The Wizard’s Way Playlist – Part 3


Welcome to the last entry in The Wizard’s Way Playlist series!

If you’re late to the party, you can find Part 1 and Part 2 here, and, of course, the YouTube playlist below.

Now, without further ado, read on for Part 3!

Part 3: Ambristar


“Booty Swing”

by Parov Stelar (The Paris Swing Box)

When Milon Artur’s not being a whimsical sociopath, he’s actually a pretty fun guy who, I imagine, would listen to a lot of electro swing in his hot air balloon. So, Milon’s theme in Chapter 26. xP

“You’ll be Back”

by Jonathan Groff (Hamilton)

The lyrics have little to do with anything in Chapter 26, but the spirit of the song is definitely in keeping with how Milon handles diplomatic relations – or at least his negotiations with Chaucey in this scene. xD


by Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)

If a whole street of inventors is going to equip for a disaster (in Chapter 28), this is the kind of music it does so to.

“Jim Saves the Crew”

by James Newton Howard (Treasure Planet)

Or rather, “Chaucey Tries to Save Everything But Ends Up Crashing Spectacularly Again,” as he does in Chapter 29.

“Song of Elune”

by Jason Hayes (World of Warcraft)

The grace and ethereal wonder of this song provided perfect inspiration for for scenes in Chapters 29-30 where the characters are exploring the mysterious Ambrist.

“Lights (Remix)”

by Ellie Goulding and Bassnectar (Divergent Spectrum)

I have no idea why this song lodged itself in my head as the “craziness is happening on Ambrist” theme for Chapter 31, but there it is.

“Collapse and Rescue”

by Steve Jablonsky (Steamboy)

If “Lights” is the “Ambrist is Sorta Awesome” theme, this is the “Ambrist Sucks and We’re All Going to Die” theme for Chapters 32-33.

“Manners Maketh Man”

by Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)

Also, pug. Pentalion’s theme, for reasons I assume are obvious if you’ve seen Kingsman: The Secret Service and read Chapter 33.

“Many Mothers”

by Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road)

For Chapter 35. No mothers involved, but the funereal sound and raw emotion is perfect for a chapter titled One and a Half Funerals.

“Little Lion Man”

by Mumford & Sons (Sigh No More)

Basically, Chaucey’s theme song for the series as a whole. While not all of the lyrics suit him, most of them highlight the themes and struggles that follow him through The Wizard’s Quartet. Plus there’s the lion motif. (BTW, though I think the original version’s more relevant to the character, I’ve included the clean version on the YouTube list so you can listen without getting a scandalized glare from your mom.)

That’s all for this list! ūüėÄ

As a parting question, what music did you imagine when you read The Wizard’s Way?

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