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!


About Shawn Speakman

When he isn't lying for a living, Shawn Speakman maintains the web presences for Terry Brooks and Naomi Novik, runs The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press, and writes for Unbound Worlds. Follow him on Facebook and @shawnspeakman.