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eBook Weight of Stone: Book Two of the Vineart War epub
  • ISBN: 1439101450
  • Author: Laura Anne Gilman
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; First Edition edition (October 19, 2010)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • ePUB size: 1627 kb
  • FB2 size 1414 kb
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Laura Anne Gilman’s critically acclaimed, Nebula Award–nominated Flesh and Fire introduced a brilliantly imagined world where the by the Vinearts who know the secrets of wine magic-holds together disparate lands. Now, confusion, violence, and terror are sweeping over the Lands Vin. And four people are at the center of a storm. Jerzy, Vineart apprentice and former slave, was sent by his master to investigate strange happenings-and found himself the target of betrayal.

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Weight of Stone: Book Two of the Vineart Wa. Laura Anne Gilman’s critically acclaimed, Nebula Award–nominated Flesh and Fire introduced a brilliantly imagined world where the by the Vinearts who know the secrets of wine magic-holds together disparate lands.

Weight of Stone: Book Two of the Vineart War. by Laura Anne Gilman.

WEIGHT OF STONE: BOOK II OF THE VINEART WAR (October 2010). Two days later, the memory of her words still puzzled him. He could count on his four-fingered paw the number of times someone had called him friend, much less a good friend

WEIGHT OF STONE: BOOK II OF THE VINEART WAR (October 2010). PUBLISHING INFORMATION. He could count on his four-fingered paw the number of times someone had called him friend, much less a good friend. It wasn’t deserved–if there was one thing he had perfected over the years, it was a merciless self-evaluation–but he supposed that her standards weren’t all that high to begin with, being a piskie.

Also by Laura Anne Gilman from Gallery Books. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously

Also by Laura Anne Gilman from Gallery Books. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information address Gallery Books Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

Ships from and sold by Green BuddhaLife Books. Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the Retrievers and Paranormal Scene Investigations series), a YA trilogy for HarperCollins, and numerous works of short fiction. She also writes paranormal romances for Nocturne as Anna Leonard, and her e-book novella Dreamcatcher was released in August 2008.

Автор: Gilman Laura Anne Название: Weight of Stone: Book Two of the Vineart War ISBN: 140011828X ISBN-13 . Magical Manhattan is at war, and Wren Valere is left without her partner/lover Sergei, whose past loyalties keep him from her side just when she needs him the most.

Magical Manhattan is at war, and Wren Valere is left without her partner/lover Sergei, whose past loyalties keep him from her side just when she needs him the most.

An island nation has vanished. Men of honor and magic have died unnatural deaths. Slaves flee in terror. . . . Are the silent gods beginning to speak? Or is another force at work in the Lands Vin?

Laura Anne Gilman’s critically acclaimed, Nebula Award–nominated Flesh and Fire introduced a brilliantly imagined world where the grapevine—cultivated by the Vinearts who know the secrets of wine magic—holds together disparate lands. Now, confusion, violence, and terror are sweeping over the Lands Vin. And four people are at the center of a storm.

Jerzy, Vineart apprentice and former slave, was sent by his master to investigate strange happenings—and found himself the target of betrayal. Now he must set out on his own journey, to find the source of the foul taint that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. By Jerzy’s side are Ao, who lives for commerce and the art of the deal; Mahault, stoic and wise, risking death in flight from her homeland; and KaÏnam, once Named-Heir of an island principality, whose father has fallen into a magic-tangled madness that endangers them all.

These four companions will travel far from the earth and the soul of the vine, sailing along coastlines aflame with fear, confronting sea creatures summoned by darkness, and following winds imbued with malice. Their journey will take them to the very limits of the Sin Washer’s reach . . . and into a battle for the soul of the Lands Vin. For two millennia the Sin Washer’s Commandment has kept these lands in order: Those of magic shall hold no power over men and those princes of power shall hold no magic. Now, that law has given way. And a hidden force seeks the havoc of revenge.

An adventure through an unforgettable realm conjured by breathtaking imagination, Laura Anne Gilman’s saga of the Vineart War is a "dramatic, authentic, and potent" (Publishers Weekly) literary delight.

Comments: (7)
Inerrace
I gave this volume 3 stars because, while it was a pretty entertaining read, when it was over I wondered exactly what the point was- especially with it being so long!

OK, by the end we know a lot more about what's going wrong and why, and even part of who's doing it. We also know the characters more, they've grown some, and we've learned more about the wine magical system.

Our main characters traveled around a lot, for very small results for the most part, and for reasons that to me felt arbitrary. That's a big flaw since that was what almost all of the book consisted of!

