A Kingdom Falls – The music

As most of you know I use music a lot when writing, and whilst writing “A Kingdom Falls” So if you fancy a musical taste of what “A Kingdom Falls” is going to be like you could try listening to

Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion (the video below)

Sirenia – At Sixes and Seven

Sirenia – Sister Nightfall

Within Temptation  – what have you done ( a brilliant video by the way)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-RVJyNpfDk

Alan

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Films have sound tracks – Why not Books?

I’ve not done this for a while so I thought I would refresh the list and add a few extra songs.

For those of you who have not come across this yet. I use music a lot to write. I don’t write pages of notes on characters or events (it maybe the dyslexic in me that hates that bit lol) instead I allocate songs to characters or events.

If I want to invoke the character or situation I simply play the song and of I type.

What this effectively means is I have built up a sound track for each of my books, and if you know the songs, you should get a feeling for the character or event.

Does anyone else out there use music to write?

Below are some of the songs I use and the books I use them with

The Storm Series

Characters

Nathanial’s theme – Behind blue Eyes by The Who

Nathanial and Elizabeth’s theme – Beauty and the Beast by Stevie Nicks

Nathanial and Alexandra’s theme – Got you (Where I want you) by The Flys

Alexandra’s theme – Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by Nina Simone

Kathleen’s theme – Move in the Right Direction by Gossip

Jack Sorenson’s theme – Rule the world by Kamelot

Twever’s theme – Lust for life by Iggy Pop

Twever and Ardo’s theme – I’m not alright by Shinedown

Jane Hughes theme – Heavy Cross by Gossip

Solomon Pace’s theme – Cat People by David Bowie

Mary’s Theme – My Mind’s eye – by Sirenia

Mancer’s theme (The short Story – A firm hand) – Boy and the Ghost by Tarja

Jack Rothgal – Bad Attitude by Deep Purple.

Abigail – Twisted by Skunk Ananasi                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                   

Events

The Old Guards Last Stand – Deadlocks by Tristania

The Battle of Crescent Plain – The howling by Within Temptation

Books

 The book of short stories ‘The Moonlight Dance’ was inspired by three songs from the Album “Dark Country.” The songs are:

Guilty Man

The Blackest hour

Rain Down

 

The Y Front Chronicles

Characters

Scot-01 – Dark by Seasick Steve

The overall feel of the book

Marillion – Forgotten Sons

Alan

 

Music to read my books by

I use songs a lot when writing, to get in the right frame of mind or mood. Hence, over time I’ve create a sound track to my stories and the characters in them. The following is the list of songs I have used and how they relate to my novels / Characters.

 Characters

Nathanial’s theme – Behind blue Eyes by The Who

Nathanial and Elizabeth’s theme – Beauty and the Beast by Stevie Nicks

Nathanial and Alexandra’s theme – Got you (Where I want you) by The Flys

Alexandra’s theme – Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood by Nina Simone

Kathleen’s theme – Move in the Right Direction by Gossip

Jack Sorenson’s theme – Rule the world by Kamelot

Twever’s theme – Lust for life by Iggy Pop

Twever and Ardo’s theme – I’m not alright by Shinedown

Jane Hughes theme – Heavy Cross by Gossip

Solomon Pace’s theme – Cat People by David Bowie

Mary’s Theme – My Mind’s eye – by Sirenia

Mancer’s theme (The short Story – A firm hand) – Boy and the Ghost by Tarja

Jack Rothgal – Bad Attitude by Deep Purple.

Abigail – Twisted by Skunk Ananasi                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                   

Events

The Old Guards Last Stand – Deadlocks by Tristania

The Battle of Crescent Plain – The howling by Within Temptation

 Books

 The book of short stories ‘The Moonlight Dance’ was inspired by three songs from the Album “Dark Country.” The songs are:

 Guilty Man

The Blackest hour

Rain Down

As you can see I have a wide range of musical tastes!

 

Alan