APPROPRIATE SONGS FOR MY CHARACTERS
Let’s Go Round Again by the Average White Band. What the Queen wants Eileen to do - to do the rounds of killing all the dangerous magical beasts once more.
Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits. It ought to be sisters in arms really for Eileen and Hanastrew and the squad in general.
Singing the Blues by Dave Edmunds (my favourite version of the song). What Eileen wants to do when the Queen drops her in it. By a strange coincidence what Jenny feels when Eileen drops her in it!
For All We Know by the Carpenters. An ironic song title for Paul and Derek given what their wives haven’t told them!
Poison Arrow by ABC. What the Witch wants to send the Queen’s way and, reluctantly, at Eileen too.
The War of the Worlds by Jeff Wayne. Not only has the Kingdom had its own magical warfare, its attitude towards earth shows a less than friendly attitude. It is only because of its divinely given commission to watch earth that they take any interest in humans at all.
Cry Wolf by Aha. Something Eileen’s done many a time. Something Hanastrew would do if it’s in the interests of the squad and/or Kingdom.
Borderline by Chris de Burgh. Forget the turgid Lady in Red, de Burgh can do much better and this is a wonderful track talking about a soldier’s call up to war. As for using it in the Brenebourne series, the line between Eileen’s obedience and disobedience to her regal cousin is very thin. In the Kingdom or on earth, she lives her life on the borderline and thanks to her Jennifer will too.