Welcome to the next stop on the Traitor Angels blog tour. Today Anne Blankman shares songs that best represent the book. Hope you enjoy the song choices as much as I did!
I have to listen to music when I write. A certain song will get me in the right mood to write a particular scene or to get into a character’s head. Here’s my personal playlist for Traitor Angels. Listen and enjoy!
Indigo Girls—“Galileo.” How could I write a book that features Galileo without including this classic song about the scientific genius?
Yuna—“Rescue.” This song about female self-empowerment reminds me of the main character, Elizabeth, who is definitely not a typical girl from the 1600s.
Ellie Goulding—“Burn.” Listen to this while reading chapter thirty-two, and you’ll understand why I had to add it.
Fallout Boy—“Alone Together.” I’d better not to say much here or I’ll give too much away. When you reach Part Four, listen carefully to this song’s lyrics and you’ll see that they sound as though they could be about a certain character.
Coldplay—“A Sky Full of Stars.” I love this song’s bittersweet, hopeful feeling. To me, it captures the ending of Traitor Angels perfectly.
About Traitor Angels
Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects.
Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world—except by her father’s side. By day she helps transcribe his latest masterpiece, the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. Although she does not dare object, she suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom.
Until one night the reason becomes clear: the king’s man arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Vivani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist who surprises her at every turn. Funny, brilliant, and passionate, Antonio see just as determined to protect her father as she is—but can she trust him with her heart?
When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost—a secret the king and his aristocratic supporters are desperate to conceal—Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father…and tear apart the very fabric of society.
About Anne Blankman
Anne Blankman may have been meant to be a writer because her parents named her for Anne of Green Gables. She grew up in an old house with gables (gray, unfortunately) in upstate New York. When she wasn’t writing or reading, she was rowing on the crew team, taking ballet lessons, fencing and swimming. She graduated from Union College with degrees in English and history, which comes in handy when she writes historical fiction.
After earning a master’s degree in information science, Anne began working as a youth services librarian. Currently, she lives in southeastern Virginia with her family. When she’s not writing young adult fiction, she’s playing with her daughter, training for races with her husband, working at her amazing library branch, learning to knit (badly), and reading.
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A huge thank you to Hannah @ The Irish Banana Review for organizing and giving us the opportunity to be a part of the tour. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!