Artwork by Madeline Shayne
" I have mentioned now and then how music inspires my writing and has serves as a companion on many a novel ... Never had it occurred to me that my writing might, in turn, inspire music. not just any music ... a soundtrack for a novel!
Each track is layered with nuanced emotion, at times dramatic or whimsical or triumphant. Each photo that illustrates the album provides visual artistry and magic. The alchemy of music and image creates a spellbinding package ... I hope all the Greenies out there heed the call to enjoy this whole new dimension to their reading experience. "
- Kristen Britain,
Author of Green Rider
Imagine What Your Favorite Character
Would Sound Like in a Melody
The "Green Rider" book soundtrack, inspired by the New York Times- Best Selling Series, Green Rider, by Kristen Britain, is a heroic and magical musical adventure meant to enhance the magic and accompany your reading. Thematic Melodies that represent popular characters from the novel, Scene Music to amplify the action and emotions of certain scenes, and Ambient Mood Music you can put on repeat for when you want to journey through the forest for a while. Fantasy fans and music lovers all over the world are excited by this new and exciting way to experience their favorite worlds through the magic of book soundtracks.
Character Melody Example
Meet Captain Laren Mapstone of the King's Green Rider messenger service. We are introduced to her theme by the low notes of a trumpet. It is honorable, mature, commanding, compassionate, and very human. I thought the trumpet would fit the best because it is an instrument capable of warm compassion on one end and then strong, bright brilliance on the other, just like our Captain.
Suggested Reading with the Music Cues
We recognize that everyone reads at a different speed. This "suggested readings" is meant as a starting place for the scene that the music was written for. The music is yours to play wherever and however you feel it fits best in the book for you. It can also work with other books in the series. Enjoy!
*Citations below come from the mass media paperback version of Green Rider.
** (R) means the song is most exciting when it's repeated
01 Green Rider
The cover and title page
02 Escape from Selium
Ch. Dead Rider pg. 5 “Karigan G’ladheon awakened to the chatter of waxwings and chickadees ..."
03 Welcome Rider
Ch. Dead Rider pg. 7 “The racket shattered the woods ..."
04 The Horse
Ch. Dead Rider pg. 14 “She adjusted the stirrup irons to a comfortable length ..."
05 Disappearing Act
Ch. Disappearing Act pg. 23 “As the rider neared, his form solidified and sharpened ..."
06 Mansion in the Middle of the Forest
(R) Ch. Seven Chimneys pg. 31 “Someone prodded Karigan’s ribs ..."
07 Spawn of Blackveil
(R) Ch. Spawn of Kanmorhan Vane pg. 85 “Just when she decided she must have imagined the noise ..."
08 Light of the Muna’riel
Ch. Social of the Elt Wood pg. 101 “The nature of her dreams changed ..."
09 Journey North
(R) Ch. North pg. 203 “Karigan awoke with the echo of hoofbeats ..."
10 A Severed Hand and Two Black Arrows
(R) Ch. Wild Ride pg. 241 “Her imagination was getting the better of her ..."
11 The Wild Ride
Ch. Wild Ride pg. 247 “Ride! The voice commanded ..."
12 Don’t Shoot the Messenger
Ch. Ride’s End pg. 252 “She lay in a field immersed in sunlight ..."
13 Rider Barracks
(R) Ch. Visitor to the Realm pg. 271 “Karigan’s sleep was dreamless and long ..."
Ch. Intrigue and Invitation pg. 285 “What had been in the Captain’s warning look ...”
15 Sacoridian Waltz
(R) Ch. Karigan Attends the King’s Ball pg. 298 “As soon as they were through the entrance ..."
16 Out on the Balcony
Ch. Karigan Attends the King’s Ball pg. 303 “The moon sat in the sky like a fat silver coin ..."
17 A Hunt for the King
(R) Ch. Black Arrows pg. 341 “Then, as if on cue, a weapon fell from his horse ..."
18 All Equals, All Heroes
Ch. The Next Move pg. 359 “Karigan jerked awake with a cry ...”
19 Heroes Avenue
(R) Ch. Heroes Avenue pg. 404 “The soldiers murmured uncertainly and shrugged ...”
20 The Black Stone
(R) Ch. The Final Play pg. 440 “The tangle of black currents snared Karigan’s father ..."
21 The White World
(R) Ch. Triad pg. 447 “Karigan was stretched out ..."
(R) Ch. Triad pg. 451 “As if in response to her rising spirits ..."
Ch. Homeward pg. 471 “Karigan watched as the captain rode Bluebird back through the gate ..."