Greetings and salutations!
This week you will see many posts and tweets from me regarding my novel, Conquest of a Queen, for a contest called Pitch Slam. With any luck these efforts will land me some representation. *waves frantically* Hullooo judges! Anyway, today participants have been asked to blog about music that would accompany their manuscripts. Like say, our babies were brought to the big screen so here is the soundtrack I would choose for Conquest of a Queen. I don’t want to give too much of the story away so if you don’t mind, I’ll have to be a bit vague in places. Pasta banana, folks!
Opening Music – I’m a Believer by Smash Mouth
Picture if you will, a young woman in chef whites meeting with a bunch of suits, calling out commands in a busy commercial kitchen, then rolling up in a yellow jeep into the driveway of a house as the sun sets
Isabel has dinner at her mom’s – Animal by Bitman & Roban
Poor Isabel cringes as her mom’s latest fix up attempts to put the moves on her before she escapes into the kitchen to fight with her mother.
Isabel enters her ransacked house – Lizard at school by James Horner
Lightning flashes and thunder rumbles announcing a coming storm. The power is off and Isabel discovers that her home has been broken into.
Fight scene between Isabel and Rakad – Invasion by Alan Silvestri
Isabel encounters a large formidable looking man who wants her to come with him. Isabel has another idea.
Leticia tells Isabel about her father – Breathe Me by Sia
Isabel learns the truth about her parents’ identities
The Coronation Ball – Dances from Terpsichore: Courante
Pretty people in pretty outfits congregate in a magical setting
The palace is attacked – Tilt by Thomas Newman
The Goblins are coming! The Goblins are coming!
Dragon flight – Night wind by David Arkenstone
Picture yourself soaring through the clouds courtesy of a fleet of dragons
The Temple of Nerys Island – Whisper by Kitaro
Magic and mystery abounds
The prophecy – Teardrop by Massive Attack
The Oracle’s words fill Isabel’s mind with visions of impending doom
The Eagle Lord’s party – Water Music Suite #1 in F
Elegant but unusual scene with people who resemble… birds?
Battle over the amulet – Buster Voodoo by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Isabel and friends have overstayed their welcome and their host insists on taking a trinket that isn’t his.
Isabel in the forest – I Still Believe by The Call
Isabel has a mission but has no idea how to accomplish it. She discovers a wish can be a powerful thing in Baelcrest.
Battle with the Shumi king – Sons De Po by Dazkarieh
Isabel throws down with a powerful enemy.
Activating the Silver Fleet/Journey to the Shumkarja Outlands – Rotation by Herb Albert
Shumi ceremony – Marco Polo by Loreena McKennitt
Isabel becomes a queen
Isabel and Alaric love scene – Semilla Negra by Marlango
Goblin attack and escape/Battlefront – Ebla by ES Posthumus
Nancy and Iskander in the woods – Dice by Finley Quaye
Bath scene – Think Twice by Groove Armada
Nancy and Iskander get chummy while she helps him shave
Nancy and Iskander love scene – God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton
The scrying ring – The Mystic’s Dream by Loreena McKennitt
The gods bestow a gift on Nancy that allows her to see her birth parents in their final moments.
A Traitor in their midst/Confrontation – Broken by Depeche Mode
Rescue/Mirror Mage fight/Isabel battles the sorceress – Neckbrace by Ratatat
Confession – How Deep is Your Love by The Bird and The Bee
Isabel and Alaric have a final confrontation
Closing – Music Cannons by Youth Lagoon