These War-Torn Hands
Author: Emily Hayse
Publisher: Blue Maverick Press
Release Date: June 22nd 2021
Genre: Western fantasy/legend retelling (Arthurian)
“They say this land is bound, cursed since the beginning of the world. And it’ll be freed one day by a man with war-torn hands.”
Rosamund Lacey has crossed a continent to marry Archer Scott because she believes he is a man set apart—a man with a destiny. But Alexander Mortimer, Outlaw King of the western territory, believes in only one kind of destiny: winner takes all. Determined to reign supreme, Mortimer kidnaps the governor’s bride and wreaks havoc on the land around Glory Mesa. But when Archer refuses to choose between the woman he loves and the land he has sworn to protect, he is forced into a showdown that may cost more than his life.
the author’s official playlist <3
Music plays a large part in my drafting and editing process. I went through probably six or seven playlists in the course of this book and dozens of hours of listening. After I finish the book I always pick the best of the songs or the ones that helped shape the book the most, and make one official playlist.
And I am happy to be able to share it with you today! I’ve listed some of the most important songs for me personally in this post and included a link to my Spotify playlist so that you can hear the full playlist or listen while you read!
The Good the Bad and the Ugly theme
Il Trielo (The Good the Bad and the Ugly)
Main Theme from Lonesome Dove (City of Prague Philharmonic)
The Vikings Have Their Tea (How to Train Your Dragon)
Homeland (Spirit, Stallion of the Cimmaron)
O Blessed Child (The Brothers Bright)
Sundown (The Good the Bad and the Ugly)
Ecstasy of Gold (The Good the Bad and the Ugly)
Ride to Death (True Grit Soundtrack)
Theme from Buffalo Girls (City of Prague Philharmonic)
Hickock Doesn’t Understand (Lee Holdridge)
Mo Ghile Mear
Forgive Me (Thor Soundtrack)
Natural (Imagine Dragons)
Run With the Herd (The Good Dinosaur Soundtrack)
Homestead (The Good Dinosaur Soundtrack)
Homeward Bound (Revised) (Homeward Bound Soundtrack)
Legends of the Fall Opening Titles
Merida’s Home (Brave Soundtrack)
America (The Industrial Era) from Civilization VI
This is the Moment (Celtic Thunder)
EMILY HAYSE is the award-winning author of four books, a lover of log cabins, strong coffee, NASCAR, and the smell of old books. Her writing is fueled by good characters and a lifelong passion for storytelling. When she is not busy turning words into worlds, she can often be found baking, singing, or caring for one of the many dogs and horses in her life. She lives with her family in Michigan.