Inside the Book:
Title: In the Shadow of the Gods
Author: Rachel Dunne
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Genre: Fantasy/Action Adventure
Musical Points of View
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Scal is a big, tough warrior, a man who can kill without thinking…but only because that’s the only way he knows how to live. At heart, he’s kind of a pacifist, and spends entirely too much time caught up in his own thoughts. His playlist is mostly songs that break my heart a little every time I hear them, heartfelt and sweet and sad…with, occasionally, a light and cheerful song thrown in, because that’s a pretty accurate mix of what makes Scal.
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Rora grows up to be an assassin and a thief, and never lets her lack of height get in her way. Even though it’s totally anachronistic, I always picture Rora as a rocker. She’s spunky and full of fire and totally willing to kick anyone’s butt, but she’s also too responsible to ever rock out too hard. Her kind of rock is more indie: mostly fun and upbeat, but also with some pretty deep, underlying meaning if you’re willing to listen close.
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Keiro, with his wandering heart and slow-and-steady-wins-the-race attitude, is pure indie folk. Slow and peaceful and thoughtful, his kind of music can wander just as much as he does but always hits the mark. This kind of music has always felt endlessly hopeful to me, even if it occasionally dips into melancholy—it still fits Keiro like a good old shoe.
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Joros is the idea-man, the schemer, and will do whatever he has to as long as he can come out on top without dirtying his own hands. His music is powerful and swaggering, tough as nails and taking no prisoners, and more intense than any of the others’. Some of his music also makes me chuckle every once in a while, whether it’s intentional or not…just like Joros himself.