Here are some songs that went through my head as I wrote Treasure Traitor. Pretty eclectic mix. Some of them go with specific chapters, while others are more general. I hope they’ll enhance your reading experience!

Chapter One:Rena Theme” by me. I wrote it in Print Music, along with all the music I compose.

Chapter Two:Acha Theme” by me. Unfortunately the ending retardando did not translate well from the .mus file to the .mp3.  Oh, well.

Chapter Three: Nothing but the Blood” by Andy Cherry

Chapter Six: Leavin’ on a Jet Plane” by John Denver. Maybe this had more with me heading to Japan for two years on a JET (Japanese Exchange Teacher) plane.

Chapter Eight:Fuse” from the Xenogears soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda Yes, I admit it! I’m a recovering gamer.

Chapter Nine: “Shoop Shoop Song” (It’s In His Kiss) by Cher

Chapter Eleven: What Rena’s thinking: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (clean version) by Greenday.

Acha’s thinking: “To Be With You” by Mr. Big

What the Author wishes Rena could hear: “Blessings” by Laura Story

Chapter Twelve: “Prehistoric Dance” from the super NES game Chrono Trigger composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.

Chapter 13: If I Was a Blackbird” traditional Scottish Ballad

Chapter Fourteen: “Pirates of the Caribbean Theme” by Klaus Badelt           

Chapter Fifteen: “Laurence of Arabia Theme” (short) by Maurice Jarre

Chapter Eighteen:Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone” by Chris Tomlin

Chapter Nineteen: “Top of the World” by the carpenters

Chapter Twenty: “Terrian Aria” (by me). Working on getting that up.

Chapter Twenty-One: “Bye, Bye Bye” by N Sync. An ironic selection. I picked it more for the music video.

Here’s a more relevant one: “Are you Goin’ to Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel. I especially like the “hidden” lyrics.

Chapter Twenty-Two: Grace” by Laura Story. Another song I wish Rena could hear, but she’s not ready yet.

Chapter Twenty-Three/Epilogue:Rena and Acha Remix” by me.


Anything by Laura Story! I listened to her over and over again, through many tears, while I wrote this book.

“Millennial Fair” from the super NES game Chrono Trigger composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.

Nearly the entire sound track of The Xenogears Orchestral Album by Myth or the original game soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda. In particular:

Dazil, City of Burning Sands” (original)

Ancient Dance” (original)

The Wind is Calling” (original)

“Knight of Fire” (original)

Flight” (orchestral)

One Who Bears Fangs at God (original)

“Awakening” (original)

“Steal Giant” (original)

Bonds of Sea and Flame” (orchestral)


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