzy-consciousness or repeated-for-the-sixth-time-block-of-exposition. I really can't say how many times I'd be reading yet another paragraph involuntarily making my brain go "blah blah blah blah blah" and then scan desperately for the next new or necessary word...and then find it on the next page. And while the plot, characters, and world continue to be interesting, there's also so many elements that didn't seem to be worked out very well (besides the fascinating wine-based system of magic)...and the pacing really has issues...but all this may just be due to the publishing industry's continued requirement for a trilogy rather than a tight, well-written single volume. $$$ It's true that I have high expectations of fantasies, but I feel I can't let this one off the hook for being genre fiction--it has too much potential. Ah well...I look forward to the rest of the story anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patricia Burroughs | 12/15/2013

    " This is the second in the series, and I loved it. A fabulous and fascinating magical world combining wine and magic, with rich characterizations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helen | 11/11/2013

    " Okay, finished that way too quickly! On to the next because it really left me wanting to know what's next. In fact I would highly recommend grabbing the whole series at once, so you don't have to wait between book 1 and 2 like I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 10/31/2013

    " Despite some dragging in the middle, a solid sequel. The characters continue to grow, especially Jerzey, as they search for the taint in the magic. "

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