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Full Playlist for An Ember in the Ashes: Helene

Full Playlist for An Ember in the Ashes: HeleneLast week, I put up the playlists for Elias Veturius and Laia. As I said then, without music, I could never have written the book. And without playlists, I could never have accessed my characters’ psyches. The full playlist (more than 200 songs) has been revealed through a series of character-based posts. Today is Day 3: Helene AquillaHelene is a Martial soldier and Mask who has been training at Blackcliff Military Academy for 14 years. She is the only female student at Blackcliff, and is best friends to Elias Veturius. Like Elias, Helene is ordered to participate in the Trials—a series of tests that will determine the identity of the next Martial emperor. But Helene has a secret—one that could destroy Elias’s hopes for freedom. Here, I’ve shared Helene’s main playlist, as well as her playlists with other characters, each of which reflects her mindset when thinking of that character.  I’ve also shared the Blackcliff playlist, as well as the playlist I listened to while writing each of the Trials. I hope you guys enjoy! In a few days, I’ll put up the “Villainous” playlist, which will include the Commandant (eek), Marcus and the Nightbringer. HeleneWise Up—Aimee ManBleed Like Me — GarbageCornflake Girl—Tori AmosDescending—Black CrowsI’m on Fire—Performed by Bat for LashesStubborn Love—The LumineersA Heavy Abacus — Joy FormidableRolling in the Deep — AdeleThe Good Left Undone — Rise AgainstTalulah — Tori AmosBattleflag — Lo-Fidelity AllstarsTime to Pretend — MGMTHow Soon Is Now—The SmithsWho’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses —Performed by Garbage No Tell—Smoke & JackalSea of Sin — Depeche Mode (Blue Enya Remix) Helene & EliasDilate — Ani DiFrancoLove Is Blindness — Performed by Jack WhiteBlue Jeans — Lana Del ReyKingdom Come — ColdplayHabits — Tove LoUseless — Depeche ModeHang Me Up to Dry — Cold War
KidsHeartbeats — MarseillesLove Lost — Cold War
KidsThe Mess — The Naked
and FamousStay — RihannaWith or Without You
(Live) — U2Not Your Fault—AWOLNATIONHelene & LaiaGirls Like You—The Naked and FamousThe End Cold Moon—The ZolasThe TrialsEnjoy the Silence Remix—Depeche ModeGhostcity—Thomas AzierAdagio in D Minor—John WilliamsKnights of Cydonia—MuseLux Aeterna—Clint MansellMake This Go On Forever—Snow PatrolMap of the Problematique—MuseMy Best Theory—Jimmy Eat WorldNeed You Now—Cut CopySet the Fire to the Third Bar—Snow PatrolSurvival—MuseWhat If This Storm Ends—Snow Patrol28 Theme—John WilliamsStripped—Performed by Shiny Toy GunsImmigrant Song—Performed by Karen OPapillon—The EditorsSurrender—Angels & AirwavesThe Wretched—Nine Inch Nails Midnight City—M83Blackcliff AcademyDammit—Blink 182Don’t Fear the Reaper—Apollo 440Mad World—Tears for Fears (NOT the quiet
version)Parallel Universe—LeiahdorusSmokers Outside the Hospital Door—The
EditorsHallelujah—Performed by Rufus WainwrightTo Build a Home—The Cinematic OrchestraWhere the Kids Are—BlondefireSome Nights—Fun
 

Last week, I put up the playlists for Elias Veturius and Laia. As I said then, without music, I could never have written the book. And without playlists, I could never have accessed my characters’ psyches. The full playlist (more than 200 songs) has been revealed through a series of character-based posts. Today is Day 3: Helene Aquilla

Helene is a Martial soldier and Mask who has been training at Blackcliff Military Academy for 14 years. She is the only female student at Blackcliff, and is best friends to Elias Veturius. Like Elias, Helene is ordered to participate in the Trials—a series of tests that will determine the identity of the next Martial emperor. But Helene has a secret—one that could destroy Elias’s hopes for freedom.

Here, I’ve shared Helene’s main playlist, as well as her playlists with other characters, each of which reflects her mindset when thinking of that character.  I’ve also shared the Blackcliff playlist, as well as the playlist I listened to while writing each of the Trials.

I hope you guys enjoy! In a few days, I’ll put up the “Villainous” playlist, which will include the Commandant (eek), Marcus and the Nightbringer.

Helene

Wise Up—Aimee Man
Bleed Like Me — Garbage
Cornflake Girl—Tori Amos
Descending—Black Crows
I’m on Fire—Performed by Bat for Lashes
Stubborn Love—The Lumineers
A Heavy Abacus Joy Formidable
Rolling in the Deep Adele
The Good Left Undone Rise Against
Talulah — Tori Amos
Battleflag — Lo-Fidelity Allstars
Time to Pretend — MGMT
How Soon Is Now—The Smiths
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses —Performed by Garbage
No Tell—Smoke & Jackal
Sea of Sin — Depeche Mode (Blue Enya Remix)

Helene & Elias

Dilate Ani DiFranco
Love Is Blindness — Performed by Jack White
Blue Jeans Lana Del Rey
Kingdom Come Coldplay
Habits Tove Lo
Useless Depeche Mode
Hang Me Up to Dry Cold War Kids
Heartbeats Marseilles
Love Lost Cold War Kids
The Mess The Naked and Famous
Stay Rihanna
With or Without You (Live) U2
Not Your Fault—AWOLNATION

Helene & Laia

Girls Like YouThe Naked and Famous

The End 

Cold Moon—The Zolas

The Trials

Enjoy the Silence Remix—Depeche Mode
Ghostcity—Thomas Azier
Adagio in D Minor—John Williams
Knights of Cydonia—Muse
Lux Aeterna—Clint Mansell
Make This Go On Forever—Snow Patrol
Map of the Problematique—Muse
My Best Theory—Jimmy Eat World
Need You Now—Cut Copy
Set the Fire to the Third Bar—Snow Patrol
Survival—Muse
What If This Storm Ends—Snow Patrol
28 Theme—John Williams
Stripped—Performed by Shiny Toy Guns
Immigrant Song—Performed by Karen O
Papillon—The Editors
Surrender—Angels & Airwaves
The Wretched—Nine Inch Nails
Midnight City—M83

Blackcliff Academy

Dammit—Blink 182
Don’t Fear the Reaper—Apollo 440
Mad World—Tears for Fears (NOT the quiet version)
Parallel Universe—Leiahdorus
Smokers Outside the Hospital Door—The Editors
Hallelujah—Performed by Rufus Wainwright
To Build a Home—The Cinematic Orchestra
Where the Kids Are—Blondefire
Some Nights—Fun

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