The Wizard’s Way Playlist – Part 2


Welcome back for Part 2 of The Wizard’s Way Playlist series!

Here’s Part 1 if you missed it (or if you have no idea what you’ve just stumbled upon), and the YouTube playlist if you’d like to listen:

Part 2: Wizard


“The Gravel Road”

by James Newton Howard (The Village)

The “Chaucey is Sad, but also Analyzing and Overanalyzing Things” theme for Chapters 11-12. After all, how else is one to handle murders and shop fires and general wizard stress?


by Janelle Monae (The ArchAndroid)

While it’s not specifically relevant to her appearance Chapter 13, the ideas and enthusiasm of the song match Elsa well, so it seemed appropriate for her general theme.

“The Goose and the Abbot”

by Bruno Coulais (Brendan et le Secret de Kells)

Many of the scenes in the High Districts and Underoaks were written to the lovely music from The Secret of Kells, and this track in particular had a curious, investigative sound appropriate for Chaucey and Pentalion’s activities in Chapters 15- 16. Also, in my repeated listens, the quirky tune around the 2 minute mark slowly became Farwude’s theme.

“Milo’s Turned Down”

by James Newton Howard (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

This one’s frequent switching between disappointment and determined jauntiness made it perfect for the investigation that goes on in Chapters 17-18.

“What Are You Doing in My Forest?”

by Bruno Coulais (Brendan et le Secret de Kells)



by Jeremy Soule (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

While it wasn’t the inspiration for Chapter 20‘s Brunl Library, I can’t listen to this song without thinking of the bearmen.

“Bay Side Slider”

by Try Force (Heat Guy J: Burn)

The “Lysa Kicks Butt” theme, especially for Chapter 21.

“Bedding Down”

by James Newton Howard (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

Eew, not like that. xP Still, it’s appropriate mood music for what happens between Chaucey and Elsa in Chapter 22.


by David Newman (Anastasia)

Inspiration for the Arling Ball in Chapter 23. Before it goes all crazy, anyway.

“Didn’t Your Mother Tell You Not to Play With Your Food”

by Hans Zimmer (The Lion King: The Legacy Collection)

Theme for when the Arling Ball goes all crazy. The ominous whimsy suits antagonist Milon Artur to a T, so naturally it’s his entrance music for Chapter 23.

“Nui Harime’s Theme”

by Hiroyuki Sawano (Kill la Kill)

The glassy-sounding menace in this theme makes it an excellent match for a certain spoilery reveal and associated battle in Chapters 24-25.

“Satsuki Kiryuin’s Theme”

by Hiroyuki Sawano (Kill la Kill)

The Steelgore’s theme. Any time the Steelgore does its fiery thing – but particularly at the end of Chapter 25 – it’s to this.

Part 3 coming soon!

Until then, what music do you like to read to?

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