The playlist for Illusions of Eventide is here!
You can also view it on Spotify here.
None of the songs on my playlists are ever accidental. Each of them is strategically picked and placed, each holding a special meaning.
Here’s a few:
Hole- Violet: Nicolas starts the book by feeling as if the people he care about have taken everything important from him.
Pixies- Where is My Mind: This is a seemingly nonsensical song about Frank Black’s experiences drunk in the Caribbean. But the imagery and messaging is fitting for the position Nicolas finds himself in, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tool- Lateralus: This song is about, and follows, the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. If you’re not familiar, it refers to the spiraling effect stemming from each integer being the sum of its preceding two integers. Prose can be a lot like math…patterns, sequences of building importance. Nothing in my writing is coincidental.
The remaining song meanings might be a bit spoilerish, so feel free to ask once you’ve finished 😉
More about Eventide…
Nicolas Deschanel was betrayed by the only two people who matter to him. Their disloyalty stung and an overwhelming sense of loss lingers. Nicolas has lived the high life professing to not have a care in the world, and now this illusion is calling his bluff.
Determined to take control of an existence now devoid of purpose, he sojourns to his family’s holiday home on the Gulf of Mexico. Resolved more than depressed, he plans to privately say goodbye to a world which no longer needs him. Of questionable fortune, he finds a woman, Mercy, sitting alone on the shore at eventide. Nicolas is conflicted between an obligation to help, and annoyance at her intrusion.
Mercy has many layers of secrets. Deepest of all, she cannot tell this Child of Man she is thousands of years old and very powerful. In her presence, Nicolas’ own dormant powers begin to surface, triggering a sequence of events that cause both of their lives to spiral further out of control. When old friends from both sides come to help, together they all learn a painful truth: new life can only begin once you’ve set free what means the most.
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