Daughter of Etheron
by Brandon Young
Genre: YA Space Fantasy
Release Date: April 18th 2017
Summary from Goodreads:
Born the children of the ruling family.
Betrayed by the ones that swore to protect them.
IN A SHATTERED GALAXY . . .
Siblings, Elenah and Teveran are thrust into a secret war of space magicians that will decide the fate of the galaxy.
But a darkness swells in the galactic depths, magicians wielding magic not seen for millennia, and as the struggle for power grows more desperate, the children might find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.
The first book in the Saga of the Magicus Eye.
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Music Playlist (From the Author)
Thanks for having me! Now, I’ll answer this question in two parts, starting with my own writing playlist and then, let’s say, the novel’s theatrical playlist. So when I’m writing new content, I usually cycle between soundtracks, orchestral playlists on YouTube, and various albums in my own iTunes collection. What’s funny is I actually write much slower with music on, but that’s balanced by the fact it allows me to write for a longer period of time. The prog-metal band, Dream Theater, continues to serve me well: I had The Astonishing, Octavarium, and Scenes From a Memory playing often. Blind Guardian’s got some great writing music (their latest album, Beyond the Red Mirror, helped shape several tonal aspects of the novel), and what’s cool is they also have songs inspired by all sorts of fantasy books including The Lord of the Rings, The Wheel of Time, and A Song of Ice and Fire. Definitely check them out. Devin Townsend and his space opera, Ziltoid, always works. Ayreon’s 01011001 has some good lyrics which also informed a couple of things. And a newer band, Haken, provided some excellent inspiration, especially on Affinity. Also on rotation were various albums by Avantasia, Demons and Wizards, Dragonforce, Edguy, Epica, Freedom Call, Gamma Ray, Kamelot, Star One, and Symphony X. I made a playlist of all eight Star Wars film soundtracks and listened the hell out of those. Also the Fantastic Beasts soundtrack came in handy, along with soundtracks from the Final Fantasy games—which I absolutely love.
But here are ten songs that I feel had the strongest impact on Daughter of Etheron:
And Then There Was Silence – Blind Guardian
The Architect – Haken
Beyond the Black Hole – Gamma Ray
Descent of the Archangel – Kamelot
The Eternal Wayfarer – Edguy
In the Presence of Enemies I & II – Dream Theater
Journey to Arcadia – Avantasia
The Ninth Wave – Blind Guardian
The Seven Angels – Avantasia
The Throne – Blind Guardian
Brandon Young is the debut author of the Saga of the Magicus Eye. He’s also a musician, gamer, and avid Star Wars fan living in Melbourne, Australia.
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