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Mind Heist (Zack Hemsey) #playlist #scifi #chaos

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 6 Mind Heist

Made of Scars (Stone Sour) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenListen to Mind Heist, the theme from the movie Inception, and let the opening sweep you into its power. This is Pietas–a king who pulls you under his spell and then takes you into a path you never expected: a mind heist. Readers will hate him at the opening part of the book, but by its end, his noble heart will win them over.

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“Mortals! How I tire of that word. I believe I’ll start calling them Mundanes.”

“Why not? It smacks of your usual disrespect and bigotry.”

Pietas sputtered a laugh. “I find it incredulous that the indignant and righteous Mahikos who led our people in rebellion against humanity has fallen so far from his ideals. What happened to the motto ‘Freedom, Fairness, Fortune’ that rallied our people? I was four years old. We were still hidden then. No one knew Dessy and I existed except you and Mother. But you hoisted us both onto your shoulders and we stayed behind darkened glass and watched as thousands of our people cheered in the streets. You’d won them freedom, and they shouted your name. Oh, in that moment, Father, I wanted to be just like you. No, I wanted to be you. Now?” He ignored the angry twitch tugging at one eyelid. “You want us to treat humans as equals. They never treated us as such. Even now, we’re hated and reviled. Putting them on the council will make them haughtier. I want nothing to do with humans.”

“Then you want nothing to do with me, Son. Humans are all I care about.”

And wasn’t that the naked truth of his father’s betrayal? He had turned his back on their people. He had turned his back on his son.

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Mind Heist – Zack Hemsey

Song: Mind Heist
Artist: Zack Hemsey
Album: Mind Heist – EP
Copyright: 2011 Zack Hemsey

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Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back. This drawing is to scale: Six is 6′ (1.8m) tall.
Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-six.pdf
Pietas https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas.pdf
Pietas and Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas6.pdf
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Monster (Skillet) Rock #playlist #scifi #chaos

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 7 Monster

Monster (Skillet) Song 6 #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenAnother favorite song. I’ve played Monster so many times if it was on vinyl it would have a permanent groove on this track. Monster fits Pietas to a T. “I must confess that I feel like a monster.” He is one of the most beautiful immortals ever created, yet he has been shunned and betrayed so many times, he is broken inside. He feels unworthy of his people, yet he strives to protect them, even to the point of making all of mankind his enemy.

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His sister selected an ornate turquoise dragon he’d displayed on a glass table and examined it. “Whatever you said to Father, he was still furious about when I saw him at breakfast.” She rolled the egg-sized sculpture between her hands. “He’s all but accusing you of treason against the council.”

“I’m used to Father’s baseless accusations.”

Dessy tossed the priceless carving into the air, and then caught it. “Mother hasn’t disagreed with him this time, but then she’s been quiet this trip.”

This time, when she tossed up the dragon, he snatched it from the air and placed it on the table. “I don’t need you to report on our parents.”

“I’m sure you have your own spies.” She trailed her fingers along a row of ceramic dragon statues on a glass shelf. The last, the largest of the set, portrayed him. He stood, arms folded, inside the protective wings of a massive silver dragon. “Really, Pietas, who keeps a statue of himself? And why all the dragons?”

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Monster – Skillet

Song: Monster
Artist: Skillet
Album: Awake
Copyright: 2009 Atlantic Records

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Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back. This drawing is to scale: Six is 6′ (1.8m) tall.
Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-six.pdf
Pietas https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas.pdf
Pietas and Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas6.pdf
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Pain (Three Days Grace) #playlist #scifi #chaos

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 8 Pain

Pain (Three Days Grace) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenThe first section of this song says it all. This is Pietas’s life: “I’d rather feel pain than nothing at all.” He has no fear of pain. In Bringer of Chaos he is told he’ll be killed if he doesn’t comply with demands for his capture. His response? “I’ve died countless times. I do not fear death. Death fears me.” In this scene, he is preparing to meet with his enemies by engaging in a ritual.

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On the planet Kaffir, warriors used this ritual to summon spirits. He used it to affirm his own superior strength and prowess.

Before a copper fire pit, he plucked one blond hair, and fed it to the fire. It singed and melted.

“As fire has victory over life, so I have victory over my enemies.”

He passed a hand through the flame, and hissed at the searing heat, relishing the pain. He cupped his hand over the flame’s source, and held it until the fire went out. The burns on his palm cooled, and as he watched, the skin healed. Of all the elements, fire alone had power to linger on an Ultra’s skin. He welcomed it as a symbol of victory.

“I am powerful, as fire is powerful.”

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Pain – Three Days Grace

Song: Pain
Artist: Three Days Grace
Album: One-X
Copyright: 2006 Three Days Grace

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Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back. This drawing is to scale: Six is 6′ (1.8m) tall.
Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-six.pdf
Pietas https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas.pdf
Pietas and Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas6.pdf
Download a free adult coloring book you can print and share. Relax and color with friends. It’s fun! https://kayelleallen.com/media/pietas-coloring-book.pdf

Queen’s Breach (Critical Mass) #playlist #scifi #chaos

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 9 Queen’s Breach

Queen's Breach (Critical Mass) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenAnother song by The Critical Mass (I have the album these came from). On YouTube, Queen’s Breach is listed as “Epic action aggressive driving rock powerful”. One listen, and you’ll agree. If this isn’t Pietas in action as a fighter, I don’t know what is. Read chapter six while you listen to this, and you’ll see him in action.

