Also, for "The Secret's In the Keeping," you have to just ignore the last two lines because they don't go with the story at all.
I do have a fondness for female-fronted European symphonic metal bands, but there's a variety of music on the playlist and I hope you'll find something you like and that will give you a taste of what Urdaisunia is like.
This playlist thing is an experiment, and I'd like feedback on how it works. I'm especially interested in knowing how/if it works if you don't have Spotify; I was having trouble testing this because every time I started the playlist, my Spotify would start up automatically. Spotify is awesome, though, and it's free, so if it's available in your country you might consider getting it. If anyone is totally unable to use either the link or the embedded playlist or even see them, let me know and I'll also just post the song titles and artists.
After looking at the calendar and where I am and how things are going, I'm feeling pretty optimistic about a Feb. 18 release date for Urdaisunia. There's a part of me that firmly believes that making plans and setting deadlines is just a way of saying to the cosmos, "Oh yeah? You and what army?" So, just to be safe, I'll say that barring any unforeseen circumstances, difficulties, zombie apocalypses (apocalypsi?), etc., I expect to have Urdaisunia uploaded to various online ebook retailers by Feb. 18. It takes a little while--from 24-48 hours to a couple of weeks--for new books to actually go live on the sites, so I will put up buy links to the various retailers as that happens.