I have a few quibbles, too. Why is Jerzy so down on other magicians who have unfinished and sporadic training, when at the end of this book he himself has only been in training for a year, was not an especially apt pupil for much of it, and was actually GONE for a lot of it? Where did his expertise come from? I'm not saying this because the author skipped over long, boring accounts of training; I'm saying it because toward the end here Jerzy himself reflected that he was only a year away from being a slave, and I'd guess he spent at most half of that year with his master, training. Also, while this might be a very small spoiler- a wine-based magical system that turns out not to necessarily require wine is not nearly as much fun as one that was more strict. "He can do it because he's a wizard!" just doesn't have the same entertaining complications as strict rules.

And the final problem I have: I am increasingly disturbed by the slavery aspect. Apparently almost no one approves of it; it is in exceedingly bad taste to notice or remark on it, while the magicians are pretty much the worst chattel slave-holders that are possible: starving, beating, and even killing their slaves on whim. The fact that the larger culture has a serious problem with this behavior BUT accepts it because they're addicted to the magical wines reminds me a lot of the Le Guin story "The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas", except that the morality there is the point of the story, not simply overlooked as it is in these novels.

It is also very wasteful- while the magicians defend it because it's always been done that way AND bringing out inherent magic supposedly requires suffering... damn near all the slaves do NOT ever have the opportunity to do anything but live and die in misery. The tidbits of how slaves just never run away, and Jerzy's periodic longing to be just a slave again and not have to make complicated choices, do not even come close to addressing this glaring (to me) issue.

I'll mention that except for the warrior maid, there are essentially no women at all in this, no matter how widely divergent various cultures are supposed to be. They are all run totally by the men. They don't even have women as powers behind the thrones.

I'll finish out the series, since I already have book 3, and I hope some of this is addressed in it.
Defolosk
The middle book of a trilogy is often the hardest to write. The first book is carried by the initial story idea and the final book brings the conflict to a resolution, but the middle book has to carry the story forward, keeping the readers engaged without taking anything away from the concluding book.

Weight of Stone, the middle volume of Laura Anne Gilman's Vineart War triology, gets an A- from this reader. At the end of Flesh and Fire, the opening volume, Jerzy, the former slave, now vineart apprentice, has escaped a bad situation with two traveling companions. In Weight of Stone, the trio becomes a quartet, with Jerzy serving as their sometimes brooding, sometimes pro-active leader. The quartet then break up only to be thrown back together for the final third of the book.

As in book one, Gilman concludes Weight of Stone, with the hero escaping a potential deadly situation only to find himself confronted with an even more threatening one ahead. In book two Jerzy matures physically and emotionally, growing into his greater responsibilities not only with regard to his traveling companions, but also his status as vineart--a master of magical wines.

The pace of Weight of Stone may trouble some readers as may Jerzy's battles with self-doubt, but Gilman is such an accomplished writer that these issues are small in relation to her ability to create a unique alternative world that revolves around a form of magic that is imbued in the craft of wine-making with political intrigue and a transcendent evil that her hero must overcome. I'm looking forward to that concluding volume.
Ubrise
An island nation has vanished. Men of honor and magic have died unnatural deaths. Slaves flee in terror. . . . Are the silent gods beginning to speak? Or is another force at work in the Lands Vin?

Laura Anne Gilman's critically acclaimed, Nebula Award-nominated Flesh and Fire introduced a brilliantly imagined world where the grapevine - cultivated by the Vinearts who know the secrets of wine magic - holds together disparate lands. Now, confusion, violence, and terror are sweeping over the Lands Vin. And four people are at the center of a storm.

Jerzy, Vineart apprentice and former slave, was sent by his master to investigate strange happenings - and found himself the target of betrayal. Now he must set out on his own journey, to find the source of the foul taint that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. By Jerzy's side are Ao, who lives for commerce and the art of the deal; Mahault, stoic and wise, risking death in flight from her homeland; and Kaïnam, once Named-Heir of an island principality, whose father has fallen into a magic-tangled madness that endangers them all.

These four companions will travel far from the earth and the soul of the vine, sailing along coastlines aflame with fear, confronting sea creatures summoned by darkness, and following winds imbued with malice. Their journey will take them to the very limits of the Sin Washer's reach . . . and into a battle for the soul of the Lands Vin. For two millennia the Sin Washer's Commandment has kept these lands in order: Those of magic shall hold no power over men and those princes of power shall hold no magic. Now, that law has given way. And a hidden force seeks the havoc of revenge.

An adventure through an unforgettable realm conjured by breathtaking imagination, Laura Anne Gilman's saga of the Vineart War is a "dramatic, authentic, and potent
Ranenast
I picked up the first book in the series in an act of desperation. I had nothing to read and saw it at the Dollar General for $3. I thought to myself, "Even if it stinks, as long as it keeps me busy for the rest of the day, it's worth the three bucks."

It was surprisingly well-written and exciting and I had to come buy Books 2 and 3. So glad I did! I "discovered" a new (to me) author and had a great time living in her world for a week. Hope she continues to write.
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