Posted Prologue: Crucible of Gold

Today’s nur-ne-nur-ne-nur moment from yours truly is that Naomi Novik has delivered the manuscript for Crucible of Gold, the seventh book in her Temerairet series, which means I get to steal off to a quiet corner and immerse myself in reading for the next two days! The manuscript still needs to go through copyediting, proofreading, and printing, which of course means that the world will not see it until next spring (it goes on sale March 6, 2012), but I HAVE PITY ON YOU. Yes, I remember what it was like to be a mere mortal who had to wait (and wait and wait and wait) until my favorite author’s next book hit the shelves. So we’ve posted the Prologue to the novel right here on Naomi’s website—please take a look and let us know what you think!

And for those of you reading the series in mass market paperback, Book 6, Tongues of Serpents, has just gone on sale. Enjoy!

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  1. Ixal
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Yay. Thank you very much!
    Looks like the book does not loose any time to continue the story. I want more!
    8 months??? Why did you have to remind me? Curse you!

  2. T-2238
    Posted June 23, 2011 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    Nice prologue here… I can’t wait to get the book. I have also some ideas about who could be this old enemy.

  3. Cyrotek
    Posted June 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for a date.

    But, oh my god, still 8 months? :(
    German version fall 2012 then i think.

    Guess i go with the english book then.

    Want more by the way :>.

  4. Leiana
    Posted June 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Squee! I loff the prologue.

    But March 6th is so so so so very far away. At least it’s just after my birthday! But the wait, the wait!

  5. Posted June 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    AWESOME!! It is hard to wait for sooo long, but I believe the story and the writing will be worth it.

  6. Vorkosigrrl
    Posted June 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh, joy! It does sound lovely. Thanks for the fix.

  7. little gnomling
    Posted July 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    March 6? :(

  8. Posted July 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Permalink


  9. GreenDee
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    ooooh thank you so much !!!! March 2012 …. sooooo far !! T_T

  10. Jaime Franco
    Posted November 11, 2011 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I just finished book 6. Was taking my time because I new it would be awhile for book 7. Now 4+ months and I’ve been reading the paperback and that will be longer. May have to see if they have a down load able version and look at saving a tree. Great books and have enjoyed reading all of them so far.

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