Trailer

We’re getting into single-digit weeks, if not days, until the books are available, so I thought I’d share this, which I wrote ages ago for Frankie after having sat through Elizabeth: The Golden Age. It’s a trailer for the Requite books, if they were a film.

IMPOSING MUSIC PLAYS.

SHOT OF THE SWARM RISING, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE HAWKWOOD WAR. IF YOU IMAGINE A LOT OF GIANT STEAMPUNK BEES, YOU’VE PRETTY MUCH GOT IT.

SHOT OF TZENNI ARRIVING AT SHAINAULT, IN WHICH SHAINAULT LOOKS VERY BIG.

Voiceover: From a world of adventure…

SHOT OF A BIG BATTLE SCENE INVOLVING THINGS THAT LOOK LIKE SADDLED VELOCIRAPTORS.

Voiceover: Passion…

CATHA AND ALISTER SNOG

Voiceover: And honour…

MAJED AND INNES FIGHT A BIT

Voiceover: Comes a story of one woman…

TZENNI ARRIVES AT THE GATES OF SHAINAULT. IT IS GREY AND RAINY AND LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE HARASSING HER. SHE LOOKS VERY SMALL AND A BIT LIKE AN ETHNIC MINORITY HOBBIT.

Voiceover: One man…

LATINUS WALKS DOWN A CORRIDOR IN A DRAMATIC MANNER IN A BIG CLOAK. EVERYONE IS KIND OF REMINDED OF SEVERUS SNAPE.

Voiceover: And one something else.

INNES IS HAVING A FIGHT ON A STAIRCASE. INNES TURNS SIDEWAYS AND GRINS AT THE CAMERA. LIGHT GLANCES OFF INNES’ SWORD AND GOES TING.

MUSIC RISES.

SEVERAL JUMPILY CUT FLASHES OF THE BALL SCENE.

360 DEGREE PAN ROUND A RIDER ON A DRONE (ONCE AGAIN, IT’S BASICALLY A GIANT STEAMPUNK BEE), SO EVERYONE CAN BE IMPRESSED BY THE CGI.

TZENNI, WHO IS MARCHING THROUGH THE RETORT SO THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE THAT THE CGI THERE IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE TOO: Come out and face me!

Voiceover: Their families are at war!

LIGEIA: Shainault shall fall.

Voiceover: Their future is in the balance!

INNES DOES SOMETHING ACROBATIC.

SORSZENNA CURTSIES.

FACADE BLUE STANDS BESIDE A SPACESHIP.

Voiceover: This autumn… the battle for Shainault begins.

KJARTEN AND ZIRCON FLY ON A GLIDER.

LATINUS TAKES HIS SHIRT OFF.

ZIRCON WINKS AT THE CAMERA.

Voiceover: This film has not yet been rated.

4 thoughts on “Trailer

    1. Yay!

      I’ve got The Boy hooked on the Vorkosigan books too now BTW, I shall have to get the next volume, he’s devoured ‘Cordelia’s Honor’ over the weekend!

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