Playing the Soundtrack for the upcoming book Metatron’s Legacy.
On track for a December 15, 2019 release.
This book, that takes place 20 years after the Metatron’s Army series ends, has been a lot of fun to work with.
The idea for the story came to me while I was working on Pin: Book 8 in the series. I set Pin aside and spent 2 weeks getting the first draft for Legacy down.
Writing a book that, while related to a series, is independent of it was a very cool experience. I was able to take the characters outside the boundaries of plot constraints.
Each installment in the Metatron’s Army series builds on the previous one as part of a story arc that traverses the series itself, with each book like a chapter in the main character’s life.
When I circled back around to finish the manuscript, I found that as a reader I really enjoyed the story – so much so that in the past year I’ve read the book just for pleasure.
There’s a lot of humor in it.
With Legacy I was able to liberate characters that are a major part of the original series by putting them in a situation that meant all expectations were off. They have the freedom to go outside the bounds of the original series even as they have to stick to the plan.
Readers of the series will enjoy seeing familiar characters in an unexpected situation that forces them to go off script, if you will.
A lot of think on your feet because there’s no time to think this out.
Those who have not read the original series will be able to enjoy Metatron’s Legacy as a stand-alone work of science fiction.
Though if you read it and decide to go back and read the series, there are spoilers due to the fact the story takes place decades later.
As with Metatron’s Army, Legacy’s primary plot involves multiple dimensions, alternate universes, and time travel.
With Light Beings and other alien species thrown in for good measure.
Music Matters. Just as with the books in the Metatron’s Army series, I have created a Soundtrack for Metatron’s Legacy.
Music I listen to that does justice to the story and the characters.
Other than sharing that Sir Nigel Stanford’s Solar Echoes album – by coincidence – maps to the Metatron’s Army series, I haven’t shared too many specifics about the songs that appear on the playlists.
I say coincidence because I was well into the series when I realized while listening to the album that Entropy perfectly suited the opening scene in Advantage, where Ryal is about to deliver the serum at the Warehouse Bar in Perm.
Though the album fits the series, the order of songs on the album doesn’t apply to the order of the books in the series.
Sea of Tranquility fits the ambush scene in Diagonals: Book 10 in the series though it’s the fourth song on the album.
The album has a dramatic tone to it that perfectly suits the series though individual Soundtracks contained a variety of rock and pop songs.
A lot of the songs are mentioned in the books as Christine uses music as a way to ground herself while living through fantastical events.
The Soundtrack for Metatron’s Legacy is a little different. Like the main character and various plot elements, the tone is less dramatic, more upbeat.
Like the main character, there’s a lot of humor and sass in it.
Once again, the first song in the Soundtrack maps to an early scene where we have the main character rappelling down a cliff face.
While I plan on releasing more information on Metatron’s Legacy in the near future, I will share the playlist I created, as a bit of a teaser.
I hope you enjoy!
Metatron’s Legacy Soundtrack as created by Elizabeth Maxim.
Sunrise – Blackwater Holylight
Willow – Blackwater Holylight
Wave of Conscience – Blackwater Holylight
Army of Me – Bjork
Calling All Angels – Train
Slide – the Goo Goo Dolls
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Beautiful Day – U2
Where the Streets Have No Name – U2