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Book Trailers September 2011

3rd September 2011

The summer may be fizzing out like a spent barbecue in a storm, and those lazy sunny holidays may be at an end. Luckily there are plenty of reasons to stay curled up in the warm this September. Who needs sunlight anyhow, when you can dig into these trailers and check out some of the books you could have on your shelves this autumn?

Bricks by Leon Jenner

I didn't rate Bricks very highly, but the trailer for it brings out all of the story's excitement. In fact the trailer moves a lot quicker, and is a lot more dramatic, than the book.

One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

This story looks very sexy and intense, and quite creepy at the same time. Perfect. What's more, the Cat and Bones series runs to a good length. This is the trailer for book six.

Machine Man by Max Barry

This has to be one of the funniest book trailers I've seen in a while. It perfectly captures the pressure writers must feel when they're asked to do a million and one different things other than actually write books. I hope the book is as entertaining as this trailer.

"I'm a writer!"

Ashtown Burials #1: The Dragon's Tooth by N.D. Wilson

Super 8's Joel Courtney features in this trailer about a contemporary YA adventure. It looks like the usual coming of age with added magic romp, but I like the line at the end about smoking in the library. With the series title of Ashtown Burials, I can't help but wonder what part smoke and fire plays in the whole story. It looks interesting.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

I'm saving the best until last in this round up. And Brent Weeks' Black Prism trailer has me all aquiver: fantastic production values, magic, action, archers, High Lords, and warfare. High Lord Prism Gavin Guile finds he has an illegitimate son who is in trouble. How far will he go to protect him?

This looks more like a trailer for a film or TV series than a book, and that's testament to how much faith Orbit have in this novel. Based on what I know of Brent Weeks' other books that's entirely justified. With any luck the series will make it to the screen, and a much wider audience.

© Ros Jackson