Winemaker of the North by J.T. Williams is the first installment in the Saints of Wura trilogy. Sviska is an assassin disguised as a winemaker.
I had a hard time with this book. It starts out good, but ends up being a bit slow. I felt as though Sviska was not an assassin at all. I know he was in disguise, but he had several opportunities to show me that he was, in fact, an assassin. There was action at the beginning and action at the end, but not much going on in the middle. I would have liked to see more character growth.
Purchased from Amazon.