I've put my SotS-themed name for each track on the left (while trying not to let the name spoil the story) and the real name and credit for the song on the right. Clicking the link will take you to a Youtube recording of the song. I hope that's not too complicated or annoying, but with my level of technical savvy it's about the best I can do. So here goes:
- Prologue: The First Prophesy - 'Main Title', Ladyhawke Original Soundtrack - I spent so many hours listening to this early on in the writing process, it's not even funny.
- The Rules of War - 'Minas Tirith', Return of the King Original Soundtrack - Great for writing action scenes!
- Farindel - 'As One Tale Ends...', The Forbidden Kingdom Original Soundtrack - If the scene turns out half as good as the music, I'll be happy!
- Where We Belong - 'She was sad at first', Ladyhawke Original Soundtrack - You can't tell I like movie soundtracks, can you?
- The Last Stronghold Collapses - 'Things Left Unsaid' by Disciple - A gut-wrenching song. My goal was to capture some of its intensity in the story.
- Traitor - 'What is Eternal' by The Tran-Siberian Orchestra: Beethoven's Last Night - Another one that was a huge help in the early stages of writing and character development.
- Shekiah - 'Song of the Banshee/Lament of McCrimmon' by Sheila Chandra - This song was the inspiration for this entire character. I was listening to it shortly after having the idea for SotS, and poof! There she was.
- Shattered Illusions - 'This is Who You Are' by The Tran-Siberian Orchestra
- Guilt and Grace - 'Learning to Fall' by This Beautiful Republic - I love this song...
- Searching for Answers - 'Lord, I Don't Know' by The Newsboys - I think we've all been here and can identify.
- A Step of Faith - 'Safe' by Britt Nicole - Another one I just love. I couldn't have written the end of the book without this song.
- Prophesy Fulfilled - 'Only the Beginning of the Adventure', The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe Original Soundtrack
- Son of the Shield: the Theme Song - 'The Reason' by Julian Drive - They couldn't have written a more perfect theme song if they'd read the book and tried.