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Science fiction and fantasy novels by Kayelle Allen

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 10 Remember Everything

Remember Everything (5 Finger Death Punch) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenRemember Everything is a song of pain from the viewpoint of a child who grew up unable to please his father. In chapter one, Pietas faces off against his father, the former Chancellor. As the current Chancellor, Pietas must oversee peace talks between immortals and humans. He and his father are yin and yang. Complete opposites on the spectrum.

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Pietas dangled a length of fishing line in the water. “How good the weather is on this world. I’m quite pleased with it. If we have to be marooned here, at least we’re not facing constant storms or stuck in a desert.”

“I hope it lasts.”

“You think it won’t?” Pietas craned his neck, but in this part of the creek, under the canopy of trees, the sky showed up as blue specks.

“No place has perfect weather. It must rain sometime. Trees don’t get as big as these or the creek full without rain.”

“Ah, of course. I knew that. My mother is a consummate terraformer. She taught me about the cycles of life and renewal and how planets replenish themselves before I was ten. She made me learn the name of every plant and animal in existence, I think. I got caught up in enjoying the beauty and forgot my lessons.”

“You know, Pietas… It’s okay to admit you forgot a detail.” Six shot him a smile.

“For you, perhaps. Such excuses were unacceptable when I was growing up. Saying I forgot was equivalent to saying please beat me now.”

Six chuckled. “Sounds like a tough childhood.”

“You have no idea.” Pietas settled back against the boulder.

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Remember Everything – Five Finger Death Punch

Song: Remember Everything
Artist: Five Finger Death Punch
Album: American Capitalist
Copyright: 2011 Five Finger Death Punch

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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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Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 2 Deep Six

Deep Six (Marilyn Manson) #playlist #scifi @kayelleallenOne of the characters in Bringer of Chaos is named Six, and he’s vital to the story. Without Six, there would be no Pietas. I wanted a song that had his name, and Deep Six works on many levels. This song is on an album called Pale Emperor. Since Pietas is an emperor in all but name, and he’s fair and blond, so the album title is fitting. One of the lines is “Deep six, six, six feet deep”, which denotes death. The number six is found throughout the book. Among the places where it’s used: Pietas accidentally knocks over a ceramic statue of a six-headed dragon; he attends peace talks on Enderium Six; there are six steps into the pool where he completes a ritual; and of course, Six is what he calls his guard, who doesn’t trust Pietas enough to reveal his real name. The music of Marilyn Manson’s Deep Six fits well with this snippet of the book. It opens with Pietas speaking.

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“Don’t say another word, Six. Let me talk to my sister. Don’t get into it with her. I promise you won’t win. She broadcasts chaos as well as I do. Remember, personal chaos makes one prey.”

“I thought you didn’t hold with religion.”

“Not supplication pray. Victim prey.”

“Oh.” Six glanced over at Dessy, back at Pietas. “Gotcha.”

“Are we clear? Don’t get into it with Dessy.”

“Clear.”

[I’ll let you find out how well Six listens. *wink*]

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Deep Six – Marilyn Manson

Song: Deep Six
Artist: Marilyn Manson
Album: The Pale Emperor
Copyright: 2015 KRM

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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

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 3 Du Hast

Du Hast (Rammstein) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenI could listen to this song for hours (and I have). It’s a favorite because the beat doesn’t stop. But it also has a message that fits Bringer of Chaos. Du Hast is translated to “You Hate” and also “You Have” — which for this book is an amazing connection of two truths.

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“Did it never occur to you?”

His father faced him. “What?”

“The council elected me to head these talks and removed you. You want to bring in humans. I do not. Perhaps the council hates humans more than you think.”

A wave of aggravation emanated from Mahikos. Licks of emotional flame scorched Pietas’s skin. Accustomed to the pain, he did not flinch.

“Son, surely you realize they elected you to keep you close and control you.”

