Saturday, July 12, 2014

Music in Fantasy

I'm curious.
There was a high pitch of music in fantasy in the early 90s with: 
"The Naming” by Alison Croggon, “Song Quest” by Katherine Roberts, “The singer of all songs” by Kate Constable, or "Rhapsody: Child of Blood, Symphony of Ages #1, by Elizabeth Haydon. All heroines, usually unaware, living a protected life until one day an old mentor appears and takes them on or the other road - where - at the end - they tend to face the problem of having to save the world.

Then there was really nothing.

For my book proposal I did a re-check and it turns out that 2014 appears to be the year music-fantasy reappears. Well, good for us - so far none of the newer novels have raised a banner where we come from. Save territory. Nobody knows the entrance yet.

I found (tons more short stories) in novels eg trilogies:
Into the Dark Book #1 The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain or “The Crickhowell School for the Muses” byRachel Waxman. 

Question of the day: If you read fantasy with a musical background - what did you enjoy most, what did you miss and what would you like to find?

No, we can't cater - as you know I only write down what my characters dictate and that crew is pretty established and we (I) most certainly can't alter their past adventures. But who knows, timetable for future lessons are still quite flexible, I can always force them to take another subject to better their grades! (Don't worry, they get annoyed at so many things at that age, they won't realized that additional touch of adulty interference!)

"Music is what a story sounds like..." CHG