Character Playlists

Rogue Hunters is set in an alternate reality much like Earth several hundred years into the future. They may be fictional characters but music affects them pretty much like you and me. The songs on the characters’ playlists not only reflect the characters themselves, but also what they have been feeling or what they are feeling. Sometimes its songs they like, sometimes it’s music that they want to forget because it brings back bad memories, and other times they like the way it sounds.

Biweekly until the release date of Rogue Hunters on Nov. 14th, 2017. I will name five songs for a single character. The only characters I will cover will be Vardr, his ex-wife, and the members of his oddball team.

*Note*: The songs are not in the novel. I have no connection to the artist(s), singer(s), songwriter(s), or composer(s). This list is merely created for fun on facebook and my website to give a glimpse of the characters.

We’ll start of the list with the main character of Rogue Hunters, Vardr, the elementalist. Wielder of the five elements and the runes. His wife sacrificed herself to save him and their friends because they were not “strong enough”. Somehow his wife managed to transfer her power to him. Now, Vardr pays the price.

Playlist for Vardr

Group/Artist – Song Title

Krokus – Screaming in the Night
Johnny Cash – Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
Suicidal Tendencies – How will I Laugh Tommorrow
George Jones – Rest in Peace
TYR – Sinklars Visa

Gwendowlyn – Vardr’s wife, Rune Master or Runelord depending on who you talk to, a woman definitely not afraid to speak her mind or crush her enemies. Not many were her equal in battle and only one managed to win her heart. Smart. Sassy. And at times ruthless. She sacrificed her soul so that her husband and friends could survive the Rogue Gods’ attack in Michigan five years before the current novel begins.

Playlist for Gwendolyn

Group/Artist – Song Title

Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
Apocalyptica – Not Strong Enough (feat. Brent Smith)
Eminem feat. Rihanna – I Love the Way You Lie
Manowar – The Crown and the Ring (Lament of the Kings)
Boot – Wild Honey

Claire – What can be said about Claire in polite company? Hmmm. An excommunicated nun with a penchant for alcohol, expert in casting shields and exorcisms, takes smack from nobody. A mild stickler for things to be spoken the “proper way”.

Playlist for Claire

Group/Artist – Song Title

Enigma – Sadness
Tracy Byrd – Ten Rounds of Jose Cuervo
Montgomery Gentry – What Do You Think About That
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – SOB
Pink – U + Ur Hand

Sam – Sam, the Voudoo man from parts unknown. He known to smoke homemade cigars, knows most herbs, grows plants, wields a weapon that explodes on impact, and create some serious concoctions (just ask the brownies). He has two free spirits that accompany or aggravate him and the rest of the crew (they’ll be mentioned later).

Playlist for Sam

Group/Artist – Song Title

MsMr – Bones
Sam B. Dead Island (Music) – Who Do You Voodoo
The Platters – The Great Pretender
Godsmack – Voodoo
Sagbohan Danialou – Djomijowan

Kensid and Feasil – One really can’t be mentioned without the other. Mischevious spirits who sole purpose in afterlife is to have fun and occasionally give one character hell. Kensid in a prior life was a wood elf. Feasil was a fairy (a rather big one at that). Not much is known about them and they like to keep it that way. This week we’ll feature Kensid.

Playlist for Kensid

Group/Artist – Song Title

Panic at the Disco – The Disco Emperors New Clothes
Ray Stevens – The Streak
Faster Pussycat – Babylon
System of a Down – Chop Suey
Colin Ray – That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It

Feasil and Kensid – One really can’t be mentioned without the other. Mischievous spirits who sole purpose in afterlife is to have fun and occasionally give one character hell. Feasil was a fairy (a rather big one at that). Kensid in a prior life was a wood elf. Not much is known about them and they like to keep it that way. This week we’ll feature Feasil.

Playlist for Feasil

Group/Artist – Song Title

George Jones – Wean Me
Ray Kennedy – What a Way to Go
Ray Stevens – It’s Me Again Margaret
Korsakov – The Flight Of The Bumblebee
Reverend Horton Heat – Let Me Teach You How To Eat

Abby – Can be summed up in one word. Dangerous. She has the innocence of a child, mind of a master strategist, and a powerful punch. She doesn’t have much patience for Kensid and Feasil. If she could catch those two mischievous spirits away from everyone else, they wouldn’t be in the world long.

Playlist for Abby

Group/Artist – Song Title

Mudvayne – Not Falling
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop feat. WANZ
Godsmack – I Stand Alone
Katty Perry – I Kissed a Girl
Clannad – Crói Cróga

That concludes the series of character playlist posts.

I hope you enjoyed it,

John M.



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