Today is exactly one month from the release of Charon’s Gold (Tuesday will be four weeks) and my paperbacks just arrived this afternoon.
So let’s do another Soundtrack Sunday!
This is a song I put on a few Livi soundtracks, and I’ll probably always have it on them: “White Flag” by Bishop Briggs. It fits well in Charon’s Gold, though, because of Livi’s single-minded pursuit of justice and obsession with doing right by someone she’s lost.
Take a hit, shoot me down, shoot me down
I will never hit the ground, hit the ground
Playing dead, I’ll never do
Gotta keep an eye on you
Patience is wearing thin, paper thin
Promises broke again, what a sin
But it only feeds my energy
So don’t expect no sympathy
Okay so yes, I originally heard it in a commercial for SOTTR, but Livi gets some of her DNA from Croft. So here’s a Tomb Raider vid to go with the post.
Put an X on my chest, on my chest
But I’m still standing ’cause I won’t forget
The hell on earth you put me through
I’ll save myself in spite of you
Yeah, those lines are 100% about Marta. Who, spoiler alert, does make an appearance or two in this one.
One of the reasons I keep coming back to Livi is her strength and resilience, and knowing no matter how dark it gets, she’s going to keep getting up and driving forward, because the situations that would terrify normal people fuel her rather than freeze her. She’s my hero when I need it, because of what she’ll do for her found family when it counts.
Even if it means quite literally going to hell and back.
Oh, won’t wave my white flag, no
This time I won’t let go
I’d rather die
Than give up the fight
Liv won’t wave her white flag ever because she doesn’t have one.
Charon’s Gold releases October 25 and you can preorder the ebook now!
All of my Soundtrack Sunday posts are now linked on a central page.