Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 6 Mind Heist
Listen 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.
“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.
Mind Heist – Zack Hemsey
Song: Mind Heist
Artist: Zack Hemsey
Album: Mind Heist – EP
Copyright: 2011 Zack Hemsey
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.
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