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In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby.
Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte.
Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he’s some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He’s supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who’s too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone.
With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn.
Thanks so much for joining us here today, we’re really excited about your book. Can you share your playlist with us?
OMGosh, I was afraid someone was going to ask me for this. Where do I begin?
I listen to a lot of music from country to classic rock, to classical, opera and everything in between (except for rap. Just can’t get into it). When I write, I usually don’t listen to music with words in it because hearing people singing distracts from what I’m trying to say. I end up signing along and them all of a sudden I’m staring at my work thinking. “What was I trying to say here?”
Because I write YA fantasy, and because I always envision my books as movies, I get a lot of my inspiration from online video games and movie scores. There are hours upon hours of listening to soundtracks, etc., and when I find something that I like, it goes on my Spotify play list.
In the case of IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING, you will see songs that you might know sung by artists like Katy Perry and Fall Out Boys. They are there because they remind me in some way of David or Eric, both protagonists, David from our world, Eric from the magical world of Fallhollow. I hope once people read the book, they’ll be able to understand more why I chose them.
The list is extensive and at this time, they are not in any particular order, though I have begun to sort them out. I’ve written the names of the songs and their artists out for you, but if you want to listen to them, please check out my Spotify playlist which you can find here (if you don’t have a free Spotify account, you can sign in using your Facebook account). I also have the playlist on my website, but you will still need to log in to Spotify to listen.
So, here you go. I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions about why I chose the songs, please feel free to reach out to me on my website or on Goodreads. I’d love to hear from you!!!
Druidic Dreams Adrian Von Ziegler
See What I’ve Become Zack Hemsey
Summer Jam Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line
A Knife in the Dark Howard Shore
Aeterna Liquid Cinema
Dawn Gleams on Cyrodill Brad Derrick
New Kid in Town Eagles
Getting to Me Jane Taylor
Thornwood Shadows Jeremy Soule
They Did Not Die in Vain Brad Derrick
Numb Linkin Park
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Time Forgotten (Piano and Violin) Classical New Age Piano Music
Bloom The Paper Kites
I Will Get There Jane Taylor
Things You’ve Never Done Passenger
Faith of the Heart Done Again
Fight Song Rachel Platten
Dream On Aerosmith
300 Violin Orchestra Jorge Quintero
Leviathan Liquid Cinema
The Medallion Calls Klaus Bradelt
Friday Night Sky Full Tilt
You Are the Pan John Williams
Fable Liquid Cinema
Thunder God Full Tilt
Of Fire and Iron Liquid Cinema
A World of Dreams Full Tilt
Crystalline Ivan Torrent, Celica Soldream
Human Legacy Ivan Torrent
Chapter 12 – A Journey’s End Peter Gundry
Roar Katy Perry
Heart of the Forest Peter Gundry
Renegades X Ambassadors
For Blood, for Glory, for Honor Jeremy Soule
Centuries Fall Out Boy
Yay! That’s awesome, Jen! ♥ What a great list.
Contest ends June 17, 2016
• One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
• Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford (INT)
About the Author:
J. Keller Ford (known to all as Jenny) is a scribbler of Young Adult and New Adult speculative fiction. As a young Army brat, she traveled the world and wandered the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles in hopes of finding snarky dragons, chivalrous knights and wondrous magic that permeated her imagination. What she found remains etched in her topsy-turvy mind and oozes out in sweeping tales of courage, sacrifice, honor and everlasting love.
When not torturing her keyboard or trying to silence the voices in her head, Jenny spends time collecting seashells, bowling, swimming, screaming on roller coasters and traveling. Jenny is a mom to four magnificent and noble offspring, and currently lives in paradise on the west coast of Florida with a quirky knight who was silly enough to marry her, and a menagerie of royal pets. Published works include short stories, The Amulet of Ormisez, Dragon Flight, and The Passing of Millie Hudson. IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is her debut novel and the first installment in the Chronicles of Fallhollow Trilogy.