Welcome to Medieval Monday and hot August Knights!
I’ve often said that music feeds my soul for creativity. It stirs the muse and my writing soars. Dragon Knight’s Ring was an emotional story for me. Since this was the last book (published in August 2016) in the Order of the Dragon Knights series, I had to search for unique melodies—ones that would be epic.
Here is my playlist for Adam and Meggie’s story and the other Dragon Knights:
1. “A Celtic Lore” by Adrian von Ziegler, from the album The Celtic Collection. I listened to this song during the beginning of Adam and Meggie’s courtship. It was soft, hesitant—like both of them.
2. “Yearning Hearts” by David Arkenstone, from the album Celtic Book of Days. Adam is desperately trying to find out what is bothering Meggie. He’s hoping to spark some memory of their past together by skipping stones across the river.
3. “King of the Woodlands” by Peter Gundry, from the album The Dream Weaver. A meeting between the evil druid Lachlan and Meggie. Cannot say anything more. This song was perfect.
4. “The Witch’s Tale” by Peter Gundry, from the album The Lost Book of Fantasy. The druid, Lachlan is preparing and plotting his one last battle against the Dragon Knights.
5. “The White Witch” by Peter Gundry, from the album The Lost Book of Fantasy. Adam’s journey to visit his home, Castle Leomhann. He’s unprepared for what he will find there.
6. “Circle of Life” by Adrian von Ziegler, from the album The Celtic Collection. I listened to this many times while writing the scene where Meggie’s memories are restored and she greets Adam.
7. “Storm Cry” by David Arkenstone, from the album The Celtic Book of Days. Adam’s quest to reach Meggie in time, before the battle begins.
8. “Morrigan—Goddess of War” by Peter Gundry, from the album The Dream Weaver. A fitting song for the pre-battle between the Dragon Knights, Lachlan, and the Dark One.
9. “The Quest of Culwch” by David Arkenstone, from the album The Celtic Book of Days. I used several songs for the final battle, but constantly played this one until I knew I had poured out every detail.
10. “Ceridwen—The Potion of Knowledge” by Peter Gundry, from the album The Dream Weaver. My farewell song to the Dragon Knights. It starts slow and then builds to this powerful ending. Did I cry writing this ending? Aye! I sobbed buckets! The Dragon Knights had dwelled within me for sixteen long years by the time Dragon Knight’s Ring was published.
Currently, the Wolves of Clan Sutherland dominate most of time and thoughts. Usually, I turn to Youtube for a selection of Nordic and Viking music.
Check out the song “Ceridwen—The Potion of Knowledge” below:
And before you leave, check out these wonderful posts from the other Ladies of Medieval Monday!
Barbara Bettis: http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/
Anastasia Abboud: https://www.anastasiaabboud.com/a-little-romance