So, I was searching for a “SF book trailer” released this week and this came up:
There’s absolutely no indication in the trailer that it fits the designation “SF,” meaning science fiction. It seems like a solid historical drama. But it’s still worth talking about.
Perhaps the text and pictures helped, but as I listened to the music I felt as if I was about to cry. The story, as indicated by the trailer, certainly seems worth a good cry, too. Maybe some will see the train full of treasure as “just things,” and it certainly is that. But each of these things has its own story, a story with a common theme: Wrenched from its owners due to the prejudice, hatred, and greed of a people who then slaughtered many of those owners. That’s poignant and worthy of the music all by itself. That’s the treasure part.
We also know there are three men and three women. We get a hint—just a hint—of their stories in the trailer. Enough to be curious? I think so. Unraveled lives…coming together in a new pattern. And there, I suspect, is the love.
It takes a lot for a trailer to spark an interest when it’s not at all what you were looking for. Powerful images, poignant music, enough of the story to get a feel for it, and enticing quotes from respected authors are all good ingredients. Together, it was enough to do it for me. How about you?