Enter a world like no other. A world where wine is the essence of everything. The novel starts off well by explaining the intricacies of wine magic. While needed and interesting, the passages can be a bit dry since there is much discussion and vocabulary relating to wine. However, I felt like I needed this explanation to fully understand this world that Gilman has created.Flesh and Fire is a very creative start to what I believe is a trilogy. Gilman had created a very interesting premise featuring very likable characters. There is still a lot to be explored in this world, and I am eagerly awaiting more.