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Behind the Scenes II: Crucible of Gold Trailer

We are only a couple of weeks away from the US publication of Crucible of Gold, Book VII in the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik!

Naomi decided to do something fun and unique for this release—a book trailer! She hired a great graphic designer and video artist named Lim to create an early look at Crucible of Gold. So far everything is on track and we are being sent early looks at the trailer. Naomi thought it would be fun to post the Behind the Scenes aspect of creating the trailer.

Here are three frames taken from the trailer for your enjoyment:

Frame from trailer showing an inkburst of gold and lens flare with Crucible of Gold in antique font!

Successful aspects are being developed, less successful ideas dropped. The trailer concept is “it’s just ink on paper”, so we’re working on bringing that idea forward.

Quotes from the text are overlaid and worked into the design:

Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik will be published on March 6, 2012 in fine US bookstores!

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By 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 his own SF&F. Follow him on Facebook and @shawnspeakman.

2 replies on “Behind the Scenes II: Crucible of Gold Trailer”

Oh my goodness, it’s to close!!!

I found out about these books last year, and after listening to them on audiobooks, I have been anxiously awaiting the next in the series :)

Super excited, and very glad to hear that everything is on track.
Also like the trailer idea, it’s definitely different. I’m not sure what to think of it yet, but I’m sure it will turn out fantastic ^_^

An exquisite series about intelligent dragons without magic!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so delighted. I have ran through all of the series and anxiously await the next. The twists and turns are totally unanticipated. Naomi, you go, girl!!!
I eagerly await our trip to China with bated breath.