I’m doing my best to avoid spoilers, or at least to keep them vague. Still, I suppose you read the rest of this post at your own risk if you haven’t finished the book yet.
9: Return to the Plain:
Leha has one last chance to erase all of the failures of her alternate selves. One last chance for justice — or is it merely vengeance? She no longer sees a distinction between the two. All she wants is an end to her pain, which will only come when she stands atop a mountain of her enemies’ corpses.
But this final quest for revenge will cause her to risk everything, and this time, her luck may have run out.
For this scene, I’ve picked another song from the fan-made Stargate: Universe soundtrack, entitled Run For Your Lives.
10: A Good Brother:
Leha isn’t the only who feels she has failed those closest to her. Drogin believes he has failed her as a brother. He regrets that he hasn’t been able to do more to protect her.
But what he lacks in martial prowess he makes up for with the strength of his love and loyalty, and with his technomancy and the power of the World Tree, he can convert that conviction into the strength to make things right for his sister.
My choice of theme for this moment is Reuniting the Fleet from Battlestar Galactica, a comforting and uplifting song to match the goodness in Drogin’s heart.
11: The World Tree Burns:
The last legacy of a history spanning eons is coming to an end. The final memorial to the creator race crumbles under the assault of their children.
The World Tree is burning.
The song I’ve chosen to accompany this tragic scene is Resurrection Hub from Battlestar Galactica. It has a mournful sense of finality to it that fits well with the last dying gasp of the creator race.
12: A Way Home:
I don’t really feel right spoiling the very end of my trilogy, so I’m just going to post the song and hope that those who have read the end of Human Again will see why this fits.
The song comes from Gauntlet, the final episode of Stargate: Universe. It’s a beautifully bittersweet piece of music, and I think it quite fits the feelings I was trying to evoke with the end of Human Again.
I started this soundtrack with a bonus track from AWOLNation, so I might as well close the same way. Again, I don’t want to offer any spoilers, so I’ll just say Sail followed by this song pretty much comprise Leha’s emotional arc in this book.