The ever-cool Nathan Long is celebrating the release of his new book SWORDS OF WAAR, the sequel to last March’s JANE CARVER OF WAAR.

Jane Carver is a “hard-ridin’, hard-lovin’ biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger” who is transported to the alien planet known as Waar, “a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry.”  The series is both a tribute to and a parody of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ JOHN CARTER OF MARS books. But Carter never looked so dang sexy battling four-armed aliens. (BTW, I adore the Dave Dorman covers on both these books!)

In a blog post today, Nathan did something pretty nifty—he posted a “playlist” for his Harley-riding, sword-swinging heroine. Check out his post and Jane’s playlist here.

This has inspired me to create a playlist for the Books of the Shaper trilogy, beginning with SEVEN PRINCES.

Now, while Nathan’s list of tunes is meant to represent “the songs Jane would be blasting as she headed out on the open road on her big ‘ol Harley,” the SEVEN PRINCES playlist is more about songs that capture the mood and atmosphere of the First Book of the Shaper.

So here we go—Seven Songs for SEVEN PRINCES:

The Sword – “Barael’s Blade”

Monster Magnet – “Cage Around the Sun”


Kyuss – “Gardenia”


Danzig – “Bound By Blood”

Led Zeppelin – “Kashmir”

Black Sabbath – “Lord of this World”

Judas Priest – “Beyond the Realms of Death”