I thought I’d put together a few songs that evoke the tone and mood of the first Ithyria book. Many are ones that I listened to on repeat while I was writing. Since I am only able to listen to instrumental music and songs sung in foreign languages when I write, you’ll find a little of both here.
There are also a few unique items in the Sword of the Guardian playlist. My friend Whirlwynd composed a beautiful original piece inspired by the book, called “Echoes of Ithyria.” You can hear it in the book trailer, but I’ve also put it here for you to enjoy. In addition, one of my favorite Japanese pop songs, “Forever Love”, was a constant background while I was writing this story – and I’m including a version in which I sing the song myself. (In case you’ve ever wondered what a writer’s singing voice is like…) And, wherever possible I’ve included links to Amazon in case you’d like to purchase these for yourselves.