Monday, 12 May 2014

Monday Mix || The End Is Where We Begin

And now for something completely different.

Okay, not so different. But instead of this being a mix based on someone else's novel, this is a mix I made based on one of my novels.

You've probably heard of NaNoWriMo (and if not, where have you been?) but it's an annual writing challenge that asks you to write a 50 000 word novel in 30 days in November. I've participated since 2009 and won every year so far!

Now, I love making mixes right? We've been through that already. So it makes sense that I should make some mixes based on my novels, right?

Some of them get done, some of them don't. But they're still fun.

So let me be self indulgent and post this mix.

A little backstory. Written in 2010, the novel was titled Chaotic Neutral and was about spies and espionage. My synopsis from the NaNoWriMo page went something like this:

Arthur is one of Apogee International's most promising young agents. He's accustomed to the flair and high-risk that comes along with being a spy. And he works overtime to keep Sentinel Operations--Apogee's rival agency--from achieving their goals. While Apogee works to bring about change (usually for the better), Sentinel strives to keep the status quo. And though each organization's methods are more than a little questionable, Arthur's always believed that the end justifies the means.

That is, until his latest assignment goes horribly wrong. Arthur finds himself unfairly demoted to the realm of corporate espionage. And for someone who's used to gun fights and explosions, sitting in a cubicle from 9-to-5 is making him understandably antsy.

Especially when he starts questioning not only his employers methods, but his own skills as an agent. Is he just another agent past his prime, been put out to pasture?

But little does he know, he's about to stumble quite unwittingly onto a secret that threatens to unravel everything he's ever worked for. And he'll discover that the ties that bind Apogee and Sentinel together are more sinister than he could have ever imagined.

A story of love, lust, espionage and betrayal. Soundtracked by gun fights, transatlantic flights, split lips and running for your life.

(Tracklist after the cut)

i. Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
ii. Coldplay - Spies
iii. The Spill Canvas - Battles
iv. We Are Scientists - Textbook
v. SR-71 - Tomorrow
vi. Crooked Fingers - Let’s Not Pretend (To Be New Men)
vii. Damien Rice - 9 Crimes
viii. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
ix. Ellie Goulding - Under the Sheets
x. Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine
xi. Snow Patrol - Run
xii. SR-71 - Truth
xiii. Dirty Pretty Things - Blood Thirsty Bastards
xiv. Matchbook Romance - You Can Run But We’ll Find You
xv. Mumford & Sons - After the Storm
xvi. Our Lady Peace - The End Is Where We Begin