The Shattered Vine by Laura Anne Gilman
Book Three of The Vineart War

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MAGIC MAKES THE MAN. THEN THE MAN MAKES MAGIC. . . .

Two clashing forces drawn into a sorcerous duel: Nebula Award nominee Laura Anne Gilman spins the riveting conclusion to her “dramatic” (Publishers Weekly) fantasy series of vine, earth, and deceit.

T wo thousand years ago, a demigod split the world between Vinearts and men of power, setting his heirs, the Washers, to guard the balance. But even gods fail, and now the Lands Vin are wracked by rumor, revolt, and inexplicable violence. Vineart Jerzy must track the source, accompanied by the only three people he trusts: a trader crippled by a sea monster, a young woman without a place, and a prince who abandoned his people. They have their enemy’s name, and they know his plan. What they don’t know is how to stop him. And with unrest increasing daily, Jerzy must delve deeper into forbidden magic, luring his unknown enemy into the open. Because in a world where everyone knows their place, only a former slave is free to act. . . .
 

About Laura Anne Gilman

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Nebula Awarded nominee Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the Retrievers and Paranormal Scene Investigations series), a YA trilogy, and numerous works of short fiction. She also writes paranormal romances as Anna Leonard. A former executive editor at NAL, Laura Anne is an amateur chef, oenophile, and cat-servant. She lives in New York City, where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions.
 
Published October 18, 2011 by Gallery Books. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The concluding chapter in Gilman's Vineart War trilogy brings the story to a satisfying if sometimes sluggish end, expanding on the author's unique concept of magic as expressed through winemaking.

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It’s difficult, as always, to talk about an individual book without giving away spoilers for the entire series, but The Shattered Vine and The Vineart War Trilogy are well worth the risks, and the author’s work is very much worth your attention.

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Gilman has ended the trilogy with a subtle power that leaves questions about the nature of religion and magic and the truth of Zatim Sin Washer and what really happened to create the Lands Vin and the legacy that comes full circle with Jerzy.

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