I’ve mentioned I’m using Sabaton to get through writing the tricky parts of this fight scene. “The Last Stand,” “Winged Hussars”, and “Sparta” are particularly helpful so far. There is also a bit of music in the fight scene.
That’s a bit trickier. I had to pick things out of copyright (to avoid any potential problems), that fit the setting and what the characters were trying to do. Fortunately given what they’re up against, old traditional hymnal-type music really is what would come to mind.
It probably would have been easier not to use music at all. But leaving it out….
Well. Myrrh is a Christian, of an old, old version of the faith. And song is one of the oldest expressions of faith and worship. More than that, she is an enchantress; and that comes from incantare, someone who sings.
Also, it’s a callback to some of the early bits the Intrepid cops hear about magic and monsters in the first part of the book. Because after all, in the best foreshadowing tradition, if you list off ways to kill monsters a bunch of them had better show up at the end. 😉