“To control–” Pietas broke into laughter. “Did they? How unenlightened.” He shrugged. “Well, they can try. I must say, your annoyance today is a refreshing change from your usual indifference. I’d begun wondering if you had any emotions regarding my takeover. It must nettle, knowing your lowly son succeeded your rule.”

“No one would consider you lowly.”

Pietas lifted his chin. “Except you.”

“I’m surprised you even bothered to show up, as much as you hate humans.”

“It’s nothing personal. I hate humans no more than a physician hates germs yet still takes time to eradicate them. Humans are dangerous.”

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Du Hast – Rammstein

Song: Du Hast
Artist: Rammstein
Album: Sehnsucht
Copyright: 1997 Motor Music GmbH

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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

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 4 Fatal

Fatal (Critical Mass) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenWhen you hear the first few notes of Fatal it will no doubt be familiar. This song has been in numerous movie trailers. It’s instrumental, and it portrays power and build up as well as aggression, yet it is controlled and simple. It fits both Pietas and Six.

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“These talks will solve nothing. They’re going to try something stupid. We’ll slaughter them for it, and as usual, we’ll be blamed. What is so hard to grasp about this?” Pietas reached out with his empathic senses, but encountered the blunt edge of his father’s shields. There would be no persuasion except by speech. “I wish I could show you, once and for all, that humans are cutthroats. They will not honor their word. They will not abide by our laws. They will usurp our power and try to control the galaxy as if it belonged to them.”

“It does belong to them.”

Pietas threw up a hand. “This again.”

“The galaxy was theirs before we claimed it. Son, humanity is an ancient civilization. We are the usurpers. Yes, we are more powerful. We should be benevolent rulers, not despots. Might does not make right.” He finished the brandy and set down the glass with a thud. “But let’s attempt civility. We’re both members of the council and should discuss topics with one another out of respect for the office.” The glare Mahikos leveled his way carried the empathic warmth of an ice blade. “Even if we detest one another on a personal level.”

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

(FYI – look for them on iTunes and elsewhere as THE Critical Mass. Without “the” in front, it’s another group entirely.)

Song: Fatal
Artist: The Critical Mass
Album: Critical Mass Volume 1: Armageddon Premium Trailer Music
Copyright: 2011 Josh Mobley

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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

Playlist: Music for a King — Song # 5 Made of Scars

Made of Scars (Stone Sour) #playlist #scifi #chaos @kayelleallenIf ever a song fit Pietas, it is this one. He is literally made of scars. His never show. He heals too fast for any sign of them to remain. There’s a line in this song that fits him. Referring to his scars, the singer says “this one isn’t even there, but I feel it more because you don’t care.” When I heard that, it was like Pietas himself speaking to me.

“If they keep their word, these talks will end the war. We’ll have peace.”

“Ah, and isn’t that the key. If. Humans do not surrender well. They say the word ‘human’ as if it were synonymous with ‘king.’ These talks are nothing more than a ruse by you bleeding hearts who want to ‘stop the killing.’ As if killing was not what you were born to do. Embrace your purpose, Father. You are a killer. Like me.”

“We’re also scientists. Even I will admit you are the finest among our people. Embrace that. We don’t have to kill. The war has cost billions of human lives, while not one of us has perished.”

“As usual, you discount my deaths.”

“Yours don’t count. You come back.”

“I see.” Had anything Pietas had ever done counted? Not to the man before him. “Tell me, Father.” He picked up the silver circlet and toyed with it. “Would it be better if some of us had been terminated by fire, or one of the other ways to end us permanently? How many perma-deaths would suffice? Are two sufficient? A hundred? Or would mine be enough?”

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Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas
Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.
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Made of Scars – Stone Sour

Song: Made of Scars
Artist: Stone Sour
Album: Come What(ever) May [Special Edition] Copyright: 2006 Stone Sour

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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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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.
Free on KindleUnlimited
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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.
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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