Looking for Dei by David A. Willson #BlogTour with #GuestPost and #Giveaway @YABoundToursPR

Hello Readers! We are a part of another blog tour! This one is for the young adult fantasy Looking for Dei
by David A. Willson​. Read on as the author shares with us the playlist that helped develop some of the key scenes, and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of the post so let's get started!

Looking for Dei
by David A. Willson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: March 23rd 2018​

Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never liked secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift.
A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.

Looking for Dei Music Playlist

I don’t really have a music playlist that inspired the initial story efforts, but there was certainly some music that helped develop certain key scenes.  When I was imagining some of the major battle scenes, I was exercising on my elliptical training with the following songs turned up way too loud on my Bluetooth headphones:

  1. The Battle                                Harry Gregson-Williams  (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
  2. The Sound of Silence               Disturbed
  3. The Imperial March                 John Williams (Star Wars)
  4. The Kiss                                   Trevor Jones (Last of the Mohicans)
  5. Javert’s Suicide                       Les Miserables, Complete Symphonic Recording
  6. Minas Tirith                            Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings)
  7. Dawn of Anguish                    Les Miserables, Complete Symphonic Recording

Many of these songs have powerful bass tracks, which echoed in my mind later when I had developed how I wanted to write the scenes and started to put them down on the manuscript.  Of all these, I think The Battle was the most inspirational for me, with The Sound of Silence a close second.

David A. Willson is fantasy novelist who lives in the great land of Alaska with his wife and five children. His passions are faith, movies, books, coffee, traveling with his beautiful lady, and hanging out with his wonderful kids.
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