So, here you have it, the playlist for Book II of the Covalent Series. Think of it like a movie soundtrack. Each song is paired with a quote from the novel. Enjoy!
1. Requiem – Killing Joke
"I am empty without you, my love. My duty will turn to dust."
2. Superman – REM
Barakiel slowed the train as if it were a toy.
3. That’s When I Reach for my Revolver – Mission of Burma
Two twenty-round clips. That should do me.
4. I am a Scientist – Guided by Voices
Pellus bent forward, pretending to catch his breath as he broke the bonds that held the metal in the form of shell casings.
5. All Mixed Up – The Cars
“That amazing woman,” Barakiel said, his eyes unfocused, his voice quiet. “I have betrayed her trust.”
“His power lies in all that destroys and deceives. All that dies and decays. An inevitable force.”
7. Bones – Radiohead
“Listen, Georgie-boy. If the demons get hungry we’ll toss them a couple sweet Cambodian girls, all right? Got to be tastier than us.”
8. Violet – Hole
Angel, fucking devil
He opened my secrets
Filled me with lies
He ruined me
9. Take It Down – John Hiatt
“I made choices for her I had no right to make. I thought loving her would be enough. I ruined her. I had no right.”
10. Jesus Christ Pose – Soundgarden
Under a pile of dark warriors, Barakiel growled and cursed, punched and bit and jabbed with his dagger until he fought his way free.
As the agents headed back to the office to start the search warrant paperwork, they rolled down the windows, shouting the lyrics to Blondie’s “One Way or Another” at the top of their lungs.
12. Christine’s Tune (Devil in Disguise) – Flying Burrito Brothers
“The traitor you are looking for might be Domist.”
The adept’s jaw hung open. “Domist? Balance help us all.”
13. Fight the Power – Public Enemy
“Do you think it would be an easy decision to foment rebellion?”
14. Passacaglia, the Guardian Angel – Heinrich von Biber
“Holy hell. I’m not even sentimental and I can’t take this,” Mel said.
“I’m about to fall apart. I want you to go away.”
“Then why does your heart beat faster when I’m near you?”
16. Your Ghost – Kristin Hersh
Barakiel woke in a dread sweat, as he had every time he tried to sleep since Zan walked down the wide staircase away from him.
17. Something Else is Working Harder – Golden Palominos
Whoever, or whatever, had grabbed her was gone. She thought. She couldn’t tell. She had no sense of space or time.
18. I Against I – Bad Brains
“That adept is stopping me from creating the barrier,” he said, in an attempt to quiet Zan.
“Someone like me.”
“Where is she? I’ll kill that freaky bitch.”
19. Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio
A split second later, Pellus defeated the barrier and Barakiel resumed his charge, but he slowed when the beast brandished an ax over Zan's head.
To Zan’s astonishment, Barakiel leaned to her mic to sing with her on the string of “la, la, la” that ended the song.
21. I Will Dare – the Replacements
“I do not know why we want this. I have explained the risks, but I am sure they do not seem real to Zan. The adventure is too tempting.”
22. Nous Sommes du Soleil (The Ritual) – Yes
“I want you to know, I realize what I’ve cost you.”
“Rainer.” She took his hands. “What you cost me was temporary. What you’ve given me is immeasurable.”