Music of Legends of Windemere: The Merchant of Nevra Coil

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Welcome to the three songs of Legends of Windemere: The Merchant of Nevra Coil.  This was the first of 2 books that just appeared in my mind after I began publishing the series.  It means there aren’t many notes on these two stories and I made them for specific reasons.  The purpose of this book was to focus more on Yola Biggs the exiled Chaos Goddess, who is with Baron Kernaghan.  I wanted to have her to more than mischief in the background and give her some evolution as well.  This helped set things up for when she takes a bigger role in a later story.  I got to do more with the gnomes, Nyx, Trinity, and a bunch of other smaller things that could have become hanging plot holes if I left them alone for too long.  Anyway, let’s get to the crazy fun since Yola seemed to commandeer 2 of the 3 songs.

This ‘Mad Hatter’ by Melanie Martinez, which I first ran into with the above Anime Music Video.  I used this because the real video seemed a little too much for some people in my regular audience.  Anyway, Yola Biggs is crazy and unpredictable.  Her antics are at the core of the chaos that ensues in this story.  A part of this song that I thought worked best for her is that she’s proud of being unhinged.

This goes for Yola Biggs too.  It’s ‘Unstable’ by Chaotica and the rapid speed made me think of how she operates.  This one also connects to the section that takes place in what would be a psych ward.  Of course, this goes into full disaster and the minor instability becomes a massive upheaval.  Guess being unstable is a big part of this story even though it stay under the surface.

I was trying hard not to give all the songs to Yola and insanity.  Once I switched my mind to the gnomes and their flying city, I realized that there was a song.  A perfect song for that entire species.  There you have it.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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8 Responses to Music of Legends of Windemere: The Merchant of Nevra Coil

  1. L. Marie says:

    Excellent choices! Was this book easier for you to think of songs? Probably not, right? But the choices are so dead on.


  2. Great choices, Charles.


  3. Cool that music motivates you as much as it does. I am a kindred spirit there.


  4. I love this idea of putting songs to characters. I have made lists for characters on YouTube but it’s been a long time. I think I’ll try it again! I love your choices!


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