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The stasis pod Pietas hid behind rested on the floor, and came up to mid-thigh. It hid him, but allowed no view of the door. A sudden change of light told him soldiers had entered. Grunts, they wore beams on their chests to light their way. The idiots had left them on, which let him calculate the level of brightness. At least six.

That was all he warranted? He hardly knew whether to be amused, or insulted.

He waited for a stirring of emotion, but felt none. Smart. They’d sent either androids or special ops ghosts with those new anti-emo chips. The latter would be fun to fight. When he killed them, would they experience a human death, or did they have to be terminated like an Ultra? How well did the chips work?

He’d find out in a minute.

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Queen’s Breach – The Critical Mass

Song: Queen’s Breach
Artist: The Critical Mass
Album: Out of the Ashes: The Critical Mass Collection
Copyright: 2014 Josh Mobley

Giveaways – Free Downloads

Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back. This drawing is to scale: Six is 6′ (1.8m) tall.
Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-six.pdf
Pietas https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas.pdf
Pietas and Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas6.pdf
Download a free adult coloring book you can print and share. Relax and color with friends. It’s fun! https://kayelleallen.com/media/pietas-coloring-book.pdf

Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) #playlist #scifi #chaos

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 11 Spirit in the Sky

Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenSpirit in the Sky is an oldie but goodie. been around since 1969, and I can’t tell you how many movie trailers it’s been in. Funny thing is, it rarely ends up in the movies themselves. I love the sound of this one. The minute it begins, you recognize this. It is probably the least like Pietas, but I love the song. Spirit in the Sky always makes me feel good. I needed that when I wrote this intense book. Everyone needs an upbeat song in their playlist. I included a snippet with humor for this one.

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Pietas waited until the rain had passed and the sun had come back out before he crawled out of the water-filled hole. He dragged the waterlogged packet of blankets after him.

Six grabbed the soggy packet and helped him drag it from the puddle. They plopped onto the wet ground, side by side. Six pointed to the parachute, half covered with water. “At least it didn’t blow away.”

“You sure did.”

Six laughed. “I did at that.” He wiped his face, smearing mud. He looked over at Pietas and chuckled, but bit his lips and turned his head.

“What?”

After looking back at Pietas, Six laughed again.

“What!”

Six pointed to Pietas’s face. “That mask in the rain… not a good look, Ultra. Like a ‘weapon of mascara destruction’ went ballistic.”

“Weapon of what?” All at once, Pietas got the joke. He burst into laughter, and threw himself onto his back, into the mud. Using both hands, he wiped his wet face. Black smudged his fingers and palms. “If my people could see me right now, they’d never let me live it down.”

“What? You think I will?”

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

Song: Spirit in the Sky
Artist: Norman Greenbaum
Album: Spirit In the Sky – The Definitive Anthology
Copyright: (original release 1969) re-release 2003 Norman Greenbaum

Giveaways – Free Downloads

Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back. This drawing is to scale: Six is 6′ (1.8m) tall.
Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-six.pdf
Pietas https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas.pdf
Pietas and Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas6.pdf
Download a free adult coloring book you can print and share. Relax and color with friends. It’s fun! https://kayelleallen.com/media/pietas-coloring-book.pdf

What You Are (Audioslave) #playlist #scifi #chaos

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 12 What You Are

What You Are (Audioslave) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenI keep What You Are on a disc in my car and play it all the time. It’s often on repeat. It also fits the character Wulf. When I was writing Jawk (the third book in my Tales of the Chosen series) I must have played What You Are about 300 times. I dedicated the original version of the book to Audioslave in thanks for the music. But it fits Pietas because of the line “Now I’m free from what you are.” Listen and you’ll see the progression of freedom in the song.

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Six gazed out at the lake. “I love this place. It’s peaceful here.”

“You say you love it here, but my senses tell me you’re homesick.”

“Well, sure. I miss my family. Don’t you?”

How to answer without a lie? Pietas brushed hair out of his eyes. “I miss what made me sad.”

Six squinted one eye. “How’s that again?”

“When you’re with someone you love, they can break your heart. Annoy you. Make you sad. But when you’re away from them, it’s those things that you miss.”

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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What You Are – Audioslave

(I couldn’t find a direct link to Audioslave on Youtube, but this is the same version of the song I listen to, not a cover.)

Song: What You Are
Artist: Audioslave
Album: Audioslave
Copyright: 2002 Audioslave

Giveaways – Free Downloads

Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back. This drawing is to scale: Six is 6′ (1.8m) tall.
Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-six.pdf
Pietas https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas.pdf
Pietas and Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas6.pdf
Download a free adult coloring book you can print and share. Relax and color with friends. It’s fun! https://kayelleallen.com/media/pietas-coloring-book.pdf

 
 
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